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3 Fun New Year's Eve Outfit Ideas to Try

What to wear whether you're keeping it low-key or going all-out.
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Cheers to the new year!

Well, we made it -- 2017 is officially on its way out, and we're ready to welcome 2018 with open arms!

Whether you choose to celebrate the new year by going to a glamorous cocktail party, having a fun night on the town, or having a low-key celebration with friends/family, we've got you covered! If you're wondering "what should I wear on New Year's eve?", look no further.

Ahead, see three fabulous New Year's Eve outfit ideas that are sure to impress regardless of your plans for the night!

New Years Eve Outfit #1: Cocktail Party Glam

New Year's Eve outfit idea: Silver sparkly sequin dress, pink satin heels, black bow clutch, gold earrings and bracelet

Products: Dress - Ann Taylor, Earrings - Kate Spade, Cuff Bracelet - Revolve, Clutch - Eloquii, Heels - Bloomingdale's

If you're lucky enough to have cocktail-dress-worthy plans this New Year's, then consider it an invitation to go all-out in a dazzling silver sequined sheath dress

Pair the dress with an elegant black velvet bow clutch. Next, slip on a some heels--preferably in a standout color such as fuchsia -- to take things to the next level. Put on some bow-and-pearl drop earrings and a skinny cuff with black stones if you're craving just a little bit more sparkle.

Finally, for NYE makeup, you can't go wrong with a cat-eye-and-red-lip combination. Now get ready to be on the receiving end of a ton of compliments on this gorgeous look!

New Years Eve Outfit #2: Dressy Night on the Town

Marigold-yellow frilled satin camisole, gold bracelet with pearl-and-clear-stone flowers, black suede pointed-toe pumps, black a-line skirt, gold chain fringe statement necklace, fuchsia velvet bag with gold clasp and removable chain strap, black opaque tights

Products: Camisole - Mango, Bracelet - Kate Spade, Heels - Amazon, Skirt - Loft, Necklace - Nordstrom, Bag - Mango, Tights - Revolve

If you're planning to spend NYE at a trendy restaurant, bar, or club, then consider this your perfect look for the occasion.

To get it, put on a pretty marigold-yellow frilled satin camisole and a classy black a-line skirt. Next, add opaque black tights, as well as an elegant pair of black pointed-toe pumps.

As for jewelry, make an unforgettable statement in a gold chain fringe necklace; if you really want to go big, add a sparkly floral bracelet as well. 

To complete the look, grab a fun fuchsia clutch in trendy velvet.

New Years Eve Outfit #3: Low-Key Celebration With Friends/Family

Multi-colored striped crewneck sweater, silver glitter block-heel ankle boots, black velvet jeans, purplish-silver pearlescent star stud earrings, mustard-colored chunky open-knit oblong scarf, black faux-saffiano tote with adjustable handles, black hooded ultra-light down parka, light gray knit beanie with faux-fur neon pink pom-pom, dark gray cashmere gloves flecked with white

Products: Sweater - Gap, Ankle Boots - DSW, Jeans - Ann Taylor, Earrings - Gilt, Scarf - Forever 21, Tote - Century 21, Parka - Uniqlo, Beanie - H&M, Gloves - Uniqlo

Even if your New Year's Eve plans involve a quiet night with friends/family, that doesn't mean that your outfit has to be boring! For this look, I decided to put together something casual that still invokes all of the excitement of ringing in the new year.

To start, put on a fun, cozy, and colorful striped sweater.  Then, put a twist on a classic pair of black jeans by donning this cool velvet pair. Glittery ankle boots let you add a a dose of glamour to your look, while an iridescent pair of star stud earrings is the perfect way to dress things up ever so slightly.

If you plan on spending the evening outside, be sure to dress appropriately for the weather; here, I've included a lightweight down parka, a cute chunky mustard-colored scarf, classic cashmere gloves, and a quirky knitted hat topped with a neon pink faux-fur pom-pom.

A subtle faux-saffiano tote is the perfect way to round out the look without taking away from the more attention-grabbing pieces that you're wearing. Now you're all set for a low-key-but-enjoyable night, surrounded by the people you care about most!

What do you think?

Whatever your plans for ringing in 2018, don't forget to have a fun and fashionable night and, most of all, don't forget to stay safe!

How do you plan on spending New Year's Eve?  What do you plan on wearing?  Which of these NYE looks is your favorite? 

Let me know in the comments!

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