11 Statement Skirts To Bring In The New Year With A Bang — PHOTOS

Perhaps one of the biggest blunders of New Year's Eve is finding something to wear, and to do so quickly. But enter statement skirts, which beat out any party dress, wild jumpsuit, or matching separate that comes to mind. While I'm a minimalist at heart, there's just something about a bold look that truly brings in the new year with a much-needed bang. And with luxe fabrics totally trending right now (think velvet and suede), the statement skirt is definitely the way to go.

If you're a last-minute outfit planner like myself, chances are, you're still narrowing down options for the big night. For someone with such a big closet, there seems to be so little in there that will actually work. And while sequins are always appropriate for NYE, why not go with a different material? I'm thinking a killer plunging bodysuit, or on the opposite spectrum, a chic black turtleneck, with a totally wild skirt.

The beauty of a statement piece is that of course, it makes you stand out. It's the one night in the year when I'll actually wear something other than black (I'm not snobby about colors, I'm just lazy, to be honest). It's basically an excuse to wear your most lavish make up, hair, and accessories, so why not go all out? So here we are: Find my favorite statement skirts to count down the new year in style.

1. The Side Slit

Alyx Zip Side Split Midi Skirt Burgundy, $25.50, missguidedus.com

Two trends in one: Midi and side slit. This is definitely a winner.

2. The Classic Sequin

Lola Sequin Skirt, $26.99, shoptiques.com

The key to making a sequined skirt stand out is having all sorts of patterns in play.

3. The Sexy Pencil

ASOS CURVE Pencil Skirt In Blocked Stripe, $45, us.asos.com

Pencil skirts alwaysmake a sexy statement, and this one does not disappoint.

4. Mesh

Mesh Panel Pencil Skirt, $44.50, torrid.com

Thismaybe black, but it's anything but basic. Love the mesh paneling, plus the zip down the middle.

5. Faux Leather

Plus Size Faux Leather Zipped Skirt, $24.90, forever21.com

That shine? Count me in.

6. A Little Lace

De Lacy Shea Skirt, $92, revolveclothing.com

And a pop of red. This is one skirt you'll wear over, and over, and over again.

7. Get Your Fringe On

J.O.A. Ranger Danger Fringe Skirt, $78, nastygal.com

I love a piece that has some movement to it, and this fringe mini definitely fulfills my needs.

8. Suede

Missguided Plus Size Faux Suede Front Split Midi Skirt Grey, $47.60, missguidedus.com

If there's one material I'm currently obsessing over, it's suede. Just better hope it doesn't rain!

9. Velvet

Nasty Gal Day Tripper Velvet Mini Skirt, $68, nastygal.com

Love the cutouts on this one, too.

10. The Asymmetrical Cut

Express Burgundy Fringed Asymmetrical Pencil Skirt, $69.90, express.com

If you can't decide between a long or short skirt, why not go with both?

11. The Color Block

Colour Block Pencil Skirt, $32.99, simplybe.com

And when you can't decide on one color...don't!

12. Tulle

Harper & Liv Plus Size Midi Tulle Skirt, $79, dillards.com

If you feelin' extra fancy, there's always tulle!

The best way to close out 2015 is with your friends and family, but a killer outfit doesn't hurt. It's that extra little confidence that will bring in the new year in style.