Chill the champagne and any possible outfit anxiety, because we’ve got your New Year’s Eve ensemble covered. It’s Saturday night this year, so if you’re cuddling at home, kicking up your heels (yes, the colorful ones), or toasting with friends and family, do it with style! As for resolutions, how about vowing to utilize the classic staples already in your closet to create one of these dazzling combos?
Here are five wardrobe staples that you can mix and match for midnight glamour. Classic clothes or old acquaintances shouldn’t be forgotten—just reconfigured.
BRIDESMAID/FORMAL/VINTAGE DRESS (you spent too much on to let go of)
You still have that fluffy number you had to wear in Becky’s wedding, right? This is the night to re-invent it! Pair with a fitted classic denim jacket or cropped black leather, and add a stacked bootie to cut the sweet. You are formally invited to 2017, baby.
Think Katherine Hepburn, only bedazzled. Take this basic, tuck it into a leather mini, add opaque tights, and black heels. Flip that collar, roll those sleeves. Button at the neck or open two deep, add your favorite statement necklace and prepare to shine.
Usually a behind-the-scenes garment, tonight the black-lined bustier is the star of the show. Wear it with a voluminous skirt, think A-line, tulle, for a super fem silhouette. Slip on ballet flats, and you’ve got a classic, comfy party look that’s on point.
Don’t stress the party plans. Do distress your denim. Get those on-trend, frayed ripped jeans out and top with a super chic velvet blazer that would make Mick Jagger proud. Add a watersnake clutch and you’re the boss lady of the ball.
ALT LOOK WITH RIPPED DENIM
Staying cozy around the fire still requires some cute. Shimmy into your distressed skinny jeans and add a leopard cape to keep it chic, bad kitty.
A pair of colorful heels can brighten up an otherwise bland outfit. Which is why, yes, they are a staple. Let them peek out of a black slip dress as a reminder that you have no idea the wonderful surprises next year has in store. Add some faux fur for real fun.
Steve Madden Robella ($105)
-Amy Turner writes and dresses in LA