How to Deck Yourself Out for an Outdoor Party

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If you have been invited to an outside party, then it is essential to think about how you will look your best throughout the event. Considering these things ahead of time will keep you looking sharp. Here are some tips that you will want to follow.


Simple clothes are usually the best for an outdoor party. A tank top and a skirt often look great at a party in the great outdoors. Since you will not need many pieces to create this look, it’s crucial to buy quality items. You can find quality clothing by looking for items that are perfectly tailored to your body. More and more companies are moving away from throwaway fashion, which means made-to-order clothing is more accessible. With quality pieces, you can mix and match items throughout the outdoor party season to create different looks. If the weather will be warm, think about dressing in a light color so that you stay cooler throughout the event.


You may want to think again before you wear high heels to an outdoor party. The heel may leave you sinking into the ground making it very difficult to walk. Instead, think about opting for a pretty pair of sandals. You will find many different styles available. Consider floral-print wedges to add a splash of color to a plain outfit or create a conversation opener by wearing gold lace-up sandals. If you usually wear heels to look taller, then consider wedges as they will give you a height boost without you having to worry about where you are walking. If you are still determined to wear heels, then make sure to choose those with thicker heels.


Choosing the right jewelry can be a daunting task for an outside party. Think about activities that are likely to happen at the party and choose your jewelry appropriately. For example, if you are going to be playing miniature golf, then you may want to leave the bangles at home as they may interfere with your perfect swing. If your outfit is bold and busy, then choose simple jewelry so that the two do not clash when you are meeting people. If your outfit has a lot of ruffles or intricate detailing, then go with plain jewelry so that it does not conflict with everything else.

On the other hand, if your outfit is plain, then dressing it up with statement pieces will make both items stand out. Think about the neckline of your outfit and choose a piece that is either shorter or longer than your neckline. After all, you do not want to be fixing your necklace all night. If you have a cooler skin tone, then consider white gold and silver to highlight the natural look, but if you have a warm skin tone, then consider darker jewelry like gold. Whatever decisions that you make, concentrate on buying and wearing quality over quantity.


A hat is an excellent addition for an outside party. In addition to being a great fashion accessory, it can help protect you from the harmful effects of the sun. There are so many different styles to choose from that you can select a different one for each party, completely changing the look of an outfit. Leather baseball caps are perfect when paired with leather boots and a short skirt. A casual woven hat looks perfect when paired with a sundress. A floppy hat may be perfect for a casual fall party. A matching fedora may be perfect for the more formal outdoor party. For the best protection from the sun, make sure to consider hats with at least a five-centimeter brim.


While your nail design is definitely a personal choice, there are some tips that you can follow for them to look great in all the photos taken at an outdoor party. Usually, you will want to stay away from bright colors as any chips in them are particularly noticeable at an outside event. Good Housekeeping suggests standing out with some outside-the-box designs. Just be warned that these designs generally require a bit of upkeep.

Try to stick with softer shades that look sheer and not chalky. If you have lighter skin tones, then consider wearing those with pink undertones. Alternatively, if you have olive skin tones, then think about wearing those with warm beige undertones. Since the outside party season can be a busy one, do not get your nails done to match the theme of the party unless it is a significant one.


There are many hairstyles that look great at summer parties. The high bun keeps hair out of your face, and you will not have to mess with it all night. Create a dramatic look with big blocky braids pulled to the side. If your hair is naturally wavy, consider going with the natural look, but be sure to use a wave-enhancing product that also offers anti-humidity protection. Of course, getting your hair cut into a pixie is a classic look that will never go out of style.

Many people like to change their hair color or beauty routine in the summer to try something different and new, so it might be a fun experiment to try out leading up to making a big entrance at this party. Regardless of which one you choose, using natural looking hair accessories like feathers or flowers is a great idea. Alternatively, depending on the occasion and your outfit, you may want to add a dramatic Bohemian flair by using headbands or ribbon to hold your hair back out of the way.


It can be tricky to keep your makeup from running when it is hot outside. Start with a matte primer to keep sweat away while refining your pores. Use concealer only where you truly need it. Choose a mineral powder, but keep it to a minimal. If you choose to use a foundation, then think about one that is water-based and contains ingredients to help block the sun’s rays from reaching your face. Keep in mind that if you finish with powder, then you may need to keep applying it throughout the party. If it is likely that the event will be hot, then use water-resistant eyeliners and mascara as they will stay in place better. If you really want staying power, Albany Laser reports that Botox injections can actually help prevent your face from sweating.


Going natural is a great look for an outdoor party. Start with light-colored outfits that can be mixed and matched. Wear shoes that are easy to walk in and a hat to block the sun’s rays and help keep you cooler. If you will be attending many outdoor parties, then keep your nail polish natural. Pull your hair up and away from your face or opt for a short haircut. Staying with the natural look, choose minimal makeup. Enjoy the outdoor party season.

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