UPDATE: Don't let the blizzard get you down, it's Friday night and that means it's time to kick up your heels! This story was originally published on February 28.
Day-to-night dressing is a necessary skill for stylish urban survival. Equally important? Night-to-night dressing—we're talking about the ensembles that take you from dinner to debauchery. And to give you a glam helping hand, we've styled three chic outfits perfect for three hot restos—and well, who knows, right? This cheat sheet is all you need for the weekend. Well, that and maybe some Redbull.
A reopened, revamped space doesn't mean you should expect anything less than the Goldbar you knew and loved just a short while ago. Yes, the tunes are still fresh, the cocktail list is still slammin' and the bar is still, well, gold. New welcomed additions come in the form of small plates, meaning you can make this Broome Street spot an all night destination... we just suggest you punch up your outfit to stand out against the luxe decor.
Goldbar, 389 Broome Street (between Mulberry and Centre streets); 212-274-1568.
Clockwise, from top left: AllSaints Clemence Coat, $460, available at AllSaints; McQ Neon Camouflage Butterfly Cap Sleeve Dress, $435, available at Alexander McQueen; Estée Lauder Pure Color Pop Collection, $20, available at Nordstrom; Aldo Sivley Boot, $89.98, available at Aldo; Z Spoke by Zac Posen Marlene Oversized Patent Clutch, $125, available at Scoop.
Photo: Courtesy of Goldbar
Dressing for a "lounge" is difficult, but when the food is as fresh as the music, it's really a no brainer. That's why for Sen's amazing sushi (and the right date vibe to match) we recommend punching a normal evening-to-late-night look up a notch with a splash of bright colors and luxe textures. You'll be a buzzy bee in no time.
Sen, 12 West 21st Street (between Fifth and Sixth avenues); 212-388-5736.
Clockwise, from top left: Marc by Marc Jacobs Slim Fit Shirt, $50, available at Marc Jacobs; Ungaro Vintage Velvet Jacket, $181.83, available at Far Fetch; Amrita Singh Clement Necklace, $150, available at Amrita Singh; Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Wool Mini Skirt, $216.43, available at Far Fetch; Fendi Slingback Mary Jane Pump, $735, available at Barneys.
Photo: Courtesy of Sen
Bowery between Spring and Rivington has seen more traffic since the start of NYFW than the tents themselves. And, really, it's no surprise, thanks to hyped-with-a-reason resto, The General. This see-and-be-seen spot offers unique and well-balanced modern Asian dishes that actually fill you up. Which is a good thing since you'll need sustenance if you're heading downstairs to dance at Bow after your delicious (and multi-course) meal. We recommend trying some fresh black garlic kampachi and wearing a relaxed-yet-still-impactful outfit to match.
The General, 199 Bowery (at Spring Street); 212-627-1235.
Clockwise, from top left: Topshop Moto Black Joni Super High Waisted Jeans, $70, available at Topshop; Guess Dinah Jacket, $247, available at We Like Fashion; Meredith Wendell Square Patent Bag, $197.50, available at Meredith Wendell; Charlotte Olympia Masako Court Pumps, $895, available at Ssense; Michael Michael Kors Palm-Print Jersey T-Shirt, $70, available at Net-A-Porter.