Parties have been off the cards for many months. But, life is slowly getting back to ‘normal’ for many of you. So, it may be that you have an event to attend this festive season, or perhaps your parties this year will be more casual affairs. Let’s take a look at the best casual party outfits you could choose that will still make an impact.

his article has plenty of ideas to make sure your party outfits still look stylish 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 or house party outfit. But first, some thoughts on casual party attire:

Easy tips to put together casual party outfits

1. Combine casual and formal

Casual party outfits - Emms in corduroy pants and a lace blouse | 40plusstyle.com

The key to the success of many outfits, no matter what the occasion, is combining formal elements with some casual clothes or accessories.

Emms @beautifuleveryday_uk above opts for a pair of corduroy pants that could be worn casually, and teams with a lacey blouse.

Recreate her outfit with this similar blouse (another option here), wide leg jeans, sandals and clutch.

2.Choose luxury fabrics for your casual party outfits

The best casual party outfits that still make an impact | 40plusstyle.com

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.

Abi @stealmystyle40 above opts for jeans with a silky top and tactile teddy bear coat.

Check out this similar shirt, coat, jeans, flats, handbag, necklace and sunglasses.

3. Wear flat or low heel shoes

Nora in jeans and a sweater | 40plusstyle.com

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 heeled party shoes.

Nora @jacketsociety above (read her style interview here) opts for a pair of relatively low-heeled boots. You could go lower, or flat, depending on your comfort level.

Get her look with this similar sweater, jeans, booties, necklace, belt and sunglasses.

Casual party outfits – 9 outfit ideas for you

Let’s take a look at some outfits you could put together for a house party or 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, adding a statement necklace and wearing with small heels.

Casual party outfits - jeans and a nice top | 40plusstyle.com

Halogen cross front satin topWit & Wisdom bootcut jeansDREAM PAIRS bock heel pumpUBORSE beaded clutchCanvas Jewelry layered necklace & earrings set

white shirt, skirt and flat shoes

A white shirt is one of the most versatile items you can have in any wardrobe. Tuck in to a colorful skirt and add flat shoes.

White shirt and colorful shirt | 40plusstyle.com

Hotouch basic button down shirtOpen Edit satin wrap skirtEsprit loafer flatSolene envelope clutchRoss-Simons twisted hoop earringsNordstrom 3-tier necklace

A sweater and wide legged pants

Wearing a sweater with a pair of palazzo pants is another good way to mix formal and informal. Style with sneakers to ensure you don’t look too dressed up.

Metallic pants and a read sweater | 40plusstyle.com

COS shearling coatHalogen cross back wool blend sweaterLulus metallic wide leg pantsNew Balance sneakerSolene envelope clutch

Dressy casual attire: Blazer, camisole and jeans

Karen wears a blazer and jeans | 40plusstyle.com

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.

Karen @styledbykaren above wears a double-breasted blazer with her jeans and adds statement shoes.

Recreate her outfit with this similar mock neck top, blazer, pants, loafers and sunglasses.

Casual party outfits - a blazer with jeans | 40plusstyle.com

Urban CoCo open front blazerL’AGENCE print silk camisoleBDG Urban Outfitters flare stretch jeansFranco Sarto Women’s pumpKurt Geiger London glitter crossbody bagNordstrom 3-tier necklace

a relaxed fit shirt dress

Just because you’re heading to an informal event, that doesn’t mean you can’t wear a dress. Keep the style of your dress relaxed, and wear with flat shoes or sneakers.

Shirt dress and flat shoes | 40plusstyle.com

COS shirt dressEsprit loafer flatTory Burch leather crossbody bagRoss-Simons twisted hoop earringsNordstrom 3-tier necklace

silky skirt

Silk or satin skirts teamed with cozy sweaters are on-trend at the moment. Wear yours with sneakers for a more casual look.

Silky skirt and off the shoulder sweater | 40plusstyle.com

Halogen off the shoulder cable sweaterKeasmto leopard silk skirtNew Balance sneakerTory Burch leather crossbody bagKate Spade New York stud earrings

statement shoes

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.

White shirt and jeans | 40plusstyle.com

Hotouch basic button down shirtAGOLDE skinny jeansEsprit loafer flatKurt Geiger London glitter crossbody bagRoss-Simons twisted hoop earringsNordstrom 3-tier necklace

coated jeans and tunic

Jeans are, of course, a go-to for any informal occasion. You could look out for a coated pair to make sure yours stand out from the crowd. Wear with an asymmetric tunic and on-trend chunky-soled loafers.

Casual party outfits - coated jeans and tunic | 40plusstyle.com

DJT hankerchief hemline tunic toprag & bone coated skinny jeansFranco Sarto loaferKurt Geiger London glitter crossbody bagMadewell pendant necklace

leather pants and heels

Susanne in leather pants and a red coat | 40plusstyle.com

A pair of leather pants will always add a little edge to any outfit.

Susanne @textelle above (read her style interview here) styles hers with a cozy sweater and bright coat.

Get her look with this similar top, coat, pants, boots and necklace.

Leather pants and a blouse | 40plusstyle.com

Rebecca Taylor silk blouseNicole Miller leather joggersDREAM PAIRS bock heel pumpSolene envelope clutchKate Spade New York huggie hoop earrings

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 wear the silver pants with the blazer. The white shirt would also look great with the leather pants, either with heels or flats. Or, for more casual days, you can opt for the sweater, jeans and sneakers.

Casual party outfits | 40plusstyle.com

shop SOME OF the items above here:

Below, you can see a previous casual capsule. While the items are past season, you may still get some inspiration if you’re shopping the stores, or your own closet.

Casual party outfits | 40plusstyle.com

Continue reading:

  1. How To Dress For A Christmas Party: 11 Outfit Ideas!
  2. Shrugs And Boleros For Evening Dresses: 10 Stylish Party Cover Up Ideas
  3. The Best Low Heel Party Shoes That Look Even Better Than Stilettos

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