No holiday is more high-stakes than New Year's Eve. Sure, Christmas shopping
can get stressful. Thanksgiving travel
can be pretty killer. Valentine's Day? Don't even get us started. Despite all of that, NYE is when our expectations are highest. Movies--When Harry Met Sally
, anyone?--lead us to believe that NYE is a night for sipping fancy AF champagne, in head-to-toe sequins, finding our future soulmate. But what if that's just not your deal? To that we say, DO YOU. Chill house party with friends? Make it happen. Hanging at home and watching the ball drop? Do it. Still just want to sip that fancy AF champagne and hit up a big party (because you're nothing if but a traditionalist)? Yassss. Start 2016 off with a bang and do whatever the hell your heart desires, in an outfit that's got your name written all over it. THIS is your year.
Cozying Up On The Couch
If your New Year's Eve plans include avoiding crowds and insane Uber surcharges, a vintage-y soft Spell and The Gypsy Collective tank
and these VNDA lounge pants
should be right up your alley. Whether you're hanging on your own couch or a friend's, a pretty detailed kimono with a relaxed fit like this one by Alpha Moment
feels just special enough for the big (but laid-back) night. Remember: no matter where you spend it, a champagne toast at midnight is always in order.
Hitting Up A House Party
Finding yourself somewhere between a swanky soirée and a major chill sesh? There's a reason house parties are a classic NYE go-to: cheap drinks, no lines, and a couch to sit on when those 5-inch heels no longer agree with you. Dress the part in Free People's oxblood leather look leggings
, a worn-in rocker tee
, and top it off with a beaded statement jacket like this one by RAGA
, for a look that's equal parts fun and functional.
Going For The Glam
Ready to get after it? Skip the sequin bodycon for something that feels a bit fresher. This year was all about the '70s trend
, and it's showing no signs of stopping. This Black Magic Mini Dress
by Jen's Pirate Booty
has flared sleeves, boho-inspired embroidery, a baring scoop back, and plenty of beaded and sequined details. Whether you're hitting the big bash solo or bringing along your fav arm candy--all eyes are about to be on you. No worries, we know you can handle it.