DressCoded is an original Revelist series that provides on-point outfits for life's toughest fashion scenarios. You're welcome.
The end-of-year holidays are the prime time for every single couple you know to get engaged. Which means that the earliest months of the new year might very well be packed full of engagement party RSVPs for you.
Picking the fanciest thing in your closet for a classy soirée is easy enough, but what do you wear to an engagement party for a couple who'd rather go without all the bells and whistles? You don't want to feel underdressed, but you definitely don't want to outdo the bride-to-be.
Worry not — there's an outfit for that.
Outfit one brings some always welcome nerdy flair to the party.
Protect Our Forests Ewok T-Shirt ($20, Hot Topic)
I've said it many times, and I'll say it again — when styled correctly, there are few events on Earth you can't get away with wearing a graphic tee to. This one is color-coordinated with a pair of dressy, flared pants that'll take this shirt just a notch above casual.
Outfit number two serves a whole lot of femininity without stealing all the attention.
Cami Strap Split Front Chambray Dress ($50, ASOS)
If you feel just plain wrong not wearing a dress to what would normally be a formal function, opt for one that's denim. The slits and high-waisted cut of this dress are flirty yet also serve as a blank slate for you to layer textures and make it truly yours.
The third outfit selection is for edgy babes and tomboys who absolutely hate dressing up, even for a casual gathering.