As the weather cools, more and more of our weekend plans go indoors. If you have a house party on the calendar, 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 street style snaps 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.
Head below to see 11 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 pared back with a more casual top, like a sweatshirt, makes for a playful juxtaposition and the perfect party look when paired with strappy heels.
When staying indoors, a statement vest is a practical piece to stay stylish in room temperature. Wear over a sleeveless top and high-waisted pants.
'Tis the season of sweater dresses. Raise the bar with a maxi-length iteration made even chicer by way of coordinating ankle boots.
Leather pants are a favorite party staple whether the dress code is casual or more refined. For a more informal gathering, pair loose-fitting leather pants with a white T-shirt and blazer.
When in doubt, a blazer in a bold colorway completes any jeans and T-shirt look. Or button up the blazer over a barely there camisole for an edgier mood.
Nothing beats the fail-safe outfit formula of a statement blouse paired with jeans and heels. Go for a top with voluminous sleeves and a playful print for extra statement-making power.
For a fashionable fall ensemble that doesn't compromise on comfort, pair a long silk maxi skirt with a knit sweater.
Slip dresses are an especially chic choice that can lean into being casual or dressy. Top off with a leather jacket and ankle boots for a cool-girl vibe.
A statement jacket instantly makes your outfit party-ready, no matter the pairing. Opt for color-blocking, sequins, or other bold detailing. Wear with a miniskirt and low block heels to balance the striking look.
For a more casual affair, suit up in the cool girl–approved uniform of a patterned minidress and sneakers.
Pairing a black turtleneck with a skirt is a low-lift look that's equal parts sophisticated and chic. When struggling to throw together an outfit, black is always a fail-safe option. Finish off with white ankle boots to liven up the ensemble.