After a long day in the office, getting ready for a date night should be quick and effortless. To prepare for cocktails with Mr. Right, wear a simple outfit to work that you can dress up once 5 o’clock rolls around. Here are some items that will spruce up your nine-to-five uniform. Adding these accessories to your classic work apparel will easily transition your look from bland to glam.

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Statement Jewelry
Hours: Mon – Fri 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sat 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sun 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Adding a bold necklace or chandelier earrings to a simple outfit will instantly dress it up. Stack bracelets with your office wristwatch to create an eclectic mix of arm décor. Pinkadot, a shop owned by two sisters, is a great place to shop for jewelry from local designers. Statement pieces start around $9. The boutique also offers clothing and accessories from popular brands. Visit the website for an updated list of offered lines and featured items.

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Hours: Mon – Sat 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sun 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

A solid pair of shoes can complete a look. Franco Ferrini is the shoe-lover’s dream destination since it boasts a collection of popular Italian designers. Though the store sells expensive footwear, many of the shoes are sturdy investments that can be worn for years and with various trends. Classic shoes are worth the ticket price if you wear them many times and can pair them with various items in your closet.

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Chic Overcoat
Hours: Mon – Fri 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sat 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sun 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Add a long overcoat to a blouse and skirt combo to instantly up the elegance while shielding yourself from chillier evening climates. The Wardrobe offers an array of clothing and accessories for women of all ages. This boutique is the perfect place to find outerwear to dress up your office apparel. The store is proud to put forward a selection of colorful clothing that ranges from size 2 to size 16.

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Oversized Clutch

Hours: Mon – Sat- 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Ditch your daily top-handle tote and carry an oversized clutch to dinner instead. This unique retailer, which made the Sacramento A-List, hosts a variety of handbags as well as clothing and accessories. Experiment with bright clutches as well as neutral ones. A pop of color can add extra oomph to work apparel. Though the store is on the pricier side, you can often find sale racks and deep discounts.

Dark Skinny Jeans

Hours: Tues – Fri 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sun – Mon By Appointment Only

Opt for a tailored pair of dark-wash skinny jeans to showcase that blouse you have been yearning to wear. Renew Denim sells overstocked premium denim at discounted prices. The store offers a range of fits, sizes, and brands so you will be sure to find the perfect pair of jeans to complement that top you have been dying to showcase. Join the Facebook group to be notified of events and promotions.

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Caitlin Gaustad is a freelance writer and a fourth year student pursuing a Managerial Economics major and Spanish minor at the University of California, Davis. You can usually find her with the latest copy of a fashion magazine, which she reads cover-to-cover, admiring the styling and design of each layout. Caitlin is excited to bring you coverage of Davis fashion and trends. Her work can be found at


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