8 party outfit ideas for New Year's Eve

By: Haley Falco

Author: Canadian Living


8 party outfit ideas for New Year's Eve

By: Haley Falco
New Year's Eve is your time to shine. Dazzle in sequins and shimmer, and stand out in a crowd with our trendy fashion tips.

1. Go backless

Bare skin is sexy in small doses, so when showing off your back, keep a conservative front (no cleavage, please!). Trust us—you won't need to panic about getting that perfect midnight kiss.

Black maxi dress, $118, . Talula sequined top, $85, . Black fringe dress, $70, .

2. Work black and gold
These two colours are bold yet sophisticated when worn together. Try a little black dress with gold jewellery and other golden accessories. Everyone's eyes will be on you.

Sequin ankle pant, $119, . Black-and-gold dress, $50, . Sequined skirt, $20, .

3. Get your sparkle on
New Year's Eve is the one night of the year when a sparkly piece is a no-brainer. A classic sequined dress is festive and eye-catching. If that's too much flash for you, try a dazzling skirt or top.

Sequin shirt, $46, . Blue dress, $50, . Talula top, $85, .

4. Leather up
Change up your usual denim jeans for a pair of black leather pants or a pencil skirt. Add an oversize sweater or shirt to balance the slim proportion on the bottom.

Leather leggings, $137, . Leather pant, $130, . Leather skirt, $199, .

5. Ready your poncho
One of the most wearable and comfortable trends this season is the poncho. The blanket-style coverup will keep your look casual yet elegant. Pair its fullness with a plain shirt and slim pants.

Green Talula poncho, $75, . Black poncho, $98, . Maroon Talula poncho, $75, .

6. Play the match game
Celebrities such as Taylor Swift and Mindy Kaling are obsessed with the '70s matching set. Blow everyone away with a dark-hued shirt-and-pant combo in a matching fabric.

Sequined top, $10, . Sequined skirt, $15, . Purple Talula top, $50, . Purple Wilfred Free skirt, $75, .

7. Don a trench
New Year's Eve can be one of the coldest nights of the year, so a trench coat is often essential to finish off your outfit. Try a long coat and a pair of patterned tights (if you're wearing a dress or a skirt) to keep you warm and stylish at the same time.

Black trench coat, $1,395, . Babaton trench coat, $225, . Marroon coat, $168, .

8. Draw attention up
Add a pair of eyeglasses to your emsemble and you're set. This extra accessory adds just a dash of sparkle to a stylish outfit.

LOVE gold eyeglasses, $79, . LOVE silver eyeglasses, $79, .

Beauty Notes

Red hot
Red lips can transform a basic outfit into something fierce. Wear a neutral eyeshadow hue so your lips are the focus.

M.A.C Cosmetics Lipstick in Russian Red, $20, .

Shimmer and shake
Wear a shimmery eyeshadow with matching eyeliner to accentuate your eyes, or try nude lips with a bright, shimmery blush on your cheeks.

Essence Mono Eyeshadow in Tiffunny, $3, .

Plum Dandy
There's nothing sexier than a little black eyeliner and a bold plum lip.

Chanel Rouge Allure in 109 Rouge Noir, $42, .

Read more:

10 festive clutches for your holiday parties
Sparkly holiday outfits for every occasion
10 wonderfully ugly Christmas sweaters

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