12-21-2011

HOW NOT: To Look Like a Sparkly Slut on New Years! (Also, Your Bag Guide to New Years Eve)

by Erin Flynn

The New Years holiday is what I’d like to call one of the trickiest holidays to dress for. It’s the only time of the year you can get away with leaving a glitter trail, wearing sparkles (preferably not pants), and velvet. Yet, no matter which way you look at it, New Years fashion is reminiscent of Hugh Hefner meets Rainbow Bright with a dollop of Beyonce on the side.

Though my typical New Years involves extra appetizers and watching the Times Square ball drop, there is that occasional party invite that leaves you wondering “what to wear on New Years Eve?” Sure the short skirt worked in college but so did Smirnoff Ice. Times of changed and so should you. Now that I’m officially in my quarter life I prefer hailing a cab on the street corner to looking like I belong on one.

So, let’s practice…

HOW NOT: To Look Like a Sparkly Slut (pardon the language) on New Years!

Your invite says:

“Local Bar & Drinks with Friends”

“Casually New Years”

Perfect Chambray Ex-Boyfriend Shirt in Ferrous Wash (Madewell1937)

Two Tone Sequin Skirt (Forever21)

Simply Vera Vera Wang Opaque Control-Top Tights (Kohl’s)

The suede sandstorm boot (Madewell)

“Cocktails & Dinner to House Party Extravaganza”

“Skip the Cold Dress”

Blouse With Gathered Yoke (Zara)

Slim Pointe Knit Red Pant (Express)

Velvet-Block Mary Jane Pumps (Charlotte Russe)

Necklace (H&M)

“Downtown Bar Hopping”

“Need a Kiss at Midnight”

Lace Top with Frills (Zara)

620 Mid-Rise Super Skinny (JBrand)

Bandolino Rango Boot (DSW)

“Family Affair”

“Shh…I Can’t Hear Ryan Seacrest”

Sleeping Stitches Pullover (Anthropologie)

Sateen Skinny Ankle Pants (Madewell1937)

Pewter Sequin Winter Classics (TOMS)

DON’T MISS THE NEW YEAR’S EVE BONUS!!!

Your Bag Guide to New Years Eve

Suede Envelope Clutch (Accessorize)

Deco Cigarette Clutch (Accessorize)

LuLu Townsend Sequined Bow-Shaped Clutch (DSW)

FEED 1000 Clutch (FEEDprojects)

Ameko Parker Leather Fold Over Clutch (Asos)

Sonia Kashuk Sparkle Foldover Clutch (Target)

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