What are your plans for New Year’s Eve? Will you be at a glitzy, no-holds barred late-night bash, or an intimate dinner with close friends or family, or at home, maybe with a loved one? Whatever your plans, it’s a time to release your wardrobe inhibitions, and dress a little more flashy, festive, and fun.
Ladies, one way you can add glamour to your outfit is by wearing shiny or lux fabrics, such as satin, velvet, chiffon, leather or jacquard. One option is to wear a monochromatic look but with pieces in different fabrics. Another possibility is a black and color contrast such a black chiffon blouse and burgundy jacquard slacks. An embellished sweater or blouse will shine on its own, but sparkly jewelry always adds another level of luster. Try hanging earrings, an embellished brooch, or a tassel pendant. It doesn’t matter if it’s not real! Shimmer can be added in a multitude of accessories such as a glittering scarf, gloves or stockings. And don’t forget your manicure! If you are staying home a cashmere style lounging outfit will be warm and comfy, and appropriate for New Year’s Day as well.
Guys, although you have fewer options than the ladies, you can still shine on your own for the New Year. Try wearing one accessory or article of clothing that you may not have tried in the past. Some possibilities might be a pocketsquare in your jacket pocket, a bow tie, a scarf, or a textured jacket in velvet or moleskin. You can also simply wear a neatly pressed, deeply colored collared shirt with dark-wash jeans and a sport coat. Try a color that you don’t ordinarily wear, like burgundy or forest green. If you really want to be forward thinking choose a shirt in radiant orchid, the #1 color for 2014.
Enjoy your evening and Happy New Year!