There’s no doubt that a night out on the town can get pricey. Between cocktails, a bottle of wine, and lots of good food, I always get caught off guard once the bill shows up. To top it all off, said bill doesn’t even account for whatever I spent on an outfit!
Fortunately, it’s easy to create an outfit that’s appropriate for an evening out while on a budget. My trick: combine everyday basics that you can wear again and again with statement pieces and accessories. Forget splurging on an item that you’ll only wear once. Instead, buy pieces that will work for a variety of settings.
For these looks, I used items that are sure to last the test of time and that can equally take you from daytime to nightime. No matter your budget, get inspired for your next evening out with these outfit ideas:
Outfit idea for $220
Leggings and black sweaters are both winter must-haves that can easily work for different occasions. These leggings with athletic mesh inserts on both knees allow for the perfect mix of function and style. Wear them with this color block sweater with leather stitch detailing to create a look that is comfy and classy. Finally, complete your look with some statement accessories to dress up your outfit for an evening out like with these short earrings and this bracelet.
Outfit idea for $150
The boyfriend tee is another wardrobe essential that everyone should have hanging in their closet. For an evening out, wear your black boyfriend tee with a standout item like this striped black and white pencil skirt. Tuck your tee into your skirt for a chic evening look that can go just about anywhere. Finish off your look with this layered necklace that you can wear in a variety of different ways.