So I feel like New Year’s outfits are based on three things:
1. How uncomfortable is it?
2. How annoyingly sparkly and bright is it?
3. How short is it?
You feel me? Yea, well I’m not into it either. Don’t worry, I have your back here. I put together three outfits that will BLOW YOUR MIND to ring in the new year! The whole thing came to fruition through one killer pair of shoes, the Colette by Valas. Those shoes, my friends, are none other than the perfect solution to the question of what to wear that fateful night! Doesn’t it always seem that heels are what you have to go with? The higher and, as point number one states, the more uncomfortable the better! Right?!? Wrong, you are so wrong.
Well, what makes these shoes so perfect any way? Well, the ruling reason is that they aren’t heels. I’m not really into that so much when it comes to a night that is most likely going to be filled with walking around, what with the crazy parking situations (OY VEY!), party hopping, and all of the other shenanigans we all seem to find ourselves involved in before midnight. No, I wasn’t going to have any of that this year, this year I wanted to do all of the aforementioned things sans blistered feet, while still looking the part!
So here we are, to this post, where I put together three outfits that are sure to fit anyones craving for something a little different and A LOT better come the 5-4-3-2-1!
To start off, I wanted something that would be warm enough, comfortable enough, and (of course) chic enough for a party held outside. Who says you HAVE to wear a short dress? I’m rooting for a look like the one above, with an oversized sweater and these killer pants from KIMEM. They are very appropriately called “Jacky Skirt on top pants.” In wearing them about town, for the one night of shopping I did in them, people could not figure them out! I had a couple of people say, “How clever to put a skirt over those pants!” I quickly explained that yes, it is a skirt over pants, but they are very much connected and it was very much not my idea, but yes, I do look clever!
And of course you don’t want to take the party completely out of it, so I add a few sparkly pins at the neck of the sweater to really drive home the party look. Easy breezy!
Next we have the almost as easy breezy as the last one silk dress. This piece is also by KIMEM (Falling in love with them? Me too.) and has the perfect harness detailing! I love pieces that get you noticed, not for it’s flashiness, but for the little details. The double strap make it hard to want to cover up, but I suggest a leather jacket to keep warm when trekking to and fro, or something that can be left open to show off the harness. With this one I went with a statement necklace and glittery socks to pull the festivities up the outfit from the shoes. Subtle sparkles make a big statement against the soft black silk of the dress.
Okay, so maybe this last one is some of the things that I listed that that I hate about New Year’s outfits. It’s short (but not too short!) and bright (it’s pretty bright), but in combination with my shoes and the white button up underneath, it definitely doesn’t fit into the uncomfortable category. Strapless dresses are too high maintenance, and the t-shirt under one leans a little into the ironic category for me, so I went with a button up. I love how it turned out! Grab one from your closet, one from your boyfriends, dad’s or brother’s closet, and find a party dress to throw over! How easy! Keep warm and keep the night nip-slip free while still looking chic as can be!
I may have rhymed there at the end, and maybe overused the word chic, but do you get the point? New Year’s Eve doesn’t have to be this uncomfortable event. I may have slipped in little short and obnoxiously bright there at the end, but it’s all in good fun! Which one is your favorite and what will you be wearing?!? I wanna hear!
Dress: Vintage // Shirt: Zara // Shoes: Valas Colette Brogues
Photography by Randy Tran