Happy New Year!
Now that Christmas is over and done with, New Year’s Eve is, quite literally, knocking on our doorstep. Where has the time gone?
New Year’s Eve is a time for fun and celebration, and what better way to usher in the New Year than with a sparkling new outfit? Whatever your plans: whether you’re having a quiet dinner in, attending a party or hitting the town with your friends, I have picked out some of my favourite party looks, sure to be a winner this NYE (and beyond).
This year, my boyfriend, Callum, and I have opted for a quiet one. We’ve booked to go out for a delicious three course dinner at a restaurant located near to us, and then we plan to come home, relax, and ring in the New Year together at home. But despite this, it doesn’t mean I won’t dress up for the occasion. Anyone that knows me knows I’m always over-dressed – and any excuse to spend some money on a new outfit, right?
This New Year’s Eve, why not push the boat out?
Get ready for a night that you’ll (possibly) remember. If you’re unorganised and haven’t already got an outfit sorted, prepare to snatch up some of my New Year’s Eve picks, for a range of occasions and styles. Arguably, NYE is the biggest night of the year so you need an ensemble that makes a statement. A simple LBD is always a classic, timeless option, but why not round off the party season in style with sequins, sparkle, silk and high shine metallics? There’s no better opportunity.
My top 5 outfits to ring in the New Year:
What better way to party the night away and enter 2018 than in sparkles? If I was heading ‘out out’ this year, this is one ensemble that would definitely take my fancy. Sequins, glitter and sparkles are sure to be a head-turner. If your plans are calling for party and glam, this sequin mini dress is a must-have!
Topshop | Galaxy Sequin Mini Dress | £65 (was £125) | Debenhams | Debut Silver ‘Dancer’ high stiletto heels | £11.70 (was £39) | ASOS | Chi Chi London Diamond Clutch Bag | £35 | Topshop | House of Freedom Hoop Earrings | £15
You know what they say: you really cannot go wrong with a black dress. It’s simple, classy and timeless, giving off an air of sex-appeal and femininity. I believe it is worth investing in a black dress – something that hugs you in all the right places and makes you feel a million dollars; it’s amazing how much of a confidence boost it can give you. Moreover, black is a colour that goes with pretty much anything, so whether you’re looking to add some sparkle or a pop of colour, black is your answer.
This particular black dress, in a crochet-style design, looks considerably more expensive than it actually is. Perfect to re-wear for a number of occasions, such as parties, anniversaries, dinner parties, girls nights out – you name it: anything.
Marks and Spencer | Geometric Lace Shift Midi Dress | £43.50 (was £79) | Debenhams | Principles by Ben de Lisi – Black ‘Bonni’ High Heels | £11.70 (was £39) | ASOS | Silver Grid Box Clutch Bag | £25 | Topshop | Stone and Circle Tassel Drop Earrings | £15
When you think of the festive season, velvet always comes to mind. I’ve always thought velvet would be a the perfect addition of texture to an interior… and strictly part of interior design. It wasn’t until recently that I have come to realise that velvet fabrics are also the perfect addition to have in your wardrobe. If styled properly, they won’t look like you’re wearing a velvet rug or pillowcase, just like the options I’ve styled above.
Warehouse | High Neck Velvet Dress | £35 (was £59) | New Look | Black Suedette Ankle Tie Cross Strap Heels | £29.99 | Next | Gold Embroidered Velvet Clutch | £32 | Debenhams | J by Jasper Conran Gold Twisted Droplet Earrings | £4 (was £8)
The jumpsuit has emerged as one of the most popular occasionwear choices in recent years. They are so simple and chic, and can easily be ‘dressed up’ or even dressed down for more casual events, such as dinner. I recently purchased this for my Christmas work party and couldn’t be more impressed with the fit and quality. If anyone’s looking for a stylish, confidence-boosting, classic black jumpsuit, this one is simply the best.
Next | ‘Closet London’ Wrap Over Tie Front Jumpsuit | £80 | Marks and Spencer | Block Jewel Heels | £25 (was £45) | ASOS | Coast Glitter Clutch Bag | £39 | Topshop | Double Loop Hoop Earrings | £14.50
New Year’s Eve is a time to be bold and daring, whether it be opting for a head-turning sequin look, or a more rock/biker chic statement outfit. This diamante-stud leather mini skirt is the epitome of the party season. Pair with a simple crop top or fitted bodysuit, depending on the occasion.
Topshop | Diamante Stud PU Mini | £55 | Topshop | Velvet Lettuce Tee | £18 | New Look | Black Ankle Strap Block Heels | £19.99 | ASOS | Johnny Loves Rosie Hello You Clutch Bag | £24 (was £30) | Topshop | Triangle Stud Earrings | £4.25 (was £8.50)
What outfit do you like the most?
Happy New Year!
Have a fantastic New Year, whatever you’re doing! Stay safe.