5 CLASSIC NIGHT-OUT PIECES UNDER $40
By Eleanor Dunne, April 22, 2019
Ah, the Little Black Dress — is there anything it can’t do? It’s sophisticated, looks good on basically everyone and is super-adaptable. The fun part is making it look like a whole new thang every time. You could wear a longline blazer over it, cinch the waist with a fanny pack, add tons of gold jewelry, pair it with some neon accessories... the possibilities are endless.
ASOS DESIGN midi bodycon dress, $19
No other piece will go harder in your going-out-out line-up than a pair of barely-there neutral heels. Their power is tenfold: they work with everything, upgrade even the most casual of outfits, and they’re not going to go out of style anytime soon. Plus they're so minimal, no one will even notice when you wear them out every weekend. How can you resist?
We love it when one piece can be worn in numerous life sitches. Take this pink skirt. It’s ideal for a night out with a bandeau top and some heels, it works for 9-5 with pumps and a fresh white shirt, and it will even win the weekend with chunky trainers and a simple t-shirt. The only question left is: where can’t you wear it?
Back in the early 2000s, dressing for your night-out just meant pairing a fancy string top with a pair of jeans. Well, you'll be happy to hear those days are officially back (and just in time for The Hills reunion). A lacy cami like this one is your one-stop solution to jazzing up your everyday pants for cocktails. Minimal effort, maximum impact.
Last but not least, we have the statement earring. Little touches like these beauties — or a layered necklace, a neon add-on, or a so-2019 hair accessory — are an easy and affordable way to update any lovable old pieces you want to resurrect from seasons past. These babies will add a mystical, crystal-ball vibe to your after-dark look. Prediction: you're going to wear them everywhere, this season and beyond.