This is it kittens – we’re heading into a whole new decade over here. We don’t know about you but that seems like an occasion to #dress to us, celebrating the year past and welcoming in the new. Whether your plans are hitting the town, having a house-party with friends or a quiet evening in with family, celebrate in style and step into the New Year dressed like a queen. Show 2020 who’s boss.
HITTING THE TOWN
The rules for underwear as outerwear when heading for a night out are simple: think co-ordinated two piece sets, jackets and sheer tops. If you’re going bold and wearing a bra as a top,
it can be nice (not to mention warm HELLO it’s the #bleakmidwinter over here) to have some coverage in the form of a blazer or jacket, with bonus points if it matches your power trousers.
When working a two-piece look, it’s all about bold textures and colours. This luscious pink set strewn with diamantes is ideal for the dancefloor, whereas a richly textured two-piece in velvet is a sophisticated look for sipping cocktails on the way to midnight.
Another gorgeous New Year’s Eve outfit is the classic sheer top. Whether you choose to go fitted or looser, this is a subtly provocative power-look that shows off your lingerie whilst keeping you a little more covered. Sheer tops work with anything, but for a New Year’s Eve outfit we’d recommend opting for a tailored trouser or a silky skirt with a high-waisted line to show off your figure.
Keep the accessories game strong and simple with these looks, with a focus on the neckline. A simple, delicate necklace will add structure and opulence to your New Year’s Eve outfit, whilst layering different lengths and textures on the neckline creates a stunning, contemporary look.
The best pieces
to wear out on the town this New Year’s Eve.
AIN’T NO PARTY
LIKE A NEW YEAR’S HOUSE-PARTY
So this year you’ve decided that a good old-fashioned house-party is on the cards. First of all, let’s pause to salute the brave souls hosting who will spend the first day of the New Year frantically googling “How to get red wine out of a cream carpet”. Secondly, just because you aren’t going out out doesn’t mean your New Year’s Eve outfit should be anything short of spectacular. We accept no slacking at the dawn of a new decade.
Monochrome is always an easy winner when it comes to styling a memorable party look. The open white shirt is a particular favourite for a New Year’s Eve house-party – keep the fit of the shirt loose and casual, and wear with a gorgeous structural bra and some tailored trousers for maximum impact.
In even better news, if it’s a house-party you’re headed for then why not wear jeans? This look works best with a high-waisted cut, to flatter the figure, but from there it’s up to you. Blue, black, flared, skinny – whatever your favourite pair of jeans, wear them with some stunning lingerie
and accessories to jazz them up into a New Year’s Eve outfit.
Much of the same rules apply here as with a going out New Year’s Eve outfit. Keep jewellery simple and chic, with a focus on the neckline. If you’re opting for the jeans look, think about incorporating a belt to give the waistline more definition, and if it’s a decade themed house-party throw on a bucket hat in a nod to the 90s.
The ideal pieces
to pop under that white shirt for a house party this New Year’s Eve!
LOUNGE ME TENDER,
LOUNGE ME TRUE
If your favourite place at parties is napping under the coat piles then perhaps this New Year’s Eve you’ve decided to take it easy and have a low-key celebration. Even if your plan is just to become one with your sofa, watching all the weird TV that comes out reminiscing on the year, you can still make an occasion of your vegging by throwing on some silky PJs
or a kimono.
If the only thing stopping you from going out is that you can’t bear to leave your loungewear then we have some excellent news – PJs are officially chic outerwear.
You heard it here first. If you’re feeling bold you can wear the shirt and trousers like a fine silky suit, otherwise rock one half with your favourite outerwear, heels and a clutch. Effortlessly stylish, your PJ inspired New Year’s Eve outfit will be the envy of the party – especially when it comes to crashing out after midnight strikes.
As with all loungewear looks, the simpler the better – wear with simple jewellery and minimal make-up for the ultimate chill party look.
BEST OF BLUEBELLA
Whether you’re staying in or heading out, here is some of the best loungewear
to make up a super relaxed New Year’s Eve outfit.