5 Tips to Get Party Ready
When you have been invited to a party, the first thing that will enter your head is what to wear. Times have changed from the pre-children era when you had a closet full of clothes to choose from; now you have limited choice, so what can you do? Whether it’s a backyard BBQ or just drinks after dark, here are 5 tips to get you ready for a party with the grownups – Cinderella shall go to the ball!
1. Dress up your partner
Unless you are going to the party alone, you need to pay attention to what your partner is wearing too. This is your opportunity to go out as a couple without the children, and you both need to be happy and relaxed in what you are wearing. However, this means ditching the hooded tops and tracksuit bottoms. Iconic mens vintage clothing such as a vintage leather 1970s jacket can turn an outfit from drab to fab and means that a favored t-shirt and jeans can still be worn. You are a team, and you don’t want your partner to let the side down after all!
2. Dress up your basics
Go to your wardrobe and find the basics that you have which flatter your shape the most. Just because you aren’t buying anything new doesn’t mean that you can’t wear your basics in a new style! The joy of dressing up your basics is that you can go to town with your accessories; layer your costume jewelry to add interest and sparkle. Break the rule of wearing only a statement necklace or bracelets – wear both!
3. Dress up your denim
Denim is so versatile and easy to dress up. Take onboard the party spirit and wear a top with your favorite jeans that contrasts with the everyday material – go luxe: lace, sequins or delicate cotton. Pin roll your denim and add a pair of killer heels and a brightly colored clutch, and you are good to go.
4. Dress down a gown
That dress that you have in your closet, the one you only wear for special occasions? Well, now is the opportunity to give it an airing. You can wear your dress with a denim jacket or a cardigan and pumps to keep things low key, but you’ll be glad to get another use out of it, while also being the belle of the ball!
5. Dress in monochrome
The great thing about dressing in monochrome is that it is easy to do, meaning you can look effortlessly chic. Dressing in one color, and that includes accessories too, from the top you choose to the bottoms is simple and stylish. However, you could go against the grain and add statement shoes in a different color to really set off the look.
Getting a night out for a party is a great excuse to let your hair down and have some fun with your partner. Spend time planning both of your outfits so that you both feel confident and fashion forward.