15 Outfits Worth Celebrating Your 21st Birthday In

Our 21st birthdays mark the end of an important era in our lives. Because while we were awarded certain privileges at 18 when we became legal adults, the ultimate independence that comes with turning 21 is something truly worth fêting. And shouldn’t the outfit you wear as you celebrate being another year older (and wiser) reflect the importance of this major life milestone? Whether you’ll be throwing an epic party or enjoying a low-key night in to celebrate the occasion, wear something that confirms it: Twenty-one will be your year.

Go on to see the outfits we think are cool enough to celebrate your 21st birthday in—after all, you’ll be the center of attention.

Bring on the sequins. Sparkly pieces demand attention, so balance out the glam with super-neutral shoes.

Jeans and a fur-trimmed top make for the perfect outfit for a dinner with all your best girlfriends.

A long-sleeve satin dress and fun earrings are the winter going-out outfit we swear by.

Coordinating separates make for the no-brainer outfit that's perfect for almost every kind of birthday celebration under the sun.

Swap your standard going-out top for a lace corset. Distressed jeans make the top wearable, and glam jewelry makes it worthy of this one-of-a-kind birthday celebration.

There's never been a better time to break out your prettiest handbag. And what better way than to balance out your tomboy and girly sides by wearing mom jeans with a fun graphic tee.

While over-the-knee boots and a printed minidress make up our go-to outfit this time of year, luxe accessories like a velvet bag and metallic jacket bring this fall favorite to new heights.

Weird as it sounds, one statement earring makes more of a statement than two. Add in a cool metallic bag and you've got an eclectic-cool look.

You'll be ready to dance the night away in a colorful satin wrap dress and equally fun leopard-print booties.

Having a low-key night to celebrate? An embroidered statement and top and Levi's are a vintage lover's dream outfit.

We'd wear this pretty ruffle-trimmed dress with red tassel earrings and heeled sandals.

Cargo pants toughen up a sultry mesh top for the tomboy-esque birthday girl.

Two words: something velvet. A pretty pink wrap dress gets is ultra-feminine when paired with burgundy boots.

A red minidress pretty much speaks for itself, so we'll let this outfit do the talking. 

This is what we'd wear to celebrate our birthday on a chic tropical island—you know, if that were the kind of reality we lived in.

And now, shop the chic evening looks for every soirée.