For many, part of the fun in traveling is getting to break out their vacation style or try out some new styles. As the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas is no exception. If you’re planning a trip to Las Vegas, it’s time to educate yourself on Vegas style so that you fit right in (and have some fun!). Almost anything goes in Vegas, but you’ll get extra points for fun, trendy, exciting, or outlandish outfits. So if you have a blazer with a wild pattern in the back of your closet, this is just the occasion to wear it.
Here are some of the most popular fashion styles in Las Vegas:
Miami Vice Style
In Las Vegas, Miami Vice style fits right in. It’s fun, colorful, and often flashy — just like Vegas. So, don’t be afraid to break out your favorite Miami Vice styles while in the city. For men, try pairing a white or blue linen blazer and pants with a tee or bright-colored button-down shirt. V-necks, pastel colors, and flashy shirts are also a great option. And if you’re a fan of gold jewelry, this is certainly the time to wear it.
As for women, a laid-back, colorful linen suit or a silver mini-dress or jumpsuit would channel this style well. If you want to dress the look down, aim for flats and neutral-colored accessories. For nighttime, throw on some heels and pair your look with a fun bag or earrings.
The style is most popular during the daytime and at the casinos. After all, it gets very hot in Vegas, and you’ll want to be wearing comfortable clothing if you’ll be at the tables a while. But you’ll also want to make sure you’re wearing comfortable shoes and clothing for exploring The Strip, which is over four miles long. Transportation isn’t great in Vegas, so you’ll likely be doing a lot of walking.
For men, you’ll see a variety of fashion styles from the moment you walk in a casino, such as sports jerseys, tracksuits, shorts, hoodies, polos, and sneakers. And, although this is more of a western trend than a normcore trend, you might see a lot of cowboy hats as well. For women, hoodies and sneakers are also common. You’ll also see jeans, shorts, athletic wear, and sandals.
Partying all day and all night is common in Vegas. So, no matter the location or time of day, you’ll see plenty of styles that would seem best suited for a nightclub. The most important element of this style is being dressed to impressed. This means that you’re well groomed and dressed to the nines. For men, this often means wearing well-fitted collared shirts and slacks (blazer optional), and dress shoes. But a nice, fitted t-shirt and blazer is often okay, as are fitted dark-colored jeans. For women, nightclub style often means wearing a skirt or dress and heels or flats. Although nightclub style seems fairly strict, there’s actually a lot of room for fun. Vegas is a great time to dress up and experiment with trendy styles you’d normally not wear.
As for what to actually wear to a nightclub, general nightclub style might not be enough. Be sure to do some research before you head out because clubs have different dress codes. For many clubs, hats, sandals, sneakers, boots, athletic wear, shorts, t-shirts, and baggy clothes are banned. It’s important to note that collared shirts are usually required for men, and women are usually required to wear heels.
When it comes down to it, don’t be afraid to dress up while in Vegas, during the day or at night. But sticking to the normcore style during the day while exploring the city and embracing a Miami Vice or nightclub style at night might be the best option. No matter what you decide, you’ll be sure to fit right in — and have a good time.