It's nearly New Year's Eve and you're surrounded with friends asking you what your plans are. NYE can be one of the most stressful holidays of the year simply because we want to be able to say that we did something fun and had a great night. Who wants to say they sat around doing nothing when their besties are out partying their faces off? (Unless sitting at home is your thing, in which case, rock on.)
There are tons of options for whatever your scene is, whether you prefer drinking top shelf at a fancy bar or just want to hang out with friends and a few bottles of bubbly. Either way, a new outfit is always a must. Dressing for NYE is the other stressful part of the holiday.
My go-to fashion advice is simple and applies for nearly every occasion: dress to fit the venue. No need to show up in sparkly stilettos if you're making a quick appearance for the countdown at the dive bar down the street.
The typical outfit for NYE usually involves sparkle (in gold or silver) and black. We think of confetti, streamers, and ridiculous party hats which reflects in our clothing choices. Remember last year's craze with DIY glitter-covered shoes? The trend fit in perfectly with NYE. Here are the some popular looks from 2012 that you can make work for this year's bash according to your plans.
Here's a classic look with a Peter Pan collar. If you're wearing a dress with a belt and a detailed collar, going for wild shoes is overkill. Keep it simple with ballet flats.
Yes, it IS ok to wear pants on New Year's. Pair skinnies with a interesting top. I haven't fully embraced the peplum trend but I can see why it's appealing. If you don't have big hips, the fuller bottom adds the illusion of an hourglass shape. If you have big hips, the flounce hides them. Wine red is also a great color for winter.
Neo-grunge, soft-goth, 90s inspired; whatever you want to call it, this style has been a major influence on street style this year. I have to make a shameless plug for a velvet skirt of this color that I made over the summer. If you're feeling a little daring and want to mimic to leaders on Lookbook, wear a circle skirt at your waist with a cropped bustier and matching wedges.
If you're just hanging out at home, you can never go wrong with a plain t-shirt dress. The combination of accessories are limitless. Maybe it's the sunless weather, but I've been avoiding color lately and going for all neutral looks. They always look chic.
Have a great NYE!