We've rounded up three of our favorite can't-miss dance nights—ranging from live samba to DJ mash-ups. Plus, we've pulled together three perfect, party-ready outfits that will put you in the spotlight — just in case your amazing moves don't do that already.
Thursday Nights at Lost Society
Don't be afraid to go a little glam for Thursday night's house music party at Lost Society, the posh (but not too posh) nightlife spot overlooking 14th Street. Try pairing rich, burnished metallics with jewel-tone accessories for a luxe feel, adding an unexpected jolt of color will keep things interesting.
Clockwise, from top left: ASOS Graded Rhinestone Shower Earring, $31.66, available at ASOS; Reiss Mer Embellished Dress, $127, available at Reiss; Jimmy Choo Brulee Pump, $775, available at Neiman Marcus; Deux Lux Juno Clutch, $62, available at Nordstrom.
Where: Lost Society, 2001 14th Street NW; 202-618-8868.
Photo: Courtesy of Lost Society
Right Round at Black Cat
We've already documented our affection for DJ Lil' E and her monthly dance party, Right Round — a must if you love '80s ear candy! The month's party happens on Saturday, and we suggest patterned pants, quirky-cool flats, and a femme top for optimal cuteness.
Clockwise from top left: Madewell Tailored Peplum Top, $88, available at Madewell; Sandy Hyun Gold Wonder Bracelet, $62, available at Bauble Bar; H&M Jeans, $19.95, available at H&M; Forever 21 Foldover Flap Crossbody, $12.80, available at Forever 21; G.H. Bass & Co. ELY-3 Silver, $89, available at G.H. Bass & Co.
Where: Black Cat, 1811 14th Street NW; 202-667-4490.
Photo: Courtesy of Erin Myers
Sunday Nights at Tropicalia
U Street's newest destination, Tropicalia, has dubbed itself a "global dance hall," which means you can expect DJs and live bands playing, well, a little bit of everything. On Sundays, a live band plays samba, so you can swish and sway to your heart's content, even though it's technically a school night. Opt for a swingy mini that flatters your moves, and keep the rest of your look simple: classic tee, simple baubles, and a shoe that can handle the dance floor.
Clockwise from top left: Club Monaco Luella Crewneck, $39.50, available at Club Monaco; J.Crew Tile Necklace, $98, available at J.Crew; Carven Flared Stretch-Cotton Mini Skirt, $275, available at Net-A-Porter; Charles Jourdan Honor Pumps, $245, available at Piperlime; Santi Beaded Box Clutch, $196, available at Shopbop.
Where: Tropicalia, 2001 14th Street NW; 202-629-4535.
Photo: Courtesy of Tropicalia