Tracy's New York Life | A Blog About Life in New York City: What to Wear on New Year's Eve in New York City

Thursday, December 27, 2012

What to Wear on New Year's Eve in New York City

by Ashley Pagliaro

No matter your plans, look your best in the Big Apple this New Year's Eve -- photo via Pinterest

New Year’s Eve in New York City can take many shapes and forms. For some it’s a romantic dinner for two, and for others a night at Le Bain --- or maybe you prefer a dive bar night at McSorley’s (if they let you in), or another NYC watering hole. Regardless of where you’ll be this year on the big night, you’ll want to look your best. 

Not all of us see NYE as an opportunity to wear as many sequins as possible, and depending on your choice of party venue, it may not be appropriate. So we’ve got you covered with a variety of chic, fashion-forward ensembles to suit your taste and match your plans to ring in the New Year.

If you’re looking forward to a New Year’s Eve with the one and only one you love, you may be looking for something comfortably sexy that still celebrates this annual special occasion. The Cleo Funnelneck Dress by Milly has got you covered. The form-fitting sleeveless bodice and flirty pleated skirt, all in a metallic tweed is the perfect answer to a romantic NYE at a fab restaurant. 

If you’re more of a pants kind of girl, pair the Zara Peplum Jumpsuit with a statement necklace like the Candy Turnlock from Marc by Marc Jacobs.

Cleo Funnelneck Dress by Milly

Marc Jacobs Candy Turnlock Necklace

Zara Peplum jumpsuit looks great with red stilettos--photo courtesy of Zara

For the single ladies out there who will welcome the new year with a night of dancing (and then some more dancing), the night represents the perfect opportunity to go all out. Other than Halloween, New Year’s Eve is (in my mind), the one other night of the year when an over-the-top amount of embellishment is not only acceptable, but welcome. So if glitter suits your personality, then glitter it up!

Candela’s ‘Paige Dress is chic and celebratory, with glossy sequins and an illusion neckline. If sequins and scoop-necks aren’t enough for you, add some color-blocking and go with this Colorblock Sequin Dress from Madewell.

Madewell Colorblock Sequin Dress

Madewell Candela's Paige Dress

Now if neither of the above sound like your kind of night, let alone your kind of New Year’s Eve celebration, maybe you’ll find yourself getting down and dirty in a local dive bar. And if that’s the case, sequin dresses may not be what you’re looking for. These [BLANKNYC] Coated SkinnyJeans in jagermeister (the color, not the beverage), paired with this Beloved Top with Sequined Sleeves from ASOS, is the perfect edgy, fun combo. 

[BLANKNYC] Coated Skinny Jeans from Madewell

Metallic lace top with velvet from ASOS

Care to splurge a bit? Go for this Alexander Wang croc-embossed leather mini-skirt and feminize your look with this Metallic Lace Top from Velvet by Graham & Spencer.

Alexander Wang's croc mini-skirt

Metallic Lace Top from Velvet by Graham & Spencer.

Regardless of where or how you choose to ring in the New Year, it's most important that you’re surrounded by the ones you love, and that you're dressed stylishly, of course. If you feel good, you look good. You'll surely be the envy of other New York party-goers, and your date will stick by your side through the midnight hour and long after the music stops playing. Happy New Year to all!


Phil Holtberg said...

I am having a sweatpants party at my place this year. Bunch of friends decided to ditch the bar scene and go casual.

Great suggestions here.

Happy New Years!

tracy kaler said...

The sweatpants party sounds perfect to me--how fun. I think we are going to cook dinner and then hit a local pub for the ball drop. Nothing major this year either. Happy New Year!

sylvia said...

I love the pants!

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