Don’t judge me for what I’m about to tell you, but I am not the going-out type. I love the idea of getting all gussied up (I have an arsenal of special occasion dresses, after all), but when it comes to being in a nightclub? It’s not it for me. In part, that’s because I’m picky as hell—the crowd, the clothes, and the cocktails need to be on point in order to get me to crawl out of my apartment. But, with summer in swing and Beyoncé’s Renisannce album bumping the back of my brain non-stop, one could say that I’ve embraced the idea of taking a short spin on the dance floor again.
And I’m guessing that if you clicked into this story, you too feel called to a night out—which is justifiable considering how challenging the past few years have been. We all deserve a night to let our hair down, slip into some fun platform shoes, and bounce to the beat. But, if you’re anything like me, you don’t play when it comes to planning a night out, especially when deciding what to wear to the club. No one wants to look like a carbon copy of every other person in the venue (much less look gauche), so having a few outfits you can turn to that are chic but still club-friendly is a must.
Luckily for us, there are loads of looks from the fashion set that proves once and for all that dance moves aren’t the only things that can be served on the floor. Ahead, you’ll find 13 club outfit ideas, along with key pieces to shop for your night out.