There comes a time every couple weeks, the weekend is on it’s way, and you’re starting to arrange plans with friends. There is the usual discussion of where to go? To go for dinner, or just drinks? These questions, though important, generally resolve themselves quite easily. The question that is bothering you is, what will I wear?
It seems this choice should cause excitement, not anxiety. However, it can be a tricky decision, you are not alone. This is the opportunity to shed your work wear, or workout gear, and dress up. With that dressing up comes pressure, pressure within yourself to not look like you just dressed at the gym. Here we share some helpful tips for choosing that outfit for a night out, no anxiety included.
An important factor for your night out look is the location. The same outfit won’t be a perfect fit for a Mexican restaurant, and a swanky martini bar. Find out the dress code for your location, dressy, or casual.
1. Dressy Occasion
For a dressy occasion, you will most likely leave your jeans and t-shirts at home. This night calls for a dress, skirt, or dressier trouser. If you don’t have a few basic dressy pieces in your closet, they would be a wise investment. These basic pieces can be worn often, and different accessories change the look. A great basic dress is this Dolce & Gabbana dress. The black is versatile for the whole year. Also, with a change of shoes, it can create a whole new look. The aspect of this dress that is great for nights out is the fit. This dress looks elegant, and stylish, but not sleazy. With a heel it won’t look to short, and the neckline doesn’t fall too low.
2. Casual Evening
If your night out is more casual, the task of an outfit can be a bit easier. In this case jeans are appropriate, or a t-shirt. However, it is still an evening weekend, take the opportunity to dress up a little. Instead of wearing your Sunday errands clothes, have fun with your casual look. A dress, or skirt is still appropriate, but you can choose a more casual style. A great way to dress up a casual look is with the right shoe.
This Hermes Shoe is a great example of a fun weekend heel. You can pair this up with a basic black pant, a fun top, and you’re all set.
3. Evening Out Handbag
Another important aspect of your weekend out is your handbag. If you are going to carrying your bag all night, a clutch can be more necessary. However, if you are going for dinner your bag will be with you, so a larger bag is fine. Plus, that leaves room in your bag for the doggie bag! A great clutch is the kind of accessory that dresses up that basic black dress. This Bottega Veneta Knot clutch will add a pop to your black dress, and you can find a shoe to match! This bag won’t carry much, but if you are going to be carrying it, the clutch will be nice and light.
4. Dinner Date Purse
If you are looking to bring a full purse to dinner there are several options. It can be good to choose something on the medium ranking of bag size. A nice bag with a long strap is a great option. This Bvlgari Bag is a medium size, but still not bulky to your evening look. The bag can hold all your essentials.
This time of year brings a lot of party and evening occasions. With these tips hopefully the stress of the perfect look will diminish.