We consistently turn to NYC girls for wardrobe inspiration given their expertise in combining fashion and function. While we often look to this set for their easy, casual outfit ideas, it's their dressier ensembles we wanted to focus on today. In fact, after scrolling through a range of images on Instagram recently, we realized that many New Yorkers actually rely on a few specific looks when they're ready to party.
To dig a little deeper into this matter, we rounded up seven no-fail party outfits, courtesy of some of the most stylish and elegant New York City ladies. From a polished NYE-ready look to a formal ensemble that would suit any elevated affair, the looks (complete with shopping inspo) coming your way will get you ready for any shindig you have coming up this season.
Playful Dress + Mules
Nothing says “get the party started” more than a playful dress with special details (like ruching and statement fabrics). The beauty of an eye-catching dress like this is that it requires nothing more than basic jewelry and heels for a simple yet impactful vibe.
Blouse + Slip Skirt + Heels
You can’t beat a slip skirt and a coordinating silk blouse for an A+ night-out look. While this specific ensemble would work if you live somewhere warmer, you could easily swap in knee-high boots or booties and toss on a faux-fur coat to transition it into the colder months.
A tailored suit (or a separate blazer and trousers) and either heels or ankle boots are sophisticated and elegant for just about any event. To break up the dark silhouette, incorporate a contrasting bag for a fashion-forward silhouette.
Let’s be real, you just simply can’t deny the power of the perfect LBD for a night out. Go for a striking style with unique details and a pair of no-fail booties, flats, or heels, and you’re all set.
Button-Down + Wide-Leg Trousers + Mules
For a polished look, consider testing out an outfit formula like this with a shirt buttoned all the way up, tucked into wide-leg trousers. A pair of practical yet stylish mules completes the ensemble flawlessly.
Blazer + Semi-Sheer Dress + Knee-High Boots
Off to a black-tie affair or something more formal? Try a breathtaking gown or a longer dress with standout features like sheer paneling. Knee-high boots and a slouchy black blazer bring a modern twist to the look.
Floral Maxi Dress + Booties
A floor-sweeping maxi dress in a pretty floral print is worth having in your arsenal because you can actually dress it up or down with the right accessories for different parties. For example, if you’re heading somewhere dressy but not super formal, add in ankle boots and a metallic bag to make a statement.