If you’re heading out for a night on the town, you want to get your A-game on. Whatever your goal for the night — meet some new people, try new experiences, or just spend some time hanging out with your friends, it’s important that you look the part.
If you’re planning a big night out, it’s worth doing some prep beforehand to ensure you look your best. Read on for some essential tips on how to dress for a night on the town.
Plan your night and dress accordingly
You wouldn’t wear a suit to a sweaty nightclub, would you? And you wouldn’t don a t-shirt and shorts for a meal at a five-star restaurant either. You need to dress for the night ahead.
Spend some time planning your night. You don’t need to stick to it rigidly of course, but having a rough agenda for your evening means you can dress accordingly. For example, if you know you’re going to a high-end nightclub at some point, you can ditch the trainers and wear some smart brogues instead.
It’s also worth knowing the etiquette rules of the place you’re visiting as well. For instance, if you’re in a casino, don’t openly show off your winnings to other gamblers — it’s gauche. And if you’re eating at a high-end restaurant with lots of cutlery, work from the outside in as your dishes progress.
Little tips like these will help you enjoy your night and keep you looking (and feeling) classy too.
Keep it sharp and tame that mane
The facial hair trend has been in full force in recent years, with everything from Poirot mustaches to full-blown lumberjack beards. And while some say that it’s coming to an end, there are still a fair few men rocking the hirsute look.
And whatever facial hair you’re rocking, one thing stays the same: keep it neat. You don’t need to get rid of it all — just spending some time shaping and grooming it will do. Otherwise, you run the risk of having that Into The Wild look.
And if you’re fully-shaved? A single-bladed razor will give you the closest shave of your life. Forget all the empty promises made about multi-blade razors — a single blade is, and always will be, the best for a close shave.
Tread the line between comfort and class
When it comes to dressing up for a night on the town, women arguably have a lot more options than men: dresses, skirts, jeans, leggings… the list goes on. And while this can be a blessing in some ways, it can also be a curse.
Too much choice paralyzes you — it causes you hassle and stress as you find the perfect outfit to wear. But while style is subjective, you should keep the same thing in mind every time: comfort.
Finding the balance between comfort and style can be tricky. But when you’re hopping from bar to bar, those heels can get uncomfortable.
Find that sweet spot between comfort and style. For instance, while a playsuit is a classic look, going to the toilet can get become a chore. Opt for something easy to take off, comfortable, and attractive too.
Always take the weather with you
Unfortunately, it’s not sunny every day — even if you dress like you want it to be. While places like Las Vegas or Los Angeles are generally warm all year round, most places aren’t so lucky.
While it might be tempting to dress in a light shirt and chinos, that’s not always a viable option. So first take a look outside and dress appropriately. You’ll likely spend a lot of your time in a bar or restaurant, but when you step outside in the cold you’ll feel it immediately — so bring a cool cold weather jacket.
In colder weather, embrace the power of layers. Layering items keeps you warm during the trek between venues and gives you the option of removing them when you’re inside.
Top tip: if it’s raining, don’t just bring a raincoat — look at your shoes too. While a hip pair of Vans might look good, they’ll absorb the rain in seconds. Boots or leather shoes offer better protection and keep your feet fresh (as well as avoiding the dreaded post-night trench foot too).
When you’re planning a big night on the town, it’s worth doing it right. Plan your evening, find the best venues, dress to impress, and you’ll have yourself a night to remember.