What to Wear for NYE 2020

I’m probably getting ahead of myself here, but I wanted to get this post up in case anyone does want to think ahead to NYE 2020.

While I realize many of us will be staying home and celebrating in our cozies, maybe you have plans for a NYE Zoom party with family and friends, or maybe you’re lucky enough to live in an area where small gatherings with people in your bubble are relatively safe.

However you plan to celebrate, I have a feeling most of us are going to feel like doing something to ring in the new year… especially This One.

This is me waving BUH-BYE to 2020. See ya later! Don’t let the door kick ya…

The idea here is to be comfortable yet festive — a little bit of shimmer is always a good idea on New Year’s Eve!

I shopped my closet for this post! I hosted a NYE party the first year we were in this house, and a friend and I went shopping earlier that day to find something new and fun to wear. I found this sweater on the discount rack at Ann Taylor, and I’ve worn it a few times. It’s the perfect understated holiday sweater.

It has just enough shimmer to be festive, and the pearlized button cuffs make it special. It also has a flattering v-neckline and a body-con fit. Unfortunately, it is no longer available, but I’m describing it in order to tell you what I’d look for if I were shopping for something new this year.

And never fear! I rounded up a bunch of options at the end of this post.

If you’re planning to stay in and party on Zoom this year, throw on a festive sweater with your coziest leggings, and you have the perfect 2020 NYE Zoom outfit!

I’m calling this Party On Top, Cozy On the Bottom… Just add a pair of sparkly earrings, pour a glass of wine, and you’re all set!

And if you are feeling like getting dressed all the way down to your shoes for NYE, I would wear this sweater with my favorite black jeans and pumps. Simple and easy, classy but not stuffy!

These jeans are the AG Farrah skinny raw hem ankle jeans in black ink.

I mentioned in my most recent edition of What I Wore Lately that I love how they’re actually denim. The fabric is 98% cotton/2% elastane, whereas so many black jeans have a lot of rayon and stretch and are more like pants. I also like how the raw hem adds some subtle texture and toughness to the classic outfit.

And those shoes… they were my first pair of Stuart Weitzmans. My mom has long been a big fan of the brand, and once when we were shopping together (it was like 10-15 years ago), we wandered into the store when they were having a sale.

While she tried on shoes, I grabbed these off the sale rack and tried them on for the fun of it, and she offered to get them for me. I’ve worn them so much over the years and they are so well broken in, they feel like wearing slippers with 4″ heels, ha!

It’s probably about time to retire them, as they’re starting to look dated and worn, but I still reach for them when I want to wear pumps and be comfortable, so I had them dyed last winter to give them a little more life. It just goes to show, quality pieces can last a verrrrry long time!

So anyway, to wrap this up! I’d love to hear how you plan to celebrate this year.

If you’re planning to shop your closet for your NYE festivities, I hope this post gives you some inspiration. And if you’re looking to grab something new to wear for New Year’s Eve, I wouldn’t waste any time ordering.

Better yet, do a store pickup if you have that option available. I have a very large order that I actually paid to expedite for a sponsored post, and it’s hanging out in limbo somewhere… C’est la vie! ‘Tis 2020, after all.

Fortunately, it’s just stuff, and stuff can be replaced or done without. I’m just so grateful for health and well-being despite everything this year has thrown at us.

For those who are shopping for something new, I rounded up some ideas below.

More Shimmery Favorites to Shop:

And as you plan your holiday menus, here are two delicious and easy champagne cocktail recipes you may want to try this holiday season!

And with that… I’m off to enjoy this COLD but sunny Saturday!

The girls and I are planning to decorate Christmas sugar cookies this afternoon, and then we’re debating whether to watch Elf or Christmas Vacation tonight… which is your pick?

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