This New Year's Eve, Metallics Are the New Sequins—Here's the Proof

With every New Year’s Eve party, there comes a wave of glittering ensembles, as if your city has been sprinkled with crystals—a theme nearly any fashion girl can get behind. However, if you’re feeling a little burnt out on the sparkles but still want to be festive, try a metallic outfit instead for New Year’s.

As much as we love sequins—any other type of embellishment, for that matter—metallic pieces have a way of dressing up any outfit without feeling too over the top. Plus, they’re surprisingly versatile. Whether it’s the subtle sheen of a skirt that catches your eye or a pair of full-on reflective pants, this trend is one that will make a statement in all the right ways. Soon enough, you just might find your metallic clothes replacing those sparkly details once and for all. To illustrate our point, we’ve gathered our favorite looks from fashion girls who pull off metallic pieces in ways that were practically made for your New Year’s Eve. Read on to check them all out below.

Metallic pants are the perfect way to jump into the trend this year.

Want to wear metallics every day? Try a cool blouse with a pair of jeans.

Dress down a metallic suit with a white T-shirt underneath.

Can't get enough of the trend? Sport a metallic jumpsuit to make a statement.

A mesh or metallic top will look so cool with a pair of jeans.

Pair a pretty metallic skirt with a cool T-shirt for a casual take on the trend.

You can never go wrong with a sequin top. Wear it with a pair of distressed jeans to get that cool-girl vibe.

Distressed jeans will look so chic for NYE.

Add a hint of athleisure to your sparkly dress with a pair of sneakers.

Or, keep it simple with a metallic dress and classic jewelry.

A classic signet ring will go with everything.

To make a truly showstopping appearance, wear a shimmering dress with a pair of glitter boots.

When you wear this dress, all eyes will be on you.

Style a pair of nude boots with a metallic dress for an It girl–approved outfit.

Classic jewelry pieces like a signet ring will never go wrong with your metallic slip.

A pair of metallic pants can dress up casual pieces like a denim jacket.