New Years Eve is a prime time to cover yourself in head to toe sparkles. Anything with sequins is a go. BUT for those of us who need to for-go sparkly dresses for a heavy night of YOLO (my best named this years soiree.. Who still says “yolo”!? She does..), then you’ll need a look that can transcend both weather, time and activities.
Taking a cue from Miranda Kerr and her booties with stockings and shorts look; the look below is a few notches up from street style, to evening wear.
I love wearing shorts and stockings, it’s the perfect balance between comfortable and chic, and you can do just about anything in them! Dress this years ensemble up by wearing shorts with a major WOW factor. Pair it with ankle boots and an oversized coat for comfort, but don’t forget those design details! A mesh shirt and silky tank is a great balance between sexy and a 90’s party.
Wear your hair tousled and loose for a fun, playful look.
We all have those tee-shirt and jean days, the ones where you’re rocking your fav vintage tee or boyfriend sweater and a pair of smoking hot cigarette leg skinny’s. It’s the day that putting in that extra effort to be runway just seem like a bit much. In past, present and future, the jeans and tee look has survived all the fashion trends, still maintaining ease and every day comfort.
Taking that classic look from so-so to sassy is easier than you imagine and as someone who lives in jeans and tee mode more than I’d like to confess, I feel as though I have some insight into “making it work”.
Lets start from the top and work our way down.
I like to stick to something natural looking. Doing too much work will make you look a little Barbie-ish. It means that you’re trying too hard to pull off a look, rather than owning your sense of ease and style. Whether it’s natural wavy beach hair (salt water spray and dry shampoo at the roots works wonders to achieve this look) or a fun top knot that has some texture, or a messy side braid, you’re bound to look fresh, comfortable and trendy.
I like going for something that’s a little more than just natural. A cat eyeliner adds that sass while a subtle smokey eye adds intrigue. Polish off with a nude or fun lip color and your overall appearance can vacillate between classy and sassy.
When wearing a tee shirt (or in fact, any simple top), try a sparkly jewelry collection. Whether it’s vintage diamond stud earrings, gold bangles and a solid leather belt or a long necklace, make sure it adds a sense of richness to your outfit. Again, this separates your look from drab, to fab.
If the jewelry option doesn’t appeal to you, try a fun scarf. Whether it’s a chunky knit one, fur or linen, drape it loosely around your neck.
At this point anything goes, except sneakers or work-out shoes, those are meant for the gym or long walks. I like a pair of flats, booties, cute kitten heels or even Havianas. Pumps or high heels can work if you’re wanting to step it up a notch, but that case is rare.
Have fun and experiment! Nothing looks better on you than you being you.