What To Wear To Every Day Party This Summer

Photographed by Olivia Malone.
With a steady stream of warm weekends just around the corner, your social calendar is likely filling up with outdoor happenings left and right. From rooftop parties to poolside hangs, the unofficial social hour is moving up from 9 p.m. to noon, and you'll need an outfit that can power through it. But, the havoc all that fun in the sun can wreak on your wardrobe — i.e., food and drink spills, broken heels, and sweat stains — is enough to scare anyone from getting too adventurous with their daytime style. Fortunately, there are ways to forgo the cutoffs and sneaks and cobble together polished outfits that can withstand an epic Saturday.

That's where the new method x ASOS collaboration comes in — a curated collection from the planet-friendly laundry detergent and the e-commerce giant that's both fashion-forward and machine-washable. That means you can be the social butterfly that you are without paying the (often exorbitant) dry-cleaning price. To show you how it's done, we pulled pieces from the collection and put together seven unique outfits that are super fun and functional. Each can go from morning patio brunch to midnight dancing without swapping a thing. Ahead, steal these weekend-proof looks, and get down without worrying about getting (too) dirty.
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Photographed by Olivia Malone.
Upgrade Your Skinnies With A Denim Jumpsuit
Get ready to up your denim game in a MAJOR way. Meet the jean jumpsuit, a.k.a. the chicest pair of overalls you've ever seen. The halter neck and slightly flared leg give this piece its Studio 54 vibe, while the slightly stretchy, comfortable material allows for easy movement. Play up the '70s theme with a fitted short-sleeve turtleneck and printed scarf — and, of course, some de rigueur flatforms, so you can dance the day away.
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Photographed by Olivia Malone.
Take The Utility Shirt Out Of The Workshop
There's no reason for the washable workshirt to be relegated to shop class. Make this utilitarian staple work overtime by combining it with metallics for a jolt of glamour. Silky harem pants keep the whole look slouchy and cool, while embellished stacked heels add some dressed-up whimsy with a sturdy stride.
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Photographed by Olivia Malone.
Loosen Your Pants
When you're planning on a day of fraternizing outside, you definitely want to feel relaxed and cozy — which is why on-trend culottes and flares are your friends. With the roomy forgiveness of sweats, but in silhouettes that feel far more sophisticated and grown-up, these looser styles allow you to look effortlessly chic without sacrificing comfort.
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Photographed by Olivia Malone.
Show Some Skin, Sans Miniskirt
Don't get us wrong, we're all about the occasional miniskirt or tasteful cutout. But, those pieces tend to leave you turning into a pumpkin after only an hour or two, either riding up, slipping out of place, or clinging in all the wrong areas. An off-the-shoulder blouse is a less obvious, and way more fashion-forward, skin-baring alternative. Though this one has long sleeves, the woven-cotton material keeps it super breathable.
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Photographed by Olivia Malone.
Go Big With A Colorful Midi
If you want to feel covered (read: able to move about without any wardrobe malfunctions) but still dressed up, the very au courant midi-skirt is your go-to. This one's intentionally crinkled material means you don't need to sweat those pesky sitting creases. Pair it with a crisp button-up and a metallic belt to take the comfy number up a notch. And, bright-white flatform sneakers give you the extra height you need when sporting this tricky skirt length, without the pain of heels.
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Photographed by Olivia Malone.
Ditch Your Dressy Jewelry For A Skinny Scarf
When you don't want to concern yourself with carrying clunky jewelry or potentially damaging delicate pieces, a metallic skinny scarf can dress up just about ANYTHING. Plus, you don't have to worry about it clashing with the rest of your outfit. Think of it as the new statement necklace but a lot lighter and more versatile.
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Photographed by Olivia Malone.
Swap A Dress For An All-In-One Alternative
Want the ease of throwing on a dress but with the mobility of pants or shorts? A wide-legged jumpsuit gives you the freeing feeling of wearing a playsuit, while the strappy back creates a subtly sexy vibe. If you're looking for something a little more polished, a tailored, matching cropped set gives even the softest cotton pieces a touch of elegance. Layer on a patterned jacket and floral heels to break up the playful bubblegum hue.

method x ASOS jumpsuit.
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Photographed by Olivia Malone.
Add A Durable But Chic Outer Layer
When it comes to dressing up for day to night, you'll need a piece to bring the rest of your outfit down to earth before the sun sets, and what better, more versatile option than a denim jacket? The basic gets an update sans collar and with a baggier cut, making eccentric pieces — like a fringe cape and floral pajama pants — more daytime friendly. Plus, unlike a leather or silk topper, there's no need to worry about roughing up this durable shell.
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