1. Wear a t-shirt with a dressy skirt
The t-shirt is the ultimate icon of staying casual and comfortable, but if you’re going to go to a party, slip into a skirt that’s a little fancy. Whether it’s a leather pencil skirt or a printed pleated design, you won’t look like you came to the party from your bed.
2. Fancy up sneakers with a cocktail bag
Dress up your sneakers by matching it with a cocktail bag. Look for a design that’s features interesting colours and materials so it helps to elevate your jeans-and-sneakers pairing.
3. Jeans can be worn with lace
Throw on a lace jacket or a lace top to instantly add some texture to your look, and then ground it with jeans so you’re still casual without looking sloppy.
4. Spruce up your shorts with a shirt
A white shirt can instantly complete your look, so use it to lift up your casual separates. A pair of shorts can immediately look more formal when worn with a white shirt and heels.
5. Think about your jewellery
Even if you’re wearing something extremely simple and plain, you can always transform your look by banking big on your accessories. A smattering of layered necklaces and a cool pair of sunglasses tell people you put in some effort to get dressed up.
6. Layer something sheer over your jeans
One fast way to take your jeans from ‘blah’ to ‘wow’? Throw on a sheer dress and layer it with your comfiest pair of jeans.
7. Pair socks with heels
Scenario: you’re in sneakers and you get a last-minute invite for a Christmas party. Instead of fretting and going home to change, slip your sneakers off and strap into a pair of heels with your socks on!
8. Go two-for-two with a twinset
On it’s own, a printed bomber or a pair of printed shorts can come across as being too casual for a party. But wear them together and suddenly they are dressed up and stylish.
9. Tulle can be the easiest way to lift your look
Given that it looks soft and romantic, it can automatically look more dressed up and party-friendly. Tuck a camisole into a frothy tulle skirt and voila! You’re all set.
10. Elevate your hoodie
Your hoodie can be worn to a party if you style it right. The easiest way? Tuck it into a skirt or a pair of pants that comes in an eye-catching pattern.
11. Do a double-denim look
A denim skirt or jacket is definitely casual, but when you combine both together with a white shirt, you can a cool outfit to dance the night away in.
12. Knit sweater + printed knit skirt = Comfort all night
There’s no doubting that a roomy knit is super comfy, but it risks looking under-dressed or shapeless. Tackle that by matching it with a printed knit pencil skirt.
13. No sweat with these track pants
Track pants let you boogie into the wee hours, but to avoid looking like you just came from the running track, you’ll want to pair it with tailored separates and skip the athletic looking t-shirt.