Not all of us have the big bucks to drop hundreds of dollars on a new outfit every time that a new event comes long, so why not shop around in your own closet to create your own idea of what a ‘NYE outfit’ is?
1. Boho chic
This look entails comfort for a long night, and pairing this look with boots can be a bit more bearable after the multiple rounds of gleeful jumping in the first hours of 2016. A comfy look without the lazy. I took a pair of flowy, olive green pants and paired them with an asymmetrical white crop top. On top of that, a gold chunky necklace to up the fanciness of the whole look. Any kind of loose fitting pant (minus sweatpants) from your closet would do. Then take a more structured top to finish off the look.
2. Jeans or trousers
Sometimes you don’t want to opt for a dress, so pairing some jeans or trousers with a glittery, structured top adds a little more oomph to what could have been an otherwise boring, conservative choice. I took a suede top which adds a little more edginess to your standard blouse with a long V-neck for a little extra. I paired black trousers with nude heels to create an easy look to add a variety of different accessories to. You want your top and pants to be as versatile as possible, giving you more room to play around with hair, makeup and accessories.
3. Cocktail dress
For a fancier event, a dress may be required to ring in the New Year. But buying a whole new cocktail dress for one night? No thank you. A different set of jewelry (necklace, earrings, bracelet, etc.) can add a new feeling to any old dress you might have lying around. I pulled a cocktail dress from my closet that was a bold maroon colour with fringe surrounding the skirt. It’s something a bit different than your traditional sequins, while still current. And of course, you can’t have NYE without just a touch of sparkle. Therefore, I added silver sequined heels that have a more expensive look to them thanks to the pointed toe. We want to achieve an expensive look, while not having to pay the price.
4. Knee high boots
With a more laid back event, you could still opt for a dress. Except this look could be a little more casual by styling it with more toned down pieces — a leather or jean jacket, knee high boots, a scarf. With this last look, I took a cozy printed dress with some sheer tights and threw on a scarf and long golden necklace to add a bit more to the outfit. Then I finished it off with a pair of knee high boots that won’t have your feet screaming by the end of the day. Fashion and comfort can go hand in hand, believe it or not.
Let the coming of the New Year inspire you to try something new and work out new combinations from your very own closet. What are you wearing this NYE? Let me know in the comments below.