A night out in NYC is something many of us dream of. The concrete jungle, the city that never sleeps… it almost demands the most stylish threads in your wardrobe, doesn’t it?! Of course, knowing what to wear isn’t a simple thing to figure out, especially when you think about the different types of night out you could have in the Big Apple. Here are a few outfit ideas to ensure you’re dressing to impress, whatever you get up to.
Dinner with the girls
There’s nothing better than enjoying dinner with your closest girlfriends, whether it’s the focal point of the night itself or just the starting point for your time together. Whatever the case, you’ll want to wear something that’s comfortable and totally unrestrictive as – let’s be honest – you’ll want plenty of room around the waistband to really enjoy the menu! So, opt for skinny jeans with a little stretch in them like this pair from Lee, a V neck top to dress it up a little, and your favorite leather jacket. A spritz of perfume and a pair of statement earrings will dress this look up if you’re dining somewhere a little more upmarket, as will a slick of lipstick.
Nightclub with friends
If you plan to dance the night away instead, you’re in the right place. New York is home to some of the best nightclubs in the world, so you can bank on there being fantastic music and an even better atmosphere. But what to wear? Well, wear whatever you feel best in – whether it is a dress, a playsuit or your favorite jeans. But it’s the footwear you should give most consideration to as you’re bound to have to do some walking in New York City. Cage style sandals are more supportive than other types of heeled sandals, and you’ll be grateful for them when they’re keeping you on your feet, dancing all night long. Keep layers to a minimum, wearing just a warm coat over the top that can be easily checked into the cloakroom.
A Broadway show
New York is home to Broadway – the scene of the best theater performances in the world – and a night out to watch a show demands that you get a little bit more dressed up than your standard trip to the movies. Consider wearing a good pair of dark jeans, paired with light layers on top. Light layers are essential as theaters can quickly become warm, especially with the stage lights and number of patrons in the audience. And, a small handbag is a great idea too if you want to be able to tuck it down the side of your seat or keep it on your lap without bothering the person next to you. Also, consider wearing closed-toe shoes… there’s always someone crawling through the aisle midway through the show, and you don’t want to have your toes trodden on!
A romantic date night
Finally, you’re lucky enough to be looking forward to a date night in NYC – perhaps a candlelit dinner with your partner – take the chance to get dressed up properly. Go all out with a matching top and skirt set, or a classic little black dress, finished off with a pair of heels and a spritz of your most luxurious perfume. Consider a smoky eye or red lipstick for little extra sophistication, and dig out your finest jewelry – after all, how often is it that you get to enjoy dinner in New York?