Party Looks On A Budget
No matter the event, when I see the words, ‘You’re Invited,’ I get excited because that means playing dress-up and shopping. While it isn’t practical to buy a new outfit for every occasion, I like to invest in versatile pieces that can be easily mixed and matched. Here are my top picks for ready-to-wear party outfits that won’t break the bank.
The classic LBD makes every woman feel slim, sexy and sophisticated! Personally, my closet is full of these insta-party dresses in all sorts of silhouettes. If you have room in your budget, I suggest buying two little black dresses. One in a fitted sleeveless variety and another in a lacy ¾ sleeve. These dresses are a good base for anything evening affair and can be dressed up or down depending on the party.
The Statement Necklace
Statement jewelry is one of the easiest accessories to add to an outfit to achieve the ‘party girl’ look. Feeling blah in a plain dress? Throw on some sparkling jewels and I bet you’ll feel a lot more festive! Jewelry doesn’t have to be exspensive. One of my favorite stores to shop for costume jewelery is Forever 21. They have pretty baubles starting as low as $2 and rarely have jewels for over $20. Start collecting a piece or two everytime you have a chance and before you know it you’ll be sparkling all over!
It’s a given, a black high heel will go with just about any outfit. I suggest buying a pair that is slightly pointed at the toe and in either matted leather or suede. Make sure that you like the shoes for the way they fit and not just the way they look. You’ll end up throwing these on a lot more if they don’t kill your feet every time you go out! Add some color to your wardrobe with a pair of brightly hued high heels, as well. Same rules apply about shopping for comfort. Perhaps go for an open toe to switch it up a bit.
Having a handful of pretty skirts in a variety of colors mixed in with an assortment of dressy tops can be an easy way to create many different outfit combos. While these pieces may already be in your closet, start mixing and matching to find outfits that are suitable for a night out and not just the office. Go for ‘rich’ fabrics like lace, silk, faux leather and chiffon for an effortless party look. Accessorize with some bling and you’re good to go!
Here are some ensembles you’re bound to love!