No matter who you are, you become somewhat fashion-conscious when you have to attend a party. If you are one of the many who prefers to avoid crowds and your fashion sense leans more towards jeans and a t-shirt, dressing for a party might be akin to walking across hot coals.

If, on the other hand, you love fashion and a party is just another excuse for you to look fabulous, you are probably excited but still wondering how you are going to make your normal splash and stand out from the crowd.

Regardless of your comfort level with fashion and parties, there are some basic tips you can keep in your style repertoire that will make you the envy of every party. Check out these 7 fashion tips before you decide what to wear to your next event.

7 Fashion Tips Sure to Make Others Envious 

  1. Find work and party balance if your party is office-related.

It can be difficult finding just the right combination of professional and stylish when you are dressing for a work gala. While your ego says, “Let’s go all out and look smoking hot tonight!” your brain says, “Hey, I’ve got to work with these people again for a long time.”

But you can balance style with professionalism and still come out looking classy and chic. The trick is to find a well-fitting jacket and pair it with a sexy, but at or below the knees, skirt or a pair of trousers that fit you just right. Either of these can be paired with a silk camisole and a low-slung pair of black heels for that perfect mix of elegance, style, and professionalism.

  1. Save your trial style trends for a GNO.

Maybe there is an amazing new shirt or skirt you are dying to wear to a party, but it’s so avant-garde you are not sure how it will come across in certain situations. Save it for that fun and relaxing girls’ night out and let your friends give you their honest opinions of your new wardrobe addition before you walk through those party doors and turn heads – the wrong way.

  1. Accessories make the outfit.

It would be impossible to enumerate all of the wonderful ways you can accessorize to enhance your outfit, but let’s just say you can have fun with them and show off your quirky or classy style. Statement necklaces are definitely doable if they fit your outfit, and false eyelashes (not the cheap ones, though), can be counted as an accessory, too!

Costume jewellery anymore can be so close to the real thing that it’s almost impossible to spot the difference, so slip on those eyelashes, bangles, necklaces and earrings and accessorize!

But, while it’s difficult to say what to wear without a rundown of the rest of your outfit, there are a few absolute “no’s” to keep in mind. Never wear sunglasses as your hairpiece. Avoid that absolutely tacky neon and blingy phone case clutch and, on the opposite end, those huge tote bag/suitcase purses. Not only do they detract from your overall appearance, but they’re a pain to keep up with when you want to have fun.

  1. Go designer.

It used to be that you had to be rich or rob someone to be able to wear designer clothes, but luckily that’s no longer the case. If you want to be the envy of everyone at the party but your budget doesn’t agree, you can both compromise by checking out online discount retailers, promo code shopping, and coupons for designer brand merchandise.

You’d be amazed at some of the high-end retailers that offer promo and coupon shopping, and there are people out there who make a living by scoping out all of these designers and nabbing their discounts as soon as they are available, then sharing them with you! You can get more info on this with a little online research.

  1. Black tie parties need some extra oomph.

Most people will never get the opportunity to go all out for a party, except for their wedding. But if you get invited to a black tie party, it’s not an occasion to skimp on. Think about gowns that go to your toes, deep vee cuts down your back, and sequins and silk in a stylish design. Although everyone else is probably going to be wearing gala attire, you can make yours stand out by going designer at a discount.

  1. Don’t overlook the importance of your undergarments.

Ahhhh, the inevitable panty line. So many women lament their lack of focus on finding a seamless panty when the perfect outfit is ruined by the tacky display of a panty line.

In the same vein, when you choose your outfit, wear the bra you plan on combining with your clothing to make sure straps are hidden, wires are not on display, and everything perks just right where it’s supposed to. Many outfits have been ruined by the over- or under-abundance of cleavage in a dress or shirt that was meant for different chest size.

  1. Find the style that flatters you.

A mermaid dress may be absolutely gorgeous, but not on certain figures. Women with larger proportions tend to go with “the baggier the better” styles, which is not usually true.

Your figure can be flattered with the right style; it just may take you some time to figure out what it is. Once you find it though, stick with it, and then get so good at finding just the right accessories and shoes to go with your flattering outfit that everyone is envious.

Follow These Tips for Party Fashion Wins

These basic tips will guide you into the land of fashion if you are a novice or into the realm of style queen if you are already fashion savvy. Before you head out to shop for your next party outfit, keep these 7 tips in mind so that you become the envy of the event and turn heads everywhere.