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December 8, 2015

4 New Year’s Eve Looks, Style Ideas for Posh & Casual Celebrations

We’re in the throws of the holiday season. But in a few weeks it will all be over. Whether that’s a depressing thought or gives you a sense of relief, there will still be one thing to look forward to…New Year’s Eve. As we talked about in this week’s Clothes & Conversation, “The Main Event: New Year’s Eve Fashion, Formal or Casual” , you may be going to an upscale affair or having a laidback night of celebrating. We’ve got outfits for both – and everything will match those party hats and noisemakers.
Let us know what you think in the comments below and on social media. We hope you’re enjoying the holidays as much as we enjoy dressing you for them!
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/satin-combo-blazer/4154289
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James Jeans - Satin Combo Jacket
Satin Combo Jacket
James Jeans
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Glam Night Out, Outfit 1. Everything about this velvet blazer is party-right. From the single button closure that flatters every chest size to the fitted, but not too trim, silhouette that hits at the high hip James Jeans has really delivered with this one. It is beautifully well-made, evident in the soft rich velvet of the body and the satin lapels and trimmed pockets. It all culminates in a piece that you can dress up for a posh night of fun, as we’re showing you here (to the right), or wear with a simple white tank or button down and your favorite broken-in jeans for a confident look any night of the week.
http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/clothes-new/4112212065105.jsp#/ Dolan - Velvet Vertex Tank
Dolan - Velvet Vertex Tank
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Velvet Vertex Tank
Dolan
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There are several ways you can go when choosing a party-ready top to wear with the featured velvet tuxedo blazer in this outfit (left). You can further play into the menswear inspiration with this beautiful Vince silk tuxedo blouse, or Equipment’s metallic infused black blouse. But the easiest and most feminine option is this gorgeously simple Dolan top. The fabric blocking on each piece compliment each other perfectly. The velvet trim along the neckline plays up the velvet of the jacket, but in a subtle way that sits so beautifully against the subtle sheen of the jacket’s peak lapels. The modern fit just skims the body so it won’t be bulky under the jacket, but won’t cling either.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/slouchy-trouser/4154299 James Jeans - Slouchy Crop Trousers
James Jeans - Slouchy Crop Trousers
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James Jeans - Slouchy Crop Trousers
Slouchy Crop Trousers
James Jeans
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These James Jeans trousers aren’t a true black, and that’s what’s so great about them – for this outfit, and any outfit where your other pieces are black. They have a slight hint of a super dark navy blue. Why is that great? Because you don’t have to worry about your outfit’s shades of black matching exactly – as if you’re creating a suit. The color variation is just enough to ensure everything looks like separate pieces…separates that coordinate in such a stylishly chic way. And since James Jeans started with just that – jeans – they have really impressed us with the fit. The wider waistband and slouchy fit is flattering without overwhelming or looking sloppy. The cuffed hem should hit just at the ankle, which gives you the opportunity to show off some great shoes. (Petite ladies, any local tailor can shorten these. Just let them know you want to keep the cuff in tact.) The fabric has a great drape to it, and a beautiful hand that looks dressy without being shiny.
https://www.shopbop.com/arianna-pump-michael-kors/vp/v=1/1563405138.htm MICHAEL Michael Kors - Arianna Pumps
MICHAEL Michael Kors - Arianna Pumps
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MICHAEL Michael Kors - Arianna Pumps
Arianna Pumps
MICHAEL Michael Kors
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The curve of the topline of these pale gold pumps give a simply classic style a modern update. A lot of the designer brands – with designer prices - have started doing this shape, where the back curves up so we were excited to see Michael Kors execute it so well, at such a great price. Click thru the ‘shop it’ button to see it on – it doesn’t cut into your ankle bone, it just creates an interesting line that will be perfectly shown off by the ankle length of the pants in this outfit. The gold leather is soft and muted, which makes them a great alternative to black for New Year's Eve. And, of course, we’re always delighted to find a closed up footwear option for Winter that looks just as dressy and sexy as something strappier. If your size is already sold out through the 'shop it' button, shoes.com still has some - also, with free shipping.
http://www.neimanmarcus.com/Clare-V-Margot-Fold-Over-Printed-Suede-Clutch-Bag-Black-Gold/prod183060245/p.prod Clare V. - Margot Fold-Over Printed Suede Clutch Bag
Clare V. - Margot Fold-Over Printed Suede Clutch Bag
The playful abstract gold dot pattern on this black suede Clare V. clutch completes this look. The rich texture of the yummy suede not only look greats with the velvet blazer, it feels so soft to the touch and gives the bag a cool, relaxed look. This is a bag you can wear any night out – with jeans, a LBD (Little Black Dress)...you’ll find countless reasons to bust it out of your closet.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/joie-eshe-lace-fit-flare-dress/4177807 Joie - Eshe Lace Fit & Flare Dress
Joie - Eshe Lace Fit & Flare Dress
Glam Night Out, Outfit 2. Instead of the basic black everyone will be wearing, Joie’s gorgeous deep grey lace offers a stylish alternative that is still neutral – and just as slimming. And don’t feel like this isn’t for you just because it’s cold out and you don’t know how to make your legwear and shoes work. Of course, many of us just brave it and go bare legged with strappy metallic heels– what we do for the sake of fashion, right? – but the rest of the pieces in the outfit we’re showing here gives you a completely Winter-friendly way to wear it. The fit and flare styling is wonderfully easy to flatter any figure, subtly slimming your hips and showing off the slimmest part of your torso at the waist. The little sheer cap sleeve looks good on everyone and the v-neckline gives an open look that is still completely bra-friendly. If you prefer more of a sleeve (or classic black), Eliza J’s version is for you.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/alexis-bittar-miss-havisham-pendant-necklace/3592537 Alexis Bittar - Miss Havisham Pendant Necklace
Alexis Bittar - Miss Havisham Pendant Necklace
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Alexis Bittar - Miss Havisham Pendant Necklace
Miss Havisham Pendant Necklace
Alexis Bittar
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The scalloped edges of the v-neckline of the featured dress is made for this Alexis Bittar necklace - it's the perfect length. It’s delicate, yet makes a statement at the same time, just like the dress. The quality is lovely, making this a substantial piece that is so much nicer than many costume pieces. The pendant’s scatter use of Swarovski crystals adds just the right amount of bling…and what lady doesn’t love a little sparkle?
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/calvin-klein-shimmer-sheer-control-top-pantyhose/3818409 Calvin Klein - Shimmer Sheer Control Top Pantyhose
Calvin Klein - Shimmer Sheer Control Top Pantyhose
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Calvin Klein - Shimmer Sheer Control Top Pantyhose
Shimmer Sheer Control Top Pantyhose
Calvin Klein
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The subtle silvery grey shimmer gives you a real reason to wear these sheer pantyhose. And they are so chic with the dark grey lace dress we’re featuring in this outfit, adding just the right New Year’s Eve sparkle. (Oh, and they’re control top which never hurts.)
http://www.6pm.com/kate-spade-new-york-licorice-pewter-degrade-glitter-aluminum-specchio Kate Spade - Licorice Pumps
Kate Spade - Licorice Pumps
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Licorice Pumps
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To complete the delicate sparkle in the accent pieces of this outfit, these Kate Spade pumps really pull it all together - and they're at a great sale price, with free shipping. They have a subtle ombre, a darker pewter at the front of the shoe lightens to a soft silver at the back. And it’s all done with a sparkly finish to the leather. The closed toe means you can wear the hose in this outfit, and the shimmer completely works, since it’s not too bold. Finish your outfit with this pewter clutch. Darker than silver, it has the right Winter tone that works with the deep shades of grey in this look. And all the touches of shine will surely get you in the mood for some New Year’s fun.
https://www.jcrew.com/womens_category/pants/Slim/PRDOVR~E4818/E4818.jsp J.Crew - Pull-on Pant in Floral Lace
J.Crew - Pull-on Pant in Floral Lace
Low-key Celebration, Outfit 1. J.Crew knows how to do casual dressing, and these lace pants are made for a celebratory night when comfort and style are high on the agenda. The lining has a touch of sheen that shows off the lace and neither fabric feels stiff – they have a little give and are soft to the touch. And the easy pull-on style (Yes! An elastic waist!) give these pants the perfect finishing touch you want when you’re laying low with friends or family on New Year's Eve. Click through the ‘shop it’ button to see how great these look on (they’re shown on model in the pale rose color). They just skim the ankle to show off the lace edging – and in Petite and Tall, 000-16, alterations won’t be necessary for most ladies.
http://www.intermixonline.com/product/frank+%26+eileen+flannel+shirt-+grey.do Frank & Eileen - Flannel Shirt
Frank & Eileen - Flannel Shirt
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Frank & Eileen - Flannel Shirt
Flannel Shirt
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Offset the lace of the pants featured in this outfit with this grey button down from one of our favorite shirt makers – Frank & Eileen. This brand isn’t sold in many places, so don’t be surprised when everyone starts asking you where you got it. It’s just that good. This one is made of a ridiculously soft – and lightweight – flannel that you will seriously live in. The picture here, from Intermix (where we’re sending you, offering free shipping and pre-paid mailing labels for easy returns) doesn’t do the color or fabric justice, though it shows the fit. The additional pictures on Frank & Eileen’s website show off the rich color and insanely soft texture, but rest assured, it’s the same shirt. The contemporary fit has a length that hits just at/above the hip bone so you can wear this shirt untucked; or our favorite way, with just a bit of the front tucked in for a casually stylish look. The mix of this casual fabric, with the pant's dressier lace, create just the right juxtaposition for a cool and casual look for the night.
http://www.zappos.com/new-balance-classics-wl696-dark-grey-silver-suede-textile-leather New Balance - Classics WL696 Sneakers
New Balance - Classics WL696 Sneakers
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Classics WL696 Sneakers
New Balance
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Sneakers with lace? You bet. These New Balance sneakers take the athletic inspiration trend to a fabulous new level that we absolutely adore with this outfit. And these are no ordinary gym shoes. They combine deep grey suede, with grey flannel insets and pops of silver metallic in the logo. The end result? Great street style that makes these sneakers not only appropriate for the lace pants and grey button down in this outfit, but the perfect choice. And they’ll create a more polished look than ordinary sneakers when you pair them with all your jeans and joggers on the weekends. These will not disappoint.
https://www.jcrew.com/womens_category/jewelry/JewelryShop/PRDOVR~E8633/E8633.jsp J.Crew - Fabric-backed Crystal Cluster Necklace
J.Crew - Fabric-backed Crystal Cluster Necklace
It is New Year’s Eve after all, so add J.Crew’s bold statement necklace to this outfit for some sparkle and fun to bring it all together. The soft colors in the stones look so pretty with the grey shirt, while the black ribbon tie it together effortlessly with the pants. You’ll love wearing it with a simple sweater or even a white tee and jeans, so you know you’ll get plenty of use out of it.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/l-s-mhr-blnd-v-nk-pltd-w-lrx/4203971 Two by Vince Camuto - Metallic Flecked V-Neck Sweater
Two by Vince Camuto - Metallic Flecked V-Neck Sweater
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Two by Vince Camuto - Metallic Flecked V-Neck Sweater
Metallic Flecked V-Neck Sweater
Two by Vince Camuto
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Low-key Celebration, Outfit 2. A loose, cozy sweater with a hint of sparkle is just right for a New Year’s that’s laidback and casual. Vince Camuto uses a blend of fabrics so you won’t get overheated indoors, while the touch of mohair gives it a soft finish that looks luxe – without a designer price tag. The hem is slightly longer in the back, with small slits at the sides, making it an easy sweater to wear with any skinny pants or leggings. Depending on your height (and style), you can add a simple black cami underneath or show off the v-neckline with the skinny scarf we’re featuring in this outfit. The modern fit is loose, so if you are between sizes, you can size down and still get a relaxed look.
http://www.clubmonaco.com/product/index.jsp?productId=63399686# Club Monaco - Tasha Faux-Leather Legging
Club Monaco - Tasha Faux-Leather Legging
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Club Monaco - Tasha Faux-Leather Legging
Tasha Faux-Leather Legging
Club Monaco
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We often talk about the appeal of a great pair of leather (or leather-like) leggings or coated jeans for a night out. And they are the perfect match to the easy, sparkly sweater featured in this outfit. Club Monaco makes one of our absolute favorites – and not just ours. These have been one of their best sellers for good reason. On sale? Even better. The wide waistband slims and sucks in your belly, eliminating muffin top. The great looking faux leather front panel is so soft and well made – no one will know it’s faux. The back is made of thick stretchy ponte that holds the shape of the pants and keeps them so comfortable. Really, any shoes work with this look - black leather boots or booties, sexy heels, ballet flats, or even cute sneakers.
https://www.shopbop.com/beaded-chain-fringe-necklace-chan/vp/v=1/1556521584.htm Chan Luu - Beaded Chain Fringe Scarf
Chan Luu - Beaded Chain Fringe Scarf
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Chan Luu - Beaded Chain Fringe Scarf
Beaded Chain Fringe Scarf
Chan Luu
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Skinny scarves are becoming the fresh, new update for scarves – you’ll be seeing more this Spring – and this Chan Luu interpretation blends the casual feel of a scarf with the stylish look of a statement necklace in its sheer fabric and detailed silver beading and fringe. It can be wound around the neck to create a shorter length (check that out through the ‘shop it’ button) or leave it longer (see how that looks here). Whatever you choose, it has the subtle bling and airy feel that works perfectly in this outfit, filling up the v-neckline of the sweater…and something you can throw on to dress up any basic top.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/vince-croc-embossed-leather-clutch/4236514 Vince - Croc Embossed Leather Clutch
Vince - Croc Embossed Leather Clutch
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Vince - Croc Embossed Leather Clutch
Vince's clutch is big and roomy, ensuring you will get plenty of use out of it. For this New Year’s Eve outfit, the larger size lends a casual air that is ideal for the ease of this look, having a party feel without the more formal look of smaller clutches. Plus, you can stash away your glasses or whatever else you’ll need to stay comfy all night. The croc-embossed textured leather finish perfectly balances the smooth finish of the leggings - and will also easily dress up, so you can be sure to get plenty of use out of it.
 

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