Nothing is better than hitting the town with your best gals. After a long work week, up to your ears in deadlines and paperwork, a Friday evening dedicated to festivities with your favorite friend group is just what the doctor ordered. When you clock out at 5 p.m., the night is yours for the taking. Grab that fabulous dress from the back of your closet, slip on your cutest heels, and layer with some fabulous jewelry. The city won’t know what hit it.
Getting all dressed up is made even better when you coordinate the look with your pals. Imagine everyone’s surprise when you roll up to the town’s hippest restaurant serving fierce looks in bold tops, breezy dresses, and coordinated prints. Gather your gals and get to it.
The sleekest way to start your night on the town is to get serious with your LBD (little black dress). A staple of everyone’s closet, it’s the easiest way to feel bold and sophisticated all at once. In matching black dresses, you and your friends will knock the socks off anyone you meet. Plus, every gal can choose a length and style that suits her best. If denim is more your tribe’s vibe, then slip into a pair of high-rise jeans in a dark wash for that added boost of nighttime flair. Pair the jeans with a loose blouse in a fabric that keeps you feeling chic. Rock a split-neck top for visual interest at the neckline or a no-iron material to keep you feeling confident all night long. There are so many styles and colors to choose from, and every friend can personalize the look to their taste.
Then comes the fun part: accessories. The most fab way to set your entourage apart is to accessorize with some fashionable night-time sparkle. Try some chandelier earrings to add that bit of glitz and glam—every friend gets their own set. Even better: strut your stuff in some colorful heels to catch the eye of that mysterious stranger at the bar. A small clutch to keep your phone and other necessities polishes off this sophisticated outfit. Extravagance is in the details for this chic look, and you’ll carry it off without a hitch.
If you and your posse have been at the grind all day, you’re surely already dressed your best. Why not transition that top-notch professional workwear to happy hour drinks ASAP? A classic pencil skirt is as professional as it is sassy. Sip a nice cocktail while you’re at it too. That blazer you’ve been wearing to meetings easily comes off to show a comfortable linen sleeveless shirt. Take your hair down and relax into the evening ahead.
Maybe your gals are more into fit-and-flare dresses instead. Each of you can pick the print that best matches your personality. Someone might love the twist-front look with cap sleeves, and another will love the ¾-sleeve to help stay warm as the night goes on, especially as you’re bar hopping and looking for your next haunt. If your crew feels like a dinner and a movie, top off the look with a lightweight cardigan to keep warm in the theater, so you’re all set to chat about the film over drinks afterward.
Whether in a pencil skirt or swing dress, there’s a lively night ahead of you. The party is only beginning.
Nothing says “a night out” like a fierce animal print. Whether in cheetah, leopard, or zebra stripes, you and your girls will be the most eye-catching pack on the town. A tie-front jersey dress in a tawny brown leopard pattern hits just the right note. The modal cotton is incredibly comfy, so you don’t have to worry about making adjustments all night long. Polish off this look with some black kitten heels or boots and some glamorous sunglasses as you watch the sunset from your favorite restaurant patio.
If some of your gals prefer to accessorize with an animal print, check out the dome crossbody bag in caramel leopard print. A perfect way to keep your wallet contained without restricting your movement, this little number is a party hit. Otherwise, pick up a monogrammed tote bag with the initials of everybody in the crew. It’ll make for a lifelong memory. Plus, it doubles as great storage for a packable raincoat or umbrella if the weather takes an unexpected turn. The whole gang can keep their accessories safe and dry.
Instead of painting the town red, dress it in style with these can’t-miss group ensembles. These looks are sure to help you kick up your heels, whether it’s on the dance floor or sipping a nice glass of wine over appetizers with the best company a gal can ask for.