What to Wear: Girls’ Night Out
5 seamless outfits for a night on the town
So you planned a night out with your girlfriends, but you have nothing to wear. Sound familiar? We’ve all been there, giving our crammed closets a blank stare as the minutes slide by. A style predicament that seems trivial and critical at the same time, indecisiveness not only adds stress to your fun night, but it also often annoys your friends, especially when “just 10 more minutes” turns into 20. In an effort to make all of our nights out a little easier, we’re deconstructing 5 different on-point outfits from style vets like Kate Moss and Rihanna to try in place of your go-to look. Follow our tips, shop these looks below and use the time you save trying on the same black dress to catch up with your girlfriends (you can thank us later).
1. Wear a statement coat
One of the coolest and most unexpected ways to spice up a simple black dress for fall is to add a graphic coat, like Kate Moss’ snakeskin Gucci version.
Kate Moss at the Gucci SS15 show in Milan.
2. Rock out in a sexy jumpsuit
Step out of your comfort zone in a cutout jumpsuit, like Rihanna’s Balmain one-piece, and make your way to the dance floor.
Rihanna out and about in New York.
3. Balance a low neckline with a blazer
Comfy, chic and tastefully sexy, a silky romper is a perfect nighttime piece. If you’re wearing a plunging neckline, add a structured blazer, a la Jamie Chung, and finish the look with a printed clutch.
Jamie Chung at the ‘On the Road with Origins’ premiere.
4. Try a tuxedo dress
For a cool-girl twist on the classic bodycon look, wear a menswear-inspired tuxedo dress. Or DIY it like Cara Delvingne, who turned a velvet Emilio Pucci tuxedo jacket into a dress, which may be her best style move to date.
Cara Delevingne at LFW SS14.
5. Tuck a silk blouse into high-waisted jeans
Going for that effortless look, a la fashion editor and consultant Barbara Martelo? Pair your favorite skinny jeans with a silk top and classic black pumps.
Barbara Martelo wearing Saint Laurent jeans at PFW SS15.