Every year, we try not to get stressed out about New Year’s Eve. We say we’re going to take it easy. No bottle service. No body-con sequins. Then, December 31 rolls around and all of a sudden we’re waiting for Ashton Kutcher to come kiss us on the stage in Times Square (or was that the movie?) — or something equally breathtaking. But, this time around, regardless of our expectations, we’re going to look the part. So, we put together three copy-now NYE ensembles that will ensure a great strike-of-midnight kiss, a fun evening, and an even better 2014.
Hit play on that “Auld Lang Syne” and read on.
There are tons of special-dinner options offered around the city, but you’ve got to have a five-star outfit to match. If the restaurant of choice is somewhere in between casual and fanciful, punch up your skirt-and-sweater outfit with blingy jewelry and statement kicks. A little sparkle will make the evening that much more festive.
Fashion Union Nanette Wool Coat, $76.99, available at Fashion Union; Toga Layered Velvet-Flocked Tulle Skirt, $181.50, available at Net-A-Porter; Babaton Sebastian Sweater, $59.99, available at Aritzia; Valentino Rockstud Pump, $1007.10, available at Farfetch; Vince CamutoTriangle Gem Earrings, $42, available at Vince Camuto.
Tabitha Simmons Strappy Heel, $837, available at Farfetch; Veda Van Gogh Canvas andLeather Blazer, $375.01, available at The Outnet; Zoe Karssen Women’s Crème De La Crème Loose Fit Sweater With Rolled Sleeves, $150, available at Coggles; Acne Studios Pop Vintage Boyfriend Jeans, $297, available at MyTheresa; Revlon Super Lustrous Creme Lipstick in Certainly Red, $7.99, available at Drugstore.com.
Lovers of the sequined, body-con dress take note: A more up-to-date version of this party-time staple is the beaded frock with a slip silhouette. The bright color of this little number is enough to liven up any dimly lit dance floor, but it is still loose enough to fit a sheer button-down underneath. Or, tie the top around your waist for a grunge-meets-glam outfit that will ring in the New Year just right.
Michael Kors Rollerball & Lip Gloss Duo, $22, available at Sephora; Magid Silver Clutch, $278, available at Amazon; Mango Pocket Textured Chiffon Blouse, $70, available at John Lewis; Topshop Pewter Bead Slip, $250, available at Topshop; Alexandre Birman Ankle Boots, $598, available at Shoescribe.
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