As one of the most anticipated events on anyone’s social calendar, New Year’s Eve is more than just a mere celebration of a change of date— it’s a celebration of the good things in life. Being surrounded by friends and family, indulging in fine food and drink and of course, the fashion, makes this event wonderful. With a plethora of parties and soirées designed in its honour, New Year’s Eve is nothing short of a special sartorial occasion. To inspire you in your New Year’s outfit planning, we’ve rounded up some fabulous fashion, worthy of making an appearance in as you welcome in the new year. Here’s to a stylish 2018!
It’s safe to say that sequins are a staple in New Years Eve fashion — and with good reason! They’re fun, eye-catching and, quantity dependent, they can add either a little or a whole lot of glitz to any look. For making a sparkly and colourful statement, we’re head over heels for Zambesi’s Pixel top with its different-sized, multi-coloured, hand-stitched sequins. For a more classic sequin-studded option, the Honey Punch Cami Dress with its large, round navy blue sequins is our top pick for something that’s eye-catching yet very wearable.
A local label we can always turn to for gorgeous special occasion wear is none other than Parnell-based brand, Natalie Chan. With a focus on decadent and feminine fabrics, textures and embellishments, their boutique is packed full of gorgeous pieces perfect for New Year’s Eve soirees. To add a romantic spin to your New Year’s Eve look, choosing a tulle-textured garment like Natalie Chan’s tulle Sylvie Skirt in Amethyst as the centerpiece of your outfit is the way to go. The Sylvie skirt, which comes in a plethora of pretty colours and can be made to measure, is the ideal investment piece for occasion wear as it can seamlessly be mixed and matched into other outfits while keeping its romantic allure. Another beautifully textured garment that’s perfect for New Years is Keepsake’s Exhale playsuit. Made from a sheer black fabric and dotted with velvet spots, it’s the perfect mix between simple and sexy.
The key to starting your year off well is to start it off in sparkles — who begs to differ?! While most sparkly garments usually take the form of tops, dresses and accessories, embellished pants are the alternative sparkly statement pieces you didn’t know you needed. For a showstopping pair of party trousers, we love LPA’s Pant 440 in all its sparkling, beaded glory. Of course, we wouldn’t want to steal the sequin-riddled thunder from this piece so we recommend pairing it with something simple like ASOS’ simple, v-neck Swing Cami — a piece that’s surely going to come in handy for future looks!
If your New Year’s Eve plans include attending a more formal function, Juliette Hogan’s impossibly pretty Twilight Slip in the champagne-coloured ‘Day’ hue is your dream come true. With fine straps, a low-slung back and lined with 100% pure silk, this subtle yet shimmery dress is perfect for both wowing the crowd and staying cool on these balmy summer nights. Another neutrally-hued number that we’re loving for New Year’s wear is C/MEO Collective’s Influential playsuit in ‘Sand’. The draped crossover front is beautifully exaggerated by the sheen in the silky fabric that is perfect for flattering the wearers’ shape, making it a great playsuit for all kinds of body types and sizes!
While handbags usually take the form of a simple, understated accompaniments to an outfit, New Year’s Eve is chance to bring out the glitz and let the handbag take centre stage! Made from transparent PVC and New Year’s Eve appropriate confetti, local designer Camille Richard’s range of fun-shaped side bags are as unique as they are eye catching and are sure to be the focal point of any outfit they’re worn with. Not only are these pretty little items affordable and easy on the eye, they’re also super user friendly with an adjustable strap and an inside big enough to fit your everyday essentials. Johnny Loves Rosie’s personalisable clutch bags are great options if you plan on making your outfit (or another part) of your look the focal point. These simple, square, faux-leather bags come with detachable straps and come in a range of easy-to-wear colours. For a little bit of something special, they also come with DIY monogram stickers which leave you with the option to deck your bag out with any message you wish!
Not to be overlooked in any New Year’s ensemble is the accessories! Whether you plan on going all out with the bling or prefer to keep the sparkles subtle this year, there’s no denying that however little they may be, accessories are essential to completing your look. Rocking the Daollan Ball Drop Earrings by Aldo with your outfit is sure to bring all the attention to your face, as will the Regal Rose Queen of The Night black flower crown. New Year’s is the time to experiment with fun and original jewellery, so the world is your oyster!