12 NYE Outfit Ideas That Use Pieces You Already Own

Sure, you could purchase a sparkly new dress for New Year’s Eve, only to get one good wear out of it (plus a few admittedly cute Instagram photos). But after the midnight countdown, it’s pretty likely that the festive frock will be relegated to the back of your closet. Sound at all 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 such a combination is possible? Click through for our 12 standout ideas!