Your Next Party Outfit

If your summer is anything like mine, you probably have at least a half dozen weddings to attend, which means you’ll need a party outfit for each one. I put this look together as a fun alternative to your usual little black dress. Don’t get me wrong, I love an LBD as much as the next girl (there’s a reason they’re a classic!), but sometimes it’s nice to switch it up a bit, too. A full party skirt is lots of fun, and works well for any formal or semi-formal event on your calendar. With all that volume, you’ll want to dance all night!

Want to know the best part?

This skirt-and-top combo is SUPER affordable. You can purchase this exact skirt for less than $45.

Crop top + full circle skirt = dance party all night long

The crop top basics

A crop top like this one is a great staple for your wardrobe. Don’t be fooled into thinking this is a style that only teens and young twenty-somethings can wear. On the contrary, crop tops pair really well with higher waisted skirts and pants and can be office-appropriate when done right.

I like to stick with a slightly longer version that falls below the rib cage, near my natural waist. That means that it should meet the top of my skirt, and not show any skin. I actually don’t mind showing a little bit of skin (but near the rib cage, not the lower part of the abdomen), just not for work.

A tight-fitting style is the way to go for voluminous bottoms, like this party skirt. Anything with volume on top is going to make you look like a balloon.

Party skirts for the win

Now, you have to know going into this purchase that it won’t be a daily wardrobe staple. That said, choose a price point that you’re comfortable with for an item you will only wear for dressy occasions. I chose this one because it was affordable yet interesting with the bold print. There a ton of great options out there at all different price points, so you’re sure to find something within your price range.

I’ve linked a few of my favorites here to help you with your shopping.

 

You know what I like most about this look? It’s something different than the usual wedding guest attire. It’s refreshing, a welcome change to the parade of sequins and lace you’re bound to see running around.

 

Thanks so much for reading, everyone. Have a great day!

 

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  1. crop tops and full skirts cannot ever go out of style. they are just too perfect. ladylike but with some sass. i love this combination on you. you could really go anywhere in this!

    Posted 8.2.16 Reply
    • Lauren wrote:

      I couldn’t agree more; crop tops and full skirts are so ladylike. That’s what I love about them!

      Posted 8.3.16 Reply