Can you believe another year has almost drawn to a close? We might not have gotten through all 365 days just yet, but it’s never too early to start planning your New Year’s Eve dress. Many women have a tough time choosing what to wear for New Year’s, so here are our tips on how to be the belle of the ball:
Kill the holiday colors!
Showing up at a New Year’s party in holiday colors is the fashion equivalent of not taking your Christmas lights down till Easter. Christmas is over, so put your red and green back in the closet for next year—it’s time to turn over a new leaf! There are many colors that can work well for New Year’s Eve dresses, but we recommend going with either gold or silver. Dresses in these colors can be extremely eye-catching without being overwhelming and they go nicely with the optimistic vibe of a holiday dedicated to optimism, resolutions, and looking forward to the coming year. Alternatively you can even work some brighter spring colors into your ensemble, but do it in small doses—remember, we may be looking ahead but it will still be many months before flowers are blooming outside.
Sparkles and sequins.Also going hand in hand with the New Year’s spirit is anything that sparkles or glitters—and that means sequins are a YES for New Year’s Eve party dresses. As always with sequins, think carefully about how to gleam without blinding anyone: a red sequin dress, for example, is extremely showy whereas a silver or blue sequin dress, or a classic black sequin number, is a nice contrast of reserved and glittery. For brighter dresses, consider those that have sequin details but are not head-to-toe shimmer.
Have a ball.
Unlike pumpkins at Halloween, turkeys at Thanksgiving, or trees at Christmas, New Year’s Eve doesn’t exactly have its own trademarked symbol. But if there is one iconic image associated with New Year’s, it’s the dropping of the ball at Times Square, with all the excitement that final countdown entails. That means New Year’s is the perfect time to rustle up some spherical earrings. Just make sure they don’t look like Christmas tree ornaments—see also #1 above!
Remember, New Year’s is the end of the holiday season and by now most people are nearly partied out. You can choose virtually any style dress that fits you well and enjoy your champagne in style; there is no strict theme you need to master for New Year’s Eve.
What are you going to wear when the ball drops this year?
Jennifer Lopez looking flawless as usual in a Markus Lupfer sweater, Gucci wedges and celine satchel. Cute little outfit that can be worn for day or night in lots of different ways. Swap out the sweater for a tank for those really warm days or wear some strappy sandals for a date night. Get Jennifer’s look for less with pieces from American Eagle, Aeropostale and more!
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With my last looks I focused on a cheerful yellow and styled one yellow blazer for day and night. This time I’m going to stick with yellow but keep it simple and add the aqua accessories. Check out the looks below.
I went with a monochromatic look using pale yellows. I love mononchromatic outfits! Not only are they sleek, but they also give the body a more slender illusion. I injected some aqua via earring letting the aqua stand on its own while complimenting the outfit.
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Reese Witherspoon’s outfit has a certain easy breezy feel that’s perfect for spring! I love the freshness the white blazer and white heels give the jeans. Great outfit to wear right from day to night and easy to find affordable pieces to replicate the look. Get Reese’s Look for less with pieces from H&M, Target & more!
It’s just another day and another flawless outfit on a very pregnant Gwen Stefani. Yes, I know it’s another black on black outfit (my favorite lately) but it does have a few major components that kick it into Gwen Stefani’s level; like the gorgeous coat, chic scarf and sexy heels. I love that she went with a classic neutral coat – it really pops against the edgy outfit. See below how to get her look for less.
Well I finally gave in and started to exclusively wear flats. Okay, so I didn’t exactly decide because I had no choice – my feet will not fit into ANY heels! Heck I could barely get any closed toe shoes to fit me comfortably so I’ve been wearing flip flops everyday. But on chilly Florida winter days I knew I was going to need something else to wear and I was so happy when Hush Puppies sent me over a pair of their stylish flats. I picked the Cora Driver Moc because I love how the metallic color glammed up the casual shoe but they also come in a TON of other fun colors.
They’re so so comfortable and my feet are so so happy! 🙂 Check out how I styled them below.
Add a touch of metallic to any outfit and you’ll instantly have a more attention grabbing look. It can be in the form of shoes, bags, pants or as I prefer a skirt. This pleated metallic mini skirt is adorable and sassy. It’s rosette print gives it a vintage-y touch while the metallicgives the skirt the sexiness. Pair with chunky knits and tights for now and later or wear it with a denim jacket and tee. I can totally see Olivia Palermo rocking this skirt with a chic turtleneck and huge shades! Check out how I styled it below
Chunky knits will make this skirt easy to wear during the day. Pair with tights and add some layering for a chic winter look.
Well it’s now been 10 days since I’ve been on bed rest for contractions (you can read all about it here and here). Gone (for now) are the days of getting dressed and taking outfits pictures. Not that I’m complaining it just feels like time is literally frozen and although I’m beyond grateful that I’m even able to sit at home and rest it does seem unreal that I can’t even go to Target or cook my kids a meal (actually that’s one the very few bonuses of bed rest – I hate cooking). With that said I had a few outfit posts scheduled for this month and because of the bed rest I decided instead to feature the item I was going to initially wear and some outfits that I would be wearing if I wasn’t on bed rest. 🙂
For this post the focus is on the cozy crotchet cardigan from Pink Blush. I paired it with a simple tee and booties for day and for night I paired it with a sexy pencil skirt and a plum colored top. Each and every item in both outfits can easily be combined to form an entirely different outfit or worn with just about anything in your closet. Great maternity pieces that can be worn post baby as well. Check out the looks below.
Tomorrow is New Years Eve and I’ve got nothing planned and I’m totally excited about it! Normally I’m out and about at some party but this year has been a bit hectic (in a good way) and I’m staying in. That of course will not change a thing when it comes to getting all dressed up. I plan on throwing on some bling, some red lipstick and some cute flats (I can’t fit into heels for more than 20 minutes). Below ares some simple ideas for those of you ringing in the New Year from the comfort of your home or the home of your loved ones.
Sequins: Try anything with sequins but I love me a sequin top and jeans. Tip: For a little layering affect get a slouchy top and leave little black or white tank peeking out from underneath.
Add a Statement Necklace: This is the easiest and fool proof way to dress up any outfit. Wear your biggest boldest necklace over a turtleneck, with a button down or over simple white tee. Tip: Look for necklaces with mixture of bold and basic colors. This will give you more wiggle room when styling a casual outfit.
I can’t believe the year is almost over! Where did 2013 go? I haven’t even decorated the house yet but I did get some shopping done (click here for some stylish gift ideas ) and I do have something to wear for New Year’s (Christmas is at home and I plan to proudly sport some comfy sweats and a ugly christmas sweater). I always go all out on New Year’s and wear a pretty dress – it’s not often I get to do it so I take full advantage of it. This year I can’t really take it to the max but I do love the dress I will be wearing. When I do go all out I try to stay away from the typical gaudy dresses that I see all over the place for New Year’s. I look for pieces that are fun, flirty and more importantly something I can wear more than once. Below are some fabulous dresses all perfect for New Year’s for under $50.