It will be here before we know it, so today I’m teaming up with a few of my friends to talk about what to wear for New Year’s Eve… and you may notice a theme here. This was totally not planned, but we’re all dressing up a pair of black pants! I love how everyone chose a different color top.
Tania at 50 Is Not Old, Jen at A Well Styled Life, and Deb at Fabulous After 40 are some of my favorites, and if you’re not already familiar with them, I think you’re going to love their New Year’s Eve style!
My New Year’s Eve Style Uniform
Our New Year’s Eve parties are usually pretty subdued, but we often host a gathering with close friends, so I still like to look festive.
My go-to NYE uniform is usually some combination of a fun sparkly top with denim and heels. Bonus points for coated denim that looks more like leather pants than your everyday black jeans.
Sequins are always appropriate for NYE, but this year they’re trending big time, so there’s no better option for adding sparkle and shine to your favorite denim.
I’ve shared this top a lot over the past couple of weeks, and inventory is getting depleted, but there are tons of other options out there. I’ll round up a bunch at the end of this post.
If you’re not the one hosting, chances are you’ll need a coat to get to and from your party venue. I love a faux leather puffer for more casual winter events.
This works especially well with regular denim. It’s a bit much with the coated black jeans, but it works. I’d still rather wear this than a conservative wool coat.
Even if I’m hosting, I like to wear heels on New Year’s Eve, and these booties are the perfect accompaniment to this festive look. Plus, the price point is great for a pair of shoes I probably won’t wear all that much.
If the leather-look jacket isn’t your thing, I also really like a faux fur jacket as an option for topping off a festive look. In fact, I think I like this better than the faux leather puffer with the coated denim. The contrast of textures is more pleasing with the fur.
For a monochromatic look, the all black outfit I shared last week with Nordstrom is a great option for New Year’s Eve.
This time, I wore black pants rather than coated black denim, but you could go either way, depending on the venue.
Here’s a closer look at the booties I’m wearing with all of these outfits. Aren’t they fabulous!?! I love the hint of sparkle and the sexy stiletto heel.
BP. Braylee Pointed toe Bootie (size 8; true to size!)
This sequin scoop back top is perfect for women who are always cold and don’t like to wear short sleeves for holiday events, but the scoop back gives it a little extra something.
And another sequin top I like a lot is this short sleeve sequin tee with black sequins on black velvet with black velvet trim. It’s so soft and pretty, and it pairs great with off-black jeans for a more casual, somewhat edgy all-black holiday look.
Because so much of what I’m wearing has sold out or is low inventory, I rounded up some more options for festive tops and appropriate toppers in the shopping widget below.
Festive Tops & Toppers for NYE
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photos: Alison Cornell