Casual Party Outfit Ideas

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Casual Party Outfit Ideas
Look party-ready without overdoing it. (Fashion image by Yvonne Bogdanski from

Fear causes confusion over what to wear, according to fashion authority Nina Garcia. She explains that the fear of breaking fashion rules, traditions and a perception of looking unfashionable should be replaced with knowledge of who you are and what looks good on you. This is especially true when you attend a casual party and can not rely on your little black dress or expensive pantsuit to get you through.


Jeans are a standard for many casual party outfits. Take this common look from everyday to party-ready by wearing a dark wash and choose a body-conscious top to go with it. Add a bold necklace or scarf and a pair of stylish shoes, such as peep-toe sandals or boots. A shrunken blazer or classically-styled leather jacket can pull the look together.

Casual Party Outfit Ideas
Wear boots and jeans with the pant leg tucked in or left out. (boots image by from


Add a touch of sparkle to a casual outfit by choosing a sequinned tank top covered with an unbuttoned cardigan sweater. Pair it with black slacks in either a skinny or wide-legged style. Pull the look together and tone the impact of the tank top down by wrapping a wide belt around the outside of the cardigan. Wear ballet flats to complete this casual party look.

Casual Party Outfit Ideas
Tone a sequinned top down for a casual party with a few wardrobe adjustments. (dress image by Gina Smith from


Casual summer parties call for a simple sun dress. You can pair an all-white cotton dress with a full skirt with leather sandals or espadrilles and a flattering casual hat or scarf wrapped around your head. Shirt-dresses in any colour with a wide belt and flats are another casual party outfit idea. Wear an armful of bracelets and a pair of flats.

Casual Party Outfit Ideas
A white dress with neutral accessories is a casual summer party choice. (Beautiful Brunette In Tank Top And Straw Hat image by visi.stock from


A casual beach party look starts with your swimming costume. A retro-inspired one or two piece provides adequate coverage while looking stylish. Add a loose cover-up, large sunglasses and flip flop sandals.

Casual Party Outfit Ideas
Show off a fresh pedicure by wearing a pair of simple sandals. (flip flops image by aliengel from


A sports-themed gathering is generally a casual affair. Cheer on your team with a black long-sleeved top and black trousers topped with a replica jersey from your favourite team--this keeps the bulky top from overwhelming your look. Alternately, you can wear a monotone outfit and then tie a silk scarf loosely around over neck in the team colours. Sporty flats or mary janes can complete the look.

Casual Party Outfit Ideas
Young girls make wearing a jersey look effortless. (football fan image by Mat Hayward from

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