Whether you like a nice glass of Sauvingon Blanc, a Merlot, a cocktail or you prefer to stick to a soft drink, heading to a bar to put the world to rights over a drink with friends is always fun. Now that many bars have opened again (albeit with certain rules and restrictions), let’s take a look at the bar outfits you might choose to wear.
What to wear to a bar
First, what to think about when heading to a bar?
Do you need layers?
Usually, I’d say no as bars tend to be warm. However, in some places at the moment, you have to stick to drinking outside in the bar garden and, in others, there are fewer people inside so you may find it’s colder. Take a jacket, a cardigan or a wrap with you.
Dresses with sleeves
Dresses with sleeves are ideal whether it’s warm or a bit chilly. If you’re in a sunny beer garden, they’ll keep your upper arms covered and stop you getting surnburnt shoulders. If you’re inside, you won’t need an extra layer.
Flat shoes or heels?
This really depends on personal preference. But if you are at a bar rather than dinner, you may be standing up more. Or, if you are in the beer garden, you could be walking on grass, so you may prefer block heels or wedges rather than thinner heels.
Jeans are always a good go-to
If you aren’t sure what to wear, jeans are always a good option. You can dress them up with a nice top. Obviously, if you’re going somewhere particularly swanky, check the dress code first. If you aren’t sure, you could always look at the bar website and social media for photos.
Wearing a nice top with jeans when going out is such a popular look that you can search on Amazon for tops with jeans.
Focus on your top half for your bar outfits
Depending on where you’re going, you may be sitting at a table, so your legs won’t actually be visible. Focus on your top half, with a stylish top and / or statement jewelry.
The best bar outfits
When it comes to the tops you choose, choose a bright color, a stylish print, or you could choose for a little rock chick vibe.
Angela @angelamashelle above chooses an on-trend puff sleeve top. Depending on the whether, you could style with shorts or pants.
jackets & cardigan
Depending on the whether, you may need an outerlayer, particularly if you are sitting outside.
pants & jeans
Jeans are a classic look when heading to the bar. Depending on the venue, you could dress more casually with a t-shirt and sneakers or dress your jeans up with a nice top and heels.
dresses & skirts
Of course, you don’t have to stick to jeans and pants when you head for a drink, you could dress up and choose a dress or skirt.
shoes for your bar outfits
Flats, heels, sneakers – anything goes when it comes to dressing for a bar. If you may be standing for a while, choose block heels that won’t be painful to walk in.
You can dress up even the simplest of outfits with your accessories.
Melanie @melanie.rae.miller above opts for oversized earrings and a clutch bag.
Your bar outfits together in one capsule
Below, you can see the clothes, shoes and accessories together in one capsule. Mix & match to your heart’s delight and wear everything in many different ways.
For example, you could wear the striped shirt dress open as a duster jacket. You could wear the leggings with any of the dresses. You could go very casual with the graphic print t-shirt and jeans or choose a more formal outfit by teaming the wrap top with the skirt.
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What do you usually wear to a bar? Let us know your favorite bar outfits!
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