With the warmer weather finally here, people are ready for more nights out – and a night out is the perfect excuse to shop for a new look! A great going-out look is all about balance (pared-back staples contrasted with stand-out details), versatility (transitioning smoothly from desk to drinks) and comfort (always important). With the following outfits – all elevated and with just a hint of sex appeal – I’m game for whatever Friday night will bring!
1. Sheer Blouse from GUMZZI
A barely-there sheer top is one foolproof and refreshing look for summer. The painterly florals and dainty frills are a plus. With a flirty top like this, you can get away at parties in lived-in denims and kitten heels.
2. Strapless Jumpsuit from TANSSHOP
The strapless jumpsuit might be a bit dressy, but it’s still great for a casual night out with friends. All you need is a pair of white mules and a sensible blazer to effortlessly transit from the office to sangrias on the patio come Friday.
3. Midi Dress with Cutaway and Eyelet Lace Detailing from DABAGIRL
This flowy white dress is a lot of things: It’s versatile, comfortable and easy-going. The V-shaped neckline flatters the figure, while the pretty cutouts and eyelet lace detailing beg to be paired with white sneakers for the weekend. If they’re too casual for dinner, simply switch to wedged espadrilles for elegant al fresco dining.
4. Matching Set with Flared Pants from LIPHOP
A coordinated set means a sleek, streamlined look by default. The boatneck top can be worn in one-shoulder style, while the flared pants give it on-trend edge. The resulting combo is sleek, elegant and appropriate for any activity. Just add an eye-catching element by slipping into a pair of fun heels.
5. Button-Through High-Waist Skirt from Sonne
A tailored, retro-inspired high-waist skirt is perfect for dressing up favorite tees, making for yet another cool look for the weekend. I love the school-girl feel from the button-through detail and box pleats of this one. On second thought, it may be the perfect look to test out over-the-knee boots.
6. Red Pleather Jacket from DABAGIRL
Moto jackets are made for going out. Here DABAGIRL throws in a seriously vibrant color to fresh up the tough-luxe staple. The slightly oversized fit and notched lapels give dressy vibes. Throw the jacket on top of jeans and a graphic tee to keep from looking too laidback. Actually, go all-out and add a cute headband, too.
7. Sleeveless Crop Top from LIPHOP
You can never go wrong with an all-black top for a casual going-out look. Thanks to its tailored fit, this V-neck crop top is sleek, sophisticated, and ideal for wherever the evening may take you. Teaming it with a bold power suit, say a pink blazer and flared pants, would make for a daring yet totally balanced look.
8. Off-Shoulder Dress from PPGIRL
Looking for one-and-done outfit ideas for dinner and drinks? Consider a print dress teamed with summer shoes. Given the color-pop chevron print and off-the-shoulder detailing of this dress, sneakers are the perfect choice for a youthful combo, and the way to go when you don’t want to wear heels for a night out. Complete the look with a colorful wristlet.
9. Pants in Bold Print from ACSENSE
Regular blue jeans? Not today. There are few items I’d ditch denim for, with sassy painted pants being one of them. The painterly florals and wide-leg silhouette add cool streetwear elements. Add a fun wrap top and chunky mules for a casual-chic look.
10. Leaf Branch Earrings from Miss21 Korea
Luxurious fashion jewelry makes any look 10 times more chic. These beaded leaf earrings add a special touch to any outfit. Team with a summer dress and red lips. That’ what we call evening wear sorted with minimal effort.