Party time! New Year’s Eve is on the horizon, which means it’s time to find yourself something amazing to wear. That’s assuming your plan is to stay up and ring in the new decade among friends, or at least friendly strangers.
Whether you’re all about the sparkle-and-shine factor or would prefer a more toned-down approach, there’s a way to do NYE outfits right. Here are a few ideas to put a festive spin on your first outfit of 2020!
NYE outfits we love
Try a metallic midi skirt
If you’re not about that sequined mini life but definitely want to shine on the big night, make your grand entrance in a metallic midi skirt. This is the ultimate night-out alternative that goes great with everything from slinky tanks on warmer nights to pretty blouses.
No need to slip into a dress on a brisk evening, especially if you have any plans whatsoever to step outside. Make the most of the occasion in a fabulous LBJ or little black jumpsuit that dazzles from top to bottom.
A little shine is all you need to take a simple outfit into a different orbit. This Lace & Beads cropped top looks phenomenal with anything from a midi skirt to a pair of flowing, wide-leg pants. Use it to add just the right pop of shine and sparkle and transform the ordinary into the celebratory.
Sizzle in a retro-style dress
It’s fun to channel your inner Gatsby Girl from time to time, but those occasions are fleeting at best. What better opportunity than New Year’s Eve to break out a dress that would make every flapper in town jealous?
Sure, you can wear the stylish jumpsuit and the haute midi skirt, but you’ll feel downright uncomfortable if you don’t have something chic and cozy to keep you warm.
Grab something that exudes luxe vibes, like this Bagatelle chevron faux fur jacket. It looks just as great over an evening gown as it does with jeans, so you don’t have to retire it when the night is over.
Grab the OTT sequin bag
When the rest of your ensemble is a little tame — maybe you’re going for the monochromatic effect or simply want to try something more low-key than usual — then you can add a shot of subtle pizazz courtesy of a glammed up clutch, like this minaudiere bag from J. Crew. Adorned with a bold leopard print, it’s awash in sequins for a completely NYE-worthy finishing touch.
Tanya is a seasoned journalist based in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. Specializing in fashion, beauty, and travel, she loves to explore new places, read as much as possible, and scour the web for fabulous finds — all in the name of research, of course.
Thanks for stopping by! I'm Catherine, your Budget Fashionista style editor. I'm a bargain shopper at heart, as I love nice things but hate paying for them! I'm also a personal finance writer who's been featured on USA Today and MSN Money.