These 12 NYFW Afterparty Outfits Are the Ultimate Night-Out Lookbook

Lindsey Lanquist
These 12 NYFW Afterparty Outfits Are the Ultimate Night-Out Lookbook
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Dressing for Fashion Week is a particular kind of challenge. It typically involves perusing your closet for oft-overlooked showstopping pieces and throwing them together until you’ve created a look that’s as fashionable as it is eye-catching. But dressing for an NYFW afterparty requires a different kind of calculus—one that favors your sleekest head-turning pieces, rather than your strangest.

While the streets of Manhattan are filled with bright colors, embroidered fabrics and clunky footwear during the days of Fashion Week, the nights offer a different sartorial landscape: chic silhouettes, short hemlines and intimidatingly high heels. The former is a maximalist’s dream; the latter drips with chic sophistication.

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2018 is no exception to this rule. And this year’s afterparty looks are rife with inspiration. The next time you catch yourself without a thing to wear on a Saturday night, consult these 12 going-out looks—surely one of them will breathe new life into one of the pieces hanging in your closet.

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Model Jasmine Sanders‘ slinky chartreuse mini dress is the kind of luxurious night-out look no wardrobe is complete without.

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Model Mariah Strongin knows full well that a transparent top is the only solution for a night out in late summer heat.

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Model Devon Windsor offers an expert lesson in how to wear goldenrod velour with sleek black accessories—without looking like a bumblebee.

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Model and actress Caroline Lowe makes the case for a different kind of LBD—a long black dress.

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Take a page out of TV personality Nicole Williams’ playbook and inject a little color into your all-black-everything night-out wardrobe.

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A graphic T-shirt dress and high-heeled booties? Gigi Hadid knows the way to our heart.

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Sequin-covered camouflage sounds too maximalist for a Friday night, but model Nadine Leopold proves it’s completely club appropriate.

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There’s a lot going on with model Hailey Clauson’s afterparty outfit, and we love all of it.

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Snaps to actress Afiya Bennett for reminding us all of the power of satin capris.

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Model Joy Corrigan is out here reminding us all wide-leg pants and clubs aren’t mutually exclusive.

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Model Lais Ribeiro’s barely-there dress is equal parts practical and stunning. (Gotta stay cool in this heat!)

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Because no night-out wardrobe is complete without a shiny AF form-fitting dress—something model, actress and beauty queen Olivia Culpo knows to be true.

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