Fashion wise parties aren’t what they used to be. Nowadays when you go to parties if you look carefully enough you will notice that many people are casually dressed, many opting for jeans and t-shirt with either heels or flats, and some stooping as low as flip flops!. Now flip-flops are not unbearable and all, but you have to admit wearing flip flops to an invite only is fairly tacky even if they are Havianas.
Personally, I like and appreciate those who go to a party wearing their best party gear; strapless dress, sequined cocktail dresses, even the ones that over do it ball gown mermaid style--it’s always nice to see partiers looking good and enjoying themselves.
However, with the latest crop of party goers the consensus seems to be learning more towards relaxed fit party looks. Looks that are not too over the top and are more on the comfortable and stylish side then they are on the formal and glamorous side .
It’s okay to not want to be too dressy dressy whether you are a guy or girl but there is a way to pull off the look without looking like you are on your way to the grocery store running errands instead of on your way to RSVP only party.
To achieve the relaxed party fit look the key is to aim for looks via significant pieces that are trendy enough to be stylish and comfortable enough to be casual cool. Feel like wearing a sweatshirt to the party? dress it up with culottes shorts and stockings, a leather skirt or latex leggings. Feel like wearing jeans? Then go for skinny jeans in loud colors like red, bright green, or cobalt blue.
Want to wear a random sweater? Pair the sweater with statement jewelry as a way of dressing it up. Feeling a little on the basic tank top side? Throw on a boyfriend blazer and you have instant party approved. Other key pieces to dress up basic looks; sunglasses, belts, and vests (preferably the fur kind)
There are also a few designers who have loads of pieces in their collections that fit into the relaxed fit party look ; Alexander Wang being the most popular, and others such as Helmut Lang, Opening Ceremony Isabel Marant and Rachel Comey specialize in this look.
Here are 7 relaxed party fit looks for your next fete…
1. Alexander Wang ribbed stretch wool blend mini dress $595 net-a-porter.com
2. Isabel Marant etoile cashmere long sleeve scoop top tee $155 flannelsfashion.com
3. MOTO black acid wash Leigh jeans $76 topshop.com
4. Tiger face rivets detail t-shirt $48 romwe.com
5. TOMS black crochet slip on shoes $58 toms.com
6. CURRENT/ELLIOT Winter green ankle skinny jeans $185 stylebop.com
7. Duran Duran t-shirt $24 80stees.com