10 Going-Out Outfits That Would Be Perfect for a House Party

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As the weather heats up, so are our social calendars. Between date nights, dinners, and parties, we're finding more and more reasons to dress up again. So if you happen to have a house party on the calendar, we have plenty of styling ideas in store. But just because you're staying inside doesn't mean you can't dress like you're going out. House parties can be the perfect opportunity to test out some novel stylings—you have an occasion to dress for, yet you're still in the comfort of someone's home.

So if you're wondering what to wear to a house party, the options are diverse. It just depends on your personal style and what level of formality the gathering calls for. We looked to some of our favorite fashion people for out-of-the-box outfit inspiration, calling out the hero piece that drives each ensemble so you can easily put together the look at home. So whether your weekend house party calls for casual attire or something more elevated, you'll have an eye-catching outfit that will make you stand out from the crowd.

Continue on to see 10 inspiring outfits that are your answer for what to wear to a house party.

Don't be afraid to have some fun with your house party outfit. A striking skirt paired back with a more casual top, like a plain tee, makes for a playful juxtaposition and the perfect party look when paired with strappy heels.

Shop the look:

H&M Cotton T-Shirt ($6)

Zara Printed Mini Skirt ($40)

By Far Lana Sandals ($468)

Jeans with a statement top is the failsafe combination that we'll never quit. To make the duo feel extra current, go for slouchy jeans and add plenty of throwback jewelry into the mix (we're partial to a chain belt).

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For Love & Lemons Katarina Top ($137)

Mango Relaxed Ely Jeans ($60)

Epifene Garbo Chain Belt in Gold ($45)

When in doubt, a pretty puff-sleeve dress in a bold colorway is a complete outfit in and of itself. Pair one with western-inspired boots and a printed scarf for a fun-loving feel.

Shop the look:

Bb Dakota Floral Tradition Dress ($79)

Mint and Rose Geraldine Boots ($301)

Disco pants are a perennial party hit but thanks to the versions from L.A.-based Rezek Studio, the statement trousers are very much here in 2021.

Zara Draped Print Top ($50)

Rezek Studio Aqua Hustle Pants ($285)

Make a retro mini skirt the centerpiece of your outfit when you pair it with a classic white T-shirt. To make it more of a nighttime vibe, kitten heels and some colorful jewelry will do the trick.

Shop the look:

Orseund Iris Victorian Button-Embellished Pima Cotton-Sateen Blouse ($445)

Slvrlake Dakota High Rise Relaxed Tapered Leg Jeans ($279)

Cariuma Catiba Sneakers ($89)

Hanging out on your friends' rooftop? Keep it more casual with a flowy dress and retro sneakers.

Staud Gemma Top ($195)

Shop the look:

Staud Lucca Skirt ($295)

Shop the matching Gemma Top ($195)

When staying indoors, a statement jacket is a practical piece to stay stylish in room temperature. Wear over relaxed denim and cool sneakers.

Shop the look:

Nanushka Amal Faux Leather Trench Coat ($597)

Levi's Ribcage Straight Ankle Jeans ($98)

Nike Air Force 1 Sneakers ($90)

Mango Printed Pleated Scarf ($20)

Leather pants are a favorite party staple whether the dress code is casual or more refined. For a more informal gathering, pair straight0fit leather pants with a graphic baby tee and a fun bag.

Shop the look:

Fiorucci Daisy Angels Cropped Tee ($100)

H&M Faux Leather Pants ($40)

Paco Rabanne Iconic 1969 Chain Shoulder Bag ($1450)

Keep it simple and go a '90s-inspired route with a tube top, roomy jeans, and comfortable heels.

Shop the look:

Intimately The Carrie Tube ($30)

Agolde Darted Balloon Baggy Tapered Jeans ($198)

& Other Stories Chunky Strap Heeled Leather Sandals ($129)

For an easy party look that's warm weather-approved but not overdone, try a '90s style mini dress with sleek knee-high boots.

Shop the look:

Lioness Military Minds Mini Dress ($79)

Mango Leather Boots With Tall Leg ($80)

For more going-out style ideas, check out more cool party looks we're planning.

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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