10 New Years Eve Outfit Ideas You’ll Want to Copy ASAP

December 26th, 2018 at 11:00am

Let’s get real: New Years Eve is practically the Super Bowl of fashion. Excitement is buzzing, sparkling cider is flowing, and being extra is not only encouraged, but practically necessary. If you’ve been living in your winter coat for what feels like an eternity, this is your chance to bust out the crop tops and dresses that have been collecting dust since August. However, as holiday events start to pile up, it’s all too easy to start recycling your trusty LBD every weekend. If you need a little inspo to get your creative juices flowing, read on for 10 New Years Eve outfit ideas that are guaranteed to keep all eyes on you as the ball drops.

Keep Comfy and Turn Heads in Metallic Trousers

New Years Eve and metallic ~looks~ are basically synonymous. But how do you stand out in a sea of sequin crop tops? For a unique twist with dance-floor comfort, reach for loose trousers in a high-shine finish. Millennial pink is the 2019-friendly alternative to classic metallics, and pops perfectly between white sneakers and a printed blouse.

Get this look: Topshop Button Down Blouse ($55), Boohoo Metallic Pleated Wide Leg Trouser ($12), Vans Classic Slip-On ($42)

Elevate Your Slip Dress with Some Creative Layering

If you’re dealing with colder temps this winter, your slip dress collection probably isn’t getting the love it deserves. Jewel-toned slips are what dreamy New Year’s Eve outfits are made of. Layer an on-trend short sleeve turtleneck underneath to add some depth. For maximum comfort and a dose of streetwear cool, swap your go-to party heels for chunky sneakers.

Get this look: And Other Stories Short Sleeve Turtleneck ($29), Asos Cami Slip Dress ($13), Nasty Gal Chunky Sneaker ($24)

Get Flirty with a Modern Wrap Dress

Give Time’s Square a run for it’s money by going head-to-toe metallic. Wrap dresses are a timeless closet staple. Opt for a megawatt metallic upgrade to guarantee all eyes on you. For serious NYE vibes and cool-girl points, grab some matching metallic heels and let the compliments roll in all night.

Get this look: Dillard’s Metallic Shimmer Wrap Dress ($109), Express Glitter High Heeled Sandals ($30)

Repurpose Your Leopard Mini Dress with Winter-Friendly Accessories

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Leopard print was everywhere in 2018, and it’s certainly not leaving us anytime soon. Bring your favorite print with you into the new year with the help of a few cozy touches. Opaque tights, leather booties, and faux fur amp up a simple mini dress without sacrificing comfort (or warmth) in the process.

Get this look: Lazy Oaf Leopard Print Mini Dress ($85), Forever 21 Faux Fur Scarf ($13), Shein Sheer Plain Tights ($3), London Rebel Block Heel Ankle Boots ($51)

Turn up the ’70s Vibes in High-Waisted Trousers

Seventies-inspired silhouettes are here for the long haul, and New Years Eve is no exception. Keep things sleek and versatile with high-waisted cropped trousers and a matching tube top. Velvet booties, gold bangles, and a Madonna-esque choker add a little ’90s flair to the mix while keeping you perfectly party-ready.

Get this look: Liars & Lovers Statement Choker ($15), Forever 21 Ribbed Tube Top ($15), Mango High-Waist Trousers ($60), 424 Fifth Velvet Booties ($45)

Toughen up a Velvet Dress with Your Favorite Band T-Shirt

Velvet mini dresses are practically the mascot of holiday party season. And, with a few minor tweaks you can add major personality. Slip your favorite band tee under a classic party dress to instantly add some edge. Top off the look with leather ankle boots and some on-trend snakeskin, and you’re guaranteed to turn heads.

Get this look: Urban Outfitters AC/DC Cropped Tee ($39), Forever 21 Velvet Mini Dress ($19), Leather and Suede Heel Booties ($50)

Color-Block like a Minimalist with a Vinyl Skirt and Ultra-White Booties

If wearing white after Labor Day is wrong, I never want to be right. And neither should you. A high-shine vinyl skirt is perfect for dancing the year away, and looks effortlessly cool between a classic button-down and trendy white booties.

Get this look: Love By Design Georgette Blouse ($27), Boohoo Vinyl Lace Up Mini Skirt ($16), Charlotte Russe Pointed Toe Booties ($20)

Stand out from the All-Black Pack with a Pop of Red

Primary colors have been dominating runways and Insta feeds alike lately. And I have to say, nothing stands out quite like classic tomato red. A simple silhouette and minimal accessories let this hue do all the talking. Can you say maximum #OOTD potential in minimum prep time?

Get this look: Revolve Mini Dress ($66), Nine West Block Heel Sandals ($50)

Refresh Your Go-To LBD with a White Button-Down

Heading somewhere formal to celebrate? For an ultra-chic look that takes ten minutes max, button a classic white blouse under your trusty LBD. Let your layering speak for itself by keeping accessories to a minimum.

Get this look: H&M Easy-iron Shirt ($15), Forever 21 Lace Cami Dress ($48), Abound Steph Block Heel Sandal ($40)

Transition Your Summer Polka Dots like a Pro

Polka dots may not exactly scream “winter,” but a few minor adjustments bring this summer trend up to date. A romantic maxi, with oversized dots and a thigh-high slit, gives the print a much needed grown-up makeover.

Get this look: Boohoo Polka Dot Wrap Dress ($20), Asos Cross Body Bag ($40)

What New Years Eve outfits will you be rocking this year? Show us by tagging @cfashionista in your NYE OOTDs!

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