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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Lauren is a Pittsburgh-based lifestyle blogger. She is also an entrepreneur, wife, and mother. Like many modern women, she aims to balance her busy career and personal life in style. Let's do this, together. Wellesley & King Is devoted to providing inspiration to other modern women looking to bring style to all areas of their lives, in a way that is affordable and suits their busy schedules!

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  1. 8.2.16

    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!

    • 8.3.16
      Lauren said:

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