Adam Glassman
Photo: Patrick Andersson
Q: I don't want to buy a whole glitzy outfit this season. Is there a piece that I can wear both at the office and to holiday events?
A: I agree: It's more modern to mix day and evening clothes, and more practical (who wants to schlep a dress bag to work—or go home and change?). It's also cheaper—a sparkly top to layer with office basics needn't be a big investment. After 5, retreat to the ladies', switch to dressy accessories and vivid lipstick , and you're transformed.

See two outfits Adam loves for day-to-night dressing

Holiday party outfit
Easy Glamour: With sequins, avoid trendy silhouettes; a simple jacket ($70; ) looks sophisticated over a refined blouse ($319; for stores) and skirt (Magaschoni, $248, Saks Jandel, Chevy Chase, Maryland; 301-652-2250). Necklace, $60; . Clutch, $90; . Heels, Pierre Hardy, $890, The Webster, Miami Beach; 305-674-7899.

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Holiday party outfit
Cool and Sexy: By day, sneak a glittery tank (Tucker, $428; ) under a cardigan (Vince, $275, Saks Fifth Avenue; 877-612-7257). Drop the sweater for evening, letting color—orange trousers ($138; ) and gilded flats (Kate Spade New York, $225; )—take over. Necklace, Sheila Fajl, $90; . Clutch, JCPenney, $30; 877-346-3527 for stores.

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