3 Cute New Year’s Eve Outfit Ideas

Finish the year off with a fashionable bang! Our college style blogger has 3 NYE looks perfect for any soiree.

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Wow – this year has come and gone in the blink of an eye. If you’re like me, and are living in a state of denial that the New Year is only a few days away, have no fear! It’s time to go out in a fashionable bang.

Below, I’ve created three dressy looks that you can rock on NYE. Scroll down to see them all:

1. Going Out Glitz: The Infamous Little Black Dress + Some Silver Stuff

Little black dress with silver accessories

The traditional New Year’s Eve getup is black and sparkly. It’s a foolproof and flattering look, which is why I wanted to showcase this combination in my first outfit.

As I’m writing this, it’s 82 degrees outside, but if it’s colder where you are, feel free to add tights and short heeled boots. This look consists of a little black dress, a black cardiganblack heels with silver gems, silver bracelets, a cocktail ring, and a silver clutch.

In other words, substitute, “Black and yellow, black and yellow,” with, “Black and silver, black and silver.” (Wiz Khalifa circa 2010, anyone?)

2. Jewel Tone Top + Velvet Skater Skirt

Jewel tone top and velvet skater skirt

New Year’s Eve is a great time to bring out the jewel tones – in this case, an indigo purple top with a sequined neckline. New Year’s Eve is also the perfect opportunity to play with new textures, so I’ve paired it with this luxurious velvet skirt, leggings, and riding boots

In case you’re wondering why that close-up skirt picture is a little different, it’s because I couldn’t showcase the brocade pattern indoors. But isn’t the texture of this skirt awesome?!

3. When Christmas Met New Year’s Eve

Fair isle tights and leather skirt

If you just can’t let go of Christmas (guilty!) an acceptable transition piece are these gray Fair Isle patterned leggings. Talk about comfy. I would wear these every day if I could. Maybe I did over break… #sorrynotsorry.

I’m also wearing a leather skater skirt with pockets. As I stated earlier, NYE’s a great time to rock new textures. Although the leggings are casual and laid-back, the skirt is glamorous. In addition, the shirt has a sheer top panel, which adds some subtle edge.

Since everything is gray and black, I added a pop of color with a pair of bright cobalt blue ballet flats.

What are your New Year’s resolutions?

My New Year’s resolutions are to do all 5 of these healthy achievable goals. Another resolution of mine is to read new books instead of rereading old favorites. Must… put down…Harry Potter. If you have any book suggestions, please let me know in the comments below!

Also, which of these outfits is your favorite? Will you be recreating any of them? What are you wearing on New Year’s Eve?

15 thoughts on “3 Cute New Year’s Eve Outfit Ideas”

  1. Marian–me too! I have a postcard from Oxford of one of his illustrations on my wall.

    Christine, I love Entourage. I can’t believe someone else from Athens is reading my articles! I will definitely consider sourcing my clothes–I’m a TJ Maxx, Forever 21, Target kinda girl if that helps. Let me know if you have any questions.

    Thanks, Madeline & Gerry F! Appreciate your feedback.

  2. Looks great!

    I always look forward to your articles because they actually have your real clothes! not to bash on the dream clothes articles but sometimes it’s nice to see it actually modelled.

  3. Leah,

    I love that you’re using pieces from your actual closet and not your dream one. I would love it though if you could still source them. Even if it’s from years ago and especially if it’s from Entourage ????. I’m an Athens girl myself with little time to shop so I often “shop off” other people, especially the cute and stylish girls in Dawson Hall. Is that terrible? It just always helps me to know where the cute clothes come from for times when I do get to go shopping. You have such beautiful pictures and give such great advice!


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