11 Unexpected New Year's Eve Outfits

11 Unexpected New Year's Eve Outfits

If you’re the type of person that looks forward to the holiday season solely for the outfits, then you’re probably already planning your New Year’s Eve look. Whether you’re heading to a fun party, a family gathering, meeting up with friends in Times Square, or you’re just staying at home and watching TV, outfit inspiration is a must. 

New Year’s Eve is your time to shine (literally) — there’s no such thing as too much. It’s the last day of the year after all! That said, for fashion lovers NYE is all about standing out from the crowd. Keep reading for 11 unexpected New Year’s Eve outfits perfect for whatever your plans may be.

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01. A Backless Moment

A skirt and a top are a classic festive combo, but when you add some detailing like a backless top…now that’s a look. You’ll be sure to hear some oohs and aahs as you walk past everyone at the party. 

Get the Look: Hokiis Black Backless Blouse ($34) and Shein Flippy Skirt ($10)

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02. A Pop of Color

Black, white, silver, and gold might be the classic colors to turn to on this night, but it can also be fun to add some color to your look. By adding one statement piece, you can spice up the all-black looks of past years. With the black long sleeve top and knee high boots, a green mini skirt adds a fun ‘60s edge.

Get the Look: Zara Quilted Skirt ($30), Free People Truth or Square Bodysuit ($58), and Boohoo Cleated Sole Knee High Boot ($40)

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03. Comfy & Sexy

Be comfortable but still sexy on NYE as you elevate a pair of jeans with a stunning lace corset. Pair it with nude strappy heels and a sleek bun, and you’re good to walk out the door for the night. 

Get the Look: Cider Lace Corset top ($18) and PacSun Eco Light Blue ’90s Boyfriend Jeans ($39)

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04. Bringing Back the Roaring ‘20s

Who says you can’t dress up in a costume after Halloween? It’s the ‘20s after all. What better way to ring in 2022, than by wearing some festive 1920s-inspired attire. Your night might even feel like something out of a Fitzgerald novel. 

Get the Look: Nasty Gal Silver Petite Diamante Fringe Trim Mini Skirt ($18), SAVITA Long Elbow Satin Gloves ($11), Skims Cotton Rib Tank ($34), and Etsy Silver Fringe Flapper Head Cap ($29)

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05. Classy Comfort

Who says you can’t look good and be comfortable? This all black look is perfect if you want to be comfy to start off the New Year. The flowy pants will feel like your pajamas, but add some drama with every step you take. You might be so comfortable you’ll fall asleep before midnight!

Get the Look: Athleta Nighttime Bliss Wide Leg Crop ($35) and Abercrombie Cinched Cutout Sweater Bodysuit ($69)

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06. Head-to-Toe Sequins

You can’t talk about New Year’s Eve outfits and not mention some sequins. Better yet, when those sequins are in the form of a jumpsuit, you’ll look like an elegant disco queen. This look is also effortlessly easy to put together, so you can get ready quicker. 

Get the Look: Shein Wide Leg Sequins Cami Jumpsuit ($33) and Madden Girl Omega Two-Piece Platform Dress Sandals ($69)

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07. Cottage Core Vibes

If you’ve also been obsessed with Madison Beer’s style lately, this look is a chance to explore one of her classic outfits for the night. Get the cottage core aesthetic by layering a corset over a fit and flare dress in the same shade, or play around with contrasting colors. Lastly, add some heels or wear some cowboy boots for maximum comfort.

Get the Look: Princess Polly Love Galore Romper ($68), Princess Polly Saturday Sinner Corset ($38) Lulu’s Oril White Pointed-Toe Knee-High Boots ($58), and Therapy Camellia Heel ($49)

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08. LBD Upgrade 

It doesn’t get more classic than a little black dress, but by going for length, silk, and a slit, you’ll be turning heads all night. Pair the dress with some strappy black heels for a simple, yet classy look. 

Get the Look: Lulus Adoring Attitude Black Satin Column Midi Dress ($68), Windsor Smooth and Sleek Block Heels ($27)

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09. Glam at Home

A pajama set is the easiest way to feel put together while ringing in the New Year from the comfort of your couch. You can choose a silk set, a bold print, or even a slip dress nightgown. Ring in the New Year channeling your inner lounging-at-home Audrey Hepburn. 

Get the Look: Nasty Gal Satin Swirl Pajama Short Set ($14), ASOS Light Pink Satin Pajama Set ($37), or Lu’s Chic Women’s Satin Nightgown ($20)

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10. A Cold Night Out

If you’re spending the night outside with the cold breeze of winter, you can opt for a fancy coat with some fur detailing in the sleeves. Top it off with the recently trending beret, either in black for a classic look or go for a bright color to spice up the outfit a bit more. This look will keep you warm all night, even if you’re spending it in Times Square to see the ball drop. 

Get the Look: Shein Fuzzy Trim Waterfall Collar Leather Coat ($49) or Shein Plus Fuzzy Trim Borg Collar Belted Leather Coat($58)

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11. Spice Up a Classic Suit

It wouldn’t be NYE without a classic black suit. Paired with a corset and some strappy heels, it’s the perfect look that’s both fresh and timeless. Add some dainty accessories and a fun purse to top it all off. 

Get the Look: ASOS DESIGN Jersey Single Breasted Suit Blazer ($36), Pretty Little Thing Black High Waisted Split Hem Pants ($48), Dolce Vita Noles Heels ($100), Shein Lace Up Side Leather Tube Top ($8), and Zara Quilted Chain Strap Shoulder Bag ($35)

Now that you’ve got some inspiration, don’t forget to tag @cfashionista in your New Year’s Eve outfits! Happy 2022!

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