June 3, 2023

From chatting to friends and colleagues, it’s become clear to me that after a long 18 months of sequin-free dressing, many of us are keen to get glammed up for party season. Of course, this will manifest in different ways for different people. For some, it will be going all out with a minidress and statement accessories. For others, it will simply be putting on heels for the first time in over a year. Personally, I’ve loved the unexpected “high-low” approach that has been cropping up on Instagram recently, which has seen fashion lovers pairing traditionally casual styles with unmistakably party-ready buys.

I’m talking about sequinned tops with jeans, frothy frocks with track-sole boots and fancy midi skirts with logo tees. It speaks to my personal desire to want to feel comfy in a party outfit while still looking dressy, and I also enjoy the eclectic aesthetic that comes from mixing fashion genres. So before you dismiss this idea, allow me to show you six high-low party outfits that just might change your mind. Scroll down to see what I found.

Slip Dress + Blazer + Chunky Boots


Style Notes: The nice-top-and-jeans pairing is an oldie but a goodie. This season’s interpretation is all about the mesh top, wide-leg denim and feathered heels.

Warehouse Printed Mesh Funnel Neck Top
Printed Mesh Funnel Neck Top

Karen Millen Seamed Wide Leg Jean
Karen Millen
Seamed Wide Leg Jean

Jimmy Choo Heels
Jimmy Choo

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