6 Last-Minute New Year's Eve Outfit Ideas You Already Own

New Year's Eve is almost upon us and, while some of you may have had your last outfit of 2023 picked out since the middle of November, some of us (read: me), just aren't that organised. If you too find yourself lacking in the sparkle department fret not, for I've got your back.

Whether you've been too busy eating copious amounts of cheese to give it any real thought, or you had previously resided yourself to a quiet night in, only to find out over Whatsapp that your friend is throwing a last-minute house party, I—with the help of a few stylishly savvy friends—have found six outfits worthy New Year's Eve. What's more, these are looks you can recreate with pieces already hanging in your wardrobe. Just a touch of styling, and a bit of layering, and you've got the perfect outfit to ring in the new year. 

Keep scrolling to discover how you can see in the New Year, confident in the knowledge that you (and your bank balance), look fabulous...

Last-Minute New Year's Eve Outfits You Can Shop From Your Wardrobe

1. Upgrade Your Suiting


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Style Notes: Suiting has become a key part of our wardrobes over the past few years, whether worn together or separated. For tomorrow night, style it sans top, and finish with statement earrings and heels for a look that's chic and sultry in equal measure. If the jacket is too plunging to be worn on it's own, try layering a silk camisole or a lace bralette underneath.

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2. Dressed-Up Denim


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Style Notes: My (and Lorna's) go-to party look will forever be jeans and a nice top, and I promise it won't fail you in your time of need, either. As a key part of every wardrobe, you're sure to have a pair of great denim around that can be the basis of a brilliant look with a party top. 

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3. Top-To-Toe Tonal


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Style Notes: Much like the above, pull everything out of your wardrobe and drawers that's the same colour, which shouldn't be too hard as we, by nature, tend to buy into the same colours once we work out what we like best. Be it green, blue, pink, neutrals or, in Abi's case, red, once you have all the options in front of you, make yourself an outfit that's entirely one colour. It will look like it's taking months of planning when, in reality, it's the ultimate lazy-girl hack. 

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4. Slot in Some Sequins


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Style Notes: Chances are, if you've ever been on a night out, you'll have something sequinned—or at least embellished—hanging in your wardrobe. Take dressing cues from Sasha and give your glittering pieces a laid-back spin with a cosy knit and elegant heels. 

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5. Over Accessorise


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Style Notes: Whether you have big plans for New Years Eve, or simply want to make the most of the spectacle, more is more on the 31st. Layer up your necklaces, stack up rings and dip your toes into hair accessories to really up the ante. 

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6. Accent Your LBD


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Style Notes: I can confidently say that every single person that reads this will have a black dress in their wardrobes. Make it feel so now by wearing it with all the accessories you can throw at it. Glittering necklaces, metallic accessories, hair jewels; pile it on for maximum wow-factor. 

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Florrie Alexander
Acting Affiliates Editor

Florrie embarked on her fashion journey while studying French and History at university. Whilst studying in Aix-en-Provence, she began to write her dissertation on the history of fashion and the influence of Haute Couture, and landed her first role at Harper’s Bazaar. Following this, she interned for various publications including Elle, Grazia and Marie Claire before joining the fashion team at Conde Nast Traveller. There, she contributed to international photoshoots, styled pages and covers, and produced engaging digital content.

During a freelance period, Florrie honed her skills in editorial work in various digital and print publications including Vogue Italy and Departures magazine, as well as styling e-commerce photoshoots and personal shopping. Florrie actively pursues an in-depth understanding of fashion and jewellery, and after styling a jewellery cover shoot at Conde Nast Traveller chose to complete the De Beers Diamond Foundation course. Florrie first joined Who What Wear UK as a freelancer before becoming the Commerce Writer, blending both editorial and commercial content. Now, as the Acting Affiliates Editor, she monitors current trends, new-in styles, wardrobe heroes and how best to style them. In her downtime, Florrie can be found in her hometown of London, usually with a coffee in hand.