How will you be spending your New Year’s Eve? At home with family? Going to a house party with friends? Or heading out to a lavish party?

We’ve got you covered with the best new year’s eve outfits and lots of ideas on what to wear for new year’s eve!

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.

Be unique

Choosing the perfect new year's eve outfit: be unique | 40plusstyle.com

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.

Vanessa (above) opts for a pair of silver-gray pants.

Check out these coat options from Rachel Parcell and Cupcakes and Cashmere and pair them with this similar black tank, wide leg pants and booties.

You could also add a touch of asymmetry to an outfit as another way to help you to stand out.

Asymmetrical new year's eve outfits | 40plusstyle.com

Eliza J asymmetrical lace dress

Don’t be uncomfortable

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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.

Joanna (above) opts for a pair of block heel booties from M by Moda and accessorizes with a YSL bag.

Check out this similar long coat and leather pants to complete her look.

There are more ideas here on the most comfortable AND stylish heels to wear.

Heels to go with your NYE outfits | 40plusstyle.com

Pelle Moda sandal

Think about how your outfit will move

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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!

Mayte (above) wears a red dress with a full skirt.

Check out these red dresses from Chaus and Fraiche by J and pair them with these similar nude heels, pendant necklace and handbag.

NYE outfit ideas - midi dresses | 40plusstyle.com

Rachel Parcell satin midi dress

Choose a hero piece

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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.

Karen (above) opts for a statement pair of sequinned pants.

Get her look with this similar white blouse, wide leg pants, earrings and clutch.

Eliza J wide leg sequin pants | 40plusstyle.com

Eliza J wide leg sequin pants

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.

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.

New Year's Eve outfit idea - satin dress | 40plusstyle.com

Madeline (above) looks stunning in a yellow satin dress.

Steal her look with this similar yellow dress and leather coat.

NYE outfit: A sequin suit

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.

A sequin suit as a New Year's Eve outfit idea | 40plusstyle.com

Gibson sequin blazerGrace Karin wide leg pantsSUITSTUDIO silk shirtNaturalizer ankle strap sandalClare V. leather zip clutchKendra Scott drop earringsGorjana crescent pendant necklace

NYE dress ideas: A feather dress

New Year’s Eve is often a time for being fun and frivolous and letting your hair down.

I can’t think of an outfit which embodies that better than one featuring feathers.

Outfits with feathers for New Year's Eve | 40plusstyle.com

Mark + James by Badgley Mischka feather cuff sheath dressNaturalizer ankle strap sandalClare V. leather zip clutchKendra Scott drop earrings

New Year’s Eve tops: Faux fur and a print twist top

New Year is a great time to play around with pattern and texture. You could opt for a faux fur stole to add some extra glamour to your outfit.

NYE outfits with faux fur | 40plusstyle.com

WAYF smocked peplum topKate Spade New York crossbody bagArticles of Society skinny jeansBP. colorblock faux pull through scarfNina pump

New Year’s Eve outfit ideas: Plaid and a cozy knit

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, you will want an outfit that is both warm AND stylish to keep you warm.

A bright plaid coat will get you noticed while keeping you cozy.

Warm New Year's Eve outfit ideas | 40plusstyle.com

Viggos double breasted plaid coatLeith turtleneck sweater7 For All Mankind bootcut jeansCoconuts by Matisse bootieTen79LA pearl hoop earringsFrye leather crossbody bag

New Year’s Eve jumpsuit and wrap

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 a faux fur collar wrap.

New Year's Eve outfits with a jumpsuit | 40plusstyle.com

Lauren Ralph Lauren plaid wrapHarper Rose colorblock jumpsuitCC Corso Como ankle strap pumpNordstrom embossed clutch

What to wear on New Year’s Eve: A statement coat

If you will be spending New Year’s Eve outdoors, I can’t think of a better way to make a statement, and to keep out the chill, than with a long, faux fur red coat.

Let this be your hero piece and you can keep the rest of your outfit relatively simple.

Wear a statement coat for NYE | 40plusstyle.com

Halogen faux fur tiered long coatMarks & Spencer silk blouseWit & Wisdom bootcut jeansAndré Assous bootieAkola Marconi chain link necklaceSteve Madden mini studded satchel

New Year’s Eve sequin dresses and skirts

Sequins always come into their own during the party season.

Team a sequin skirt with a wrap top, along with leopard print and a pop of red for added impact.

NYE outfits with sequins | 40plusstyle.com

Boden ponte topHalogen sequin skirtNakamol drop earringsSole Society leather clutchCC Corso Com bootie

New Year clothes: Stripes and wide leg pants

Heading out to dinner rather than to a very formal party? How about teaming a bold striped top with wide-legged pants?

You can always add a little extra glamour with a faux fur topper and stylish jewelry.

NYE outfits with stripes | 40plusstyle.com

Topshop faux fur coatBoden silk blouseEliza J wide leg pantsSchutz Ameena thong sandalNordstrom clutchAllSaints pearl hoop earrings Rebecca Minkoff watch

Ladylike glamour

For retro glamour with a contemporary touch, you could team a pussy bow blouse with a metallic skirt.

Add a check coat complete with faux fur collar, and you’re good to go.

NYE with a full skirt | 40plusstyle.com

Via Spiga houndstooth coatModCloth tie neck topHalogen metallic skirtNina pumpNina crystal clutchAkola drop earrings

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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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