With tag prices getting higher, it’s a must to make smarter choices when trying to update your wardrobe. And with a busy schedule and Manila traffic to boot, who has time to put on a whole new outfit together for a night out after work? Thanks to dresses, you don’t have to. You just need these 5 styling tricks to take this one-piece staple from early brunch to cocktails at 9.

Jersey Bodycon DressStylist’s Pick: Jersey Bodycon Dress, P1995

For daytime, wear a dark dress as is, step onto a pair of espadrilles and you’re good to go. Come night time, you can turn this it into a sexy outfit for drinks by pairing it with black ankle booties and a clutch.

 Red DressRed Dress, P1099.75

Red is loud, but you can turn it into a cool edgy daytime look by throwing a leather jacket over it, and wear some sneakers. Then when night comes, keep the leather jacket and just switch to heels for some added height. Swipe a red lippie for more drama.

Buckle Strap DressBuckle Strap Dress, P1299

Who says dresses can only be worn as a dress? Turn this buckle strap number into a top by tucking it in your most flattering pants. End the look with a nice pair of ballet flats for a chic and relaxed look. While in the PM, play up the deep v neck by putting your hair up and wearing some drop or hoop earrings for some sass. Finish off the look with stilettos for a fun night look.

Scoop Back Rib Midi DressScoop Back Rib Midi Dress, P1089

Choose a mini dress underneath a jean jacket and a pair of Converse for quick errands. And you can even throw in a baseball cap if you feel like accessorizing. For nighttime, don some good ‘ol pumps and accent your wrist with gold bangles.

Sleeveless DressSleeveless Dress, P1398

Wear a slinky slip dress over your favorite white tee and it can easily pass as day-appropriate. After office, switch to kitten heels and wear some diamond studs for an effortless chic night out look.

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