by Cat Russell
It’s that time of year! The one legitimate excuse you have to be crazy, wild and free (if that’s not your natural disposition. If it is, then carry on). You’re celebrating another year of being alive, and leaving a year filled with wisdom gained and life lived.
New Years Eve is every girls chance to shine, to glitter and to glow. All this being said, you’ve come to the realization that you’ve nothing to wear (nothing decent, that is) and that you could be that one girl who isn’t covered in sparkles and unicorns, come early morning.
Below are a few outfits I picked out that could just save the day. You may most likely have some of these pieces as every closet should have the fundamentals, but paired with the right things, your look will be stellar.
New Years’ Eve is all about glitter and gold mixed in with mad amounts of fun. If your night is about hitting the town with friends then this is your outfit. Pair leather leggings with your fave loose v-neck or loose tank (love the nautical motives in these) and dress the whole thing up with a sequin blazer. Add pops of color with a clutch and keep the jewelry toned down. Black flats or wedged heels make this outfit complete. Comfort is key! You’ll be out all night.
In keeping with the gold motif, if you’re going out to a lounge and your night is a little fancier than painting the town red with craze, then opt for a more sleek, sexy outfit. The sequin skirt brings the sparkle while the black tank, blazer and stockings tone it down. Add texture with chunky drop earrings and bangles with that pop of color. Again the flats or wedges are comfortable and wearable into the wee hours of the morning!
In keeping with the “paint the town red” motif; dress up those gams with red leggings! Tone it down with a black blazer and a cream or soft loose graphic tank. This look is perfect if you’re going out in the city and are dedicated to pure ecstasy. Add texture to this look by adding a layered long necklace with a few gold bangles. Throw on a pair of fun studs and you’re good to go! (You don’t want to compete with the necklace.) Go with flats if you’ll be out for hours and comfort is your main concern. If looking fabulous is your main objective, then throw on a pair of pointy toe stilettos and call it a night!
Now if you could care less about the town being covered in all things sparkle and your main objective isn’t to make 2012 you’re slave (Ke$ha used an expletive right there, you’re welcome), then this look is for you. It’s perfect if your main goal is dinner and fireworks with friends on your balcony. (Or whichever the popular firework viewing place is.) Grab your boyfriends’/husbands’ comfy, chunky sweater (we pray he has one) and throw it on over a pair of skinny’s. To keep it classy, go with contrast, and keep the accessories neutral. Dress this outfit up by throwing on something fur and then stick to boots (cold weather most likely) in light tones. A wedge is dressy and park/party appropriate or the riding boot is comfortable and has mileage. Go with rings for some fun, and wear two or three. This adds texture and youthfulness.
All in all, have the best night of your life! Don’t drink and drive, wear a seat belt and be safe. Definitely don’t leave with strangers and don’t drink something you didn’t have your eyes on all night. 😉
Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!