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What to Wear for New Year’s Eve

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Before the clock strikes midnight and it’s time to belt out your best rendition of ‘Auld Lang Syne’ (does anyone actually know the words to that song?), you have to figure out what to wear for New Year’s Eve. And, let’s face it, that can be one tricky task. With celebrations ranging anywhere from a low-key night in, to ringing in 2019 at an extravagant hotel, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution when pulling together a fun and festive ensemble. However, we fully believe that the key to any countdown-ready combo is texture, sparkle and shine, so we’ve laid out the anatomy of a few great NYE outfits to have you prepped for any kind of party.

what to wear for new years eve: polished silhouettes

Perfectly Polished Silhouettes

LBD to the rescue (seriously, is there anything it can’t do?). A structured and streamlined little black dress is the perfect pick if you’re not sure what to wear. It’s timeless and versatile, yet allows you to add your own personal touches to completely set your look apart. Because nobody likes to show up wearing the same outfit as somebody else. The solution? Pair a plush suede jacket in a blush shade over your get-up for a fresh take on this classic piece.

what to wear for new years eve: light catching metallics

Light-Catching Metallics

We have three words for this festive top: shining, shimmering, splendid (sorry, couldn’t help it). A light-catching metallic piece is a shoo-in for a winning New Year’s Eve ensemble. To finish off your look, we say go for gold (or silver in this case) and pair a python print purse and button front mini for an outfit that’s as fun as your 2019 will be. If you’re going to be celebrating in a chilly climate, you can always wear a sparkly pair of tights for an extra layer to keep your legs warm.

what to wear for new years eve: pretty pleats

Pretty Pleats

Let’s be honest, if there’s one thing we consider when we’re getting ready for New Year’s Eve, it’s making sure that our outfit will be fuss-free. Constantly adjusting elements of our ensemble is not on our agenda. A few pretty pleats and a glossy shine are a great way to spruce up a t-shirt silhouette without compromising comfort. A pair of stretchy denim (again, comfort is key) in a clean, dark wash will look both sleek and sophisticated. For your outer layer, we suggest choosing a moto jacket to lend an edgy finish.

what to wear for new years eve: soft and shiny textures

Soft and Shiny Textures

Have fun and play with different textures! If this is something you’ve never tried before, NYE is the perfect opportunity. After all, it’s the night of the year to go big or go home. Colored coated denim will add a little bit of shine and dimension to your ensemble. Dress them up by pairing them a slinky cami and chunky heels. And to finish your look, we’re loving a soft teddy jacket. It will perfectly contrast your edgy denim and open front styling will still allow you to show off your amazing outfit.


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