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BitchBiz: This post is sponsored by Richard Sandoval Restaurants. While this article was written independently, we do receive compensation from the company. 

Let’s face it: as fun as a girls night out can be, planning your outfit for said extravaganza really puts on the pressure. Every girl gang struggles with the secret competition behind their stylish, trendy ensembles. A statement piece is the perfect way to elevate a simple look and get heads turning.


Doris Dorothea Mini Bag | GirlBoy New York Blouse | Outland Denim Mid Rise Skinnies | J. Crew Tassel Earrings | Kendra Scott Bracelet | Black Booties (similar, here)

Some of our favorite style icons (looking at you Gigi & Bella) have been rocking the statement mini bag all over the streets of NYC this season, and you too can add this trend into your existing wardrobe for a fun twist on classic style. I grabbed a round snakeskin style dyed in a cool brown, green, and black to jazz up a simple silky white top and jeans for a recent ladies night at Midtown hotspot, Zengo.


Doris Dorothea Mini Bag | GirlBoy New York Blouse | Outland Denim Mid Rise Skinnies | J. Crew Tassel Earrings | Kendra Scott Bracelet | Black Booties (similar, here)

Conveniently located right next to Grand Central, Zengo is in the best location for wrangling all my girlfriends after work. It has a stunning bar, great food, and the cocktails can’t be beat.

A lot of us find it difficult to still look cute and fashionable post demanding day at the desk. One of my favorite tips to overcome this is to dress chic and basic for the workday and keep a few fun accessories and heels in my office bag just in case happy hour calls. In this instance, I was able to spice up a black & white ensemble with statement pieces like a pair of tassel earrings, my mini bag, and a sky high pair of booties.


Doris Dorothea Mini Bag | GirlBoy New York Blouse | Outland Denim Mid Rise Skinnies | J. Crew Tassel Earrings | Kendra Scott Bracelet | Black Booties (similar, here)

However, sometimes your statement wardrobe pieces don’t have to be as obvious– like these jeans from Outland Denim. They’re statement is hidden with a message inside the pocket of every pair. Outland created The Denim Project, a program helping young women out of the sex slave industry and providing them with life skills and a sustainable living wage. Every purchase supports a commitment to zero exploitation and every pair of jeans comes with a note printed inside by the maker of your pair.

Whether your statement is a bright, eye-catching accessory or a more subtle, but important commitment to sustainable fashion, nothing makes a woman more confident than a great group of friends supporting her. Long live the tradition of girls night out.


Doris Dorothea Mini Bag | GirlBoy New York Blouse | Outland Denim Mid Rise Skinnies | J. Crew Tassel Earrings | Kendra Scott Bracelet | Black Booties (similar, here)

All photos by Steven Jackson.

Now that we’ve let you in on our girls night out style secrets, shop our selection of statement mini bags of all price points below.

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