Sequins (and champagne) are obligatory on December 31st, so it was no surprise when a reader, Amanda, emailed me about putting together a New Year’s Eve outfit based around a blazer with embellished lapels. (Now I’m currently wanting her gold + black jacket.)
Believe it or not, a detailed blazer is actually a versatile item–if paired correctly, it can easily transition from look to look. I prefer a chic piece over a I-just-pulled-this-sequined-and-feathered-number-out-of-my-box-of-old-dance-recital-dresses. Rather than a tight bandage dress, opt for a slouchy, unstructured dress with ankle booties. A long statement necklace will create length without seeming bulky.
While head-to-toe sequins are appropriate for ringing in the new year, the other 364 days don’t need as much shine. For a daytime look, put on your favorite pair of cuffed jeans, a sheer blouse, and simple pumps. Add a coat of bright polish to your nails for a pop of color. Need a fast date night outfit? Trade nude heels for a sexy pair of platforms.
My plans for the evening include a bottle of Moët and a good read–no midnight kisses in Times Square this year.
New Year’s Eve plans?
What are you wearing this year?