Q. I’m meeting several friends that I haven’t seen for a while to celebrate the holidays and a birthday at a restaurant in New York City. I want to dress up without looking like I’m trying too hard. Any ideas on what I should wear?
A. AnnaLynne McCord and Brittany Snow wore versions of the perfect “night out with friends” combination at the Four Stories premiere this week. Combine these 5 elements for an outfit that’s simple, chic and put-together: a printed top or pretty sweater + slim black pants + heels + clutch + bright lip. If it’s too cool for you to wear pumps with your pants, opt for an ankle boot instead.