They call New York the “city that never sleeps”, and with too many restaurants, cocktail bars, and clubs to count, it’s no wonder why. If you follow the comings and goings of any of NYC’s It girls, they’re always dressing up for something fun. So we think it’s safe to call them experts in the field of night-out dressing. Whether it’s for a first date or a fashion party, our favorite stylish city goers keep a handful of going-out outfits on rotation.
The anatomy of a going-out look is all about achieving balance. Show a little skin, but throw in a little something unexpected to keep the ensemble elevated and fresh—at least, that’s how New Yorkers do it. Whether you’re feeling jeans or it’s a slip dress kind of night, we’ve got the inspiration you need.
Read on for night-out looks inspired by New York’s style set, and then shop similar looks.