How will you be spending your New Year’s Eve? Perhaps you’ll be having a smaller celebration than usual this year? However you choose to ring in 2021, you’ll find the best New Year’s Eve outfits to choose from below, whether you are celebrating with a small, casual gathering, or you want to dress up.
Take a look below for plenty of New Year’s outfit inspiration whether you’ll be at home with family, enjoying a small party with friends, you are able to attend a more formal event, or you’re just heading out for a New Year walk.
First, some tips for putting together New Year’s Eve outfits
Just as there’s no right way to celebrate New Year, there’s no right New Year’s Eve outfit; so long as what you wear helps you to see in the New Year in the style and confidence you want to project for the year ahead.
1. Be unique
While Christmas tends to be a time of tradition, New Year is a time to make resolutions, try something different, be more daring and stand out.
Think about the style you really want to achieve in the year ahead, and dress accordingly.
You could add a touch of asymmetry to an outfit as another way to help you to stand out.
Karen (above) opts for a glamorous metallic dress that is sure to get plenty of compliments.
2. Don’t be uncomfortable
Style and comfort don’t have to be mutually exclusive.
As you will be celebrating until at least midnight, you won’t want heels you can’t walk in at the end of the night.
If you find stilettos uncomfortable, opt for block or kitten heels instead, or try a pair of statement loafers.
Ashley (above) chooses a pair of flat silver shoes which make an impact.
There are more ideas here on the most comfortable AND stylish heels to wear.
3. Think about how your New Year’s Eve outfit will move
Are you heading to a party? Will there be dancing? Don’t just think about how your outfit looks standing in front of a mirror, but how it will move with you.
You may like a dress which you can twirl in!
Anita (above) wears a cobalt blue dress which would look fabulous on the dance floor (or just to twirl around her kitchen!)
4. Choose a hero piece for your New Year’s Eve outfit
If you are struggling for New Year’s Eve outfit inspiration, start with one piece and work from there.
That could be a sparkly pair of shoes or a fabulous pair of drop earrings.
The best New Year’s Eve outfits for you
Now that you’re thinking about the best way to put together a look for New Year’s Eve, let’s get down to some serious inspiration.
These New Year’s Eve outfits have every eventuality covered, whether you are going out, staying in, or watching the fireworks with your kids or grandkids, if you’re able to.
Don’t forget to let me know what you’ll be wearing this New Year in the comments below. I’d love to hear about your outfit choices and what you’ll be doing to see in the New Year.
NYE outfit: A sequin blazer and pants
While sequin dresses will be seen aplenty on the dance floor on New Year’s Eve, how about taking the sequin trend and going for something different.
A sequin suit will make an even bigger impact. Plus, you can always wear your jacket and pants as separates throughout the rest of the year.
NYE dress ideas: Statement dress and knee high boots
An easy outfit to put together which still creates a real impact is a statement dress which is either bold in color, pattern or fabric choice, worn with a pair of knee-high boots.
Lace top and dark wash jeans
Jeans and a nice top is always a winning outfit when you don’t want to dress up too much, but you still want to look fabulous. The outfit below features a variety of textures for added interest.
A silk shirt and wide legged pants
Heading out to dinner rather than to a very formal party? How about teaming a silk top with wide-legged pants?
You can always add a little extra glamour with a faux fur topper and stylish jewelry.
Mo (above) looks incredibly stylish in her all-neutral outfit.
Navy jumpsuit and silver accessories
A jumpsuit is always a great way to stand out at any party where most people will be wearing dresses.
Add some seasonal style to yours with metallic accessories.
Sequin top and your favorite pants
Sequins always come into their own during the party season.
Madeline (above) wears a figure-flattering top in a striking shade of red that is sure to get her noticed for all the right reasons.
A cozy coat and leg lengthening jeans
If you want to stay warm and look great, then a wool coat will keep you cozy until you get to your party venue.
A sweater dress
Want to wear a dress, but want to be warm and not too dressed up, then a sweater dress is the perfect option.
Adaline (above) opts for a black sweater dress and matching over-the-knee boots, showing off just a little bit of leg.
A touch of faux fur is always a good look during the festive period. Add a short faux fur jacket to your jeans or to a full skirt, depending on how “dressy” you want your outfit to be.
Warm coat and cozy sweater
You may not be spending your New Year’s Eve indoors at a glitzy party.
If you are outside watching fireworks with family or friends (if you’re able to this year), you will want an outfit that is both warm AND stylish to keep you warm. Or perhaps, you’re simply heading out for a winter walk.
A long coat will get you noticed while keeping you cozy.
Joanna (above) looks stylish AND warm in her gold puffer coat worn with leather leggings.
Cozy but stylish loungewear
2020 has certainly been different! Perhaps you’re not going anywhere at all to see in 2021. If you’ll be at home, maybe with family or friends, or with a good movie and a glass of something bubbly, you can still look incredibly stylish in your loungewear.
There’s more inspiration in this article on the best loungewear for women over 40.
Your New Year’s Eve outfits together in one capsule
Below you can see the outfits used in this article together in one capsule. You can see you can mix and match many of the clothes and shoes to create plenty of different outfits for New Year’s Eve and beyond.
You could, for example, wear the faux fur jacket with the jeans or the sequin pants. Or, you could wear the red sweater dress over the white pants, or the sequin sleeve top with any of the bottoms.
More New Year’s Eve outfit inspiration for you
The capsule below is previous season, but you can see that the looks included are timeless and should still give you plenty of inspiration for 2021.
Read our ultimate guide to creating a capsule wardrobe that works best for you.
What will you be wearing for New Year? Don’t forget to tell me about your New Year’s Eve outfits in the comments below. Happy New Year!
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