Party season is never over; from weddings to housewarmings, it seems like an endless string of invitations that require you to get dolled up. Instead of panicking that you have nothing to wear and RSVP’ing “no”, try these helpful style tips to get yourself party-ready without blowing the budget or pulling out your hair (hey, we’ve all been there!).
1. Type of Party
Your first step should always be to figure out what kind of party it is, and what sort of dress code is expected. There’s nothing worse than being dressed to the nines for a casual soirée, or—even worse—being
2. Ignore Trends
The biggest mistake women make is wanting to show off the latest trend at parties, but this inevitably means you’re stuck with an outfit you can only ever wear once. If you absolutely love being on top of all the latest trends, try to incorporate them into other aspects of your outfit, like shoes, accessories, or top layers. This way, you’ll most likely be able to wear them again, even after the next trend pops into style, so you’ll get way more bang for your buck.
Ladies, stop squeezing your feet into beautiful but hellish heels! Beauty doesn’t have to be painful. At a party, you want to enjoy yourself and mingle, but uncomfortable shoes don’t make it easy. Do yourself a
4. Stand Out
Parties are meant to be fun, so it’s time to take a little pleasure in your outfit. While the LBD is a lifesaver and deserves a shrine, sometimes you want to switch things up. Try rocking a dress in an eye-catching
number in a sea of boring black gowns, it’ll feel pretty great to have all eyes naturally drawn to you. Or, skip the standard cocktail dress and try out a jumpsuit or midi skirt for an outfit that’s a little outside the box but just as fantastic.
No matter what you do, always make sure your look is balanced. This means that if you’re wearing a low-cut dress, balance it with a longer hem, or if you’re wearing a bright pattern, minimize the accessories. Less is always more, so keep your look simple; there’s nothing more annoying than having to fidget with wayward accessories or