If You're Going to a Restaurant, Here Are Some A+ Outfit Ideas

A meal out presents the ideal opportunity to really dress up and unearth those fancier items from the back of your wardrobe. If you want a night out of your tracksuit bottoms and are ready to dress up for dinner (or breakfast, brunch, or lunch!), below, I've listed 13 outfit ideas that feel fabulous but not too OTT for a more casual reservation. 

While we may need some layers to dine outside comfortably, fall outfit inspiration is already coming in thick and fast on Instagram. Keep scrolling for some restaurant-ready outfits to try for your next meal out.

1. Statement Blazer + Skinny Jeans

Take the stress out of getting dressed—and keep all eyes on the blazer—by wearing a double-breasted style done up. 

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A jeans style that’ll never date. 

2. Cardigan + Slip Skirt + Knee-High Boots

A cool-girl styling tip is to wear a cardigan as a top. And we all know a slinky slip skirt will take any outfit into the dressy territory. 

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The continuation of button loops is a cool detail I rarely see. 

I have the dress version of this skirt and love the fit. 

White boots will make all your outfits feel more summery, even in a downpour. 

3. Black Jumpsuit + Red Sandals

Because a bold sandal can take any classic black outfit up a notch. You could even try a bright ankle boot. 

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The easiest way to lift a black outfit is with a color-pop shoe. 

4. Camel Coat + Knee-High Boots

What to wear to a restaurant: @ruerodier



Dining after dark? Layers are often essential for evening looks when the chill sets in, so keep them classic, chic and tonal for the win. 

Keep your necklines high if you plan on spending time sitting outdoors. 

A chic way to keep the cold at bay. 

These will pair just as well with dresses as they will with trousers tucked in. 

5. Satin Blouse + Straight-Leg Jeans

What to wear to a restaurant: @smythsisters



Jeans and a nice top will always do the trick. Need further proof? Just take a look at Marianne. 

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A minimalist take on the going-out top. 

Our editors really love Good American denim. 

A great pair of strappy black heels are a wardrobe staple. 

6. Beret + Blazer + Socks + Loafers

What to wear to a restaurant: @aemiliafay



The ultimate brunch look, this one is all about the accessories. And trust us—loafers worn with socks is a whole vibe. 

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A cute finishing touch for any outfit. 

These wide-leg jeans have a comfy waistline. 

7. Roll-Neck + Skirt + Snake-Print Boots

A round-the-clock look that'll never fail in the outfit department. Let knee-high boots take your favourite midi skirt to new heights. 

Snake-print boots are more versatile than you might think. 

8. Feathered Pj's + Camel Blazer

Pajamas you can also wear outside of the house are basically essential. And when combined with oversized tailoring, it gives them that certain je ne sais quoi. 

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The blazer that’s been on my wish list for months. 

9. Sequin Top + Black Jeans

Not just for party season, sequins can work all year round when mixed with more casual pieces like denim. 

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Sparkle shouldn’t be reserved for party season. 

10. Check Blazer + Bright Midi Dress

What to wear to a restaurant: @imanleila



Midi dresses work across all seasons. Throw on a blazer, and go. 

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Belted blazers are trending right now. 

This sunshine hue will brighten up any day. 

Everyone should consider adding tan sandals into their footwear line-up. 

11. Suit + Sandals

There's something effortlessly stylish about a suit teamed with flat sandals. If the weather doesn't approve, trainers look just as good. 

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Tailored blazers are a must-have for any wardrobe. 

Try wearing these with chunky heels and a t-shirt to dial down the corporate feel. 

I’m really into fisherman sandals right now. 

12. Long-Sleeve Top + Party Pants

Andi Mun wearing crop top and printed trousers



Put your trusty jeans away for a night in favour of fun, printed trousers. No need to even think about the rest of your outfit when these will be the centre of attention. 

If you love statement prints, look no further than these pants. 

13. Colourful Midi Dress + Mules + Shoulder Bag

Matchy-matchy accessories used to be reserved for weddings, but now it's a fail-safe tip to take note of for any occasion. 

I’m picturing these with blue jeans and a white tee also. 

Next Up, 24 Going-Out-Outfit Formulas That It Girls Always Rely On.

This post originally appeared on Who What Wear UK, and has since been updated by Jasmine Fox-Suliaman.