Got your New Year’s Eve outfit all planned and laid out? Or do you need a little more inspiration? I have been in the latter category, but I spent some time re-charging my style batteries and the fruits of my labor (or restoration? Hmm) are now here for the sharing :). So often, New Year’s is about full-on glitz and glam, all the stops, over the top, glitter bomb. But this year, I’ve been attracted to subtler versions of shine.
A classic red dress always makes a great option for the holidays..actually, for a lot of days ;). If you have one, consider going for this eye-cathcing and super-trendy shade. Add a hint of shine via statement earrings and a sparkling belt. I love crystal-encrusted ones, or centrally-embellished pieces. You can DIY the latter type by adding a brooch to any leather belt you have that’s narrower than the pin length. Finish with simple black flats in a luxe material like suede or velvet. (Don’t shy away from crystal-embellished ones if you have some that are calling you :) ).
Nothing says opulence like the pairing of black with metallic, especially metallic gold. Pair a slim tee or sweater with leggings and top with along cardigan. Add formality to the look with a wide, metallic waist belt and coordinating pumps. Complete the look with statement earrings in a similar hue, and a metallic bag (black makes a classic alternative). PS if you have several rose gold accessories, the blush-metallic tone makes a stunning alternative to traditional gold.
For an even more subtle sheen, reach for the soft glow of velvet via a jewel tone blazer. Get a 70’s vibe going by layering it over a floral blouse, and then add a modern twist by pairing it with skinny denim. Finish with au courant velvet ankle booties, or always-appropriate black suede. If it’s too warm where you live for a blazer (I’m jealous!), do this look with a velvet blouse instead.
If you’re feeling totally cool girl this year, pair a glittering sequin or lamé tank/cami with cropped denim (frayed and high-low hems 100% acceptable!). Top the look with an on-trend Teddy or faux fur coat – I’ve done a classic neutral, but if you own a fun color, definitely feel free to break it out for this look! Complete the ensemble with heeled sandals or pumps in a coordinating metallic, matching sequins, embellished neutral or simple but luxe satin.
Finally, consider letting a shimmering blouse make your statement this NYE. Pieces ranging from all-out lame to subtle incorporations of metallic threads to metallic embroidered details can all work. Throw in a dash of the punk trend by pairing it with hardware-embellished slim pants or leggings and studded flat boots. Top with a cotton biker jacket or leather moto jacket for a bit more edge and extra layer of warmth.
Happy New Year’s Eve styling,loves and best wishes for 2018! (It can’t really already be almost 2018, can it?)
Brie (Hi!) More re: me under About. I'm the moving spirit behind this little life-meets-fashion fairy tale world, the home of my non-wrestling-related style musings and loves.