We Love a Good Night-Out Look, and These 5 Outfit Formulas Are Our Go-Tos

We all have that friend we run to when we need fashion advice. We are fashion editors, and many of our friends also work in the fashion industry and have a great sense of style on their own, so most of the time when it comes to what our friends and us want to wear, we’ve got it in the bag. That said, when it comes to a night-out look, we are the first people our friends call. We are somewhat of a guru and love a great evening look, so we rarely miss an opportunity to show off our collection of night-out outfits. This year, we have traveled more, visiting Los Angeles, Tulum, and Miami, and we have made it our mission to live up to and truly earn our self-appointed title as the night-outfit guru of the group. We’ve come up with five outfit formulas that help us do just that, and they guarantee we never miss. 

As we are someone who doesn’t believe in gatekeeping, keep scrolling to see the five night-out outfit formulas we swear by.

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Matching Set + Mini Bag

PHOTO: @EMMALEGER; PICTURED: AMINA MUADDI BAG

This look is at the top of the list for a reason. A two-piece set is an easy no-brainer when you want to look put-together, stylish, and on-trend. Pairing this look with a mini bag adds a fun feel to the look overall. We’d wear this out dancing or for a vacation night out.

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Minidress + Platform Heels

PHOTO: @GRACEJOSHUA13; PICTURED: DANIELLE GUIZIO DRESS; JACQUEMUS BAG; SCHUTZ HEELS

When we say this is our go-to, we mean this our go-to. We love a good mini dress, especially since some of us are petite at 4’9″-5’3″. We are about anything that we can wear to make our legs look a little longer. It takes us to platform shoes. If you’re on the shorter side, you’ll soon be loving these extra-tall heels. We know they may look intimidating but trust us—they’re easier to walk in than you think. We wore these platform heels pictured about for two nights out back-to-back in Miami, and we danced the night away without pain.

Miniskirt + Boots

PHOTO: @CLAIRE_MOST

Calling all Y2K-aesthetic lovers. A great mini skirt paired with knee-high boots always adds a little sexy and is the perfect summer-to-fall transition look. We would wear this outfit out in New York City.

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Beaded Top + Pants

PHOTO: @NITSANRAITER

A beaded top is always a head-turner, and we are obsessed with styling it with a pair of loose-fitting pants. They balance each other out. The romance and prettiness of a beaded top paired with the casual bagginess of loose-fitted trousers are just so cool. We want to wear this look out in Spain.

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Sequin Moment

PHOTO: @_SIERRAMAYHEW; PICTURED: LIONESS SKIRT

We didn’t expect to be such a big fan of sequins, but this summer, we can’t get enough. We are loving the celebratory vibes that a sparkly element adds to a look. Whether you go for a full-on sparkly dress or are just adding a touch of sparkle with shoes or a bag, we have a feeling we’ll be seeing this glittery trend up until fall.

Don’t Sweat It: What to Wear on Every Possible Summer Date

Whether it’s your first or 100th, date nights always come with a little bit of added pressure compared to an ordinary day. Excitement, nerves, a little bit of overthinking—you’ll probably experience the full spectrum of human emotion before you even leave the house, which means the last thing you should be stressing about is your date-night outfit.

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Just like the date itself, date-night outfits should be a little special. After all, you want to look and feel your absolute best, which means that you don’t want to be messing with an ill-fitting top or worrying about anything other than the person you’re with. Add in the layer of summer heat (and inevitably sweat) working against you, and you have a little bit of thinking to do—or you would if we didn’t do it for you.

Whether you’re headed to a patio for dinner for a glass (or five) of wine or going on a romantic picnic, we’ve figured out the perfect thing to wear, so what you remember is the date itself—not your sweaty thighs sticking to the back of your chair or running to the bathroom to dry your pit stains under the hand dryer. 

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To a rooftop bar

Is there a joy as great as a rooftop bar in the summer? We say not. There is nothing as put-together and fuss-free as a midi dress, and in a fun, summery hue with dressed-up accessories, you’ll feel like the 10 you are, no matter where the night takes you. 

To a baseball game

Whether you’re there to watch baseball or simply to sip on a foot-tall margarita and eat a hot dog, you’ll feel cute doing it in this, and that’s a win for you—regardless of what team wins.

On a picnic

A picnic date sounds like a romcom-worthy dream come true, but when you’re going on one, in reality, it poses an important question: What in the hell do you wear for a date where you’re sitting on the ground? The answer is linen pants. You’ll be comfortable sitting down (and won’t have to worry about a dress blowing up or accidentally flashing anything you’d rather them not see yet). Make it a monochrome moment with a top in a similar hue, and you’ll feel the perfect level of dressy.

To a patio dinner

In glorious summertime, we’re simply turning to dresses as much as we can—especially for a nice dinner out. For an extra dressy feel, opt for black and top it off with heeled sandals and summery accessories. It’ll hit the perfect combination of being seasonally appropriate and also being fancy enough for that reservation you’ve been waiting months to snag.

To an outdoor concert

An outdoor concert look should prioritize fun over anything else, and what’s more fun than a pair of patterned pants? We rest our case. Opt for sneakers so you can stand and dance all night with ease and a tank top so that armpit sweat is no match for you. Finish it off with a statement bag, and you’ll be the best dressed one there.

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On a walk to get ice cream

For a casual walk to grab ice cream at a local spot (preferably two scoops of superman ice cream or Jamaican grape nut), an easy, breezy romper and flat, walkable sandals are your best bet. Finish it off with a hydrating lip stain, won’t budge all night, and will provide an extra summery pop of color.

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5 Go-To Summer Outfits You Can Wear with Pieces You Already Own

Summer outfits are known for being one thing: easy. But in the throes of frantically going through your closet in a sweaty haze trying to get out of the door on time, it can be hard to muster the strength to throw on anything besides shorts and a white tee. The trick? Have a few go-to outfit formulas in the back of your mind that you can style with pieces you already have in your closet.

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No season’s as reliant on basics as summer is, and that’s something that should be taken advantage of. Breezy tanks, dresses, denim shorts—all of them don’t require much work to turn them into a look you’re excited to wear. 

The next time you think “I don’t have anything to wear,” try out one of these easy, uniform-worthy summer outfits—all of which you likely already have the pieces for sitting right in your closet.

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A sweater vest and linen pants

All those sweater vests you acquired last fall. News flash: They’re super wearable in the summer too. The only difference is instead of layering pieces underneath, you’ll wear it all on its own. Pair one with a pair of easy, linen pants (or shorts, depending on what you have), for a chic, two-and-done look that’s begging to be worn to a patio dinner.

A midi dress and shoulder bag

Have a midi or maxi dress in your closet? Don’t trick yourself into thinking they’re only for special occasions—they can be dressed up or down based exclusively on the shoes you pair them with. For a more casual spin, pair them with comfy sandals or sneakers; to dress it up, opt for your favorite block-heeled sandals. If you, do it right, your midi can be your most-worn piece of summer.

A tank, denim shorts, and colorful button-up

Sometimes less is more, and that’s proven when you see how effortless this minimal ensemble looks. Pair your favorite white tank with the linen or denim shorts of your choosing, then toss on a colorful button-up to complete the look. Don’t have a colorful button-up? Fear not—just swap the focal point and opt to wear a colorful shirt underneath your white one.

Bike shorts and an oversized tee

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There are days that comfort simply is the main priority, but that doesn’t mean you can’t look chic too. Pair your favorite bike shorts with an oversized tee (the bigger the better) for an off-duty model look that you can rely on for all of your weekend days. For bonus points, choose shorts and a tee in the same color, and don’t be afraid to stack on some accessories.

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A mini dress and button-up

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In the summer, we’re opting to wear pants as rarely as possible, which requires styling our dresses in different ways to make them work for as many events as we can. Pairing a mini dress with a button-up gives the overall vibe a more effortless feel and gives you the option to take it off or tie it around your shoulders depending on where your day takes you.

Stand Out This Summer With These Statement Accessories

Good outfits are great, but curated ensembles with statement accessories are better. This summer, it’s all about bright adventurous pieces that can take your wardrobe basics to new heights. Think tinted eyewear, kitschy hair clips, and striking handbags â€“ all of which require minimal effort to style on your part. Ahead, we’ve pulled together some of the most sought-after summer add-ons to shop now.

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