We all have those moments when we come home after a long day at work and suddenly remember we have committed ourselves to a big night out.  All you want to do is curl up on the sofa in your PJs but instead, you have to root through your wardrobe and get dressed up.

If I’m totally honest, I am Queen Granny!  I will say and do almost anything to avoid a night out, so when I do have to go out, it’s usually against my will!  On those nights, I’ll suck it up, fluff my hair and put on my glad-rags.  With that being said, I have become skilled at putting together an outfit which is comfy, chic and effortless.



First thing every girl needs is a good quality pair of leather trousers.  Mine are from the Balmain x H&M collaboration from a few years ago and you have seen them many, many times before on the blog.  If you’d like to see them styled in other ways, you can see how versatile they are HERE, HERE and HERE.

If you don’t have a pair in your closet yet, I highly advise you invest in some STAT!  They are the perfect glam item without being OTT.



Personally, I’m a fan of the Balmain biker style ones, as they have a bit more an edge to them, but if you prefer something more elegant, a plain leather pair is a great option too.

You can check out a few of my favourite luxury pairs HERE, HERE and HERE which will last you a lifetime.  Also, there are few from the high street which are priced super well HERE, HERE and HERE.



Statement heels are a must.  I always think it’s best to dress down and let your shoes do all the talking.  These Saint Laurent Opyum pumps have served me really well for when I need to look sharp but can’t actually be bothered.  I can throw these on with anything and they shine!  I’m sure they’d even look fab with some joggers, although I’m yet to try it out!  Although if you want to know how to wear joggers on a night out, check out a previous post HERE.

I’m not going to lie these are a pain in the arse to walk in, so if you’re considering the Opyum pump be warned they are for an evening with minimal walking.  Don’t even think about getting on the underground or bus in these.  I would also highly recommend checking out the Appelle Moi version which are so much easier to walk in. You can check out how I styled them HERE and shop them HERE.



I’m a great believer chic tops don’t have to be expensive.  I have so many from off the high street which I adore.  With evening tops I always advise playing with texture, whether it be silk, lace, ruffles or embroidery.

Also, try and buy ones which you can dress up or down.  Nearly all of my evening tops can be worn during the day too, so I can get double the wear out of them.

Shop this silky number HERE for £39.99 or see some other favourites of mine HERE, HERE and HERE.



We all know my love of blazers is never-ending!  Every wardrobe needs at least one.  Throw a beautifully tailored blazer over your shoulders and it gives an evening look that much-needed piece de resistance.  I’ve written so many posts about how to find the right blazer for you, so if you want to know more, I suggest you read my Everything You Need to Know about Buying a Blazer and Balmain Blazers: The Ultimate Rundown posts.



This whole post is effectively a very long-winded and detailed way of saying invest in some leather trousers and you’ll be set for every night out forever more!  Also, a statement pair of shoes is a great investment for those “I can’t be bothered nights out”, as you’re getting maximum output with minimum input.  If your budget can stretch to it I highly advise investing in a good quality pair, see my favourites HERE, HERE and HERE.

Finally, save yourself some money on the top and find one on the high street which adds texture to your look.  If it’s going to be chilly, throw on a blazer and you’re good to go!  Honestly, in this chic but understated outfit, you can’t go wrong.  You’ll be comfy, warm (thank goodness for blazers!) and ready to party in style.


Outfit details: Blazer – very similar HERE & a high street version HERE | Top – find HERE | Trousers – similar HERE & a high street version HERE | Shoes – find HERE & HERE | Necklace – similar HERE & HERE on SALE| Bag – find HERE in black & HERE in blue


Don’t forget you can also keep up with me on Instagram @thatnewdress, Twitter @thatnewdress, Bloglovin That New Dress, Snapchat thatnewdress and Depop @dominiquew.







    • thatnewd May 19, 2018 / 6:52 pm

      Thank you so much darling xx

    • thatnewd May 19, 2018 / 6:52 pm

      Thanks Wendee xx

    • thatnewd May 19, 2018 / 6:55 pm

      Nothing beats a great quality pair of leather trousers! You neeeeed a pair in your life hunny xx

  1. Biki May 3, 2018 / 6:12 am

    Your blog title really made me laugh! I know the feeling, though I do love going out though. Really liking the pieces you’ve put together, leather and YSL statement shoes go a looong way! ( :

    • thatnewd May 19, 2018 / 6:55 pm

      Haha we all have those nights when we sooo can’t be bothered, hehe xx

  2. Lorna May 3, 2018 / 11:49 am

    I’m a person who avoids nights too, ha ha. I don’t like them. How else are we gonna save all our money for shopping?! I agree with the leather pants and blazers, statement heels too! You look great!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

    • thatnewd May 8, 2018 / 6:28 pm

      Yessss, you and I are totally on the same wavelength! Haha xx

  3. Vika May 3, 2018 / 8:22 pm

    As usual very interesting post! Thanks a lot for sharing)

    • thatnewd May 19, 2018 / 6:56 pm

      Thank you Vika xx

    • thatnewd May 19, 2018 / 6:57 pm

      Thank you darling! Of course, I will follow you on Bloglovin’ xx

  4. Didier May 4, 2018 / 3:40 am

    haha the title made me laugh. I LOVE IT! You look way better than I do when you can’t be bothered mind you!


    • thatnewd May 19, 2018 / 7:42 pm

      Haha you are such a sweetie! Thank you so much hun xx

    • thatnewd May 19, 2018 / 7:42 pm

      Thank you doll! This top was such a bargain too! xx

  5. Lovely May 4, 2018 / 11:41 am

    Such a fabulous outfit darling, and I am similar to you when it comes to going out, I’d rather stay in then go out so totally understand!


    • thatnewd May 19, 2018 / 7:41 pm

      I’m such a night in person, rather than a night out! xx

    • thatnewd May 19, 2018 / 7:40 pm

      Thank you! I kinda love this bag, I think a pop of red is the key to every look!! xx

  6. Gil Zetbase May 4, 2018 / 8:28 pm

    Such a stunning look!
    Have a nice week-end!
    Gil Zetbase

    • thatnewd May 19, 2018 / 7:39 pm

      Thank you, you too Gil xx

    • thatnewd May 19, 2018 / 7:38 pm

      Thank you doll xx

  7. OH LA LATKES May 5, 2018 / 8:36 pm

    I’m in LOVE with this stunning outfit! Your heels are everything. So chic and special.


    • thatnewd May 19, 2018 / 7:38 pm

      Thank you, I’ve been wearing these shoes a lot recently! xx

    • thatnewd May 8, 2018 / 6:25 pm

      So sweet, thanks hunnies xx

    • thatnewd May 19, 2018 / 7:37 pm

      That’s great to hear, thank you so much xx

    • thatnewd May 19, 2018 / 7:37 pm

      So sweet, thank you xx

  8. Vika May 6, 2018 / 8:21 pm

    Looks very interesting) Thanks a lot for sharing!

    • thatnewd May 8, 2018 / 6:25 pm

      Thank you darling xx

    • thatnewd May 19, 2018 / 7:36 pm

      Thanks doll xx

  9. Jessica May 7, 2018 / 6:01 am

    Loving the elegance of this outfit, so much class. Those leather pants suits you perfectly dear, really gorgeous with those statement heels too.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    • thatnewd May 8, 2018 / 6:25 pm

      I always you appreciate your kind words from such an amazing fashionista like you, thank you sooo much doll xx

    • thatnewd May 8, 2018 / 6:24 pm

      You’re a doll, thank you xx

    • thatnewd May 8, 2018 / 6:24 pm

      Thank you so much! I’m all about a statement shoe xx

  10. sophie May 7, 2018 / 10:44 am

    I am a sucker for a great blazer. You look so amazing in this particular one. I love how the whole look was put together.

    • thatnewd May 19, 2018 / 7:36 pm

      Thank you so much! You can’t beat a great quality blazer xx

  11. Daria May 7, 2018 / 3:26 pm

    Girl, I can totally feel you. I also don´t like nights-out and do it mostly against my will. Your outfit is amazing and the shoes are my great love.




    • thatnewd May 19, 2018 / 7:36 pm

      Haha sounds like you and I are the same!! xx

  12. Leila Anzabi May 9, 2018 / 4:07 am

    The worst feeling is coming home exhausted and having to come up with an excuse not to go out lol! Such a shame that those heels are not practical, I feel like that’s always the case with some luxury brands. I love the Dior red bag though!


    • thatnewd May 19, 2018 / 8:11 pm

      I agree, a lot of luxury brands are about style over comfort! xx

    • thatnewd May 26, 2018 / 11:55 pm

      Every wardrobe needs a pair of leather trousers in it!! xx

  13. Mercy May 11, 2018 / 2:13 am

    I also don’t like going out for dinner especially when it’s cold and I just wake up after a nap haha. You’ve assembled a pretty nice combo for a night out, I love biker jackets and pants especially when it’s leather or a look a like. Always loving your YSL pumps. Happy weekend babe!


    • thatnewd May 19, 2018 / 8:17 pm

      Totally agree with you about napping! After a nap, I’m usually even more sleepy! Haha xx

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