Want some ideas for a night out outfit that’s comfy, chic and versatile? This charcoal skirt with pearl look is easy yet classy – great for dates, dinners!

When you’re in the university, social life is crazy, and time is of essence. That’s why I love day-to-night outfits that you can go to class with, and then back to the dorm, a quick change or add one accessory and a splash of lip-gloss, and then on to the evening of fun (and (sometimes romance)! So whether you’re going for a night-out with friends or meeting your classmates for a networking drinks thing or even if it’s a date-night, the classy combo of black and charcoal grey never goes out of style. And it looks great on almost everyone.


Plus this outfit is really low-budget! The black sweater, grey silk skirt and the boots – all are items I have worn many, many times because they’re super-comfy, versatile and I love them! Here, I added a touch of white with my multi-layer pearl necklace for some extra drama and perhaps, to break the monotony. Sometimes I add a dash of color, but this time, it’s just monochromes! And I love opaque tights, don’t really know why – maybe because they’re easy to pull off and they go with everything!

That’s my dorm-room from university-days – isn’t it cute?


I kept the makeup simple – no contouring and just a hint of blush. Or maybe it’s just the winter-chill! Some black smokey eye-shadow to match the outfit and light-pink lips to balance the dark eye makeup. And a hint of highlighter!shilpa-ahuja-makeup-black-dress-winter-eye-pearl

So, did you like my black winter look and night out outfit? I wore it for a dinner and drinks thingie with friends. What other night out outfits do you love to wear? And how do you wear your all black outfits? Lemme know! Comment below! 🙂

I was wearing:
Charcoal grey layered silk skirt: H&M
Black turtle-neck sweater: H&M
Multi-layer pearl necklace with black fabric flowers: Forever 21
Black faux-fur boots: DSW
Black nail polish: Urban Outfitters
Black eyeshadow: L’Oreal
Opaque pantyhose: L’eggs

Also check out: Grey Eyeshadow Look: The Easiest Grey & Blue Smokey Eye Makeup

Shilpa Ahuja a designer and entrepreneur. She is the editor-in-chief of ShilpaAhuja.com, which she founded with the goal of inspiring confidence in the modern working woman through fashion. Fashion has traditionally been for the rich, white, thin woman. That's how it evolved over centuries and that's how it's been represented in fashion media. But Shilpa believes that with the changing role of women in the society, fashion has changed, too. She believes that fashion is for everyone, regardless of their age, gender, color, body type and background. So she translates runway fashion into easy style advice that one can incorporate into their daily lives. Shilpa's work has been published in the University of Fashion blog and Jet Airways magazine. She is also an artist, illustrator and cartoonist. She is also the creator of Audrey O., a comic series that represents the lifestyle of millennial women. She enjoys creative writing and world travel. Her art has been exhibited at Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Aroma Hotel, Chandigarh and been published in Chandigarh Times. Originally from Chandigarh, Shilpa also has a professional degree in architecture and has worked in interior project management. She is also the author of the book "Designing a Chinese Cultural Center in India". Shilpa has a Masters in Design Studies degree from Harvard University. For feedback and questions, please email contact@shilpaahuja.com