It’s hard to play the clown when you have to run the circus. As any hostess will tell you (if you don’t already know), by the time we’ve planned the party, invited the guests, decorated the house, and prepared the food, the first guests could be within minutes of ringing the doorbell. If you haven’t given some thought to what you’re wearing you may be in for a last minute closet meltdown.
So what does a practiced party princess have on hand to transform herself into a gracious composed hostess? If there aren’t already, there should be some items in your wardrobe that can form the backdrop for an instant party look.
Every women who gives a darn needs to be able to pull a ‘cat suit’ out of her closet at a moment’s notice. This is a head to toe look, usually in a dark or neutral color that becomes the canvas on which you build your party look.
The elements of a ‘cat suit’ typically include basic items like updated jeans in a dark rinse, a pair of dark pants or even a dark skirt with matching tights (black is a no-brainer). On top, go for a simple pullover, with or without sleeves in a fabric like stretch lace, cashmere, or a silk blend. It should have an uncomplicated jewel or ballet neckline.
Think of your cat suit as the bones of your outfit. Once you have it one it’s easy to add the Cha-cha-cha.
Read about it in Every Party Princess Needs a Cat Suit.