Friday, April 11, 2014

How-to: Night Out Outfits

P.S. Truly Yours here. Your one and only source into the not-so-scandalous lives of Chicago fashionistas. The secret's out! We are Chicago's Gossip Girl! Okay... maybe not, but our initials are S & B... While we dream of having a nightlife like Serena and Blair, we attempt to concur the often dreaded night out outfit. "A night out" has a million meanings, and of course, every occasion calls for its own special outfit! Okay, maybe not allllll of them, but we surely get stuck when it comes to a few of these. There seems to be a fine line between looking evening appropriate and maybe taking it a little too far, and we are here to help you walk that line like a pro.

A Nice Dinner 

Going to a nice dinner can be a bit like playing dress up. Here' s your chance to go all out. Getting glitzy and glam can be so much fun! A black cocktail dress makes for such an easy go-to, always. For those looking to mix it up, try a pencil skirt with a super fun top for a edgier sophisticated feel. If you didn't notice, we love dark colors for night life, even in spring and summer! Black is the new black. ;)  

Get Samantha's Look:
Similar Jacket - H&M
Similar Dress - Topshop
Similar Shoes - Zara
Similar Necklace - H&M
Similar Clutch - Aldo Shoes
Bracelet - Henri Bendel Luxe
Ring - Mineralogy

Get Bri's Look:
Top - Topshop
Skirt - H&M
Shoes - Target
Similar Necklace - H&M
Clutch - Nelle Handbags


Bar-hopping can become quite the adventure, and as a common weekend activity, it makes sense to get a little stuck on outfit ideas. Opt for pants and a comfy pair of heels to be ready for a night on your feet. We also love love love to wear our leather jackets out in the spring. We happen to own 3/4 length pieces, which are perfect for the in-between weather! We highly recommend investing in one because the grungy look is so great for the nightlife scene. 


Get Samantha's Look:
Similar Leather Jacket - Target
Similar Top - Zara
Similar Pants - Zara
Similar Shoes - Urban Outfitters
Similar Bag - Hot Topic

Get Bri's Look:
Similar Leather Jacket - Nordstrom
Top - Topshop
Similar Pants - Nordstrom
Shoes - G by Guess
Bag - Aldo Shoes

Business Dinner

Business dinners can be intimidating to dress for. While you're not directly in the office, you still want to dress appropriately around your colleagues. You should also remember that it's okay to have a little fun with this. Let your personality shine through a little more than it might be able to in the traditional office setting. You never know who you might impress. 

Get Samantha's Look: 
Similar Top: Urban Outfitters
Similar Blazer: Forever 21
Similar Pants: H&M
Similar Shoes: Michael Kors
Similar Bag: Aldo Shoes

Get Bri's Look:
Similar Sweater: Zara
Similar Skirt: ASOS
Shoes: Steve Madden
Similar Bag: H&M

Now that you’ve seen some S & B nightlife style, get inspired to interpret your own personality into your going out looks. No matter what you’re doing on your night out, don’t forget that this is your time to shine. Even the most trivial of plans can be spiced up by a great evening-appropriate outfit. Like we said, break out the sequins and beads… Experiment. This is your prime time to play with your style. With a hint personal style and a handful of fun, not even Upper East Side fashion will be able to beat your night out style. 

Truly Yours,

P.S. "Your dresses should be tight enough to show you're a women and lose enough to show you're a lady." - Edith Head

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