You’re heading out for a night on the town with some friends, but there’s a pretty good chance you’re going to stop and get some food first, maybe a few cocktails before it’s off to the club. Make sure you don’t get your friends stopped – think ahead about where your outfit is going to take you. Take a look at these comparisons of a good night out and let them guide your decision in dressing right for different restaurant’s dress codes.
Keeping It Casual
If you are thinking the night out is going to be more on the casual side of things, then it’s best to dress down, but prepared. Starting at the bottom you’re going to want to see cleaned shoes, generally a nautical polo style or low cut leather slip-on make a good choice for a laid-back approach to keeping it styled.
If you and your friends usually end the night with a bit of dancing then you’re going to want to keep it cool with a mid-cut and neutral toned folded short, paired with a leather or thick-cotton belt. A fitted polo shirt is going to finish your look off in a pastel tone, generally a contrast color to any watches or rings you choose to wear.a
Maybe You Want to Try a Little Upscale
Friends have a penchant for trying things a little more upscale? Swap out the shorts for some raised cut, also neutral pants, leaning on a dark denim if you can’t find anything in your wardrobe to fit the bill. Change the polo shirt for a fitted yet breathable cotton shirt, a pastel color which complements any jewelry is the best choice to keeping you looking on point. Throw on a thin pullover or dinner jacket and a loosened tie to satisfy any potential black tie requirements, which a quick change of your laces to leather will see them complete your upscale restaurant look.