The countdown to 2017 is on, which means it’s time to plan the first outfit of the year: the look you’ll rock as the clock ticks from 11:59 to midnight.
New Year’s Eve is the ultimate excuse to go full glam, the one night a year when fashion rules against excess don’t apply. Wear glitter, sequins, fake fur and fake lashes. Ring in the new year in a truly festive fashion.
Whether you’re welcoming 2017 at a wild party or in front of a marathon TV session, there are plenty of ways to be glam while staying comfy and cozy. The key: layering any skimpy, glittery pieces with a luxe faux fur piece. And don’t worry about wasting money — many of these pieces are neutral enough that they can be worked into your regular wardrobe rotation.
For a bare-shoulders look, this black dress sparkles in a real Vegas-ready way. (By Together, $64, from Accessorize Yourself at 706 N.W. Missouri 7, Blue Springs)
This shimmery gray and silver dress (Jennifer Lopez for Kohl’s, $70) is long-sleeved, so it will ward off the chill while you party the night away. And it’s begging to be layered with tights and some killer pumps.
For a true celeb look, pair either dress with this fluffy, glam fake fur vest (Fabulous Furs, $129, Accessorize Yourself).
If you’d like a more subtle pop of fur, turn to these pieces from Target: a pale pink infinity scarf ($24.99) or a gray beanie ($19.99).
If you’re seeking out a more casual look, these bejeweled flats (Simply Vera Wang for Kohl’s, $59.99) will look stellar with black jeans.
And this sweatshirt-like dress (She + Sky, $46, Accessorize Yourself) has sequined shoulders, so you’re in the spirit of the night while remaining comfortable. It would look great with leggings (flannel-lined if you really want to up the cozy factor).
A laid-back answer to the faux fur vest is this slouchy cardigan with a detachable faux fur collar (She + Sky, $72, Accessorize Yourself).