This article was last updated on April 16, 2022
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.
Sometimes, all you need for a fun night is a bottle of wine, your home-stereo system, and a few friends to join the celebration. If this sounds like your dream NYE, you’re in good company. And, we’ve got the right outfit to match. Go for comfortable basics with an extra flair. Add sexy heels to your comfy jeans look and add a blazer to sharpen it up.
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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