How will you be spending your New Year’s Eve? Perhaps you’ll be having a smaller celebration than usual this year or a big party? However you choose to ring in 2022, 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.
The Boden pants (below) are styled like pajama bottoms, so will add an unexpected element to your outfit. Style with heels and a silky top and blazer.
Tanasha @stylishheights below opts for an all silver look and chooses transparant heels that make her legs look longer.
2. 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! Look out for a dress with pleats like the Karen Millen style (below).
3. 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.
Check out our article on the best low heeled party shoes for more inspiration.
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 red dress and statement accessories
If you want to stand out, swapping your little black dress for a little red dress could be the answer. For added impact, choose contemporary jewelry and statement shoes.
sequin top and wide leg 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 top can be worn with everything from your favorite jeans to wide legged pants or skirts.
relaxed pants, a blazer and heels
Wide leg pants are particularly on trend right now. Opt for a pair in sumptuous fabric like velvet or satin.
NYE dress ideas: Statement COAT and your favorite jeans
An easy outfit to put together which still creates a real impact is a statement coat that you can wear over anything – particularly useful if you’re spending time outdoors.
Natalia @nodin.stylish.me above opts fora red coat that would be perfect for NYE.
Or, you can wear your sequins on your coat by choosing the belted sequin trench (below).
An eye catching top and leather skirt
Choosing bright colors will definitely get you noticed, and a tactile fabric like leather will add an edge to your outfit.
A menswear inspired tuxedo
You definitely don’t have to stick to separates for your celebrations. Take a leaf out of menswear tailoring and opt for a tuxedo. Wear with heels and statement jewelry to combine masculine with feminine.
Floor skimming maxi and faux fur wrap
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 or maxi dress, depending on how “dressy” you want your outfit to be.
Suzie @suzie.richetti above wears a fur gilet over her neutral outfit.
Satin skirt and sweater
Combining different textures will keep your outfit interesting so a wool sweater and silky skirt will go well together You don’t have to keep your florals for summer. Opting for a floral print with a dark background can ensure your print is winter ready.
Cozy but stylish loungewear
2020 and 2021 have certainly been different! Perhaps you’re not going anywhere at all to see in 2022. 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 choice of Year’s Eve outfits
Below you can see the outfits used in this article below. 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 sequin top with the tuxedo, the red dress over skinny jeans or you could wear the pajama top and a going out blouse with the wide pants.
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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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