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6 Items You Need to Curate the Perfect “Going Out in College” Wardrobe

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Brown chapter.

If you’re anything like me, you love curating the perfect going-out outfit. However, this can be deceptively challenging with a variety of different college party themes and trying to look cute without breaking the bank. Here are my going out outfit essentials

Corset Top

Corset tops are my absolute favorite going out pieces. They look great with jeans, leather pants, and skirts, and they are super flattering. I love the ones from Urban Outfitters, White Fox, and Princess Polly.

Long-Sleeve Top

Providence can definitely get a little chilly, so you definitely need a cute long-sleeve going-out top. I got a great one from Amazon!


I also love a good bodysuit to cinch your waist and flatter your figure! Free People has tons of super cute ones.


The staple for any good going out outfit is a cute pair of jeans that flatter your figure! I love the Abercrombie and Fitch Curve Love collection, and you can always wear these easily in your day-to-day life.

Leather Pants

Leather pants are also a great alternative bottom for going out. These are great for a little bit more of a nicer setting like a club or a bar. Abercrombie and Aritzia have great options!

Black Skirt

A black skirt is another super cute going out staple. Again, Abercrombie has super cute skirts with shorts underneath for extra coverage.

I am a member of the Brown Class of 2026, and I am planning to concentrate in history and economics. In my free time, I enjoy reading historical fiction novels, baking chocolate chip cookies, and trying new restaurants and cafes in Providence.