The festive season culminates in one big party to welcome in the New Year. Love it or loathe it, New Year’s Eve will soon be upon us! These days, many of us choose to avoid busy bars and clubs due to the premiums they, and the taxis you’ll need to get home, charge. Often our New Year’s Eve plans involve dinner, house parties with friends or a trip to the pub. Yet it’s still a big night, and perhaps the biggest excuse we have to get dressed up in our finery. This can leave us in a quandary about what to wear for New Year’s Eve. Should you go all-out even if you’re planning to go to a house party, or even host a dinner party in your own home? What about a club night or a formal event? Don’t deliberate over your perfect New Year’s Eve outfit, we’re here to help!
New Year 2018/19: What To Wear
This year, opt for glitter, sequins, and velvet. Silk ands metallics are key trends too. If you’re on a tight budget you could update an existing outfit with a new pair of sparkly party shoes, a velvet bag or some statement jewellery. If you’re in the market for a new outfit, a velvet midi skirt, satin blouse or halter neck jumpsuit would be good buys this year.
New Year’s Eve Outfit Colours
No matter what the event, you might be wondering what the best colours to wear for New Year are. It’s really up to you, but here are some of the most popular colour choices.
Black: always a classic for evening wear, black is a great choice for New Year’s Eve.
Metallics: very popular this year. Silver and gold clothing will give you a sense of lift and sparkle, getting you into the party mood.
Jewel Tones: rich reds, enigmatic emerald and perfect plum are great choices if you want to stand out from the crowd.
How to Style Your New Year’s Eve Outfit
When you’re looking for New Year’s Eve party outfit ideas, it’s best to start by considering your plans. We’re going to run through our top tips for some of the most popular New Year activities to lend you a helping hand.
New Year’s Eve Outfit: Staying In
If you’re staying in your own home for New Year, anything goes! It’s up to you whether you want to dress up or down. If you’re heading to a house party, it’s probably okay to keep your outfit more casual as long as there isn’t a dress code.
A New Year’s outfit with jeans is probably a good casual middle ground. Pair with an embellished top to keep things party-casual and you’re all set to go!
New Year’s Eve Clubbing Outfit
Perhaps you’ve decided to go for it this year and head out for a night on the town. You’ll want an outfit that makes you feel a million dollars! A dress or top encrusted with diamante or sequins will provide the required level of sparkle. If head to toe sparkle isn’t for you, team your favourite little black dress with some statement jewellery and glitter shoes.
New Year’s Eve Dinner Outfit
If you’re heading out for dinner, this is your excuse to get all dressed up! Depending on the event, it might be your chance to look for some New Year’s Eve formal wear. Formal events usually call for ladies to wear cocktail dresses and men to wear suits. It could be one of the few chances you get all year to wear a stunning cocktail dress, so embrace it! If you’re wearing evening-wear, you’ll want a pair of shoes to match. Why not opt for a pair of sparkly heels? You can find out more on how to wear sparkly shoes in our dedicated post.
For an informal dinner in a restaurant or in someone’s home, your outfit can be more casual. Ladies might still opt for a dress, but choose a mid-length hem. You can also team this with some dark tights and ankle boots or knee-high boots if the weather is a little chilly.
Outdoor New Year’s Eve Outfit for Cold Weather
Of course, another favourite activity for New Year’s Eve is attending a firework display. If you’re heading to a big one, you could be outside for quite some time. It’s worth thinking about your outfit carefully to keep you warm and comfy as well as stylish.
A New Year’s outfit for cold weather will probably centre around a great coat. Accessorise with a hat, gloves and scarf to keep cosy. Boots are a great choice of footwear, choose a fur lining for extra warmth.
New Year’s Outfits For Guys
Okay, we know, we’ve focused mainly on New Year’s Eve outfits for ladies. So what men’s outfits should you go for?
Upgrade the jeans for trousers or chinos, and add a slim fit blazer. You don’t have to match the colour of your trousers and blazer like you would for a more formal event, so experiment with colour combinations to help you stand out.
This is your chance to get suited and booted! If you’re attending a black tie event you’ll need a suit with a matching dinner jacket or blazer. Choose a shirt with a turndown collar and make sure you’ve got a bow-tie. Add some slick cufflinks and remember to give your dress shoes a good clean!
Happy New Year!
Thinking about your New Year’s Eve outfit in advance means you can enjoy the evening, whatever it has in store. Don’t be afraid to get your glad rags on, it is New Year’s Eve after all! Happy New Year!