Who’s ready to close out 2018 in style? Your New Year’s Eve look should be a reflection of the fashionable year you’ve had. Whether you’re spending the night in or heading out on the town, we put together a shortlist of rules for starting 2019 styled to a T.
As always, our rules are up for your interpretation, so you can apply them to a look you had in mind or to that outfit you already have hanging in your closet. These tips aren’t only reserved for NYE, either; apply them to your everyday wardrobe way after the countdown is over.
Ring in your most stylish year yet with these four rules.
1. Don’t forget about fit
Fit is everything! Even the most beautiful pieces don’t look right if not properly tailored. Remember: clothing in simple fabrics and solid colors should be fitted, while embellished materials and bold hues can work on a looser silhouette.
2. Be unique
NYE is the perfect night to get out of your comfort zone and try something daring. More of a conservative dresser? Show some skin. Typically prefer neutrals? Add a pop of bright color. Even the most fashion-forward dressers can step their game up with shiny sequins or luxe velvet.
3. Pick one standout piece
Dressing up for NYE at home doesn’t mean you’re on the couch in a mini dress. Instead, celebrate with your accessories, like a fun statement earring. If you’re stepping out, you can’t go wrong in a beautiful black-tie dress or a classic LBD with a statement shoe. Have fun with this part of the look!
4. Embrace items with movement
Fringe is typically seen in Spring and Fall collections, but it’s truly a trend that never goes out of style. It adds dimension and movement to your look without being too high maintenance. A swingy fringe skirt, dress or top always looks great on the dance floor.
Sensing a theme here? Be bold! Whatever your New Year’s plans are, our recommendation is to look for something unique and totally own it. Velvet jumpsuits, beaded bags, statement jewelry and sequin everything are just a few ideas to get your creativity flowing.