Taking a look at your upcoming weekend, it’s easy to imagine all the work you should be doing, and how maybe you should just spend Saturday night in with a plethora of Joseph Gordon-Levitt movies and cheese pizza. But take a step back and reconsider your options with regards to these outfits that are sure to make you want to leave your bed/couch/surprisingly comfortable floor.
If you’re going to:
A fancy bar. Imagine mood lighting, elegant wood or even marble surfaces. No vodka cranberries here, just martinis and whiskey neat. Your outfit should fit the scene, so save your metallic bandage dress with the massive cut-outs for the club. Channel your Audrey Hepburn, Olivia Pope on a night out, or Angelina Jolie in all of her smokiness.
A dive bar. You have more freedom here to play. A pair of dark jeans with heels, or a more informal dress are both good choices. You want to have more fun and not have to worry about whether all your lovely cream chiffon is tearing somewhere.
A fancy or expensive club. Time to break out the bandage dress and stilettos, but no need to go Guidette and try that hot pink rhinestone piece of fabric that could pass for a bathing suit.
A not-so-fancy club. This is the time to have no shame with something a little on the sexier side, just remember that Facebook is a sneaky devil and don’t post anything you would regret at 2 pm the next day.
Anything involving weddings, receptions for weddings, or bridal showers.
Take the wedding venue or theme into account. If the bride has chosen a Western theme and you have to wear your long-abandoned Daisy Dukes to the rehearsal dinner, go with it and make sure you’re not in any of the photos. If the wedding is at a nice hotel, choose a dress or ensemble that would be appropriate. For example, a more conservative little black dress at the Four Seasons strikes everyone as a good choice. Your black leather miniskirt with neon yellow six-inch Louboutins does not.