8 Summer Outfit Formulas to Wear for a GNO

written by BELLA GIL

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Source: Laura Jade Stone
Source: Laura Jade Stone

Getting ready for a Girl’s Night Out is arguably just as fun as the night itself. The music, pep talks, and endless makeup looks make for an ideal getting-ready combination. Hell, it’s even more fun if you’re all getting ready together. While the prep is all fun and games, I know I can’t be the only one who’s racking my brain all week trying to figure out what to wear—which is where having a few go-to outfit formulas at the ready comes in.

Sure, you can grab your go-to all-black outfit, but why not switch it up for the summer? From classic summer basics to quick outfits you can just throw on and dance the night away in, the art of a GNO outfit is put together with what makes you feel your best.

If you and your group of friends are long overdue for a night out on the town, take a peek at these foolproof outfit formulas for some GNO inspo.


1. A vibrant dress + strappy heels

A bright-colored dress just practically speaks for itself—especially in this season’s bright green and orange shades. Pair it with all gold accessories and strappy heels, and the night is sure to be one to remember.

2. Your favorite denim + a simple tank

Who said we have to put jeans away for the summertime? Pull out your fave piece of denim (shorts, skort, jeans, etc.), pair it with a simple tee or tank, and it’s a foolproof outfit ready for any type of night.

Abercrombie & Fitch

Double-Layered Seamless Tank

3 colors available

3. A leather blazer + bike shorts

Biker shorts proving themselves to be more than athleisure is one of our favorite things to happen in recent years. Paired with an oversized blazer or different textures? We truly can’t think of a better combo.

4. A statement dress + fresh face

Feathers, rhinestones, reflectors, oh my! Opt for a piece of clothing on your GNO with details that are sure to turn heads. Have some fun with it, and let your outfit be the talking point of all the night’s conversations.

5. A bustier top + trousers

We strongly believe that everyone looks good in a bustier top, and they just so happen to be the perfect top for a night out on the town. Pair yours with some oversized trousers and your look will just scream oh-so-chic.


Elodie Bodysuit

Oh La La Cheri

Underwire Teddy

6. A mini dress + knee-high boots

A mini dress and a pair of knee-high boots go together like peas in a pod. If you wanted to opt for comfort, have no fear—just swap out heeled boots for some with a lug sole instead. 

Banana Republic

Radiant Mini Dress

3 colors available


Halter Mini Dress

2 colors availble

7. A matching set + hat + sunnies

We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again: A matching set is perfect for when you have no clue what to wear but still want to look put together. Lucky for us, matching sets in the summer are a go-to choice, and they just so happen to be the perfect thing to throw on for a GNO.

Abercrombie & Fitch

Linen-Blend Set

3 colors available

8. Trousers + an oversized blazer

A sleek trouser and oversized blazer is truly the combo of the moment right now; not only is it easy to move around in, but it’s also easy to find practically anywhere you go.

Good American

The Boss Blazer

3 colors available


Drapey Long Parke Blazer

3 colors available