Ladies first, as the saying goes.
New Year’s eve is a great fashionable event however it is commonly a wasteful season in regard to clothes.
Personally, I find it quite diabolical that we have this throwaway mentality so I want to show you how your NYE attire can work throughout the year and to have a more cost-effective new year.
Fashion – to me – is about being more than average. Average dresses and outfits are exactly that… Average. I hope that this blog post will give you some fashion tips on how to explore fashion in a more cost-effective and creative way.
Look 1 – All that Glitters!
New Year’s Eve is a time where you see a lot of sequined or sparkly pieces and here are some of the best ones to wear:
Boohoo – One Shoulder Sequin Playsuit Was £28 Now £20
Boohoo – Silver Metallic Kimono Style Playsuit Was £20 Now £12. The Metallic sheen will perfectly reflect the fireworks of the night. Worn with a simple dark coat or a statement faux fur gilet, this is a very versatile piece. Because of the lines created by the playsuit, It can be worn with a jumper to create ‘shorts.’ By adding a White cropped jumper (£19 from Forever 21 – Contemporary Jumper Crop top) and over the knee grey suede boots (£44.99 from New Look – Grey Suedette flared heel over the knee boots) you can create a completely different, more interesting springtime look.
Topshop – Moto Camo Sequin Velvet Mom Jeans Was £85 Now £50. These will work with any top. Just treat these like ordinary black jeans and you cannot go wrong!
River Island – Nude metallic pleated Bardot top Was £28 Now £15. The Bardot style has come back this year and it is here to stay for a long while. This can be worn with a Choker (Another trend that is back) that is either really simple or really detailed – avoid the middle ground – to create a cool and classy look. This can be dressed up with a long black duster waistcoat and cigarette trousers or dressed down with dark ripped jeans and some Chelsea boots.
Look 2: Work the Angles, Work the Layers…
Although this probably sounds like a section on how to get the perfect angle for your selfie or how to angle your highlight – I leave the makeup tutorials to the ones in the know,
Roxxsaurus, Zoella etc. – This is a section about playing with symmetry and with layering.
Boohoo – One Shoulder Slinky Bodysuit £10. Bodysuits can be a great way to add some more interesting angles to the look. This slinky bodysuit would look simply fabulous with some high waisted black shorts or a black faux leather skater skirt. I think a brilliant way to wear this is with a black pair of high waisted jeans. Simple but still with flair.
Topshop – Leopard velvet skater dress Was £38 Now £20. This dress could be worn on its own for NYE with some fishnet tights and a pair of neutral stilettos. However, to take this look from normal to interstellar, add a plain white long sleeved shirt underneath the dress. To add a little bit more glamour, put some rhinestone collar tips ( Topshop, £6.25) on the shirt. With the addition of black tights and Pandora Shoe in Black ( Shoe Embassy – Pandora, £69), the look is complete! With different jackets and accessories, this i a dress that would last a lot longer than just new year’s eve.
Topshop – Moto Velvet Catsuit Was £49 Now £28. Catsuits are useful for layering. Simply add a long-sleeved T-shirt underneath the catsuit and then you’ll have an outfit that will automatically become your go-to outfit. When you’re going out with your girls, I’d add a black mesh under top. When you’re going out for a family meal, I’d add a plain black long sleeve T-shirt underneath. And or New Year’s Eve, you can just wear it how it comes out of the packaging.
Topshop – Eyelet one shoulder dress Was £125 Now £60. This dress is one of the more expensive ones in this post, however, the price will be an afterthought after you think about all of the ways it could be worn. You could wear this dress with bombers, dusters or blazers, with heels, trainers or wedges. It is a very versatile piece!
Look 3: Be bold, Be bright, Be beautiful!
Forever 21 – Metallic Moto Jacket in Pink £30. Sometimes you just need to start with the jacket. Experiment with different tops and different bottoms to find your perfect match with this jacket which looks rose gold. Any jewellery should be in the rose gold or copper hue.
Pretty Little Thing – Green Sequin Bodycon Dress Was £45 Now £25. Gotta love a good statement dress! To turn this into a statement skirt instead, add a blue jumper and white duster coat to complete the look.
Pretty Little Thing – Gold Leopard Print sequin slouch trousers Was £30 Now £15. This is definitely for those who aren’t afraid to be a little different. For the club add a bralette or crop top, for lounging with friends, add a sweatshirt, and for a lovely day out, add a plain T-shirt and a denim jacket.
I these looks have inspired you to try out your own for New Year’s Eve and Beyond!