Isn't it better to wear a dress or jacket from a past season thereby decreasing your chances of someone else having it on by tenfold? Yes! If it's a dress, consider this. Add a sweatshirt or cashmere sweater over something sparkly or bright to give it some edge. Wear boots or a funky, chunky heel and breakout jewelry with a tribal feel rather than the typical sparkles. As for a jacket, wear it with pants if you used it over a dress last time or vice versa.
Break out your coolest rock tee and pair it with a something fancy like an evening skirt or sequin pants or even put it under your best le smoking.
Have a sequin top? How do you usually wear it? If it's with jeans, then try it with flowy silk pants or a pencil skirt. If it's usually worn dressy, pair it with dark jeans and a leather jacket.
Most of all, have fun while you're doing this and let your creativity come out. Pull out every dress, sparkle, skirt, or jacket that is a possibility and lay it on the bed. Then start playing. There is no better start to a new year than a fresh one with a few extra bucks in your wallet!
P.S.- Upon playing around in my closet a bit, I came out with a few new options. I also realized that New Year's is not necessarily the holiday I like to be super fancy for. I think it's because I'm more the house party kinda girl these days.
|This is how I wore this dress to a party about a year ago.|
|Fast forward to this year...The best parts are the vintage 20s headpiece and the Venessa Arizaga bracelet!|
|This was my New Year's Eve outfit two years ago for a casual party.|
|I'm staying in for New Year's this time with two close friends and my hubby. Perhaps I'll pull the pants out again. Note- this would work just as well for day!|
|I wore this dress originally over black opaque tights and belted with a soft silver belt that came with it. I like it even better over dark skinny jeans and made more "downtown" with the jacket and boots.|