Have you ever just looked at the dress code for certain events and been really sad because you have to dress up and feel like you don’t own anything to wear to a party? Or you may feel like you have already exhausted your closet and really don’t have the energy to get ready for a party?
Don’t worry “ this happens to me all the time, however, I have mastered certain tips that help me always look party ready “ without spending extra time or money.
Getting ready for a party doesn’t mean you have to buy a super cute outfit just for this occasion, it means that you don’t look like you literally got out of bed and actually look somewhat presentable and appropriate for the party. It actually isn’t that difficult to make yourself look presentable for a party; all you have to do is put in some effort and try new techniques that work for you!
If it is a theme party, it is even better. Once you know what the theme is for the party, collect everything you have in your wardrobe to get the perfect match for your party.
Need some tips that keep you from feeling annoyed about dressing up for parties? Here are 5 ways to look party ready without you even trying.
1. Wear Makeup (but don’t wear so much, you’ll look like a doll) — a quick application of a neutral eyeshadow, a tiny bit of eyeliner (not so much that you look like you have a black eye), mascara and a TINY bit of blush can make it look like you tried, but it really took about 1 minute. Oh! And don’t forget the lips! You don’t need to be super good at makeup, either. At least you tried. It is really easy to do a perfect combination of a little bit of all these different makeup applications — and the best part is that you will look put together!
2. Do Your Hair — what party are you going to? A fancy party? A casual get-together? Whatever the occasion is, the hair matters. It can really dress an outfit up or down. Avoid just putting your hair up in a basic ponytail and calling it a day. Try to do something different. Curling your hair really adds a pop and an dress up an outfit. Leaving it straight and down can also be a quick way to change an outfit. Don’t do buns unless the party is sophisticated. Usually curling or straightening is sufficient, there is not much need to get much fancier than that.
3. Don’t overdress — We’ve all been THAT one person who was really overdressed and felt really awkward. Lets avoid that. If you know what the occasion is and who is coming, get inspired by what they wear. If they don’t really try on their outfit, you don’t have to either. If you don’t know the people, but you know the occasion, it’s okay to overdress just a little bit. It really helps to make a statement about yourself (trust me). If anything, it is better to be overdressed than underdressed!
4. Make sure you always have some go-to party clothes in your closet – Let’s say you are running or everything you try doesn’t seem to work. It is really important to have some backup for the days when nothing seems to work. If you have that backup, you are likely to rest easy because you know if your experiments aren’t working, you will have something to fall back on.
5. Start Early – You don’t know how many times I stress out because I haven’t had enough time to adequately get ready. I often find myself getting messy at the end and stressing out because I haven’t given myself enough time. It is very important to make sure that you give yourself enough time to get ready because it is very important to make sure that you avoid any last minute stress.
Getting ready to go to a party definitely makes me nervous. I am always anxious about how I look and I always want to make that I am looking my best. It is important that you keep the above 5 tips in mind so that you are able to adequately get ready and are not stressing out at the end. Additionally, remember to be confident with however you decide to dress. It is fine to be nervous, but make sure you leave your house feeling very confident and ready to party!