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


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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


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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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2. Cardigan + Slip Skirt + Knee-High Boots


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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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3. Black Jumpsuit + Red Sandals


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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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4. Camel Coat + Knee-High Boots


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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. 

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5. Satin Blouse + Straight-Leg Jeans


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

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6. Beret + Blazer + Socks + Loafers


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


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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. 

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8. Feathered Pj's + Camel Blazer


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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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9. Sequin Top + Black Jeans


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

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10. Check Blazer + Bright Midi Dress


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

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11. Suit + Sandals


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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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12. Long-Sleeve Top + Party Pants


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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. 

13. Colourful Midi Dress + Mules + Shoulder Bag


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

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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. 

Emma Spedding