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Whether you’re a seasoned nightlife enthusiast or a newcomer to the club scene, mastering the art of a great night out requires a mix of preparedness and creativity. I’ve got you covered, from the right footwear to embracing themed nights with flair. Before you hit the dance floor let’s delve into the essentials you need to ensure a night out in which you thrive.

Your club night outfit should begin with a solid foundation – your footwear. The club’s sticky floors and the hustle of walking to and from the venue can take a toll on your shoes. Opt for a pair of stylish yet comfortable trainers or sneakers. Look for designs that are easy to clean and have a durable sole. Not only will this ensure your comfort throughout the night, but it will also save your favourite shoes from unnecessary wear and tear.

“Comfort is crucial, especially when you’re ready to hit the dance floor”

Now let’s talk bags. A well-chosen bag is a true asset. Opt for a compact bag with multiple compartments. This clever design allows you to stay organised and avoid rummaging around when you need something. One of these compartments should be dedicated to your cloakroom number – trust me, you’ll be grateful for this small yet significant detail. Another compartment should house your ID. Having these essentials within easy reach means you can focus on enjoying the night without unnecessary hassle.

Oketa Zogi-Shala with permission for Varsity

Themed nights are the perfect opportunity to showcase your creativity and flair. While themed events might not always be the highlight of the nightlife, you can make them work to your advantage with the right accessories. Begin with a neutral base – think black or white – and then let your accessories do the talking. Layer on jewellery that complements the theme. Whether it’s chunky chains, vibrant bangles, or statement earrings, these additions can take your outfit from ordinary to extraordinary.

But accessories aren’t the only way to make a statement on nights out. Don’t be afraid to play with makeup or hairstyles that match your vibe. A dramatic eyeliner or bold lip colour can tie your look together, making you stand out in the crowd. Remember, these nights are all about embracing the fun and embracing the unexpected.

When it comes to your club night outfit, striking a balance between style and practicality is key. The club scene can get messy and you don’t want to ruin your favourite clothes. Opt for items that are both stylish and not too precious – think outfits that you wouldn’t mind exposing to the occasional spill or scuff.

Oketa Zogi-Shala with permission for Varsity

Comfort is crucial, especially when you’re ready to hit the dance floor. Opt for fabrics that breathe well and allow you to move freely. A well-fitting ensemble that flatters your figure will not only boost your confidence but also ensure you’re ready to dance the night away.

Accidents happen but you can be prepared. If you find yourself with a stain on your clothes, don’t fret. A simple trick is to gently rub a small amount of Fairy dishwashing liquid onto the stain before tossing the clothes in the wash. This little hack can work wonders in removing stubborn marks and saving your outfit from permanent damage.


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Armed with these tips and tricks, you are ready to take on the club scene in Cambridge (if you choose to, of course). So go on, make the most of freshers' week! These nights are a special juncture in your life, offering a taste of freedom, camaraderie, and vibrant experiences that will stay etched in your memories for years to come.