Here's What NYC Girls Are Actually Wearing to Go Out

When the temperatures rise in New York, the city comes alive. Co-workers want to "grab drinks after work" after spending the past nine months heading straight home, and come the weekend, all bets are off. But how does one dress for all sorts of debauchery? There are certain summery going-out outfits that the city's trendsetters always turn to.

Below are seven key pieces to help you navigate warm-weather nights out like a true New Yorker. Inspired by the looks of these cool It girls, you'll be comfortable and plenty on-trend all night long. So whether you're headed for a nightcap somewhere swanky or you're meeting friends at the local dive, you'll know just what to wear.

A little front-tie top in a bold color is a fun choice styled with high-waisted pants or an above-the–belly button skirt.

Available in sizes 12 to 24. 

Instead of a little black dress, this summer NYC trendsetters are swapping in a white minidress styled with sneakers for comfort.

Bustier Top



A flirty bustier is the night-out top the coolest New York girls have in heavy rotation. Styled with casual high-waisted jeans is the best way to balance it out.

There's no better way to stand out at a dark bar than with a pop of color, which is why a red dress is the ideal statement piece.

Statement Skirt



A midi skirt may seem more suited to the office than for going out, but when it's styled with a simple white tee, it's the perfect mix of sophisticated and cool.

Yes, you can go out in a sweatshirt. The key is to go for a style that is cropped with a looser fit, which is a style that works for casual drinks.

Summer weather means wearing as little as possible, which is what makes a printed tank dress a punchy pick for drinks on a rooftop somewhere.

Available in sizes X to 4X.

Now you're all set to hit the town in NYC.