There are lots of reasons I look forward to this time of year: baking, quality time with family, and cozy weather, to name a few! But I’m not going to lie; one of the main reasons I look forward to the holiday season is the excuse to get dressed up. Unless you have a trip to Vegas planned, New Year’s Eve is pretty much the one night of the year that you get to pull out all your glitter, sequins, and glitzy gold accents. It’s literally your time to shine! So to get you in the New Year’s Eve spirit, I put together five different outfit suggestions that I’m considering wearing this year. No matter what your plans are, I think you’ll find something you love below…
The sparkly minidress is a New Year’s Eve classic. Whether you go with sequins or something with a metallic sheen, you really can’t go wrong. I love how this metallic frock is festive without being overly flashy. And I couldn’t resist adding a fun statement bag to this outfit. It’s sure to be a conversation starter!
I love the combo of a cropped sweater with a skirt for New Year’s Eve. It’s equal parts festive and cozy. This outfit works well whether you’re heading to a wild party or a low-key gathering with friends.
I have a pair of sequined pants that I wore for New Year’s Eve a couple of years ago and absolutely love. But I love the idea of updating that look this year with a pair of sequined shorts. Throw on a blazer and a pair of metallic flats and you have one adorable New Year’s Eve party outfit!
Contrary to popular belief, a New Year’s Eve outfit doesn’t have to be completely saturated with sparkle. If you’d prefer not to buy a sequined dress that you’re probably never going to wear again, try an elegant black gown instead. You can easily still add a little sparkle in the accessories department, and then you have a dress you can wear to weddings and other events throughout the year.
Leather pants are my number one style staple for fall and winter. I basically live in this Rag & Bone pair this time of year. (They’re a splurge, but they’re probably the most versatile piece in my wardrobe.) While I usually dress my leather pants down with a button-down and flats, I love the idea of pairing them with fancier pieces for New Year’s Eve.
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How are you planning to stand out this New Year's Eve?