What to Wear to a Party

It’s PARTY time! I love this time of year because I feel like I have invitations lined up for all different kinds of parties! The question is – I’m all about figuring our what to wear to party. There are so many different styles and outfits you can wear when it comes to heading to a party. I’m all about wearing some fun and appropriate fashions for parties. I love looking my best, but there’s the thing – if you’re not the host, you don’t want to be over the top with your style. You want to look great, but also feel your best too!

What to Wear to a Party

what to wear to a party


I’m all about wearing high-waisted pants right now. They are the cutest and the most stylish ever! Everyone should try high waisted pants because they are the chicest item to wear to a party. Thet check every single box. Comfy? Yes. Fashionable? Yes. Appropriate? Yes. Flattering?

What to Wear to a Party

Yes. If you literally have NO TIME to plan ahead a full outfit when you’re trying to figure out what to wear to a party – GRAB THE HIGH WAISTED PANTS. They will work every single time, I promise. There’s no better day than today to flaunt a pair of high waisted pants because you can find a pair just about anywhere right now!

What to Wear to a Party

Why do I love a fab pair? These pants are chic in any occasion and high waisted pants can easily go from the office to after-work drinks with retro, statement-making style. They are a staple for a party because regardless of what you’re celebrating, they work. Graduation party? Yes. Work party? Yes. 4th of July party? Yes. Birthday party? Yes. Bridal shower? Yes. Baby Shower? Yes. Try it – think of a party theme and regardless as to what it is, these pants will work. You never have to stop and think again about what to wear to a party, you have this  safe go to look and outfit on reserve!

What to Wear to a Party

I found these fabulous high waisted pants at Target. I’m only 5 feet, so I’m going to be honest with you. I never ever thought in a zillion years that I could pull off these pants. Actually – I was certain that I couldn’t! I didn’t think they would work with my body type because I felt like they would make me look smaller than I was. I always was afraid the pants would drag on the ground when I tried to walk. I just wasn’t sure and stayed away from them for years. Even when everyone was going gaga over the high waisted jeans last year, I stayed away and now I’m kicking myself for doing that! I love them!

What to Wear to a Party

Again I got these at Target and they had a ton of different styles, too These are from the A New Day collection!

  • Striped wide-leg pants add a statement piece to your wardrobe
  • Dresses up or down for a variety of styling options and occasions
  • Full waistband elastic lends a comfortable, stretchy fit
Carefree style gets an elegant twist with the High-Waisted Wide-Leg Pants from A New Day™. Hitting at the ankle, these pants make for a breezy look with their wide-leg design, and you’ll love the pretty detail of a tie-waist construction. The full waistband elastic keeps you perfectly comfortable while side slit pockets lend functional flair, and you can dress these pants up or down for a multitude of occasions. Slip into sleek heels and a flouncy tank top for a refined, elegant look, or keep it casual with a T-shirt and sneaks for a day out with friends.

How to Wear High Waisted Pants

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I have to say, I have some tips for wearing high waisted pants when you’re thinking of what to wear to a party. My personal fashion advice?

  • Wear a tighter tank or tee with them. If the legs are going to be wide and the waist is going to be high, you need to make sure whatever top you’re wearing is tight enough to look flattering for you. You don’t want anything loose or hanging over. It will really look like a bad fit.
  • Make sure you add some color. I grabbed this black tank, but I thought a yellow or rose or red colored tank would be fun to add with this look, too! I feel like you can really have some fun with some colors and patterns. Don’t be afraid to mix patterns either!
  • Wear HIGH HEELS! I feel like this should be my biggest piece of advice here. You want to make sure you have your legs as high as can be when you’re wearing high waisted pants because it will help elongate your leg. I loved these pants as is, but when I popped my heels on – WOAH BABY! They really made the look that much more fun and adorable!

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I simple love these pants and really feel like I finally found the perfect go to look when I’m trying to figure out what to wear to a party. We’ve all been there, just staring at all of our clothes and not sure what to wear or how to wear something. I have a closet full of things and still get caught up in, would this look OK for the party?  YES! This look would be perfect for ANY party you have coming up and that you’re going to!

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Make sure you check out some of the other high waisted options I’m sharing below, too! I love being able to see what else is out there and share the fashion and style love! I’m telling you – I’m stocking up on a few pairs because this look will always be chic and fabulous!

Also check out my other WHAT TO WEAR stories, too that I love to share on the blog! I’m all about seeing what people are looking for on the fashion front. If you have something you want me to share with you, let me know in the comments below!



About Audrey

Audrey McClelland has been a digital influencer since 2005. She’s a mom of 5 and shares tips on her three favorite things: parenting, fashion and beauty. She’s also a Contemporary Romance Author.

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  1. 5.16.19
    Kayley said:

    It is good advice to pair something loose (like the pants) with something tight (like the top), so you’re right on point!

  2. 5.16.19
    Sara Zielinski said:

    Great tips on party fashion.

  3. 5.16.19
    Dana Rodriguez said:

    Cute outfit. I LOVE those pants!

  4. 5.16.19
    Kim Pincombe-Cole said:

    Love these ‘high-waisted, wise-leg, paper-bag style’ pants! They are so popular right now.

  5. 5.16.19
    Dandi D said:

    Those pants are so cute–I wish I would look good in a pair like that!

  6. 5.16.19
    sandra said:

    looks great for a barbecue

  7. 5.16.19
    Marisela Zuniga said:

    I love your outfits, they are so cute!!

  8. 5.16.19
    Antoinette M said:

    Love the high waisted pants. Looks very comfortable to wear!

  9. 5.17.19
    Lindsay A. said:

    I love the pattern on these pants, they are just darling!!

  10. 5.17.19
    mami2jcn said:

    I’m not sure I could pull off those pants but I love the shoes!

  11. 5.17.19
    Michelle J. said:

    I love those heels!

  12. 5.17.19
    Sandra Preti said:

    I’m short too so I also never thought I could pull off those kind of pants–but they look so great on you! I’m going to try them!

  13. 5.17.19
    sandra said:

    Fun earrings!

  14. 5.17.19
    Nerlande said:

    Love these outfits gives so much inspiration for ways to dress

  15. 5.18.19
    Michele Pineda said:

    Nice look! It is always fun to go to a summer party and look fashionable, but also be comfortable.

  16. 5.18.19
    bn100 said:

    cute outfit

  17. 5.19.19
    Sharon Rooney said:

    I love the outfit. It would be great for a picnic loose and cool.

  18. 5.19.19
    Chelsea Amanda said:

    I always have to wear heels with long pants. I’m super short.

  19. 5.20.19
    Donna Porter said:

    This is such a cute outfit. Perfect for summer outings because it looks cool and comfy!

  20. 5.20.19
    Helen said:

    This is such a cute outfit. I love shopping at Target too. I always find something I like there.

  21. 5.20.19
    monique s said:

    Love the pants. Flowing and pretty, but very wearable and comfy

  22. 5.20.19
    Rosie said:

    Wow, I thought you were about 6′ tall! I’m only about 5′ too, so I know I could wear pants like this, and they are adorable! I was just thinking I should get a couple of outfits together NOW, so I don’t wreck the place trying to put a good look together right before.

  23. 5.21.19
    rana durham said:


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