We don’t know about you, but as each new year approaches, the less they sound real. Take 2023, it sounds as if it belongs to some distant future – yet it’s right around the corner. While we could all wallow and hide under the covers until the new year is well underway, what better way to combat existentialism than by turning out the look of the year? In this look guide we’re taking the typical NYE attire – including sparkles and sequins – and turning it on its head. The future is now; let’s dress like it.
NYE LOOK GUIDE
Our 5-step guide to dreaming up your NYE look.
Step 1: The Foundation
We’ve got to start with a good base; there are plenty of options to choose from. You could go for a NYE classic, a sparkling chainmail dress. Or, you could switch it up – dazzling the other party goers with a sickening two piece that packs twice the punch. The colours that seem most fitting for the festivities are silver, gold, red, white, and black. So take your pick! From mini skirts and trousers, to textures of varying degrees, have fun with it. Whether you’re a vision in red, or you’re living it up in an LBD, this first layer is crucial – it builds the foundation for a look to absolutely die for.
Step 2: The Shoes
Next step is the shoes. Now, a lot of the time shoes tend to be an afterthought – but NYE is as good of a time as any to really have some fun with them. We’re of the opinion that you can never go wrong with a pointed toe; they’re chic, sexy – and they hit the spot every time! You could also opt for some killer knee high boots, as they embody that self-assured energy we want to bring into 2023. Some crushed silver boots could also do the trick, but all in all – a statement shoe is the perfect addition to this festive fashion cocktail.
Step 3: The Bag
The bag you take on your NYE escapades has to serve two functions: it has to be light enough to tote around, while also serving up some eye candy. Just a few swipes on secondhand marketplaces like Depop and Vinted, and there is an array of dazzling handbags to choose from. Whether you want a Y2K ultra-mini bag, complete with sparkling chainmail and hardware, or a ferocious faux fur moment, we’re sure you’ll have no problem coming across the bag you need.
Step 4: The Coat
The coat seals the deal. It’s the icing on the cake, the cherry on top of your outfit – so you’ll need to choose wisely. You can never go wrong with an afghan jacket. A faux fur moment always kills it – and these jackets come in a whole range of colours and variations. You could go for all black, or mixed with denim. Likewise, you could go for a shaggy cropped moment, still giving you warmth while delivering the heat. Not to mention, a classic leather jacket will also do the trick – and a distressed variation might just be the edge the look needs.
Step 5: The Glam
Last, but not at all least, is the glam. Once again, the possibilities are endless. You could opt for a shimmery, sparkly vibe – continuing the thread of classic NYE chic. But, you could get a little experimental with it – why not try out different shapes, placements, and adornments? Or, if you don’t want to take away from the absolutely dreamy fashion look you’ve pulled together, you could keep it kinda simple on the face. With a clean, dewy base – a racy red lip is the perfect finishing touch. New year, new heat.