Down to Party

6 Totally Foolproof Party Outfit Ideas Stolen from Street Style

Once you have these formulas down, you’ll be ready for anything.

By: Laurel Pantin
Photography: Paige Campbell Linden

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There are lots of things to spiral out about during Party Month: awkward encounters (we have you covered), family members with less than open-minded political inclinations (see this guide), or how to decorate and prepare (yep, got that too). But one thing you shouldn’t stress over is what to wear. That part is fun! And with just minimal preparation, it’s easy to be ready for literally anything.  

Here are our six favorite foolproof party outfit formulas, lifted from street style.

 

 


Suit + Heels

There are few things we love more than a good suit. Especially in velvet or jewel tones!

 


Red + Red + More Red

Is there any color more festive than red? Well, maybe sparkle, but still. It’s one of the biggest trends of the season, and bonus: Monochromatic dressing is the easiest thing in the world.

 


Party Top + Jeans

Yes. The whole “going-out top” is tired, but a “going-out top” doesn’t have to mean something sexy or “clubby.” It can mean something vintage! Or weird! Or, truly, anything you want. Pair it with your favorite pair of jeans, and depending on how fancy the top is, or how fancy the event is, wear it with sneakers, heels, or fun booties.

 


Sequins + Skin

Sequins: not just for New Year’s Eve, but PERFECT for New Year’s Eve! Sequins + skin makes for a truly flawless party look. For something more low-key, pair your sequin dress with Stan Smiths. For a big night out? Heels!

 


Sweatshirt + Fun Skirt + Saucy Bag

Who among us hasn’t had the feeling where you had to go to a party, but all you wanted to do was stay home in your sweats? Well, now you can at least fulfill half of that wish! Simply pair your favorite sweatshirt with a party skirt and a cheeky bag, and you’re good to go.

 


Leopard Print + Leopard Print

Just like red on red, nothing makes animal print pop quite like more animal print! Pile on the prints, slick on a red lip, and enjoy being the best-dressed person at the party.

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