Add Sparkle to Your New Year’s Eve Outfit
Well, we’ve made it through Christmas. Through the pigs in blankets and the easy peelers. The family time and the ill-considered opinions blurted out after one too many glasses of prosecco. Now comes the fun bit: New Year’s Eve.
It’s hard not to love a celebration that can be as big or as small as you want, which has no set meal, only one set song – of which people only know one verse. I’ve seen in the new year in clubs and at house parties. I listened to the countdown from under a pile of coats on a sofa once when I peaked early. I’ve been in Trafalgar Square and by the Thames for the fireworks among the jostling crowds. I’ve been to smart dinner parties. But I remember new years seen in on the sofa just as fondly.
New Year’s Eve is still significant when it’s just a toast, a hug or a kiss at midnight. Even if you’ve purposefully shut it all out, the buzz of your phone as texts arrive, the cheers from neighbors and the fireworks are inescapable. Comforting sounds, like rain against the window when you’re safe inside.
Obviously your itinerary for the evening dictates your dress, but I think that even if you’re not going any further than the kitchen you should still put a bit of effort into what you wear. Give in to the occasion – add sparkle.
This year it’s really easy to look fancy without appearing overdressed. Metallics, sheer dresses, embellishment and shimmery fabrics all graced the catwalks at fashion weeks and have been enthusiastically taken up.
Jeweled sweaters and sequinned skirts might sound a bit Dolly Parton, but this season’s embellished clothes are very sophisticated. Just keep the pizzazz to neat panels of sparkle and geometric patterns and it’s all surprisingly wearable.
If you wear jeweled clothes, you can’t go for fancy NYE jewelry without looking like a Christmas tree. At this point in December, everyone’s tired of Christmas trees. If you must accessorize, go for something like feathered Isabel Marant earrings or enamel Marc Jacobs numbers.
Obviously these clothes are more suitable for dinner or drinks than a big night out. But, a sparkly top goes down well anywhere at this time of year. Whatever you do, have fun.
Article by Alice Fisher/The Guardian