If you want to ensure that you dress to impress this New Year’s Eve, now is the time to start thinking about your outfit. After all, the last thing you want is to have a major freak-out come the big day when you decide that your outfit doesn’t work. New Year may seen like a decade away, we’ve only just started posting on Chrsitmas right? But we all know how quick and fast NY comes round after Santa’s been. Here are just a few tips to think about, which will help you to nail it come NYE:
Find Out the Dress Code
There aren’t always dress codes, and if you’re just heading out to the local nightclub with a few good friends, chances are you won’t have to worry about anything like that, but if you’re attending a more formal, organised party, it might be wise to ask ahead and see if you should keep it casual or go for something a bit more formal. That way, you can choose the right kind of outfit and be confident in wearing it before you head out on NYE. It’s especially key if you’re heading to a works party where you don’t want to show up in anything too inappropriate!
Check the Forecast and the Venue if Possible
You might be going out to party, so you probably want to be able to enjoy the evening without chattering teeth and shivering spines, which is why it’s always a good idea to check the forecast for the evening, and if possible, visit the venue ahead of time to see what conditions are like. This might seem like going overboard, but if you’re particularly sensitive to temperatures, it’s worth considering, and it’s not like you have to tell anyone what you’re doing and why!
It’s usually always freezing wherever I am in the world on NYE (apart from that one time I was in the Turks and Caicos, that was amazing), so having a big parka coat to wear when I go outside is always key!
If in Doubt, Go More Formal
If, after determining the dress code, you’re still not sure I mean what is semi-formal anyway? – always aim to dress a little bit better than you think you need to. After all, it’s almost always better to be slightly overdressed than to be less well turned out than pretty much everyone else at the party.
To Dress for Your Body Type or Not?
Before you head out to the shops to choose the perfect outfit, you should take the time to determine your body shape. There are numerous guides that will help you to do this and tell you what silhouettes will suit you best. If you follow these guides, then there is no way you won’t look good in whatever you wear, not only on NYE but at all times of the year.
(that one time I spent NYE in the Caribbean, the dream)
However, there’s always a part of me that thinks screw it, wear what you want. Even if it doesn’t fit my body type anyway. But I do have one of those bodies (hourglass) that definitely looks better when I dress in things that compliment it, rather that trying to shove myself into something straight that hides my curves.
New Shoes are a No-No
If you want to be comfortable and to be able to walk elegantly across the room on NYE, instead of fumbling along awkwardly like some kind of farm animal, then don’t wear brand new shoes. By that I mean, break your shoes in starting now, if you want to wear a new pair, so that they’re comfort and beautiful on the day.
Wear What You Like
Within the dress code, you should wear what you like. Just because it’s new year’s Eve, doesn’t mean you have to wear something glittery and festive and just because it’s winter, doesn’t mean you can’t wear a mini dress, in fact, why not make a statement with a new sundress? Why shouldn’t you go bold and wear a pretty fitted suit instead of the more traditional dress? I’ve been no stranger to suits this year (especially velvet ones) and I’ve bloody loved styling them.
As long as your outfit is appropriate, clean and not too out there, you can wear anything, and because you haven’t conformed, you’ll most likely turn more heads as a result.
The LBD is a Lifesaver
Then again, if you do want to play it a bit safe and ensure that you look great on the night without sticking out like a sore thumb, you really can’t go wrong with a little black dress. Black always looks sophisticated and it matches all skin tones quite well, so it’s an easy bet. If you like, you can dress it up with a glitzy broach or some pretty jewellery, and you’ll look amazing.
Add Tights if Need Be
If you’re wearing a dress and you want to keep the chill off your legs – freezing blue and red pins are never a good look – it’s easiest to just buy nude stockings that match your natural colour. That way, you won’t have to worry whether your tights look right with your dress. Not only that but if you choose nude shoes too then, they will have a leg-lengthening effect.
What kind of look do you tend to go for for NYE? Do you dress up festive and glittery? Or play it safe with something you feel comfortable in? Do you have any party plans for NYE or do you tend to stay home?
How are you styling your over the knee boots? Do you like them paired with a dress? Or over jeans? I would love to know how you style them over jeans as I just can’t get that combination to look right on me!
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