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3 Last-Minute New Year’s Eve Outfit Ideas


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With 2012 coming to a close, it’s time to go out with a bang by rocking an awesome outfit on New Year’s Eve!

However, if you still have no clue what you’ll be wearing tomorrow night, don’t worry! We’ve come up with three sparkly and stylish head-to-toe NYE looks – hair and makeup ideas included. Simply scroll on down to check ‘em out:

Outfit Idea #1: Cozy Night In

Nye outfit idea 1
Product Info: Sweater- Last Call by Neiman Marcus, Jeans- Dorothy Perkins, Headband- Forever 21, Shoes- Minnetonka, Blush- Bobbi Brown’s “Washed Rose”, Ring- Topshop, Nail Polish Strips- Sally Hansen’s “Kitty, Kitty” | Photo: ELLE

If your NYE plans consist of lounging with friends or fam and watching the ball drop on TV, you’ll want to wear something cozy and low-key that still packs a stylish punch. Opt for a striped knit sweater with sequined detailing, because, in our opinion, every NYE ensemble needs a little sparkle. Add a pair of jade green skinnies as well as some super-comfy studded moccasins.

Style your hair into a chic, low bun — similar to the pic above — then accessorize that ‘do with a braided metallic headband. Shimmering blush will give your cheeks a rosy glow, while leopard print nail polish strips are a fun and low-maintenance touch. Finally, show off that mani with an oversized cocktail ring.

Outfit Idea #2: House Party

Nye outfit idea 2
Product Info: Top- Nordstrom, Skirt- Forever 21, Earrings- Miss Selfridge, Nail Polish- Deborah Lippmann’s “Cleopatra in New York”, Tights- Target, Bag- Aldo, Shoes- Kohl’s, Eye Makeup- Topshop | Photo: ELLE

Whether you’re near campus or back in your hometown, odds are that someone you know is throwing a New Year’s bash. If you plan on attending a house party this year, wear something bold that’s sure to stand out in a crowd, like the outfit above.

To get this look, start with a black blouse – this one mixes chiffon and velvet to create a luxe look – and pair it with a pretty metallic skirt. Lace tights add a feminine vibe, while deep purple pumps lend a pop of color.Accessorize with gold chain earrings and a unique fur-trimmed bag.

As far as hair and makeup goes, mimic Natalie Portman’s look by styling your hair into soft waves and sporting a sultry smokey eye. For the finishing touch, paint your nails a gorgeous black-and-gold shade.

Outfit Idea #3: Fancy Night Out

Nye outfit idea 3
Product Info: Blazer- Forever 21, Dress- ModCloth, Shoes- Zara, Nail Polish- Essie’s “No Place Like Chrome”, Eyelashes- Nordstrom, Earrings- BaubleBar, Bag- DSW, Lip Stain- Revlon’s “Crush” | Photo: ELLE

If you’re attending a super-fancy NYE soiree, first of all, we’re jealous! Secondly, this is the perfect time to go all out with a sparkly, glamorous, “look-at-me” outfit. This gold sequined frock is the epitome of glam, and styling it with a tuxedo blazer creates a polished, party-ready look. Add a pair of platform pumps and sapphire blue stud earrings to continue the dressy look, then accessorize with a whimsical bow-shaped clutch.

Wearing your hair to the side complements the dress/blazer combo, while chrome nail polish gives your digits an awesome mirrored effect. Next, try wearing some false lashes for a movie star-worthy look. Finally, a deep red lip stain adds a pretty dose of color that won’t need reapplying.

Your thoughts?

How do you plan to ring in the new year? Do you like these outfits? Which one is your favorite? Are you planning to recreate any of these looks? As always, leave a comment below and tell us what you think!

Posted on on December 30, 2012 / Filed Under: Fashion Tips / Tags: , , ,

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7 Responses to “3 Last-Minute New Year’s Eve Outfit Ideas”

  1. 1
    December 30th, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    How is the last one a “Last-Minute” idea? I don’t have a sparkly dress or a tuxedo jacket. Why aren’t there tips to work with what we already have? What small things could I go buy quickly to make what I have look updated?

  2. 2
    December 30th, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    @Rachel- When I think of NYE I think of sequins, which is why I decided to include a sparkly dress in the last look. However, if you don’t own a sequined dress, you can easily wear the look with any party dress you love. I kept all of the other elements to the final outfit neutral for that reason! As for a tuxedo jacket alternative, any simple black blazer would do the trick. You could even style a dress with a pretty cardigan or a leather jacket if that’s more your style. Hope this helps!

  3. 3
    December 30th, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    @rachel if u dont have a dress or a blazer then you have no style :)

  4. 4
    December 31st, 2012 at 4:41 am

    @arlete unnecessary.

  5. 5
    December 31st, 2012 at 7:48 am

    I have jade green skinny jeans similar to the one above except brighter….thanks for the tips on how to wear it
    I love the second outfit (minus the earnings and makeup…..I don’t like jewelry or make up)……I have a sheer top with lave panels and a gold sequin skirt….love the idea you gave with the tights…..I don’t wear heels a lot…have only one pair!!!
    Love the tuxedo jacket in the third look

    @Arlete- not everyone has the same sense of style….style is about induvudual expression

  6. 6
    December 31st, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Love these outfits, thank you. The first one I could wear whenever so I love that. As for my personal style I switch things up and I wear tons of different items. The outfits that College Fashion makes for us I use simply as inspiration and I never wear them straight from the web I just buy things I think would be nice additions to things I already own. Everyone has their own personal style and preference of things they like to wear.

  7. 7
    January 1st, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    # 3 super cute

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