We may be three days into 2017, but that doesn't mean you need to pack up your party clothes just yet. If a wrap dress got you through the holiday season, undo that belt and try wearing it open as a jacket over jeans. Suddenly, even a metallic velvet style, like this one from LPA, is almost casual enough to garden in.
The fastest way to take a going-out dress in a more laid-back direction is by layering a super-thin knit underneath. Throw on some fun slides and faux fur to hit that sweet spot between overdressed and underdressed that makes people wonder what, exactly, you're up to tonight.
The Takeshi Dress, $275, staud.clothing; Fur Mini Jacket by CF Goldman, $333, insupportof.us; Hand Tassel Earrings in Silver, $240, ladygreyjewelry.com; The Ribbed Wool Long-Sleeve Top, $53, everlane.com; Sofie Loafers, $128, tibi.com; Rectangle Ring, $176, closerbywwake.com.