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

New Year's Eve outfit ideas - Kim in leather pants and white shoes |

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.

Kim @kimair above (read her style interview here) chooses an asymmetric jacket and adds a pair of white heels rather than sticking to a darker color to match her pants.

Check out these belted blazers from Karen Millen and 4th and Reckless, that you can wear with this similar pair of leather pants, mules (another option here), handbag, earrings and sunglasses.

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.

Boden pants |

Boden pants

Tanasha @stylishheights below opts for an all silver look and chooses transparant heels that make her legs look longer.

Recreate her outfit with this similar jacket, silk dress, sandals and clutch.

New Year's Eve outfit ideas - Tanasha wears a silver outfit |

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).

NYE outfit ideas - pleated maxi dresses |

Karen Millen pleated maxi dress

3. Don’t be uncomfortable

New Year's Eve outfit ideas - Rita in wide leg pants |

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.

Rita @ritapalazzi above (read her style interview here) chooses flat pointed heel shoes with her wide pants.

Get her look with this similar printed top (another option here), wide leg pants, long vest, mules and sling bag.

Boden embroidered loafer |

Boden embroidered loafer

Sheree @shesheshow below opts for a pair of stretchy jeans with heels. If you prefer, you could switch for one of the flat party shoes from this article.

Check out these peplum tops from Endless Rose and Amazon that you can wear with this similar pair of skinny jeans and ankle strap sandals.

New Year's Eve outfits you won't want to put away at midnight |

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

New Year's Eve outfits - Lizzy in a puff-sleeve dress |

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.

Lizzy @whatlizzyloves above (read her style interview here) opts for a dress that will ensure she stands out from the crowd no matter how she accessorizes it.

Check out these pearl statement earrings from Open Edit and Akola, that you can pair with this similar black dress.

Boden jewelled fringe earrings |

Boden jewelled fringe 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.

NYE outfit: a red dress and statement accessories |

Karen Millen soft tailored belted wrap shirt dressIDIFU ankle strap pumpJNB top handle suede clutchKarine Sultan statement hoop earrings

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.

A sequin top and wide leg pants as a New Year's Eve outfit idea |

Karen Millen sequin front knit topLifeStride ankle bootJNB top handle suede clutchKaren Millen wide leg trousersBoden jewelled fringe earrings

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.

New Year's Eve outfits - Relaxed pants, a blazer and heels |

Karen Millen longline blazerRiver Island sequin topVERO MODA velvet pantsAllegra K crisscross ankle strap sandalCharming Tailor pleated satin clutchBoden jewelled fringe earrings

NYE dress ideas: Statement COAT and your favorite jeans

New Year's Eve outfits - Natalia in a red coat |

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 above opts fora red coat that would be perfect for NYE.

Check out this similar red coat (plus size option here), vest, jeans, booties and sunglasses.

Or, you can wear your sequins on your coat by choosing the belted sequin trench (below).

New Year's Eve outfits - statement coat and jeans |

Karen Millen sequin belted trench coatPAIGE shirtAG slim straight leg jeansIDIFU ankle strap pumpCharming Tailor pleated satin clutchKarine Sultan collar necklace

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.

New Year's Eve outfits - An eye catching top and leather skirt |

River Island satin high neck blouseKaren Millen leather seam detail skirtAllegra K crisscross ankle strap sandalCharming Tailor pleated satin clutchKarine Sultan collar necklace

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.

NYE outfit - tuxedo with heels |

River Island tuxedo jacketPAIGE shirtRiver Island tuxedo satin trousersIDIFU ankle strap pumpJNB top handle suede clutchBoden jewelled fringe earringsKarine Sultan collar necklace

Floor skimming maxi and faux fur wrap

NYE outfits - Suzie in a faux fur vest and maxi dress |

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.

Steal her look with this similar vest (another option here), dress, sandals, crossbody bag and earrings.

New Year's Eve outfits - Maxi dress and shrug |

KAMA BRIDAL faux fur stoleKaren Millen pleated maxi dressAllegra K crisscross ankle strap sandalJNB top handle suede clutchBoden jewelled fringe earrings

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.

New Year's Eve outfits - Sweater and skirt outfit |

Halogen off the shoulder sweaterKaren Millen floral satin slip skirtAllegra K chunky heel knee high bootCharming Tailor pleated satin clutchBoden jewelled fringe earrings

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.

Cozy loungewear for New Year's Eve |

Barefoot Dreams circle cardiganNatori leopard print satin pajamasUBXRIN fuzzy memory foam slippers

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.

New Year's Eve outfits capsule wardrobe 2021 |

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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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