From house parties to date night and everything in-between-- the opportunities to enjoy a night out in college are endless. With so many evening soirees it can be difficult to keep your cute going out outfits fresh and perfectly tailored for the event. To give you a bit of inspiration, we’ve imagined every possible event and scenario to recommend 15 cute outfits for going out.
Cute Outfit Ideas For a Night Out in the Cold
How do you show a slip of the leg or a hint of shoulder when it’s freezing outside? Or better yet, how can you achieve that perfect balance of sexy yet sophisticated when all you really want to do is throw on some thermal leggings and furry boots? It’s not easy. It takes just a bit of planning and inevitably some sacrifice. Will you be warm and cozy in eskimo-eque hats and furs? No. But, will you ooze style, sophistication, and practicality while only freezing a little bit? Oh yes!
Here’s a few fashion formulas to help guide you in the right direction.
1. A Faux Fur Jacket + Slip Dress + Boots
This look is perfect for when the wind blows chilly. The faux fur will keep you incredibly warm and cozy, while a slick slip dress is a staple no matter the season and adds a touch of glamour to any cute going out outfit. Throw on a pair of over-the-knee boots or short booties to keep your toes warm, while adding a touch of understated elegance.
2. Long Sweater + Mini Skirt + High Boots
This look is great for those casual nights out at the bars or a house party. You’ll be plenty warm in an oversized sweater and high boots, while still “dressy” enough for a party without overdoing it.
3. Leather Jacket + Dress + Close-Toed Heels
There’s nothing more chic and edgy than a leather jacket. Perfect for those crisp nights, pair your favorite leather jacket with a LBD and some close-toed shoes to keep you looking good without freezing your you-know-what off.
Cute Going-Out Outfits for Summer
Take it from us Texas babes-- the struggle of dressing cute when it’s midnight and still 99 degrees outside is real. We’ve gathered 3 foolproof outfit ideas perfect for beating the summer heat and still looking cute on a night out.
4. Crop Top + Skirt
Pair a micro crop with a skirt for an elegant look that’s as summer-loving as it is sophisticated. Opt for a flowy midi-skirt for a look that’s slightly more casual perfect for an evening picnic in the park, or drinks with girlfriends.
5. Mini Skirt + Off-the-Shoulder Top
Pair a mini skirt with a casual off-the-shoulder for a summertime outfit that’s perfectly on trend. Throw on some matching accessories such as a straw hat and espadrilles.
6. Flowy Jumpsuit
This summertime look perfectly combines comfort and versatility--two very important characteristics of a casual going-out outfit. A flowy jumpsuit paired with casual wedges will have you ready for wherever the night takes you.
Casual Going Out Outfits
Whether you’re heading out to dinner with the girls or just hanging out at your SO’s place, there comes a time when you need to look cute yet laid-back. It can be difficult to achieve the perfect balance of casual yet put together. It’s all about comfort and versatility so stick with flowy silhouettes, jeans, and flats. Here’s a few cute going out outfits perfect for any season.
7. Jeans + Crop Top
Pair your favorite flare jeans with a crop top to show just a bit of skin without looking too done-up. Add sandals or flats if it’s chilly, tassel earrings, and fringe handbag. Finish off with a jacket for a cute spring outfit.
8. Shorts + Button-Down Blouse
Pair a menswear-inspired button-down with a denim shorts for a casual going out outfit that’s as comfortable as it is stylish. To perfect the ‘mullet tuck’ make sure to opt for a blouse in a breathable material such as chambray. Anything too stiff won’t achieve the casual vibe you’re going for.
9. T-Shirt + Trousers
Add some class to a casual white t-shirt with a pair of flowy trousers for a cute boho outfit that’s perfect for going out.
Cute Outfits for a Night Out With Friends
Nothing is more fun than a night out with your best friends. What you’re wearing should be the last thing on your mind, so here’s a “cheat sheet” for dressing for your next night out with friends.
10. Sequin Dress + Gold Jewelry
In 2018 a good sequin dress is really the new LBD. It’s completely versatile and great for everything from girls night out to date night. Add some shiny jewelry and “done but un-done hair” for a look that’s classy and casual at the same time.
11. Bodycon + Denim Skirt + Statement Accessories
Throw on a cute bodycon top with a denim skirt for a look that says “I’m lazy but I want to look put together.” Add a few statement accessories to dress it up a bit. Although it might seem dareing for a night out with friends, paired with high-waisted bottoms, anyone can rock a bodycon without feeling even a tad self-conscious. Check out more cute outfit ideas for every body type.
12. Oversized Sweater + Leather Skinnies
Another easy but chic look, leather skinny jeans add just enough polish to an oversized sweater.
Cute Date Night Outfits
Oh date night. Whatever the evening holds, date night is the time to put down the sweats, reluctantly slap on a bra, and enjoy yourself. If you’re having one of those “I have nothing to wear” moments of panic, don’t worry. It’s easier to put together cute date night outfits than you might think. Here are three tried and true cute outfits for going out perfect for date night.
13. Jumpsuit + Wedges + Clutch
Jumpsuits and rompers are a great one-and-done option for date night. You’ll look cute and casual, yet sophisticated all with minimal effort. Add your favorite pair of wedges and a done but un-done messy bun.
14. Flair Jeans + Crop Top + Heels
Add a little something extra to your next date night look with a satin crop top. Your favorite flair jeans and a pair of comfortable heels pull it all together for a perfect trying-but-not-trying outfit.
15. All Black Everything
There’s nothing chicer or more effortless than black from head to toe. Swap the cutoffs for a pair of skinny jeans if it’s cold.