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


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.


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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.

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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.)

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A puff-sleeve dress, especially one 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.

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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. 

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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.

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

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When hanging out indoors, a statement jacket is a practical piece for staying stylish at room temperature. Wear over relaxed denim and cool sneakers.

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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.

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

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

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

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Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.