5 New Year's Eve Outfit Ideas

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With the end of 2009 just days away, most of you have probably thought about what you're going to be wearing to your New Year's Eve events.

I love NYE--it's all about glamour, fashion, and best of all, celebrating making it through another amazing year. The epitome of glitzy, New Year's Eve is a night where you shouldn't be afraid to get a little flashy. Sequins, metallics, and glitter are always hot trends. That being said, it's definitely possible to stand out December 31st without looking like a walking disco ball!

If you're still deciding what to wear on Thursday night, read on--here are five different suggestions!

Outfit 1: Rock the Little Black Dress

The LBD

Product Information: Satin Fringe Dress, Forever 21. Disney Couture Pixie Flowers Hoops, Zappos. Kenneth Jay Lane Gold Plated Leaf Cuff, The Outnet. Lahaie Oxfords, Aldo. Floral Fishnet Tights, American Eagle.

You can never go wrong with a little black dress! This LBD, however, has a little extra pop with the fabulous addition of fringe and a great exposed zipper. I also love this LBD for its vintage-throwback feel and peppering of gold sequins along the neckline.

Because this particular dress is pretty short and somewhat low-cut, I would pair it with some fun metallic snakeskin flats, a cardigan or faux leather jacket over it, or a tight tee underneath, just for some modesty. If you already own a standby LBD and want to dress it up for NYE, you can't go wrong with a surplus of sparkling accessories and a great pair of heels.

Outfit 2: Do Skinny Jeans & a Party Top

Skinny Jeans

Product Information: 7 For All Mankind Roxanne Skinny Jeans, Piperlime. Silver Stone Gem Bracelet, Peacocks.co.uk. Ruffle Panel Silk Top, Forever 21. Silver Glitter Shoes, Windsor.

This is a perfect last-minute outfit, since it's made up of clothing you probably already own!

Skinny jeans are great for day-to-day wear, but take a super dark (or black) pair, tuck them into boots, and top it off with a one-shoulder shirt and you've got something totally dressy and cute for night. Play up the glam factor with an arm full of bejeweled bracelets, or trade these boots for sky-high platform pumps.

The jeans are a great choice if it's cold where you live, or if you're doing something active and don't want to worry about tugging on your dress or skirt all night. You easily could do a similar look with black tuxedo pants if skinnies aren't your thing!

Outfit 3: Try a Non-Traditional Dress

Non Traditional Dress

Product Information: Sweetheart Bustier Dress, Fred Flare. Long Box Chain Necklace with Tassles, Asos. Gold Snake Zip Frill Front Shoes, DesireClothing.co.uk. Vintage 1980's Bamboo Hoops, Girl Props.

Though sequins and metallics are definite fashion fixtures for NYE, a dress in a deep, unexpected color can totally make you stand out from the crowd.

As Kristina discussed in her article about hot colors for fall and winter, jewel tones, such as dark sage and navy, are hot this season, making them perfect options for your special dress. Think of these colors as neutrals--they look great with anything, and are practically universally flattering! If you still want to get in some sparkle, add on a fun pair of chandelier earrings, a cocktail ring, and shimmery makeup! Since sequins and silver are so ubiquitous every New Year's Eve, a non-traditional dress will make you unique and cement your status as a fashionista.

Outfit 4: Mix & Match with a Mini Skirt

Mini Skirt

Product Information: Pleated Satin Mini Skirt, Forever 21. Nadri Chandelier Earrings, Nordstrom. Central Park West Charmeuse Ruffle Top, Piperlime. PRITA Zippered Ankle Booties by Qupid Luxe, flyjane.net.

Decided against pants but don't want to wear a dress? Get in some mix and match action with a mini skirt and a cute top.

The body-con trend is still hot as ever, so if you want to show off your sexy side, bandage-style skirts are the way to go. Because wearing a skirt gives you the option to mix and match, you can come up with a number of combinations: from a sequined skirt and a basic tank to a lacy top with a silky, berry-colored mini. New Year's Eve is the perfect time to try out wilder trends, so don't shy away from feathers, studs, or neons if you've been admiring them from afar! If the weather is chilly where you are, just throw on a pair of textured tights or sheer leggings under your outfit and you'll be good to go.

Outfit 5: Go Super Trendy with Sequined Leggings

Sequined Leggings

Product Information: The Boyfriend Blazer, Fred Flare. Biker Studded Bangle, Oasis. Lucky Brand Factory Girl Multi Charm Necklace, Zappos. Keaton Sequin Leggings by BB Dakota, Lulu's. Classic Mini Pocket Tank, Kirna Zabete. Nina Elga Sandals, Piperlime.

Black sequined leggings are a totally fun and trendy look for a big night out. Because they're such a statement piece, they're a perfect (and flashy!) foundation for your new year's look. You'll get all the glamour of wearing something sparkly and sequined, but your look will take an unexpected, sophisticated turn since the leggings are black.

This look is a great option if you want something ritzy, but not overtly flashy. Make your leggings stand out by playing them off a floaty, neutral or nude-colored top, under a black boyfriend blazer. The sequins will definitely be the focal point of your outfit, but don't forget about your shoes and accessories! Black pumps or booties and chunky studded jewelry are both excellent accents.

What's your NYE plan?

What do you think? Do you girls have your outfits picked out for New Year's Eve? How are you celebrating? What are you wearing?! Let everyone know with your comments!