What to Wear to the Pub: 8 Stylish Ideas to Try

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 eight 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.

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

Pretty denim blouses are trending this season.

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. 

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. 

Gold buttons will help to elevate a plain blazer. 

The T-shirt our shopping editor swears by. 

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

Two-tone styles are eternally chic. 

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. 

This looks seriously expensive. 

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. 

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. 

I’m really taken with this.

Celine’s handbags have never been stronger. 

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

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.

A beautifully intricate offering from H&M. 

A charming everyday piece. 

A basket bag will complete your looks all year round. 

Unexpectedly, dark denim feels so fresh for autumn. 

Style Notes: If you’re looking to mix up your go-to jeans ensemble, add a pair of wide leg trousers into the mix. The checked style pairs nicely with a classic turtleneck. 

Rely on Uniqlo for good quality staples. 

Add a sleek pendant to pull the whole look together.

A classic style that works for work, and pleasure.

A classic pair of chelsea boots is always a good idea. 

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. 

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

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

Chunky loafers are still going strong. 

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. 

This cute cardigan is oversized and longline, so if need be, size down. 

A staple I wear every week. 

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

Dressed up or dressed down, ankle boots always work. 

Next Up: Autumn/Winter 2022 Trends: The 15 Fashion Looks You Need to Know About

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