When you have a big game ahead of you, what do you do? Do you just go out there cold, without a warm-up, and wing it? Of course not. You put the work in to make sure that when you get in the game, you are prepared to succeed. Why wouldn’t you take the same approach when you’re about to unwind with your friends and have a night out on the town? You could pull a hammy. But pre-gaming isn’t just about light libations.

Preparing for a big night should also include what you are planning on going out in: What will get you noticed—or not noticed, depending on the occasion—and what you will be comfortable in before, during, and after your fun is through. And what you’re wearing could directly correlate with what you’re drinking, depending on how synergetic you want your overall vibe to be. So wear these things while you drink that particular drink and let the good times roll.