Birthday Outfits to Wear

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, not that time…we mean your birthday, girl! It’s fun to be the star of the show, and whether you’re planning to party at the club with your squad or enjoy a romantic night out with your bae, you want to shine with the ultimate birthday outfit.

All eyes will be on you, so you may feel the pressure to create a next-level birthday look that will stand out from the crowd. If you need some Insta-worthy inspo, read on for our hot take of the top birthday outfit ideas to celebrate in style.

The Best Birthday Outfit Ideas

Are you searching for a low-key look that you can wear again after your big day, or do you want to wow with a red-carpet attitude? No matter what you have in mind for your special night, our list of head-turning birthday outfits for women will get you ready to step into the spotlight.

Summer Birthday Outfits

Crop Tops

Crop tops are a great way to create an attention-grabbing look while staying cool at the club or house party. Pair a spaghetti-strap cropped top with fun details like a front zipper or buckle with a matching mini skirt for a coordinated look. Or, match a cropped tee with strappy shorts for a more casual vibe.

lychee model wearing tofu reflective crop top

Bustier-Style Crop Top 

If you love the crop top look but want to dress it up, opt for a bustier-style crop with a delicate gathering at the shoulders. Complement your look with a pleated mini skort down below. Give your outfit an edgy twist with chain details on the bustier and skort, and finish it off with thigh-high socks and ankle-boot heels if the temperatures aren’t soaring.

Oversized Boyfriend Dress Shirt

One of our favorite birthday outfits for girls is a rave-meets-romance pairing of a chiffon oversize boyfriend dress shirt with a streetwise double-strap harness. Keep the focus up top by wearing this girly grunge look over black strappy shorts or a simple mini skirt.

image of chia bf dress shirt flat lay folded

Straps, Straps, and More Straps 

If you want head-to-toe whoa, you can never have too many straps! Begin with the basics: a strappy bandeau top and thigh cut-out shorts. Then, turn up the party vibe with a side-slit school-girl skirt over the shorts. Platform sandals or ankle boots can finish off the look.


Looking for chic summer birthday party outfits? Make an entrance in a minidress complete with curve-hugging waist buckles and a leg-strap detail that will turn heads. This dress style begs for boots, so elastic summer go-go boots or hardware-heavy knee-highs are a must. 

rosehip dress dress in black and white

Winter Birthday Outfits

Leather and Mesh

Just because the temps have plummeted doesn’t mean you can’t show some sexy skin! A simple mesh crop top can help you rock a number of cute birthday outfits for girls. Pair it with statement leather pants that bring the heat with zipper and buckle details. Or, hit the club with striped joggers and the hottest sneakers on the floor.  

Cropped Reflective Bomber Jacket 

If you really want your birthday clothes to shine, a cropped reflective bomber jacket pairs Insta-ready street style with a show-stopping cut. Wear it over a form-fitting tank and match it with booty-boosting reflective joggers to dazzle the crowd no matter where you’re blowing out the candles.

gelato reflective bomber jacket flat lay

Cozy Sweaters 

Not all birthday clothes for girls are for the club. If you’re celebrating over mimosas with your besties at a birthday brunch, choose a cozy sweater that has enough of a flirty side to catch that cute waiter’s eye. A cropped, asymmetrical cut over a lacy tank or bralette with oversized cargo pants strikes the perfect balance.

A formal dinner practically begs for a skirt. But, just because you’re wearing a skirt doesn’t mean your style has to be boring. Opt for the cheeky look of a schoolgirl-inspired mini with edgy details like straps and buckles, hardware-hung external pockets, or side lacing that is perfect with a long-sleeve streetwear crop top. Throw on a pair of black thigh-high socks for added warmth and style. 

Oversized Cropped Hoodie Sweater 

Keep it warm up top but hot down below with an oversize cropped hoodie sweater paired with “work-it” strap shorts and thigh-high socks. This fun urban look is perfect for a casual birthday night out with friends — even when you end up stopping by the club. 

model wearing buttercream oversized sweater

Trendy Birthday Looks

Look to the latest trends for birthday outfit ideas you can rock no matter what your plans:

Crop tops are trendy all year-long; it doesn’t matter what season you celebrate your birthday. Belly-bearing mesh, knit, and reflective tops are hot. To stay warm without ruining the sexy peek-a-boo look, add a lacy layer beneath a cropped sweater or hoodie.

Plaid skirts make a fashion statement any day of the year. Sure, you may be a year older on your birthday, but that doesn’t mean you can’t work a “not-as-innocent-as-I-look” schoolgirl-inspired mini skirt or skort. Straps, buckles, and lacing give a street-style update to these pleated classics. 

macchiato slit skirt flat lay

Kpop accessories add an urban flair to understated basics with statement accessories like chains, tactical belts, a strap harness, or thigh-high socks. Even your standard LBD will steal the show with streetwear details.

Birthday Outfit Ideas: Even More Inspiration

If you need more birthday inspo so you can dress to impress on your big night, shop Lychee the Label’s collection of women’s streetwear for drinks-and-dancing birthday outfit ideas that combine flirty femininity with an in-your-face urban edge.

March 25, 2021