Finally, 13 Sparkly Outfits That Don't Feel Cliché

Throughout the year, there are a few occasions that naturally call for a bit of extra sparkle and shine. Among them are your birthday, black-tie affairs, and, of course, New Year’s Eve. With the final countdown to the festivities officially upon us, celebrating in something shimmery only seems fitting. That said, with every year comes a sea of sparkly outfits for New Year’s Eve, and as fashion-forward women, we know you don’t want to feel like you’re wearing the same ensemble over and over again (or the same ensemble as someone else). Luckily, that’s where we come in.

Ahead, we’ve pulled together It girl–approved looks that will feel fresh for any New Year’s party. From a sequin top paired with cool cargo pants to a classic LBD with a glittering blazer layered over it, these looks take on NYE sparkle in a whole new way. Keep scrolling to see them all below, and get ready to shop!


(Image credit: @gabifresh)

Style Tip: Let a chic bralette peek out from underneath your sequin dress to give it an unexpected twist.


(Image credit: @annelauremais)

Style Tip: If you're opting to wear a glitzy mesh dress for a night out, keep your jewelry on the simpler side.


(Image credit: @ada_oguntodu)

Style Tip: For anyone who prefers to keep the sparkle on the minimal side, a metallic dress with a cool, boxy blazer on top will be perfect.


(Image credit: @ali_tate_cutler)

Style Tip: Let your sequin dress be the focus of your look and style it with a timeless purse.


(Image credit: @dolcecurvy)

Style Tip: An edgy moto jacket will be the perfect juxtaposition against a shimmering lamé minidress.


(Image credit: @aimeesong)

Style Tip: Want to dress up that LBD sitting in your closet? Throw a glittering blazer over it.


(Image credit: @madelynnfurlong)

Style Tip: Complement your metallic dress with cool accessories, like mesh mules.


(Image credit: @maria_bernad)

Style Tip: An unexpected way to wear a sparkly ensemble is by styling a metallic skirt with a neutral-hued blazer and a T-shirt.


(Image credit: @itsmekellieb)

Style Tip: If just can't get enough neon, sport it with a sequin skirt to play up the color.


(Image credit: @oursecondskin)

Style Tip: A stylish, metal sequin shirt paired with cargo pants will feel undeniably cool.


(Image credit: @bettinalooney)

Style Tip: Need a one-second styling adjustment? Throw on a sleek chain belt.


(Image credit: @himichelleli)

Style Tip: Give an unexpected layered look a try by wearing a sequin skirt over a floral-print dress.


(Image credit: @meganadelaide)

Style Tip: Just in case you're going for something more casual, you can sport a metallic bodysuit with a pair of vintage-inspired jeans.

Up next, see the Heidi Klum-approved ankle boot shoppers won't stop raving about.

This post was originally published at an earlier date and has been updated.

Dale Arden Chong