However, if you've been feeling like your show ponies are getting a little too much time on the field ("You're wearing that feathered skirt again?"), it might be time to look at your trusty — albeit simple — standbys in a whole new light. With some clever styling and unexpected matchups, you can Cinderella-fy your most basic of basics. Don't believe us? Click through to see our tips — and don't be surprised if you find tonight's outfit in the mix.
Fancy-Bar Hopping — You may not think to reach for your most casual, everyday staples for a forecasted crazy-fun night out, but your favorite oversized gray tee and unassuming comfy pants make sense. And, guess what, they work well together when teamed up with other unusual suspects. Add a pair of stark-white dress heels (yep — you may have to dig them out from the summer storage bin) to your gray-tee/dark-pant combo to contrast against the neutral/dark color palette. Bring it all together with bits of cheeky bling, like mismatched earrings or even a chunky, shiny man-necklace courtesy of Dad or a stylish dude-friend. Or, score this one from Marc by Marc Jacobs for just $24!
Assembly New York Long Sleeve T-Shirt with Tux Stripe, $148, available at Assembly New York; Babaton Blake Pant, $145, available at Aritzia; Alexander Wang Maria Haircalf Peep Toe Mules, $795, available at Shopbop; Marc Jacobs ID Chain Necklace, $24, available at Marc Jacobs; Fiorelli Port Clutch, $89, available at Dorothy Perkins; Bing Bang Initial Heart Duo Studs, $48, available at Bing Bang.
J.Crew Classic Button-Down Shirt In Dotted Chambray, $64.50, available at J.Crew Factory; Unique Sequin Pencil Skirt, $495, available at Topshop; Monki Leonar Heeled Chelsea Ankle Boots, $62.29, available at ASOS; Reece Hudson Siren Mini Bag, $495, available at Shopbop; Wanderluster Freia Ring, $45, available at Wanderluster; MIR Grey Multi Print Cashmere Scarf, $79.20, available at Bluefly.
Mango Zippers Leather Biker Jacket, $359.99, available at Mango; Uniqlo Ultra Light Down Jacket, $69.90, Uniqlo; Opening Ceremony Low Top Sneakers, $300, available at Opening Ceremony; J.Crew Peplum Ponte Top, $49.50, available at J.Crew Factory;Rafe New York Bryn Rivoli Dowl Satchel, $495, available at Bloomingdales; Tom Binns Safety Pin Bracelet, $290, available at Far Fetch; Zara Ripped Boyfriend Jeans, $59.90, available at Zara.