Get ready for your night on the Tinsel-town. Every weekend–and weekday–in Los Angeles, Hollywood’s fashionistas dress to the nines and head out to the city’s hottest hot spots. This is not your average city. At most clubs, especially the celebrity-driven hot spots, you can’t pay a cover to get in–you have to be selected. So, before your next night in LA, check out these tips for how to dress for a Los Angeles night club.

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Dressing for a Los Angeles Night Club

Wear a dress. It doesn’t matter if it’s in the dead of winter. Throw a coat on over your dress and make it work. Make sure that your dress is nightclub appropriate. This is usually a cocktail, party or club dress. All suitdresses and business casual dresses should be left at home.

Compliment your outfit with eye-catching shoes and make sure that they match. The perfect, stylish shoes can make an entire outfit, and rundown flats or low, conservative heels can break it, so choose wisely.

Accessorize. Remember, most LA clubs are all about style. If you don’t know the person at the door, you need to make sure you look your absolute so that you get in. For accessories, follow these simple rules: don’t go over the top, be simple and make sure that it adds that special flair to your outfit.

If you want to wear a skirt, make sure that it is in style. Stay away from casual, denim skirts at LA’s hot spots. Dress up a regular skirt with a fitted high waist skirt and sky-high heels.

Keep it classy. Just because your dress is slinky, tight-fitting and short, does not mean that you will be allowed inside. For the celebrity driven hot spots in LA, it’s important to look like you belong inside. Look through various magazines like In Style for celebrity styles, then head to stores like Forever 21 and H&M for discount versions of the looks.