Dust off your shoes and prepare yourself for a mad-hatting party! It’s that time of the year where you have to show off your dance moves. But is that pressure combined with dressing right taking a toll on you? Because impressing your comrades is fine and all, but there’s also certain pitfalls that come with parties. Ease off though, ‘cuz these outfit ideas will take care of 50% of your problems.
The Plaid Game
The epitome of low on effort, a plaid shirt falls right in the middle of casual comfort and something that makes sense even in a party. Put on a bold coloured plaid shirt in dark green or mustard. The chances of winning a shot at best picture will seemingly double than if you wear the typical reds. Add a contemporary edge with a pair of jeans and black ankle length boots and you’re very very good to go.
Plaid shirt + Jeans + Black Boots
If you are someone who loves the transition the weather undergoes each time, a high neck sweater is the answer to all of your “what to wear“ dilemmas. The oversized silhouette with textured fabric will ensure you’re stylish at the party. Add blue ripped denims and penny loafers to the equation; they’re an ideal choice for casual as well as a hard-hitting party.
High Neck Sweater + Ripped Jeans + Penny loafers
No doubt, a collection of perfect shirts makes for a solid foundation in a man’s closet, but the subtle, in-between hues need to rest now. Adding bright colours – yes, even pastels – with a pocket square can grant that much needed upgrade to your outfit. For a combo that will never let you down, cropped pants and leather loafers are ideal.
Solid shirt + Pocket Square + Cropped pants + Loafers
Ace The Basics
We are all tired of the statement ‘suit up’. The spate of weddings may have something to do with it. If your party liberates you from the dress code, steer away from the usual three piece suit game. Usher in a bomber jacket in a military colour with a casual white t-shirt. Add easygoing charm with sneakers or kicks. I promise, some brownie style points are on your way!
White tee + Military Bomber Jacket + Grey Jeans + Sneakers
The Change Over
A blazer always makes for a professional reputation. Thankfully, when teamed with a tropical or foliage print shirt, the muted vibe will automatically diminish. If you don’t want to experiment much, you can pair the outfit with matching trousers. If you do though, dark chinos are your best bet. Continuing in the same breathe, moccasins will be your heros.
Blue blazer + Printed shirt + Trousers + Monk Straps
Since typography was a huge uproar this year, it’s possible you may want to switch things a little. Give your personal statement-making spree a break and come armed with full sleeved graphic tees. What with half sleeves being overdone! Get more mileage by teaming it with skater jeans and opt for Chelsea boots to nail the dressy-casual balance.
Graphic Tee + Skater Jeans + Chelsea Boots