Celebrity How To Be Party Ready By InStyle Editors InStyle Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Our editors and writers comprise decades of expertise across the beauty, fashion, lifestyle and wellness spaces in print and digital. We prioritize journalistic integrity, factual accuracy, and also having fun with every story we share. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on June 15, 2011 @ 04:46PM Pin Share Tweet Email Trending Videos Photo: Courtesy Ann Taylor How To Be Party Ready 01 of 06 Courtesy of Goody You set the date, sent out the invites and prepped the menu. The only thing left? To look like you haven't been slaving away in the kitchen all day and night. Use these smart fashion and beauty tricks to make (or fake) like a natural-born hostess-with limitless style. Keep Accessories SimpleAdd a little sparkle without trying too hard: Top off a low, messy bun with one of these pretty floral bursts. Tasha Chiffon Flower Clips, $38; nordstrom.com. 02 of 06 Flats You Can Wear All Night Long Courtesy Longchamp Being comfortable and being chic don't have to be mutually exclusive. Slip on a pair of color-bright flats that will keep you on your feet all night long and easily dress up a casual look. Leather tie-dye flats, Longchamp, $408; 212-343-7444. 03 of 06 Gloss in a Hurry Courtesy Laura Mercier Stash a mini lip gloss set in the knife drawer for quick touch-ups between runs from the kitchen to the living room. Mini Glace Set, Laura Mercier, $36; lauramercier.com. 04 of 06 A Soft, Subtle Scent Courtesy Bliss Spritz on fragrance that won't overpower the food, like thissoft Bliss scent. With notes of cucumber and dewy greens, it's almost like a palette cleanser. Bliss Eau de Toilette, $54; blissworld.com. 05 of 06 Be a Chic Hostess Courtesy Anthroplogie Protect your clothing with a retro-inspired apron-which also cleverly hides stains in its mixed-pattern design. Cotton apron, $38; anthropologie.com. 06 of 06 A Classic, No-Fuss Dress Courtesy Ann Taylor Look for pieces in soft fabrics that move with you throughout the night. Dresses, like this one-shouldered Ann Taylor version, are an easy way to look put-together. Rayon jersey dress, $88; anntaylor.com.