What to Wear For A Girl’s Night Out

Girl's Night Out


Do you take the time to go out with your girlfriends?  If so, you know how much fun it can be and of course you want to make sure you wear something “cute!”
What is your favorite place to go with your girlfriends?  Out to dinner, to the movies or have everyone bring an appetizer and hang out at your house?
Most of the time it’s going to be a casual event so you want to look pulled together but not overdone.

Here are some tips, for all you fabulous after 40 gals, to get that perfect look so next time you go out with the “girls” you will look perfectly polished!
  • Start with a fresh pair of dark wash flared jeans.  Skinny jeans are all the rage, but most of us over 40 gals need to balance our our bodies and a flair will do that!
  • Make your top the star of the show.  You want your top to be the focus so go with a shiny fabric that has a nice “v” neck.  Rounded necks tend to look more casual so go for one that will show off your neckline.
  • Don’t tuck in!  Unless you are a “pear shape” with a super flat tummy, most of us over 40 fashionistas will look best if we keep our tops out.  You can add a thin or thick belt if you think it will flatter your figure.  If not, do with out!
  • Don’t over do the accessories.  In the example above we chose a thin belt so just a bangle and earrings are all you need.  No need for a necklace too.
  • Get out a pair of sexy heels and strut your stuff.  Going out with the girls usually means that you won’t have to be walking too much so now is the time to get out those heels!  If you have foot problems then a pair of wedges might not be too painful.  Just remember, the shoes can really make or break an outfit!
  • Switch out your everyday purse for a clutch.  Let this be your excuse to take out one of those cute clutches you probably have tucked away in the back of your closet.  Leave your everyday bag at home.  You don’t need to lug all that stuff around, just grab your cell phone, a tube of lipstick and your wallet and you will be looking updated for sure!

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  1. Bonnie McManus says:

    Hi Deb . . . I have also been enjoying this “What to wear” series . . . keep em coming.

  2. Lesley-Anne says:

    Loving this ‘What to Wear…’ series. What about what to wear for a job interview. I have been out of the job loop for so long while raising my family that I have forgotten what would be deemed appropriate yet not dull.

    • Thanks Lesey-Anne for that idea. One quick note, job interviews are all unique and you have to do your homework before going out on one, so there will be lots of different scenarios…but bottom line is to look well groomed, ironed and updated!

  3. Love this outfit … was just wondering if I should go for a flair or a straight-leg jean and you answered my question — thank you! I’m also wondering if you’ve ever done a post on western boots (cowboy boots) for women over 50. I saw an ankle-high pair of cowboy boots at Nordstrom’s that I would love to purchase, but wonder if the look is silly for someone my age. I am slim, in good shape, and youthful … but still … any advice on how to wear the western trend?

    • Hi Cindy, The Western boot, is definitely a trend we are seeing this fall and one that we really like! We have talked about this before, but will do another pots on it soon since we have had lots of questions about this. One easy quick tip is, if you think it looks too young, it probably is. That being said, there are age appropriate ways of wearing boots that can be worn at any age!