A night of clubbing often wreaks havoc on your wallet. From cover fees to drinks to cab fare, by the end of the night you're likely to have spent more than you wanted. Avoid an even bigger dent in your budget by avoiding expensive, designer clubbing outfits and instead getting creative with the staples in your closet. A few twists on classic pieces transforms day wear into stylish nighttime attire.
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Dressing Up Jeans
Though some clubs have strict dress codes that forbid jeans, a clean, crisp pair of fitted jeans is a staple for functional and fashionable club attire. Start with a basic pair of fitted jeans; dark-wash, straight-leg or skinny jeans are flattering and form-fitting options that pair well with most accessories. Avoid torn, light-wash or baggy jeans that will look sloppy in a club. To dress up the simple bottoms, choose a top in a luxurious texture like silk. If you don't have any dressy tops, a simple fitted black tank top provides a clean slate for accessorising with glitzy necklaces, oversized earrings or a sequinned belt. Finish the look by tucking your jeans into a pair of heeled suede boots or a pair of simple black pumps. If you are worried about the heat, roll up or fold the bottom of your jeans to the beginning of your calf and opt for a pair of platform sandals.
Adapt the clothes you wear to the office with a few strategic pairings and accessories to create suitable club outfits. Opt for a classy look with a pair of hip-hugging wide-leg slacks paired with a fitted white tank top or sleeveless silk blouse. A high-waisted pencil skirt becomes a club fashion statement when you pair it with a pair of knee-high boots and a tucked-in white or black tank top. If you own a pair of opaque tights or leggings, slip on an extra-long sleeveless shirt or sweat, and wrap it with a belt for a comfortable and stylish club outfit. Dress up any business wear with bold accessories like multiple chain necklaces or large cocktail rings.
His and Hers
Hip-hop dance clubs or glow party raves are the ideal opportunity to raid a man's closet for fashion options. Alter a men's white undershirt or tank top so that it fits tightly and hugs your body; for a playful look, tie a sports jersey with a knot or elastic in the back to create a midriff-baring outfit. Pair men's tops with fitted jeans to avoid looking sloppy or improperly dressed.
Styles for Him
Most clubs enforce stricter dress codes for men than women. Men should avoid jeans altogether, and instead opt for a dark pair of dress slacks or a pressed pair of chinos. Fitted polo shirts or short-sleeve button-down shirts are suitable for higher-end clubs, though casual dance clubs also permit T-shirts without offensive images. Skip the sneakers and hats and instead accessorise with a nice watch and a sport coat.
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