It’s time for the summery get-togethers for everyone! And whether you’ll be attending or throwing a party pretty, wouldn’t it be nice to look your best at such events? 🙂 Well, my truth is that I don’t get to party a whole LOT these days 🙂 (unless it’s the kids’ parties arranged around my boys playing their video games with their friends, but this doesn’t count, does it? ) 🙂
Still these parties still happen every once in a while (and I get always super-excited about them, perhaps because they’re pretty rare!) 🙂
But as much as we’d all like to look our best, life kind of happens, right? And a lot of times we (I’m talking about me here 🙂 ) end up giving up on our looks just because we get stuck in the “rut”! Yet, it doesn’t have to be like this! And so, I decided that it’s be fun if I shared some of my best tips to hopefully help you, too, sparkle and shine all summer long!
HOW TO LOOK YOUR BEST AT A SUMMER PARTY!
A pretty outfit can make anyone feel beautiful, but unless it’s a black-tie event it’s also good to make sure that you’re comfortable!
For the hot summer my first pretty & comfy choice is a dress . Well, maybe not just any dress: I would definitely not go for super-tight body-con, for instance. As long as your dress hugs some parts of your body while leaving plenty of room for you to breathe! My best choices are shift dresses, sundresses, feminine maxis, girly babydoll dresses and anything fit and flare!
Just like a dress, a romper is another no-brainer one-piece outfit that I love! To pick a romper that’s both comfy and flattering I’s recommend going for the ones that are fitted around the waist. (Or you can also wear that romper with a belt). Shapeless rompers aren’t very flattering (at least they don’t look so good on me!)
A breathable cotton or silk, pretty lace and the currently trending ruffle details are my favorite choices of fabrics!
And as far as the two-piece outfits go, a pair of classic denim shorts and a cute top or a simple tee and a loose maxi or a midi skirt make the best pretty and comfy summer party choices!
Oh, and let’s not forget the currently trending matching sets! I mean… whoever invented them is a pure genius! 🙂
Most summer parties are casual events and it’s what I love about them the most! So I say – keep your makeup to minimum (because what if you’ll end up jumping in the pool?) and only accentuate your best features! My favorite is the bright lips and mascara only makeup (no messing with the eyeshadows or liners) makeup! Easy, fast and summery bright! 🙂
And don’t even think about a stiff blowout! (Well, unless it’s a part of the party’s theme – then, well – I guess knock yourself out!) :). Otherwise though keep that the pre-party beauty routine simple! 🙂
OK, let’s talk about the important stuff now! …When it comes to a summer party (or any party, really!), one of the most important things that you can do to look great is to make sure that you’ll feel good, too!
But you can never feel and look good if you’re all tensed and troubled!
So, whatever it is that you need to do to relax and get excited about the approaching festivities – do it! How to relax? Well, my favorite ways are to watch a little movie or read a book. Grabbing a cup of coffee and quietly enjoying it BEFORE walking in to the party or before your own party begins is another one of my favorite ways to set myself in the “mood”.
Oh, and there’s another thing (that I still need to work on since I’m not a perfect example of doing it right)…
Do not RUSH! Rushing around creates stress! And it’s exactly what you want to avoid!
So head out to that party early, or make sure that your party is all set a good gap of time before it begins! 🙂
Well, when that party begins, guess what’s another important part of looking your best? You have to relax! Yes, once again – because many of us forget all about our relaxed state as soon as they enter the social scene!
And… as an “always in an alert state” parent I know how difficult it can be to “just relax” when you have to both socialize, watch your kids and… kind of look decent, too! But here’s my best tip for that: do WHATEVER it takes to relax in the given situation! If you’re more of an introvert like me – just taking a few minutes off in a quite room and then rejoining the party can help you recharge!
Talking to your hubs or asking your closest friend to step aside and just hear you out could be another “quick” fix!
Ultimately it’s all about getting to know what you need at a certain moment of time and taking the time to “fix” your nerves and… relax!
Ultimately my best trick to looking your best is… to really forget about how you look and just have fun! Yes – have fun with your friends or your family; enjoying the food and the music… Summer parties are the most casual ones of all, so once you’ve dressed up and relaxed – forget everything else and have as much fun as you can!
And once you’re having fun and smiling – you WILL be your best looking self! Seriously, looking back at the parties I’ve attended, so far it’s this last component that made me feel that I truly looked my BEST! 🙂
Wishing you the very BEST, funnest and beautiful summer!