Out with the Old, In with the New Year

If you’re going to a New Year’s Eve gathering, you should go in style. Nothing says “I don’t like to party” like jeans and a winter coat. As far as costumes go, New Year celebrations are probably the last holiday you can dress up for without getting a funny look. However, you don’t have to put on a whole ensemble. Here are some suggestions to end the year/start the new one in style, whether you’re going all out or just want to accessorize.

Glitter Glam

One of the fastest, and most fun, ways to ramp up your look is with sparkles. Want to be noticed? Ditch your standard night-out shoes for some flashy glitter heels. Try making your own glittery design on a blank t-shirt. There’s also plenty of shimmering makeup available to help you enhance your look.


Wear the Year

This one is exactly like it sounds. Take the aforementioned glittery substance and write “2015” on a sweatshirt or tee for a look that is both festive and comfortable. It may not be the most original idea, but it’s always a crowd pleaser.


Go All In

There are all kinds of routes you can take on your road to New Year’s costume glory. There is the standard baby look with a ‘New Year’ sash. You could also do a jeans and sweater Mrs. Claus look, to indicate she’s on vacation until late next year. For reasons perhaps unknown, a top hat is always welcome. Essentially anything that conveys excitement and hope will be a look appropriate for such an occasion.

Now that you’ve got the wheels turning inside your head, get that costume planned! Give yourself ample time to prepare and source any odd pieces that may be difficult to find. And most important of all, have fun! This is a time to fondly wish the current year goodbye and say hello to the new one with confidence.