Dress your best for New Year's Eve

Aah, New Year’s Eve, the most over-hyped night of the year. Whether you’re a NYE lover or hater, chances are you may have plans that will involve you wanting to look hot. I’ve put together a few outfits to inspire you, whether you’re headed to a black tie gala or to your local bar.

This outfit would be great for going out to dinner and drinks with friends. It’s New Year’s, so don’t be afraid to step it up with sequins and killer heels! Sequins are EVERYWHERE this year, but some of my favorite pieces are from Alice + Olivia.


I’ve always wanted to go to a fancy schmancy ball on New Year’s Eve that involves me wearing a gown and drinking champagne that costs more than $9 a bottle (Andre, anyone?). It hasn’t happened yet, but maybe one year. If you are going that route, I like choosing a classic dress and then playing with your accessories. A navy gown is a bit unexpected in a crowd of black, and sparkly jewels make a big impact. I’ve had really good luck with finding long dresses at Nordstrom and Macy’s.

Somewhere in between dinner and drinks and the black tie gala is the all night open bar event. These parties usually involve girls in cocktail dresses and lots of cocktails being imbibed. Have you noticed I’m stuck on clutches? This one is, unsurprisingly, a Lauren Merkin. I have an almost identical one that’s my go-to for fancier outfits.

Last but not least, here’s one for you ladies that will be spending your night at a house party with friends. You might notice that I own a few of the pieces in this set, and that’s for a reason. This is the type of outfit that most of you can build from your closet — a nice dark wash pair of jeans, a cute top, some comfy but fun flats and whatever accessories you have to spice it up!

Time to start outfit planning — I hope this helped. Feel free to leave a comment sharing your NYE plans!