There’s nothing like the feeling of Friday night at six o’clock, when you head out of the office for the weekend and are ready to let loose. Although binging on Netflix and eating pizza in bed is always a welcome activity, there are times when you simply want to get out of the house and hit the town with your girlfriends. Whether you’re heading to a restaurant, bar, concert or club, dressing for a night out can be tricky, as you want to look flirty and fun without trying too hard. Thus, we seek guidance from LA girls who are arguably the most seasoned in creating going-out ensembles that are effortlessly cool and sexy, yet still comfortable and chic. To inspire your evening-out attire, we’ve tapped our team to share their go-to TGIF formulas. Shop the outfits ahead and cheers to the weekend.
“Lately, my going-out look has been quite formulaic. I love the combination of a sleek black bodysuit with high-waisted denim and block-heel shoes. The finishing touches are always a pair of statement earrings or a choker, and then my hair slicked into a low, center-part bun. It feels ‘done’ without being too contrived. When temperatures start to really drop, I'll throw on a leather jacket to get warm."
—Kristi Mikesky, Managing Editor
"My go-to night-out combination is a leather jacket, t-shirt dress, heeled thigh-high boots and a choker. This is a way for me to be comfortable, but still appropriately dressed for whatever the night may consist of. I can wear it to dinner, a bar and I've even worn it to nightclubs. LA is very accepting of personal style, and this is mine."
—Andrea Navarro, Associate Beauty Editor
"Cropped leather pants, a thin V-neck knit sweater, pumps and a crossbody bag is my go-to night-out formula."
—Nicky Deam, Editorial Director
"My uniform lately has been all about sexy basics layered with flirty accessories. Usually this translates into distressed denim bottoms and a silky cami with a pretty bralette peeking out. Then I pile on some dainty lariats and chokers and slip on a simple low-heeled sandal. You can get away with being super casual in LA, so I take full advantage of it."
—Lauren Black, Content Analyst
"I love styling a band tee with some fun pants and black heeled boots! When it's cold out I'll sling on a duster coat."
—Leah Benzie, Social Media Editor
"I'm a huge fan of the mini skirt, and always have been. It offers some versatility to the basic jeans-and-a-cute-top combo, plus it's always fun to show off a little leg. My favorite is a high-waisted leather style, and I love to wear it with anything from a fitted black turtleneck and booties to a loose white tee, ankle-strap heels and a statement necklace. I'll add on some tights during the fall and winter when it cools down."
—Rebecca Iloulian, Associate Marketing Manager
"I love a silk cami loosely tucked into frayed denim with leather ankle boots and a statement bag."
–Alyson Fishbein, Senior Social Media Manager