The most archetypal way to tackle a NYE outfit is with sequins, whether you go all out in a head to toe extravaganza or introduce hints of the shiny stuff through shoes and accessories. After all, it’s when the world is celebrating, why wouldn’t we want to create the spangliest, most ‘LOOK AT ME’ version of ourselves for this special occasion? Buuuuuut, it’s not to everyone’s taste so we’ve come up with 3 covetable looks to inspire you, whether you’ve got tickets to the hottest party in town, plan to get a seat EARLY in your local pub or even order pizza and drink champagne at home with friends – there’s most certainly an outfit for it…
To form the basis of this outfit, we’ve chosen a simple yet glamorous maxi dress. From the front, its high neck gives a minimal impression – but turn around, and the gorgeous cowl back is going to get everyone’s heads turning. To keep things cool, we’ve paired it with a simple bomber. We suggest caping this over your shoulders to really nail the insouciant vibe. Accessories in the way of a mono clutch, gold and black cuff and eyelet sandals are more intentional than your usual bucket bag and Adidas shell toe set up – and won’t go unnoticed!
Next up, is this smart/casj ensemble. If a figure hugging dress and sky high heels is so not your thing, a culotte and cami combination could be just what you’re after. The sporty style of these culottes is offset perfectly with our pleated cami. The subtle shimmer gives the look a ‘going out’ feel without being too in your face, and finally by layering over a sleeveless waistcoat, the overall style is more androgynous – but the addition of rose gold accessories keeps it flirty! Perfect!
Navy/Blush Bangles £8.50 | Foldover Clutch Bag £45 | Black Platform Ankle Boots £45 | Black Pleat Cami £24 | Berry Brushed Wrap Skirt £40 | Narciso Rodriguez For Her Eau De Parfum £62-£79 | Black Crepe Jacket £45
If you prefer more texture-rich outfits, this last one will be right up your street. The pleated cami, wool skirt, suede-effect boots and snakeskin bag ooooooze glamour! We suggest tucking in the top to cinch in the waist and create a sexy silhouette. Keep legs bare but add a black ankle sock in lace or fishnet to really up the ante. The jacket can be worn or caped depending on how vampy you’re feeling, and of course – don’t forget a spritz of fragrance.