It’s New Year’s Eve and do you know where your outfit is? If you’re like me, it’s probably at the mall. I barely knew what I was going to wear on Christmas Day. Planning something for a week later was laughable. No matter how you’re celebrating, I hope you have a wonderful evening and a happy and healthy new year. Thanks for following along and here’s to a stylish 2015!
Whether you’re tired of the holiday hoopla or just want to use real crystal stemware, staying at home is a heck of a way to ring in 2015…even if it’s when your alarm finally wakes you up the next morning. Cozy up in an oversize menswear night shirt (with a lacy little bralette and matching thong underneath–you’re lazy, not dead) and channel surf right over to Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve with Ryan Seacrest. Nodding off? Treat yourself to a sparkly mani. The fear of smudging freshly applied polish should be enough to keep you up well past your bedtime.
What better place to go overboard on champagne and eat an embarrassingly large portion of the cheese plate than with the comfort of friends? This is where you can let loose, play Cards Against Humanity, and admit to which card makes you giggle uncontrollably. These people accept those character flaws. Put a little effort in with a full satin skirt, bright lipstick, and a sweater that describes just how good you feel after all that Sofia. The sweater is a must. You’ll probably be crashing here later and will appreciate the comfort.
Leave those intricate spangly ensembles (and astronomical dry cleaning bills) to the amateurs. After years of elbowing your way to the front of the line, you know just one thing will get you through this New Year’s Eve battleground, wardrobe unscathed: black, machine-washable clothing. A wayward vodka cranberry came tumbling toward you? No worries. Just dab it off with a bar rag and keep dancing! Better yet, when you’re shoulder-to-shoulder by the bar, no one will notice that you’re just wearing a black sweater, your favorite black pants, and a pair of sensible flats. Just be sure to don an incredible piece of statement jewelry so you look a little less like a burglar (and perhaps more like an experienced jewel thief…).
If you’re headed to one of these shindigs, I understand your trepidation. Will others be friendly? Will your boyfriend act differently? What weird things will you learn about him? All of these unknowns come with one major upside: you can make a memorable first impression. Opt for a jewel-tone dress (quite possibly as red as the Solo cup you’ll be drinking out of), sparkly shoes, and a Happy New Year hat–the night’s must-have accessory.