New year's eve is supposed to be a time of celebration and partying, however, it can often become more of a stressful mess than the former. Which is why the last thing you want to fuss over is your outfit: while you want to look nothing less than amazing, you should definitely not break out in hives at the thought of NEEDING to put together the most perfect festive look you've ever worn. All your attention should be focused on your plans: making them, enjoying them, figuring out the logistics of your night, being able to let loose and having the time of your life surrounded by people with the exact same intentions.
That said, what you are wearing is important and should not be an afterthought and I'm just here to make it a tad easier for you. I've devised eight different looks -- each with completely different vibes -- that you can draw inspiration from while you're reaching into your own closet. Surely you'll find something in there that is similar to some of the pieces below. And while it's too late to order anything online, you still have two days to run to the store and complete your "this is what I'll be ringing the new year in!" look. So read on, to break a few style rules: 'tis the season to shine, to be daring and to have fun, nothing below is for the faint of sparkle!
Ready? Ok. This first look is kind of flirty and dressy and I'm simply mad over those half cuff/half drop earrings, which are a show-stopper within themselves. Don't be afraid to mix your metals, this is the perfect time to do it: it adds another dimension to your getup and lets people know that you know what you're doing -- only rule followers abide by that silly archaic rule.
Next we have something a little more edgy, with a jumpsuit that is sure to turn heads. Mess your hair up a tad with some Bumble texture cream (we learned about that in my hair post) and give yourself a smokey eye to add glam. Paired with the strappiest of strappy shoes and a show-stopping leather bomber, you'll stand out wherever you go (in a good way).
People generally associate dark colors with eveningwear. And they're right - certainly you'll be seeing a lot of black everywhere you go (and tons of navy, burgundy, etc). So why not throw yourself (and your cohorts) a curveball and shine even brighter in pastels! You'll be giving yourself an accomplice wink every time you catch your reflection in a mirror, trust.
This look is for the rock 'n roll girl. Yes, it consists mainly of black, but it's all about the satin shirt creating all the sensual shine you need for a hardy party (or to party hardy, depending on how you look at it). Deep purple pout, fur and leather, nothing says effortless fête chic like these off-duty staples. Champagne, anyone?
Clearly, this next look is for those who are lucky to be celebrating in a warmer climate. It's a super fun twist on the black and white trend and it's everything sexy and playful.
This next look is for the girlie girl. Something flirty and fancy is always appropriate to watch the ball drop... And the perfect time to pull out your favorite dress is without a doubt the last day of the year. That crazy sparkly number you keep around "in case you ever get invited to a fancy cocktail dinner party"? THIS IS THE TIME AND PLACE FOR IT. Go crazy! Go nuts! Go big (or go home)! That satin turban you've been saving for a rainy day? The time is now! Add a cat eye an some major drop earrings for extra glam.
The next look also caters to the rock 'n roll girl, this option being more sequin-heavy. Emerald green is such a refreshing, luxurious color, it only feels natural to make it the focal point of the outfit. The only thing more luxe is a sultry nude lip. Oh, and snake print, of course.
Finally, we have a feminine preppy option that will certainly ensure jealous stares coming at you from every angle. You cannot go wrong with monochromatic shimmery pink to ring in the new year. You just can't.
Which one's the most "you"? Now with all that said and done, what are your plans for the 31st?
PS don't forget to send in your questions, they just might be the next #AskFOR subject! XX