9 Stylish Outfits to Wear to the Pub That Don't Look Over-the-Top

After months of blank diary pages, chances are your social calendar is filling up with long-overdue catch-ups with friends, which are, most likely, going to be held at the pub. But what does one wear for a night spent in the local? 

Just because you don't require a ball gown and elbow-length gloves doesn't mean you can't make an effort for your next pub visit. If you want to wear your most fabulous dress, go for it! Joggers more your thing? That works, too. Still, if you're looking for an ensemble somewhere in the middle, we've got you covered.

Below, we've outlined nine outfits that strike the perfect balance of low-key and chic and don't feel too over-the-top for your surroundings. Keep scrolling for perfect pub-ready looks to wear for your next trip to the watering hole, freeing you up to concentrate on more important things—like your drink or meal order.

1. DOUBLE DENIM + HEELS

What to Wear to the Pub: franny fyne in double denim

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@frannfyne

Style Notes: Double denim is a look that serves you well for a myriad of occasions—a trip to the pub being one. 

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Opt for a jeans in a slightly different colour to stop your outfit from becoming too matchy-matchy. 

The platform heels our editors have on their wish lists. 

2. BLAZER + DENIM CUTOFFS 

Style Notes: On the subject of denim, once temperatures heat up a bit, nothing looks more low-key and cooler than a pair of denim cutoff shorts and a white tee. For a chic final flourish, add a blazer. 

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Gold buttons will help to elevate a plain blazer. 

The T-shirt our shopping editor swears by. 

Call off the search—the perfect denim cutoffs do exist. 

3. KNITTED CO-ORD

What to Wear to the Pub: abi marvel in an h&m co-ord

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@abimarvel

Style Notes: Knitted co-ords have come a long way over the past couple of years, with combinations looking chicer than ever. Case in point: Abi Marvel’s H&M two-piece. 

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I’m surprised this set is still in stock. 

Ribbed knitwear always looks expensive, don’t you agree? 

Give any outfit 2022 flair with a pair of clogs. 

4. STATEMENT COAT + NICE TOP 

Style Notes: One of the fastest ways to lift a simple outfit is to add a statement coat over the top; this hack comes in particularly handy if you plan on sitting in the beer garden. 

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The shearling edging makes this coat feel very on-point. 

A chic neckline you don’t see every day. 

The split hems on these trousers prove just how big a difference a small detail can make. 

5. MIDI DRESS + BOOTS

What to Wear to the Pub: @lenafarl wears a shirt dress with espadrilles

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@lenafarl

Style Notes: One of my favourite outfit pairings is undoubtedly a midi dress and knee-high boots, which is what I wear whenever I frequent the pub. 

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Gucci’s handbags have never been stronger. 

Give your outfits a spring overhaul with a pair of boots in a light suede. 

6. WHITE BLOUSE + JEANS

What to Wear to the Pub: @theindiaedit wears a ruffled milkmaid blouse

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@theindiaedit

Style Notes: If you’re looking for a way to dress up your jeans, look no further than a white blouse with ruffles or a statement collar.

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& Other Stories has some of the best white blouses out there. 

Everyone is wearing flat herringbone necklaces right now. 

Now that it’s spring, complete every outfit with a basket bag. 

Unexpectedly, dark denim feels so fresh for spring. 

7. PRINTED JUMPER + PRINTED TROUSERS

What to Wear to the Pub: @vikilefevre wears a tea dress and a basket bag

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@heartzeena

Style Notes: Clashing your prints is an art form, but if you’re looking for a failsafe duo to try down the local, florals and checks makes for a safe bet. 

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Kendall Jenner wore this cardigan in the teal-and-blue colourway. 

Saint Laurent sunglasses are forever on my wish list. 

8. SWEATSHIRT + PLEATED MINISKIRT

What to Wear to the Pub: @chrissyford wears a pleated mini skirt

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@chrissyford

Style Notes: Pleated minis were all over the runways this season and present a cool alternative to your regular jeans outfits. Give yours a dressing-down with a slouchy sweatshirt and chunky loafers. 

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The minimal branding on this sweater makes it even more versatile. 

I own this skirt and get so much wear out of it. 

9. LEATHER TROUSERS + VEST TOP

What to Wear to the Pub: @alllisonho wears a pair of leather trousers

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@alllisonho

Style Notes: Leather trousers are another ideal option to wear to the pub, as they require minimal styling on your part—just add a basic vest and an oversized cardigan. 

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This cute cardigan comes in a slew of colours. 

Change up your leather-trouser looks with a burgundy pair. 

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This piece was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

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