Fashion Over Reason: Ask FOR #3: What to Wear for NYE

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Ask FOR #3: What to Wear for NYE

Ask FOR what to wear for new year's eve sequins intro

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.

NYE Outfit J.Crew leather top BCBG flared skirt Sophie Hulme jacket DVF minaudiere
Click to buy (clockwise): J.Crew leather top - Diane Von Furstenberg minaudière - Gemma Redux necklace - Vivienne Westwood watch - Sophie Hulme coat - BCBG skirt - BaubleBar bracelet - CA & Lou earring cuffs - Schutz shoes

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).

NYE outfit Nasty Gal jumpsuit Bumble texture cream Kevyn Aucoin eyeshadow Iro leather Margiela rings
Click to buy (clockwise): Nasty Gal jumpsuit - Bumble & Bumble texture cream - Eddie Borgo earrings - Marc by Marc Jacobs bag - Iro leather jacket - Maison artin Margiela rings - Alexander Wang sandals - Kevyn Aucoin eyeshadow duo

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.

NYE pastels Jimmy Choo Typhoon shoes Whistles rose gold clutch Iro leather pants Haider Ackermann coat
Click to buy (clockwise): Boutique by Jaeger top - Maria Francesca Pepe double finger ring - ASOS earrings - Vivienne Westwood watch - Haider Ackermann coat- Jimmy Choo shoes - Iro leather pants - Whistles clutch

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?

NYE rock n roll Joseph satin top NARS la paz Gianvito Rossi boots
Click to buy (clockwise): Joseph satin shirt - Topshop clutch - Ulla Johnson fur - Gianvito Rossi boots - BB Dakota leather pants - CA & Lou bracelet - NARS matte lipstick in La Paz - Kristen Elspeth earrings

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.

NYE outfit leather overalls saint laurent clutch Kurt Geiger gold sandals Elizabeth & James northern star cuff
Click to buy (clockwise): Gemma Redux earrings - ASOS overalls - Kurt Geiger sandals - Catarzi wide brim hat - Ted Baker top - Saint Laurent clutch - Elizabeth & James cuff

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.

Iris & Ink fur ASOS turban Love & Lemons dress BaubleBar earrings Jean-Michel Cazabat booties
Click to buy (clockwise): Iris & Ink fur coat - ASOS turban - Wildfox bracelet - BaubleBar earrings - For Love & Lemons dress - Jean-Michel Cazabat booties - YSL Effet Faux Cils cream eyeliner - Mango bag

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.

NYE J.Crew cami Miu Miu clutch ONE by La Maison sequin jacket Vita Fede cuff Tom Ford Nude Vanille lipstick
Click to buy (clockwise): ONE by La Maison jacket - J.Crew cami - Vita Fede bracelet - Elizabeth Cole cuff - Gianvito Rossi pumps - Blank Denim faux leather pants - Tom Ford lipstick in Nude Vanille - Miu Miu clutch - Lauren Wolf earrings

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.

NYE preppy J.Crew Eddie Borgo Sondra Roberts Marni Mary Janes ASOS earrings gold & silver
Click to buy (clockwise): J.Crew top and pants - Sondra Roberts bag - Eddie Borgo cuff - Marni shoes - ASOS earrings

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


Anonymous said...

Great outfit suggestions :)

Samiya Cusman said...

Great outfits, I like the first one best!

Haley Titus said...

so many good options! love the fur vest the most of course!

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Emilie said...

Woooh Hélène I was waiting for another one of these Ask For posts!! I like the girly girl option and the last one the most! Thanks for putting this together, now I'm going to search my clost to see what I will wear tomorrow night because I still have no clue aaarghh:( Happy (early) NY!!

Maja K said...

The first one is my favourite style. It's so chic and elagant, great for a private or coctail party :)
Thanks for stopping by. xx


Unknown said...

Great choises! Every one.

Jade | The Jade Aesthetic said...

Ahh I bet you had fun styling and putting this post together! Those Iro leather pants are EVERYTHING but I almost wish you didn't introduce them into my life after seeing the price on Shopbop! I will of course be turning to lighter colours (perhaps a pastel!) in favour of the dark and sparkle but if I had your body you can bet I'd be slipping into a figure-hugging number like your Christmas Eve dress!! Have a lovely New Year's Eve!

Jade | JadeFungBlog

Unknown said...

I love 3, 6 and 8, although they are all fantastic! Happy new year!

Nikki Williams said...

so much great inspiration!! love all of these looks