I've Been a DJ for 15 Years—5 Trends I Swear By for Nightlife

In 2023, we should have just a little bit more fun. If that isn't among your New Year's resolutions, think again. When I started planning my year, I immediately started thinking about my night-out attire. As I contemplated which trends I'd like to highlight in my party attire, I thought, "Who better to ask than someone whose full-time job is to have a night out?"

Amrit Tietz has been known as one of the most fashionable DJs for quite a few years now, so I decided to tap her for some trend inspiration. She's been DJ'ing for 15+ years, so having watched trends come and go, she knows which ones are worth buying into.

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@itsamrit

What's one of your favorite songs right now?

I have a mega playlist of songs I love that I always update here.

How has your nightlife wardrobe evolved over the years?

There have definitely been some tragic trend-driven moments I'm glad I've left in the past. Embellished headpiece accessories, raccoon-dark eyeliner, American Apparel spandex, Jeffrey Campbell Lita boots… I could go on. It's kind of funny that the rave Y2K scene made a comeback having lived through its original era.

I have night-out essentials down to a science. In a little zip pouch, I carry a mini brush, emergency USB (in case I jump on the decks), travel-sized eye drops, gum, travel-size deodorant spray, travel perfume, lip oil (I like the Dior or Fenty ones), safety pins, Band-Aids, mini Mace, Advil, cash. (I always have this on me, especially after concerts or raves, to combat Uber surcharges so you can convince a cab to take you.)

What's one of your favorite things you've ever worn for a night out?

I love a glamorous moment. If I'm going to step out, I want to step out in a look. Mesh, fishnets, anything embellished like rhinestones and glitter, a gorgeous drop earring. If I'm committing to a moment of a night out, I love to get ready with a great playlist and try on a few playful looks. The bigger the better. 

What are the nightlife trends you swear by?

1. Cozy Textures

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@itsamrit

"Think everything fuzzy, faux fur, and puffy."

I'm all about shearling right now.

2. Sports Motifs

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"Pieces like jerseys and bomber jackets—not a new trend but definitely not going anywhere."

Wearing sweats for a night out is such a game changer.

3. Metallics

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"I saw a lot of this in the 2023 collections, and they're always a hit for a night out. … It's giving Studio 54. Metallic everything—makeup, clothing, and accessories!"

4. Lingerie-Inspired Pieces

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"Again, [this is] not necessarily a new trend, but I see this continuing. Trying out undergarments, slips, and layering bras will bring some fun to your nightlife wardrobe."

A Dion Lee corset is a nightlife-lover must-have.

5. Skin-Baring Pieces

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@itsamrit

"Mesh, lace, sheer, cutouts will never get old. These are timeless and will always be sexy, stylish, and on-trend."