I know. It’s crazy. It's almost time to kiss this year and everything bad about it goodbye...sort of. (President Trump will still be, unfortunately, president.) That small fact aside, there should be lots to celebrate this December 31, regardless of where or how you spend your NYE.
If you're definitely staying in—good—stand your ground! For the rest of us poor souls committed to a party, I've saved you the agony of also selecting an outfit. Approximately how much fur, sparkles, and sequins can I pile on my body this New Year's Eve? you wonder. Well, the stars ahead already did the crucial math for you, and the answer is—spoiler alert—so much. Here, the most sparkly, celebratory, extra outfits famous people have ever worn to ring in the new year, with real-world styling tips brought to you by me. The only thing missing is a glass of champagne.
Decided to ring in New Year’s Eve at the club or on a rooftop venue overlooking the city? A black sequin blazer dress is exactly what you need to amp up your LBD game. You'll look celebratory without feeling too over the top. To give your outfit some color, chose a fun accessory like this mustard-yellow velvet handbag and shine in diamond stud earrings. Finish off with strappy heels and a pair of tights if you're feeling chilly.
New Year's Eve is all about looking slightly extra and this fiery red jumpsuit will help you do just that sans sequins and glitter. Pearl earrings add a dainty feminine touch while a feathery bag adds texture and fun to your going-out outfit. Keep it simple when it comes to your heels, so that your one-piece is the center of attention. At the end of your long night, keep warm with a cashmere coat.
When the clock strikes 12 and you're wondering why you're not in bed (the ball drop wasn’t even that exciting), this comfy outfit will be your silver lining. The foundation of the bedroom-turned-party look is a sequin slip dress, a.k.a. your sexiest pajamas. Because it'll be cold and you need some sort of outerwear to and from your Uber, cover up with a faux fur coat. A feathery gold handbag, glittery hoops, and slingback sandals keep the outfit playful but chic.
You would rather not freeze on December 31st, so wearing a dress isn't an option (for those in warmer climates, we're jealous). That's okay because leather pants is just as party appropriate, especially when you style it with a sequin bustier top and statement earrings. Ankle boots with a three-inch heel, like the ones on the left, will give you a boost in height without exposing your toes to the winter elements. A leather jacket completes this edgy NYE look.
For formal New Year's Eve events at banquet halls or scene-y restaurants, eschew minidresses in favor of a midi gown. This enchanting gold dress is reminiscent of Studio 54 in the '70s (the perfect party attire) and features a cut-out back with a velvet bow for even more eye-catching details. Add on black accessories with gold finishes to tie the look together. Trust me: As soon as you enter the room, you’ll have the entire place captivated.
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