As the weather heats up, so do our social calendars. Between date nights, dinners, and parties, we're finding more and more reasons to dress up again. 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.
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. 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 with a more casual top, like a plain tee, makes for a playful juxtaposition and the perfect party look when paired with strappy heels.
Jeans with a statement top is the fail-safe 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.)
Make a romantic top the centerpiece of your outfit when you pair it with relaxed denim and sneakers for a more dressed-down approach. To make it more of a nighttime vibe, swap the sneakers for strappy heels.
Leather pants are a favorite party staple whether the dress code is casual or more refined. For a more informal gathering, pair straight-fit leather pants with a graphic baby tee and a fun bag.
For an easy party look that's warm weather approved but not overdone, try a '90s-style minidress with sleek knee-high boots.