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What to Wear on New Year’s Eve


The last day of 2008 is tomorrow (or if you’re not in the US, it might be today), and that means new years parties, champagne popping and plenty of people to kiss at midnight. But what should you wear?

Here are some New Year’s Eve outfit ideas. Ring in 2009 in style!

NYE Outfit #1

This one’s a classic new years eve party look – a pretty dress with lots of silver accessories. This outfit would work as-is if you live somewhere warm, but you could always add tights and a jacket if it’s cold where you live!

New Years Eve Outfit

* Product Information: Earrings – $3.80 at Forever 21, Bracelet – $5.80 at Forever 21, Dress – $42.80 at Forever 21, Lela Rose Clutch – $14 at Payless, Patricia Field Shoes – $21 at Payless

NYE Outfit #2

This one’s a little more casual than the first, perfect for a laid back night at a friend’s. Of course, the heels make it a little more dressy, but you could always switch those for flats to dress down. Layer up a charm bracelet and enamel bangle and add a shiny gold necklace for some sparkle.

New Years Eve Outfit 2

* Product Information: Bracelets – $6.50 and $5 at Charlotte Russe, Heels, Necklace, Blazer, and Bag – H&M, Tank – $12 at Topshop, Jeans – $68 at Charlotte Russe

NYE Outfit #3

This outfit is so much fun – it would be perfect for a club or night at the bars. A pair of dark wash skinnies works well with a ruffled pink tank and high heeled ankle booties. My favorite part of this outfit has to be the lip-shaped glitter purse – it’s totally ridiculous in the best possible way. A lip-shaped bag? Perfect for NYE!

What to wear on New Years Eve

* Product Information: Glitter Lips Bag – $36 at Topshop, Top & Bracelet – H&M, Earrings – $6 at Wet Seal, Ankle Booties – $30 at Forever 21

NYE Outfit #4

A super-trendy outfit that incorporates some of this winter’s hottest styles. Let’s see, patterned tights? Check. Gladiator heels? Check. Purple? Yup. Layered necklaces? A tulip skirt? Plaid? You can’t get more on-trend than this look. I can definitely see myself wearing something like this. What about you?

Outfit idea for New Years Eve

* Product Information: Dress – $90 at Topshop, Tights – $6.80 at Forever 21, Necklace – $10 at Wet Seal, Ring – $6.80 at Forever 21, Lela Rose Clutch – $22.99 at Payless, Gladiator-style heels – $18.99 at GoJane

What are you going to wear?

This year I’m not doing anything too fancy for NYE, so I’m probably just going to wear a pair of skinny jeans, some cute shoes, and a sparkly top. Finish that all off with a chain-strap bag, vintage leather jacket and my favorite new year’s accessory of all – a cute boy to kiss at midnight!

What about you? What are you doing this NYE? What will you be wearing? I want to hear your plans and of course your outfit ideas!

Posted on on December 30, 2008 / Filed Under: Fashion Tips / Tags: , , ,

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18 Responses to “What to Wear on New Year’s Eve”

  1. 1
    December 31st, 2008 at 12:34 am

    Your outfits are so adorable!!!! Thanks so much for this website…I don’t kno what i would do without it. good job and keep it up:)

  2. 2
    December 31st, 2008 at 7:43 am

    Lovely outifts! The outfits you pick are very inspirational.
    The third outfit looks a bit like what I’m going to wear tonight.. I planned to wear a ruffled blue tank top on a black skirt (may sound like a weird combination, I know, but honestly, it’s not that weird), with lots of layered necklaces and black boots (since the party I’m going to won’t stop before seven in the morning, heels are not that practical).

    Happy New Years Eve to all of you!

  3. 3
    December 31st, 2008 at 10:54 am

    i can’t believe the clutch and shoes in the first outfit are from payless!!!!!

  4. 4
    December 31st, 2008 at 11:43 am

    woah! i can’t believe gojane has gladiator heels that look EXACTLY the same as steve madden’s gladiator heels (i got them for christmas) for 40 dollars less!

  5. 5
    December 31st, 2008 at 11:43 am

    I love these outfits! Especially the first one!

    I’ll be walking around all night, so as much as I love heels, they just aren’t practical. I’m wearing a black ruffled jersey skirt, a black sweater, black patent flats, and thick, warm fuschia tights for a bit of color and to keep from freezing.

    Have a great New Year!

  6. 6
    December 31st, 2008 at 1:17 pm

    Your outfits are lovely, I loved the first one.. this year I’m not doing anything just dinner with my parents ans sister, so I think I’ll just wear things that meant a lot through the last year.. probably skinny jeans, boots, a tank that I wore a looot last year and that I totally love and a blazer… nothing fancy…

    have a great new year everybody!!!

  7. 7
    December 31st, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    I’ve been following this site for a while and I love seeing it grow! It looks wonderful now and your topics are just as inspirational and refreshing (and beyond helpful) as they were when you just started out! Numbers 1, 3, 4 seem more my style–I want that ruffled pink top so badly!! But I can’t go buy it since the bet between me and my friend is still ongoing (No buying any new clothes until Summer 2009) :-( Oh well.

    I’ll be wearing red cords, brown ruffled top, denim belt, some layered necklaces and black flats. It’s not that dressy so I’ll probably do something more interesting with my hair. Eh.

  8. 8
    December 31st, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    I really like outfits 2 and 3. Thank you for posting this and have Happy and Safe New Years!

  9. 9
    December 31st, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    Oh my, I love that pink ruffled H&M top! It’s… wow. Love it. Want it.

    I’ve noticed that a lot of great stuff is from Forever 21. I checked out their site and it looks like a fantastic store, but I’m from Toronto, and there aren’t any of their stores around here… though that’s all the more reason to go shopping in the States every little while!

    This site is just awesome, I check it every week. Thanks for making it! I’ve now gotten on board with skinny jeans too, thanks to that article quite a while back.

    Happy new years to everyone!

  10. 10
    December 31st, 2008 at 6:04 pm

    To Annie from Toronto: there is a forever 21 at young and dundas and they also have a Canadian website which you can order from:

    check it out

  11. 11
    December 31st, 2008 at 6:07 pm

    well by the time i post this, its already new years day in my country ;). Well i didn’t do much on new years eve, just had dinner with family and some friends. I do like 2 and 4, but would consider 1 if i was heading out

  12. 12
    January 1st, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    I love your choices in accessories and bags; I had no idea you could get such cute stuff for so cheap without it looking cheap. I never thought to look in places like Forever 21 and Wet Seal; I had deemed them all a little too young for my style. That H&M bracelet in 3 is amazing and I wanna go out and get it right now!

  13. 13
    January 2nd, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    If you were in NYC, you knew it was stupid to be cute when it was cold outside.

    But I like the outfits.

  14. 14
    January 13th, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    I know new year’s eve is long gone, but I still wanted to comment :) I spent new years eve at an event with several outdoor concerts, so I wanted to be comfortable jumping and walking, but also look good. So I ended up wearing black/grey skinny jeans tucked into flat knee-high boots with a fitted zebra-print shirt and a grey-and-purple jacket with fur on the a purple scarf with lots of black MAC eyeshadow.

  15. 15
    November 27th, 2009 at 1:27 pm


    My name is Cylene, I´m Braziliam and I would like to Know what wear on New Year´s Eve. I´m going to Las Vegas to Celebrate New Year’s Eve with Black Eyed Peas at LAX Nightclub.
    In Brazil We usually wear white clothes. I atended to wear fashion jeans. What do you suggest me to wear? I love your choices. If possible, send me more outfit.
    Best regards,

  16. 16
    December 24th, 2009 at 3:41 am

    the second and third are my fav looks……guess im into the androgynus look.

  17. 17
    December 26th, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Omg super cute Ideas.! Lovee this website(:

  18. 18
    December 31st, 2013 at 11:54 am

    i love you

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