For a lot of women, New Year's Eve is a time to turn up the glitz, glam, and sparkle. Yes, you may need that glittering dress and statement shoes, or black tie-ready gown. But sometimes the event you're attending may not call for an outfit that emulates the dance floor disco ball. Luckily, this post will contain suggestions designed to fit a variety of parties, regardless of whether it's a backyard bash, or fancy fete.
According to The Zoe Report, faux fur is here to stay, and a strategically placed piece might be just the statement making garment you need to finish off a casual outfit. A pair of distressed jeans, a semi sheer blouse, pointy toe pumps, and a faux fur vest is perfect for laid-back parties and makes for the ideal ensemble for sipping cocktails with your closest pals on NYE.
Spending the night in your own home with that special someone? Sip your champagne in comfort by wearing a cozy pullover. A soft jumper is a great choice for pairing with your trusty leggings. You can find plenty of sweater inspiration , from the curators at Lyst with plenty of designers and articles to look through. If you want to liven things up a bit, make sure your hair and makeup are on point and ready for a midnight kiss.
These are great for hitting the club scene, and the Fashion Tag team knows
that metallic fabrics are currently taking the fashion world by storm. Whether you prefer yourself in yellow gold, silver, or rose gold matters not, because there's a look out there for everyone. Try a sequined high-waisted skirt with a white blouse, a shiny bodycon dress, or a sparkly top paired with your favorite wide leg dress pants.
If you follow my blog then you know how much I love the '90s, so I had to capitalise on this fashion trend opportunity. Slip dresses are perfect for cocktail hour NYE parties, especially when they fall at midi length. Pair yours with a chunky heel to round out the look, or with a sleeker shoe to modernise the slinky dress. And don't forget the choker!
Black tie events and the clothing that comes with them can quickly become stuffy if you take it too seriously. That’s why I’m suggesting a departure from the status quo, and recommending that your gown contain a bit of whimsy. Florals are trending this year, and would be a great way to ring in the new year. Glamorous makeup paired with a solid clutch, and simple low-key shoes are exactly the thing to round out this look. I hope you’ve enjoyed my suggestions. Be sure to leave your favorites in the comments below.
Rachel Whitely is a freelance blogger and fashionista based in New York, so she knows a thing or two about a good New Year’s Eve party. When she’s not hunched over a keyboard with too much coffee she can be found perusing the shops in the city and taking far too many pictures of her cat, Godric.