15 Casual Night-Out Outfit Ideas for Summer

Summer is almost here, and you know what that means, don't you? People are finally coming out of hibernation and social calendars are filling up—quickly. And as such, an appropriate warm-weather wardrobe is a serious must. But getting into the mindset of summer dressing can be a challenge, which is why we're here to help. We've already discussed some unique summertime outfits to copy ASAP, and today we're tackling the best casual night-out looks to try.

The anatomy of a chill nighttime outfit is all about comfort, versatility, and balance in your pieces. So for example, if you want to wear sneakers for drinks with friends, consider pairing your go-to kicks with a sleek black midi for a casual-chic look that's appropriate for wherever the evening may take you. Want more inspiration? Ahead we've rounded up 15 casual night-out outfits that you can easily re-create.

One night-out look that's perfect (not to mention fresh) for summer? A go-to wrap top, preferably in a bright hue, teamed with jeans and a pair of fun, bold pumps. Simple, stylish, and perfect for a casual night out with your friends.

While sure, this look is a bit dressier, it's still great for a casual dinner and drinks with friends. Pair a no-fail black tank top with a pretty satin skirt for an ensemble that transitions perfectly from Fridays at the office to a night out with your best pals.

You can never go wrong with an all-black look for a casual night-out outfit. It's simple, sleek, and appropriate for every activity, no matter where the evening takes you. Slip into a pair of fun heels, like these polka-dot pumps, for an eye-catching element.

Sneakers are the perfect choice if you don't want to wear heels for a night out. Pair with a dress for a simple but stylish casual evening look.

If you're looking for a one-and-done outfit idea for dinner and drinks with friends, consider a wrap dress. Team it with the summer shoes—a pair of espadrilles—for the perfect casual-chic night-out look.

Skinny jeans, a refined black top, and a pair of bejeweled shoes make for a look that is casual without being too laid-back.

Style a miniskirt with an easy-going off-the-shoulder blouse for an on-trend summertime ensemble. Throw in matching accessories—a black handbag and black flats, for example—for that final touch.

Comfort and versatility are key when piecing together a casual night-out look, and this outfit is the perfect mix of the two. A flowy midi with pretty button detailing paired with white sneakers says, "I'm ready for wherever the night takes me." If you think sneakers are too casual for you, simply slide into a pair of wedged espadrilles.

Skip the dress and heels for a casual night out, and instead opt for an always-classic pair of jeans teamed with a bright-hued top. Sneakers are optional but encouraged because comfort is key.

Test out the dress-over-jeans trend for a casual but sophisticated look.

Another no-fail option for a chill evening with friends? A pair of sleek black pants styled with a fun, flirty top.

You can never go wrong with an LBD. Throw on a jean jacket for when the sun sets. As for shoes? Either some sneakers, chunky-heeled sandals, or slides. Really, the footwear options with an easy-going black dress are endless.

Want a bit more edge in your night-out look? Then opt for a leather miniskirt. When paired with a refined button-down and a pair of studded booties, it's equal parts cool, comfortable, refined, and of course, casual.

To prevent jeans and a graphic tee from looking too laid-back, throw on a structured blazer.

Pair your favorite jeans with an elegant black tee (as shown above) and some fun slides.

Up next, check out some easy-to-copy casual Friday outfit ideas.