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Outfits Under $100: 3 Cheap & Chic Going Out Looks

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Hit the town in style
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At the start of a long week, sometimes the only thing that gets you through the madness of deadlines, assignments and classes is daydreaming about the festivities of the weekend to come. I’ve been guilty of plotting out my next weekend-night adventures on Sunday morning – and those daydreams always revolve around what attire I’ll be rocking as I laugh with friends or let loose on the dance floor.

To get you through this mundane February week, check out these thrifty-yet-fabulous looks for a night on the town:

Outfit #1: Black Magic

Outfits Under $100: Going Out - Black Magic
Product Info: Dress, Necklace, Left Bangle, Right Bangle, Clutch, Pumps

This dress has the potential to be dressed up or down in a flash; for this post, I decided to boost it up with high pumps, but you could wear flat boots or even ballet flats for a toned-down look. I paired this bohemian mini with tribal-inspired jewelry, a neutral-yet-fun clutch and nude shoes. Let your hair down in natural waves for a beachy-boho feel.

Outfit #2: Sheer Sensation

Sheer dress outfit under 100 dollars total
Product Info: Dress, Earrings, Pumps

This sexy look is for the flashy club-goer who’s not afraid to be the center of attention. Sheer panels reveal skin without showing too much, and the long sleeve balances out the short length so the overall look stays classy. When wearing a black dress, opt for bright shoes like these purple heels for a pop of head-turning color. Try wearing this look with a slicked-back chignon and smoky eyes for a chic look that smolders.

Outfit #3: Laid-back & Ladylike (Under $75!)

Outfits Under $100: Going Out - Laid-back & Ladylike
Product Info: Top, Necklace, Jeans, Wedges

Not every night out calls for mini-dresses and stilettos; this girly outfit is feminine and dressy but laid-back enough for a casual party or bar outing. Don your favorite jeans (they don’t have to be skinny, though that style is among the most versatile) and a comfy top that has a dressy fabric or cut, like this pink chiffon option. For some height and confidence, try comfy wedges; if you’re not into high shoes, try embellished flats instead.

What do you think?

What are your favorite outfits to wear when you hit the town? Do you prefer casual or dressed-to-the-nines? Do you only wear heels? At your school, are people more laid-back or dressed up on weekend nights? Do you like these outfits? Please leave a comment!

Posted on on February 15, 2011 / Filed Under: Shopping / Tags: , , , , ,

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10 Responses to “Outfits Under $100: 3 Cheap & Chic Going Out Looks”

  1. 1
    February 15th, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    Wow, the second dress is… Just pure awesomeness. Need to find something like that in store.

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    February 15th, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    great post. Love the last outfit most, its more me. But all 3 looks are totally up there

  3. 3
    February 15th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    I love the third one! I would totally wear that!

    Ps: I follow this blog everyday! I love it.

  4. 4
    February 15th, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    I love the third outfit. Very classy. I wish you hadn’t done two black dress outfits. All fashionistas know how to steal a little black dress.

  5. 5
    February 16th, 2011 at 7:14 am

    I loved the third look too :) I also feel that the first 2 outfits could have been a little more different, because both look pretty similar. In my school, people are usually dressed casually. I’m guessing it should be like that on the weekends too, because I only stay on campus on weekdays!

  6. 6
    February 16th, 2011 at 10:30 am

    I noticed two lbd’s too, I would prefer one to be different color as well :)
    But I love the last wedges, and they are pretty cheap too!

  7. 7
    February 16th, 2011 at 11:19 am

    i agree, i think the first two outfits are too similar.. mix it up a little bit! another thing is that CF has been doing a lot of black dress posts lately. two was enough i think. but I LOVE the second black dress! and the shoes in the last outfit are amazing. nice post :)

  8. 8
    February 16th, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    Absolutely adore the last outfit!! Totally my type!!! I love CF and i follow it everyday too!!! You guys are doing a fabulous job!! Keep up the good work!!! :-) :-) :-)

  9. 9
    April 26th, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    the second one is great love it

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