What to Wear on New Year’s Eve

It’s that time of the year again when everyone and I mean everyone is asking about your New Year’s Eve plans. If you’re a girl, that also raises the question of attire. Up until now, you’ve been telling yourself that it’s just a hyped up holiday full of unnecessary overspending and debauchery. But as the fated night approaches, you’re kind of curious yourself to see how you outshine your pretty little self from the year prior.

Now that you’ve admitted this to yourself it’s time to do some shopping. There’s still time to look online or you can take your chances digging at a local retailer, that’s if you’ve got a death wish. But no matter your fancy, I have the perfect New Year’s Eve dress ideas for you, complete with hair and makeup that will make this year one to remember.

If you’re also following feng shui, it is important to note that 2014 is the year of the Wooden Horse. Therefore, to be in harmony with the energy of the year I recommend that you incorporate a little something from the Wood feng shui element – anything with a shade of  green or brown in it. Here’s what I came up with.

The Diva

I’m not saying you’re a diva, but if your choice of dress is a sumptuous maxi this NYE, you will certainly be looking the part. But hey, how often do you really get to do that, so go ahead and own it!


Top: Cross Front Embellished Bralet, $80, Skirt: Alice + Olivia Ball Gown Maxi Skirt, $697, Earrings: Ranjana Khan Drop Earrings, $280, Clutch: Valentino Rockstud Wrist Clutch in Blue China, $595, Ring: Rosa by Effy, $5,354, Shoes: Miu Miu Donna Jeweled Suede Pumps, $990, Hair: messy dutch crown braid, Makeup: berry lip, natural Eye with extra long lashes.

The Girly Girl

Whether you’re a girly girl year round or are just channeling one this NYE, lace is a delightful way to go. Except, this is no ordinary dress, it has a metallic underlay and the unexpected open back is sure to turn heads.

Alice + Olivia Jayna metallic cotton-blend lace dress

Dress:  Alice + Olivia Jayna metallic cotton-blend lace dress, $550, Earrings: Givenchy Brown-Tone Light Topaz Stone Studs, $32, Clutch: Santi Beaded & Sequin Clutch, $348, Necklace: Tom Binns ‘Chaos’ statement necklace, $3,208, Shoes: Giuzeppe Zanotti, $1,195, Hair: Teased fully volume mane, down. Makeup: Red lip, bronze smokey eye.

The Vixen

Halloween isn’t the only holiday woman take advantage of to reveal their inner sex goddess. NYE is a close second.

GIVENCHY Black & Beige Rose Print Antigona Envelope Clutch

Dress: Totally Exposed Sequin Dress Black, $98, Clutch: Givenchy Black & Beige Rose Print Antigona Envelope clutch, $1,715, Ring: Hoss Intropia, $35, Shoes: Dolce Vita Kana D’Orsay Heel, $100, Earrings: Égotique, $135, Hair: Slicked back Makeup: Dark lip stain and smokey charcoal eyes.

Living on the Edge

Leather has never been hotter than it is right now so why not pull a leather skirt outfit together in ultimate style this NYE? But don’t forget to wear at least one of your feng shui accent colors.

leather black skirt

Skirt: Alice Olivia Box Pleat Leather Skirt, $495, Blouse: November, $148, Bag: Saint Laurent Logo Clutch, $995, Shoes: Giuseppe Zanotti Metallic Leather Pumps, $325, Bracelet: Cartier LOVE Bracelet, $6,350,  Necklace: Isabel Marant New Day Layered Necklace, $570, Hair: Beachy waves Makeup: High shine gloss in a natural pink

They say the way you ring in the New Year is a sign of things to come for the next 365 days, so dress the way you like, feel fabulous and most importantly have the time of your life in whatever you do.

Enjoy and Happy New Year!


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