Style Inspiration for Your Girls' Night Out

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If you're feeling the way we are, you're ready to kick back and start the long weekend. We're looking forward to quality time with the girls out on the town, but it can be a struggle to muster up the energy after a long week of work—let alone think of what to wear!

The typical uniform at bars can make dressing with intention—rather than for the wrong kind of attention—tricky, but it is possible! Explore your personal style and think beyond those tiny little numbers (we're looking at you, bandage dresses) as the only options to wear out dancing.

Girls' night is the perfect excuse to try something a bit funky or offbeat from your regular wear. Whether you're headed to a casual dinner with lifelong pals or cocktail hour and cutting a rug to eighties music, we've curated a few affordable outfit inspirations to shake up your look for a night on the town.

Plus, we've got all the looks and more over in Verily Shops!

SLEEK JUMPSUIT//

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It's no news that we love the one-piece wonder, and this monochromatic patterned jumpsuit from Oasis (02) is an ideal transition piece from summer to fall. Layer with a jacket or vest, like this pretty and modern black wrap vest with a waist tie (01). Highlight your shape with a thin, gold embellished belt (05) and slip on a pair of mule wedges (04) —totally trendy and comfy all at once.

1. Mango $140 / 2. Oasis $77 / 3. BaubleBar $38 / 4. DSW $35 / 5. H&M $18 / 6. Nordstrom $85 

LOVELY LACE//

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A white lace midi skirt, like this one from ASOS (03), might not be obvious for evening wear, but when paired with an urban denim vest from Gap (02)and adventurous leopard-print stacked heels (05), it makes quite the statement! Since it's an eclectic look already, go with a neutral bag and tank underneath.

1. Mango $40 / 2. Gap $41 / 3. ASOS $47  / 4. Aldo $45 / 5. Sole Society $70 / 6. Warehouse $53

90s FLORAL//

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Envisioning Topanga from Boy Meets World? Yep, we dig that, especially as members of the 1990s generation that grew up with the iconic simple little floral prints. Make this Dorothy Perkins dress (01) modern with ankle booties, a versatile brown and black cross body bag (both from Target: 04, 05), and a pile of gold bracelets.

1. Dorothy Perkins $49 / 2. Aldo $15 / 3.  H&M $6 / 4. Target $27 / 5. Target $28

SPARKLY SEQUINS//

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Shimmery sequins on jackets, blazers, tops, and bottoms add a trendy luxe touch to any ensemble and can actually translate as laid-back cool when balanced with more relaxed mainstays. This gorgeous feminine and floral sequin pencil skirt from Nordstrom (03) worn with a Topshop (01) leather biker jacket makes for a sweet and chic combo. Since the skirt is all the sparkle you'll need, keep accessories to a minimum; stud earrings (02) and a simple patterned black clutch (04) do the trick.

1. Topshop $116 / 2. BaubleBar $26 / 3. Nordstrom $50 / 4. Topshop $50 / 5. Sole Society $65