Parties are very different affairs this year so you may want to consider more casual party outfits rather than your usual formal attire. Whereas in the past, you may have been looking forward to major events or gatherings for the festive season, it’s unlikely that big parties will be possible for 2020.
Depending on where you live, there are different restrictions in place, setting out how many people can get together at one time and whether you can mix with people from different households.
So, if you do manage to hold or attend a party this season, it’s likely to be low key. That’s why, you will probably be thinking about a more casual outfit than you may usually wear to your festive events.
This article has plenty of ideas to make sure your party outfits still make an impact, yet they also don’t look and feel out of place in a more casual setting or atmosphere.
Below are some easy formulas to put together a casual party outfit. But first, some thoughts on casual party attire:
Easy tips to put together casual party outfits
1. Combine casual and formal
The key to the success of many outfits, no matter what the occasion, is combining formal elements with some casual clothes or accessories.
2.Choose luxury fabrics for your casual party outfits
You can still wear your jeans for a party, but how about choosing a velvet pair, for example. You could also opt for a leather skirt and wear it with a cashmere, silk or satin top.
Ashley (above) wears her leather skirt with a satin shirt.
3. Wear flat or low heel shoes
There’s no need to wear high heels to a casual party. Choose flat or low heeled options to stay comfortable all night. Be sure to check our ideas for low heal party shoes.
Elena (above) wears low-heeled mules with her outfit. She adds interest with the puff sleeves of her sweater.
Casual party outfits – 9 outfit ideas for you
Let’s take a look at some outfits you could put together for a house party of an informal gathering…
Party wear: Jeans and a nice top
You really can’t go wrong with jeans and a nice top for your party. You can add a more formal touch to your outfit by choosing a top with an interesting neckline, and wearing with small heels.
Casual dress outfits: A sweater dress and boots
If you want to stay warm as well as making sure your outfit isn’t too formal, but you still want to wear a dress, a sweater dress could be a good choice. A wrap style is flattering for most figures and a v-neck will create nice lean lines.
VERO MODA tie waist sweater dress – Zella high waist leggings – Franco Sarto knee high boot – Ted Baker London croc embossed leather clutch – AJOA layered chain necklace – BaubleBar huggie hoop earrings
Dressy casual attire: Blazer, camisole and jeans
Adding a blazer to any outfit is always a great way to add a touch of elegance. Take a look at blazer styles to elevate any outfit for more inspiration.
An off the shoulder sweater and wide legged pants
Wearing a sweater with a pair of palazzo pants is another good way to mix formal and informal. An off-the-shoulder sweater shows off a little bit of skin without being overly flashy.
House party outfits: A sweater and satin pants
Satin pants are particularly on trend right now. Some of the most interesting version this season mix a casual pants style with a luxurious fabric.
Smart casual attire for a party: Silk shirt and leather pants
Another beautiful option for winter parties is to team leather and silk.
A skirt and sweater
Wearing a more casual sweater with a formal skirt has been a trend for a number of seasons and it is a look which is definitely still in style for winter.
Casual party dresses: Dress and sneakers
Another look which has been on trend for the past few seasons is to team your dress or skirt with a pair of sneakers rather than more formal shoes or boots. You could elevate the look by opting for a metallic pair of sneakers.
The shoes you wear can make a huge difference to your outfit. A simple white shirt and pair of jeans can be party ready with the addition of a fabulous pair of shoes.
Your casual party wardrobe together in one capsule
Now, let’s put all of the 9 looks from above together in one capsule. You can see these looks could easily take you through so many occasions for winter.
For example, if you have a more formal party, you could team the camisole and blazer with the floral skirt and heels. Or, for casual days, you could wear the jeans, sweater and sneakers.
More casual party outfit inspiration
Let’s take a look at more fabulous 40+ women wearing outfits you could choose for a casual party. They all expertly mix casual and formal elements as well as beautiful textures to create successful, stylish outfits you may wish to draw on for your own outfits…
Mo (above) adds a blazer and on-trend loafers to her jeans and turtleneck look.
Jean (above) shows how you can style a summer slip dress for winter. She adds a turtleneck top under her dress and teams with a studded moto jacket as well as boots and a floppy hat.
Abi (above) teams her leather pants and camisole with a cozy cardigan and her Gucci handbag.
Oxana (above) mixes the formality of a leather skirt and scarf along with a warm sweater.
Melinda (above) adds a blazer to her maxi dress and wears with sneakers. You could always add leggings or tights and boots if you feel you might get chilly.
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