Everyone loves to get out of the house once in a while and not get cooped up. However, that does raise an all-important question… what to wear! To answer that, it all depends on the destination and the activities and the time, esecially if it is a night out.
A casual date night, for instance, requires a much different outfit than a pulsating nightclub or a posh restaurant. No matter the occasion, though, wear something you love and feel comfortable in. And don’t forget the finishing touches before you leave the house to paint the town red.
Jeans with a Nice Top
Dress up denim for a night out by wearing it with a button-down shirt for men or a silky blouse or tank top for women. Tuck your top into your jeans for a more put-together vibe, especially if you’re a woman wearing high waisted jeans. For tunics and tops meant to be worn outside your pants, leave them loose.
Choose a cut for your jeans based on your body type. However, straight leg jeans look good on most men and boot cut jeans work for most women.
Dark wash jeans are universally flattering and are a little more sophisticated than an acid wash. Leave super distressed jeans at home.
A T-shirt made of a nicer material or with pretty embellishments upgrades the classic “T-shirt and jeans” combo
One Fashion Trend Doesn’t Hurt
Don’t try to wear every current trend at once. But add 1 statement-making item for a pop of playfulness and style. A jumpsuit paired with basic flats and accessories or a graphic tee worn with a simple skirt are both good options for women.
Men can also rock a funky patterned short-sleeve button-up with neutral pants or a bold bomber over a plain T-shirt.
Look for trends that you feel comfortable in and that express your personality. If you’re more moody, for example, you might rock a ’90s-style choker.
Function and Fashion Works Wonders
Layering for a night out is practical, especially in the spring or fall when the temperatures drop drastically as the night goes on. But it’s also very stylish and on-trend. The key is picking layers that complement each other and avoiding anything too bulky or heavy. Good layering pieces include scarves, vests, jackets, and sweaters.
For women, try putting a cardigan over a flirty dress and wrapping a thin scarf around your neck. Or drape a kimono over a tank top with layered necklaces.
For men, keep it classic with a sweater over a collared shirt. You can also get creative and sport a leather jacket over a T-shirt and slouchy cardigan.
Don’t Go Overboard
Stick to a simple watch, neutral color scarf, or even a pair of chunky frames for a hip vibe. For women specifically, pick small stud earrings, dainty necklaces, or a stack of plain bangle bracelets. The key is choosing 2 to 3 pieces maximum rather than piling on all the accessories.
For example, wear a leather watch and a beaded necklace or a patterned scarf and a chunky ring.
Wearing a tie for men is too formal, but on the other hand, a baseball cap may be too casual.