7 Fabulous New Year's Eve Outfits for Any Type of Party
Got plans for New Year's Eve yet? I KNOW ME NEITHER. Better start sidling up to your frenemy who's throwing a huge bash in her reclaimed barn "studio" (One Direction is rumored to perform), lest you want to be drinking champagne in your bathtub, alone, come 12:01 AM on January 1, 2014.
Or maybe a solo champagne date is exactly what you're craving after a 2013 filled with social media saturation, FOMO-induced over-scheduling, and late nights at your supposedly "laid-back" office. Whatever your plans for December 31, 2013, we've got an outfit recommendation for you. Accessorize with a bottle of something sparkling, a lot of flashy rings, and a preternaturally 2014 attitude.
For the romantic night out
For dinner at 10, dancing at 11, and kisses at midnight, go for something dreamy and flowing, with just a touch of sparkle. And as for color, nothing whispers romance more than a blush-colored frock… except for maybe a glass of pink champagne and truffle fries.
Touch-of-Glam Shift Dress, $27.80, forever21.com
For the girls' night out
The way we see it, if you’re hitting the town with your girlfriends, you have two options: some totally crazy sequin-encrusted piece of '80s memorabilia, or a sparkly crop top paired with a brightly colored maxi skirt. Don’t be afraid to mix patterns — the guys won’t get it, but you know your girls will.
Asos Petite Exclusive Sequin Crop Top, $36.30, asos.com
For the casual night in with family
For the $150-a-ticket club party
You paid good money for that all-you-can-drink ticket and you demand your money’s worth. Stand out from all the other oyster-slurping divas in something short and long-sleeved (whoa).
Lovers + Friends Gracie Dress, $270, freepeople.com
For the artsy loft party
You’re not really sure who’s going to be there, but you’re pretty sure 34 percent of them will be sculptors. Don’t do sequins (those $150-ticket parties are so passé, right?) — instead, shock everyone with a bold print without a sparkle in sight.
Tribal Inspired Shift Dress, $24.80, forever21.com
For the classic cheese-and-champagne gathering
You simply can’t go wrong with a sophisticated all-black jumpsuit. Pile on the sequined accessories or play it straight with '40s waves and red lipstick. You can even throw a vintage leopard faux-fur coat on top of this thing, and you’ll still look like you have health insurance.
Double Mesh Panel Jumpsuit, $15, topshop.com
For the solo hang
It’s just you, your couch, and a box of hazelnut truffles. You’re writing resolutions in your journal and feeling, um, almost ready for whatever 2014 has in store for you. And you need — yes, need — to be enacting this idyllic scene in a pair of sequined sweatpants.
Wayf Crop Sequin Track Pants, $68, nordstrom.com