Need a low-key venue for a heart-to-heart discussion or a lengthy round of catching up? Grab some seats at Sonoma, Capitol Hill's chicest wine bar, and spill the beans (or play therapist, if your pal's the one with the crisis). Opt for a figure-flattering dress with a subtle sexy vibe — emphasis on "subtle" — and add some glam elements, like bold jewels and metallic heels.
Ted Baker Evvie Structured Waist Dress, $295, available at Ted Baker; BaubleBar Sapphire Tailwinds Bib, $38, available at BaubleBar; OPI Classic Nail Lacquer in Glitzerland, $9, available at Ulta; Chloé Emilia Calf Hair And Leather Bag, $1,698, available at Matches; Joan & David Amandie Pump, $159.95, available at Nordstrom.
Sonoma, 223 Pennsylvania Avenue SE; 202-544-8088.
Had plenty of time to talk lately? Then make your girls' night out all about dancing 'til you drop, and score tickets to a 9:30 Club show (or better yet, one of the venue's monthly dance parties). Strike a balance between elegant and edgy with a romantic, feminine top and sleek coated jeans, then add a low ankle boot for an androgynous vibe. A lush tassel necklace, snakeskin clutch, and classic red lip polish off this rock 'n' roll getup.
Clockwise from top left: French Connection Classic Polly Plains Top, $48, available at French Connection; J Brand Zip Ankle Coated Super Skinny Pants, $288, available at Intermix; Forever 21 Boho Tassel Necklace, $6.80, available at Forever 21; Wet n Wild MegaLast Lip Color in Spotlight Red, $1.99, available at Drugstore.com; Club Monaco Ashley Clutch, $198.50, available at Club Monaco; Steve Madden Taboe Bootie, $129.95, available at Steve Madden.
9:30 Club, 815 V Street NW; 202-265-0930.
Just Add Vodka
If you're craving something a little unexpected to shake up a stale routine, make plans to catch up with your ladies at Mari Vanna, Dupont Circle's Russian hotspot with plenty of cozy nooks for imbibing and conspiring. Keep your look polished with printed trousers and a ladylike heel, and add a down-to-earth element with a chambray shirt. A bright floral clutch is the ideal finishing touch.
Clockwise from top left: Reiss Geo Print Silk Trousers, $230, available at Reiss; Delia's Lightweight Denim Shirt, $29.90, available at Delia's; Accessorize Lux Diamond Metal Stretch Bracelet, $27, available at Accessorize; Zara Pointed Mid Heel Court Shoe, $79.90, available at Zara; Sophie Hulme Floral Print Envelope Clutch, $751.38, available at Farfetch.
Mari Vanna, 1141 Connecticut Avenue NW; 202-783-7777.
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