12 NYE Outfit Ideas That Use Pieces You Already Own

Sure, you could purchase a sparkly new dress for New Year's Eve. But after the midnight countdown (and plenty of cute Instagram photos), it's pretty likely the festive frock will be relegated to the back of your closet. Forever. Sound familiar? In order to avoid that unfortunate situation, this year we're challenging you to work with the pieces you already own to create a budget-friendly party-ready look. The perfect NYE look could be as straightforward as leather leggings and ankle boots (a fail-safe winter pairing), or it could be the unexpectedly cool combo of throwing on your most festive party dress over a T-shirt and jeans à la Veronika Heilbrunner. Don't think it's possible to create easy New Year's Eve outfits? Keep reading to get inspired by these 12 standout ideas.

This story was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.