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There are lots of things to spiral out about during Party Month: awkward encounters (we have you covered), family members with less than open-minded political inclinations (see this guide), or how to decorate and prepare (yep, got that too). But one thing you shouldn’t stress over is what to wear. That part is fun! And with just minimum preparation, it’s easy to be ready for literally anything.
Here are our six favorite foolproof party outfit formulas, lifted from street style.
Suit + Heels
There are few things we love more than a good suit. Especially in velvet or jewel tones!
Red + Red + More Red
Is there any color more festive than red? Well maybe sparkle, but still. It’s one of the biggest trends of the season, and bonus: monochromatic dressing is the easiest thing in the world.
Petite Balloon Sleeves Roll Neck Jumper, $75, Topshop
Party Top + Jeans
Yes. The whole “going out top” is tired, but a “going out top” doesn’t have to mean something sexy or “clubby.” It can mean something vintage! Or weird! Or truly, anything you want. Pair it with your favorite pair of jeans, and depending on how fancy the top is, or how fancy the event is, wear it with sneakers, heels, or fun booties.
Sequins + Skin
Sequins: not just for New Year’s Eve, but PERFECT for New Year’s Eve! Sequins + skin makes for truly a flawless party look. For something more low key, pair your sequin dress with Stan Smiths. For a big night out? Heels!
Aimee Sequin Tunic Dress, $398, French Connection
Sweatshirt + Fun Skirt + Saucy Bag
Who among us hasn’t had the feeling where you had to go to a party, but all you wanted to do was stay home in your sweats? Well, now you can at least fulfill half of that wish! Simply pair your favorite sweatshirt with a party skirt and a cheeky bag and you’re good to go.
'Explorer' UFO Hooded Sweatshirt by Tee & Cake, $68, Topshop
Cefinn Asymmetric Voile Midi Skirt, $205, Net-A-Porter
Charlotte Olympia Crystal Embellished Satin Strawberry Clutch, $560, Moda Operandi
Leopard Print + Leopard Print
Just like red on red, nothing makes animal print pop quite like more animal print! Pile on the prints, slick on a red lip, and enjoy being the best dressed person at the party.
Ganni Dufort Leopard Print Wide Leg Trousers, $357, Farfetch
Sam Edelman Hazel Leopard Print Pumps, $164, Farfetch
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