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    Style'n tips from Avril Graham of Harper's Bazaar


     Avril Graham is wearing the gorgeous Maniac necklace from Swarovski's new Fall/Winter 2010 collection.

    Last night I met up with my friends Martini and Sami at the Swarovski evening of style event hosted by the lovely Avril Graham.  Avril is the Executive Fashion and Beauty editor of Harper's Bazaar and a regular style contributor on The Today Show.  Avril shared some great tips on transofrming an outfit from day to night and she demonstrated this by styling models with Swarovski's newest pieces.


    I did not buy any jewelry because I just bought these pieces and I also prefer to shop when it is less crowded.  I really enjoyed browsing the new collection, chatting with Avril about her style tips,  and drinking the delicious sparkling white wine. But, I will be back to the store because I have my eye on a few amazing statement pieces.  I did end up buying one of these beautiful crystalline pens.



    Here are just a few of the helpful tips Avril provided last night.

    For the day:
    1. Mix and match blazers and skirts
    2. For a sophisticated look a ponytail is great
    3. Layer 2-3 necklaces
    4. Wear watches and bracelets/bangles on the same arm
    5. Add a cocktail ring for a bit of unexpected glamor during the day 


    For the transition to night:
    1. Let your hair down
    2. Lose the blazer for a less conservative look
    3. Add some drama and color with cuffs, bracelets, and bangles
    4. Be bold with an eye catching statement necklace
    5. Switch to a fun evening clutch
    6. Don't be afraid to wear several bold accessories at one time. This can include a watch, cocktail rings, and crystal bracelets.







    I had the opportunity to meet and chat with Avril and she is so stylish and friendly.

    I came to this event straight from work so here are a few ways I transitioned my look. ( I wish I took a before/after picture. Oh well next time!)


    1. I carried my make up bag with me and did a quick touch up before the event.

    2. I switched from my bigger more conservative black bag (to hold my laptop) to a more casual brown handbag.

    3. I added some Swarovski bangles for some extra sparkle in the evening.

    What are some of your favorite ways to transform your look from day to night?




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    Reader Comments (43)

    Sounds like a fun event. I like all those tips.
    To switch from day to night I usually add some red lipstick and sparkly earrings. Simple changes make a big difference :)

    October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelissaNibbles

    Ohh I love this post! I will have to remember a few of those tips. You look stunning on that photo sweetie. I love your cardi and belt combo:)
    Have a great day and see you soon

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    October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDiana Mieczan

    wonderful tips!! You look great. I love how you belted the cardi.

    October 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercoolkids

    This is such great advice! Thanks so much for sharing.

    October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCafé Bellini

    Great tips as usual Naina! I just need to come here for my fashion and "in the know" info:-).

    October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStacey

    great tips Naina. Love the white bangle! your picture is beautiful!

    October 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkiran

    You look lovely as always, dear. This sounds like a blast! I love adding a smoky eye when I need to go from day to night quickly.
    xo Josie

    October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJosie

    kohl, the shoes and jewelry! You look great, and I loved those tips...

    October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGB

    I love blazers and skirts and it's totally brilliant how she dressed the outfit down!" rel="nofollow">Wearing It On My Sleeves

    October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

    Love ur layered look and how u belted the cardi..I tend do a lot more eye makeup for evening looks as well add blingy stuff:-)

    October 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbollywoodstylediaries

    Oh Naina...! How do you always end up cornering these fantastic and stylish ladies and getting them to dispense their wisdom! I wish I could have come to this event, but I had a work dinner. It looks like it was a great time, and I love your day to night outfit. I'll admit I'm a bit of a dolt sometimes when it comes to all day dressing!

    October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBecca [Free Honey]

    great tips! everyone's hair looks so perfect in these pictures! i love it. :) those are gorgeous statement necklaces, btw. my favorite kind of jewelry!

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    October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSWEATshirtDRESSshirt

    The biggest thing that I used to do is let my hair down.

    Along with touching up my make-up and removing a layer!

    October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTorrie

    The first necklace is beautiful. I would love to have one to wear to xmas and new year parties :).

    October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSydney at PetiteGorgeous

    I love that necklace in the first photo! I really love what you are wearing, the light pink blouse looks great with the grey cardi and I love how you added the studded brown belt! Gorgeous!

    October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChas

    Oh you always, always look dress perfectly for the occassion! Never under or overdressed, simply perfect and it seems so effortless too!


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    October 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter20 York Street

    Sounds like a fabulous event! I love the advice..I usually add bolder jewelry and more dramatic eye makeup to transition to nighttime. And if I can, changing shoes helps me feel more dressed up!


    October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSamantha

    what a fun night! you did a great transition and her tips are classic and great!

    October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLisa Griffin

    Sounds like a great event! These are fabulous tips. And I love how your transformed your work wear to evening. You look fabulous :)

    October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTHE ALTERNATIVE WIFE

    That pen is beautiful - I think I need one :) Great tips and you looked amazing at the event!

    October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

    Thank you for sharing the great tips. Some of them I would never have thought (like wearing 2-3 necklaces!) You look so great!!

    October 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStyle Attic

    Sounds like a fun night! I'm definitely a fan of ponytails during the day and wearing my hair loose at night.

    October 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

    FABULOUS TIPS!!! you write so beautifully, BRILLIANT!!!


    October 21, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjemina

    I really need to invest in a blazer, I think.

    I'm always a fan of adding sparkly jewelery to dress up an outfit. I have a big pearl and diamond-esque cocktail ring that is perfect, as well as some gold bangles, one really sparkly, that dress up everything. They're my never-fails.

    Great advice, again.

    October 21, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterannelise

    Those are some great tips! Letting my hair down and wearing high heels always work for me day to night look! :o) P.S. Went through all the wedding posts as well. You looked great and you Mom is a stunner. Loved your sister's outfit on the wedding day a lot too!!!

    October 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTanvi

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