What to Wear For A Girl’s Night Out

Getting together with girlfriends for a night out is always balls of fun. Plus, it’s an excellent excuse to wear something cute and edgy. Whether you’re having dinner at a hot new restaurant, enjoying cocktails at your favorite local bar, or staying in for appetizers, wine, and a lively BFF gabfest,  you want to look and feel party-ready.

How should you dress to look cool but not overdone? Here are some tips for wearing a Ladies’ Night out.

Girl's night out - Leather Pants

1. Wear Leather Pants

Leather pants or leggings are a great starting point when you want to look casual, classy, and a little rock and roll. I love these sleek, straight-leg black leather jeans with their famous NYDJ figure-shaping cut. And look how this cozy pink sweater with its romantic puff sleeves balances the masculine vibe. Chic mules, feminine pearls (trending right now), and this showstopping bag keep the look upscale and glam.




Girls Night - Leopard top


2. Pop on Anything Leopard

Leopard anything is always exciting, so a pretty leopard blouse like this one will get you in a wild mood! We’ve teamed it up with cropped jeans in a dark wash (always classy) and added a chic suede moto jacket and mod suede booties. Gold geometric earrings and a ladylike chain-link bag finish this pretty party look.




Girl's night out -Off the Shoulder

3. Experiment with a New Neckline

Crew necks and button-up tops are great by day, but on a girl’s night out, a more playful neckline is in order. For example, this romantic off-the-shoulder floral blouse (or animal print) makes a bold fashion statement. Oversized, flowy ruffle sleeves also add glamour. Pair this blouse with bootcut jeans to enhance the 70s boho vibe. Sexy mules and a chic over-the-shoulder bag complete this cool Haute Hippie look.


4. Add A Bit of Sparkle

Anything shiny, metallic, or sparkly says, let’s have a party. A little goes a long way. This fall, satin is the way to shine,  so why not think about wearing a pair of jeans and a shiny satin blouse?

5. Pile on the Bling

Gals wouldn’t be gals without a bit of bling. Bring out your big necklaces, dangly earrings, bracelets, and cocktail rings, and wear them joyfully with a casual outfit.

Girls Night Out Wrap Dress


6. Try a Wrap Dress

Prefer a dress over pants on a ladies’ night out? A fabulous wrap dress is modern, casual, and party-perfect too. This is the ideal dress if you are coming straight from work. It looks professional by day and exciting by night.

7. Don’t Forget Sexy Heels and a Fab Bag

Forever in flats? Get those high heel shoes you haven’t worn in ages out of the closet and take them on a test drive. A high bootie or sexy shoe is fun for a night out. Same with your bag. No sense lugging around that big daytime tote that carries everything, including the kitchen sink. Polish off your Girl’s night out look with a small evening bag like a sleek clutch or small crossbody with a gold chain strap.

Do you have ideas for what to wear on a night out with girlfriends? I’d love to hear, or send me a photo of your cute outfit, and I will post it!

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Have fun with your BFFs!

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11 thoughts on “What to Wear For A Girl’s Night Out

  1. So happy to have found your website! I’m 70 and I just learned that Sade is back in the recording studio. That means she’ll be back on tour, and I don’t want to miss this Bucket List Experience, so I MUST look fly!! I think I’ve pulled together my outfit here! THANKS!! Hint: leather pants, soft wrap top, and pointy toe mules!

  2. First time commenting. I love your elegant and stylish approach! Always inspiring and keeps me up on trends.
    You’re fabulous!

  3. Hello! I am new to the site, but not ‘new’ to over 40!! I love the outfit labeled ‘For a Dressy GNO.’

  4. Hi Deborah and Glam Gals,
    I and several of your other followers love this “What to Wear” series. Great idea! We attend so many different occasions, and of course, the first question is, “What Should I Wear?” Yes, we want to look fashionable and chic, but some elements seem “too young.” Good advice, Deb; we should all give ourselves an honest look in the mirror and decide whether it looks “right” or not.

  5. I like both of these looks. However, the top is a little baggy for my taste. Even with a thin belt, I would look like I was wearing a tent with a string around the middle! I want a more fitted top around the bust area, then gently flaring out in a flowing fabric that doesn’t “cling.”

  6. I love 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.

    1. Thanks, Lesley-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 many different scenarios…but the bottom line is to look well-groomed, ironed, and updated!

  7. I love this outfit … was just wondering if I should go for a flair or straight-leg jeans, 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 that I would love to purchase, but I 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?

    1. Hi Cindy, The Western boot is a trend we are seeing this fall and one we like! We have discussed this before but will do another pot on it soon since we have had many questions about it. 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!

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