Girls night in can be a lot of fun but sometimes it’s fun to get all glammed up for a girls night out on the town.  Never mind the chill, take the plunge and schedule a special night out with your friends. And don’t forget these style tips!

Work Your Backdrop

It is easy to get carried away when you head out for a night on the town.  Remember to keep it simple with your outfit.  Think of it as a backdrop to your ensemble.  Opt for an all-black outfit – whether it is a cute little dress, black pants or skirt.  If you’re going for black bottoms, keep the top basic using a solid but bright pop of color.  Dolman style shirts like one from Victoria’s Secret work well with slim cut or trouser style pants or even a sleek little mini.

Stand Tall

Forget the flats tonight!  Find a pair of heeled boots, spiked or studded heels that add height and lengthens your legs. If super high heels aren’t your thing, try wearing a set of wedges to beautifully off-set an outfit.  Nicole Abloom wedge heels in taupe have a sweet little fabric rose above the peep-toe that create an element of fun. A t-strap shoe or leather ankle strap pump adds vintage style for a unique spin on the night. Studded heels like the BCBG Generation Bennett in Spectrum Blue also let you play with color.

All Made Up

This is quite possibly one of the best parts about going out.  Girls night out is the chance to try the bold and beautiful make-up tricks you’ve been learning via YouTube tutorials (Ssh, we won’t tell!) or the a-bit-too-bright-for-work nail color you just had to buy.  Break out the metallic eye shadow like Bobbi Brown’s Sparkle eye shadow in Bone or Cement, or test out your cat-eye making skills with an extra dramatic swoop.  Test out that hot pink or coral lipstick on your personal focus group.  Check out Valentina an orange poppy lip balm by Stila. Whatever you do, go bright and bold.

Baubles & Bags

Before you step out the door, add that last bit of sparkle with a cocktail ring or chandelier style earrings.  Banana Republic has perfect examples of both with their Pearl Cushion Cocktail ring or Green Combo Chandelier earrings.  Each one makes a statement.  Don’t be weighed down by a hefty bag. Grab a fashionable wristlet or glittery clutch to complete your look.  Etsy always has special designs that are usually one-of-a-kind, amazing finds.

While it’s fun to hit the town with your BFF and crew – the best thing about going out with the girls goes beyond the pretty, sparkly things it is how restorative it is to spend time with dear friends.

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