Sunday, December 30, 2012

Dress Like It's 2013!

Considering we didn't die in a fiery inferno on the 21st, we must endure another new year's eve. Cue the obligatory NYE outfit post:

For this widely accepted overrated holiday, the typical reaction is to dress in head-to-toe sequins because "it's festive!". Now I am definitely not innocent when it comes to this way of thinking, and the not one, not two, but THREE sequin dresses in my closet would be enough proof for the ages.
If you are hoping to avoid looking like you're attending a soiree as your 8th grade self, here are some easy ways to have just the right amount of sparkle for the impending new year.

Dress, Clutch, Shoes, Earrings
First, you could take the LBD route and simply spice it up with accents. The sequin clutch is my reluctant homage to the typical NYE notion, and the other gold additions simply tie the whole look together. Because of the high neckline, you could either go with a necklace or earrings, like I have paired here.
Sweater, Skirt, Ankle Booties, Bracelet, Earrings
This look, I have to admit, is something I basically wore the other day to a holiday party. A sequin skirt juxtaposed against a plain, black cardigan is not only interesting and somewhat casual, but honestly makes the look that much more comfortable and gives the ability to be worn for many hours at a time. Due to the busy skirt, all accessories are neutral and very minimal. The nude ankle bootie will help further elongate the leg, while the matte hammered cuff tones down the sparkle.

Shirt, Pants, Booties, Clutch, Collar
Finally, I felt I had to include something I have been coveting all season; leather pants. Especially in oxblood, these pants are amazing and a good way to stay somewhat dressy while avoiding dresses or skirts. The chambray shirt brings a casual component, and the light colored accessories bring up the festive component. 

Whatever you are up to this NYE, get home safe so you can wake up the next morning and make those sweeping resolutions to be broken promptly after like the rest of us!

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