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Enter 2010 with Style – 3 New Year’s Eve Fashion Trends


New Years Eve Outfit Ideas

It’s hard to believe the new year is literally right around the corner! If you’re like me and have been living in a whirlwind of chaos between finals and Holiday festivities, your New Year’s outfit has probably been placed on the back burner. Also, maybe with all of the hustle and bustle you haven’t had a chance to try out any of the great Winter trends!

New Year’s Eve is a great time to try out a new trend, because you can really go as crazy with your look as you want. Here is a list of three trends you might want to rock for NYE. Hopefully this post will reach you with enough time to rummage through your closet or make a quick (inexpensive) shopping trip!

For even more New Year’s Eve clothing inspiration, see Liza’s post, 5 New Year’s Eve Outfit Ideas!

Fashion Trend #1: Metallic

Metallics are very festive for New Year’s events because “sparkle” is a common motif for New Year’s- sparkling champagne, sparkling disco balls, sparkle in your eye before your New Year’s kiss…Well, maybe not the last one, but nonetheless, metallics are a great choice for ringing in the new year!

Rule: Don’t go overly glitzy with the other pieces in your outfit- let your metallic dress be the “shining” focal point of the outfit. Otherwise, you risk looking seriously overdone and a little trashy.

Suggestion: I personally prefer a neutral color palette when it comes to metallics. Stick with a bronze, silver, or white-based metallic dress with complementary pieces in another neutral color. If you have suggestions on how to mix color into a metallic outfit, feel free to share your insight with a comment!

Here’s an example of what you could wear to play with the metallic trend:

metallic outfit for New Years

Product Information: Large Pave Dome Stud Earrings- Urban Outfitters, La Regale Clutch- Endless, Cuff- Forever 21, Dress- Forever 21, Pumps- Endless, Champagne Flute-, Eye Shadow Duo- Lancome through Dillard’s

Fashion Trend #2: Purple & Black

Purple and black are two great night time colors that will give your ensemble a little mysterious edge. The black-and-purple trend has been worn by many celebrities and was displayed in several Fall 2009 RTW shows by designers such as Akris.

Rule: I shouldn’t have to tell you this, but it bears repeating: if you wear a purple dress, do not wear purple shoes and a purple clutch. You will resemble a purple people eater, which is not a very attractive party look!

Suggestion: I personally like a 25/75 color-to-color ratio when it comes to two-toned outfits. For example, for a purple and black combination I would go for either 25% purple and 75% black or the reverse.

Here’s an example of how I would wear this trend. The JJ Winters clutch is out of my budget, but it totally fits with this outfit, no?

Product Information: Hot Curlers- Conair, available at Macy’s, Clutch- Revolve Clothing, Black Dress- Top Shop, Silver Necklace- Ann Taylor, Shoes- Steve Madden, Martini Glass- Macy’s

Fashion Trend #3: Animal Print Booties

Animal print booties have been spotted on many celebs lately such asĀ Rihanna and Anne V. Although finding the right boots might take some effort, you can always wear them again after the new year! They’re definitely going to be hot for a while.

Rule: Shorter or mini dresses are a must when you wear this trend, because it’s all about being fierce and fearless. Anything at-the-knee or longer will just make the proportions of your legs look really odd.

Suggestion: Celebs and the like seem to be wearing animal print booties with sweater dresses or 3/4 sleeve draped dresses. These types of dresses would be a unique alternative to the traditional cocktail dress for New Year’s Eve!

animal print outfit for new years eve

Product Information: Dress- Top Shop, Lipstick- YSL, Booties- Charles by Charles David at, Bag- Modcloth

What do you think?

Do you have your outfit picked out for New Years? If so, do you think it incorporates any of these Fall/Winter trends? Leave us a comment!

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9 Responses to “Enter 2010 with Style – 3 New Year’s Eve Fashion Trends”

  1. 1
    December 30th, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    I cant support animal print booties. I get Spice Girls flashbacks when I see them. I do however, love the metallics and the purple & black.

  2. 2
    December 30th, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    I love the look number 1, I’m actually wearing that same dress on New Years Eve but with silver heels…I never thought to wear black heels and a black clutch but now seeing the image I just might try it. Thx.

  3. 3
    December 30th, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    Outfit #3 is ah-may-zing. Absolutely love it. I’ve been eyeing the dress on for awhile now (can’t quite fork over the money for it!), and I love the idea of animal print booties. Ashish has incredible ones – ridiculously high platform peeptoes in a leopard print. So much fun!

    I loved this post. Thanks for inspiring a few outfit ideas for NYE!

  4. 4
    December 30th, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    That last outfit is very awesome, however I’m not feeling that handbag. It just looks a little cheap to me, sorry!

  5. 5
    December 31st, 2009 at 12:10 am

    Sequins have always been a personal favorite of mine and New Years Eve is the perfect excuse to go all out. Plus, they’re very in right now! Sequins make a girl feel glamorous. That’s why I love them so much. I’m pairing my black sequins dress by Beyond Vintage with some simple black patent heels and some fabulous red lipstick. Ultimate glam. Can’t wait. Hope you all have a wonderful NYE!

  6. 6
    December 31st, 2009 at 12:18 am

    love the ideas
    thank u
    bt yeah the booties look fun…….but im not sure(prefer them on pumps and ballet flats)
    metalics and the black n purple i like.
    so is purple still in style for 2010?

  7. 7
    December 31st, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    The second outfit is gorgeous. The clutch is beautiful and the color combo is fab.

  8. 8
    January 1st, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    I totally wore metallics on NYE. It looked amazing and everyone loved it.

  9. 9
    December 5th, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    I love your ideas! I really agree with the metallics, it really seems like the perfect way to ring in the New Year. I did have an idea on how to incorporate a color with a metallic; colored sparkle shoes. They give the same shine as a metallic, but allow you to spice it up with color! My personal favorite: red glitter pumps with black skinny jeans. This outfit is great with a gray or black top and some red earrings. :)

    Thanks for all the ideas!

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