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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Guest Post: Choosing an Outfit for a Night Out with Friends

Choosing an Outfit for a Night Out with Friends
by Brooke S.

Venturing out with friends is a wonderful way to spend an evening. This is an opportunity to relax, unwind, and enjoy the company of those closest to you. When you venture out of the house, however, it's only natural that you want to dress for the meal. It's always uncomfortable to show up at a formal restaurant in jeans or be dressed formally at a casual sports bar. Here are some great outfits to consider when your friends suggest you all get together for a meal.


Jeans are always a great way to start a casual dinner outfit, as they can be worn with just about anything from a sweatshirt to a more formal shirt. Since restaurants often range from drafty (when you're seated under a vent) to hot (when you're stuck at a table close to the kitchen), it's always a good idea to pair a cute top with some kind of sweater or jacket that can be removed if needed. Blue, red and olive green are definitely big this year and would look great in sweater form. You can pair these shades with a casual shirt or tank top in a solid accent color. Boots are also very in right now and would be a great way to complete the ensemble. Add a cute handbag in a neutral color like brown or gray, and you're all set!

Business casual

Business casual is great if you're going out with your colleagues, meeting clients or just going to grab a bite to eat at a place slightly more upscale than your usual sports bar. You can start with either dress pants or a skirt or dress. We love skirts and dresses because they offer so many opportunities to show personality! Consider starting with a fun and classy knee-length number. To make the outfit unique, look for a scarf or wrap to wind around your neck to add some color and style to your outfit. Complete the look with dressy flats or low heels and you'll be good to go.

More formal

There are many times when you might find yourself heading out for a dinner with friends at a classier restaurant. One of the easiest, go to outfits for women is definitely a dress. Unless you're going to a formal nighttime event, you'll probably do well with a cocktail dress or knee-length dress. Black is always a solid bet, although red and olive shades are also in style this year. It's probably best to wear heels with the outfit, but make sure they aren't so high that they'll make you trip! Earrings are fantastic accessories, and something like diamond studs or small hoops are always a good choice. A necklace to accent your dress should complete the outfit.

Going out to dinner with friends is a great way to unwind and have some laughs after a long week behind the desk. Whether you are going to a restaurant that is casual, nice or formal, these ideas above should help you begin to plan your outfit so you always look fabulous.

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