Fashion Math, Going-Out (& Standing Out) Edition

Your “pre-game” strategy doesn’t consist of shot glasses from WalDrug and cheap vodka anymore. Your dress doesn’t require a stick-on bra. However, this isn’t T-shirt time either, folks. You’re all about going out for a night of drinking and dancing, but you’re not in college — so there’s no need to dress like it. 

Please, please, please donate those old stretchy tube dresses, too-short “formal shorts” and pointy-toed knee-high boots and opt for an upgraded look that’s sophisticated and sexy (and not in a sexy fill-in-the-blank for Halloween kind of way, either). 

Ahead, we’ve laid out the three combinations we rely on to set us apart in a sea of Lycra. (Yes, getting dressed just got a whole lot easier — so go ahead, have another gimlet to celebrate).


Anthony Vaccarello One Shoulder Mini Dress, $1,840, available at FarFetchFrench ConnectionGalaxy Crepe Jacket, $198, available at French ConnecitonZara Basic Clutch Bag, $49.90, available at ZaraASOS Arrow Point Ankle Boots with Toe Cap, $61.57, available at ASOS.


Oasis One Shoulder Cocktail Dress, $112, available at OasisTopshop Metallic Jacquard Blazer, $140, available at NordstromReiss Mira Metal Bar Trim Clutch, $225, available at ReissForever 21 Metallic Trim Bootie, $32.80, available at Forever Mango Animal Print Dress, $59.99, available at MangoElizabeth and James Avery Brocade Effect Blazer, $559.63, available at My Wardrobe ;BCBG Max Azria Fold-Over Clutch, $268, available at BCBGCheap Monday Bootie, $150, available at Shopbop.


Oasis Skinny Faux Leather Trouser, $72, available at House of FraserHonor Blouse, $980, available at The CornerSurface to Air Short Cut Jacket, $620, available at Surface to Air‘; Topshop Galaxy High Heels, $104, available at Topshop.


Reiss Davis Perforated Leather Trousers, $475, available at ReissWarehouse Baroque Lace T-Shirt, $48, available at John LewisMadewell Stadium Jacket, $298, available at MadewellIsabel Marant Kylie Western Pump, $818, available at You He She.


Acne Best Hip Metallic Leather Trousers, $1,292, available at MatchesPhilosophy Di Alberta Ferretti Lace Top, $380, available at Net-A-PorterRiver Island SIlver and Black Bomber Jacket, $32, available at River IslandAnn Taylor Platform Pumps, $198, available at Ann Taylor.


Haute Hippie Skirt, $490, available at Marissa Collectionsrag & bone Katharine Pullover, $195, available at rag & boneOtte Plush Fleece Lined Tights, $38, available at OtteMark & James by Badgley Mischka Wedge Pump, $169.95, available at DSW.


H&M Skirt, $56, available at H&MMango Metallic Reverse Knit Sweater, $69.99, available at MangoGap Opaque Heavyweight Tights, $14.95, available at GapSaint Laurent Paris Ankle Cuff Shoe, $895, available at YSL.


DKNY Iron Skirt, $390, available at StylebopPaul by Paul Smith Starry Night Sweater, $199, available at My WardrobeFogal Opaque Tights, $38.20, available at Pret a BeauteAldo Gyal Shoe, $100, available at Aldo.

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