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The age-old question might be “What are you doing New Year’s Eve?” but the more important question is what are you wearing on New Year’s Eve. Let’s be honest—We all want to put our best fashion foot forward in the new year, and looking through myriad New Year’s Eve outfit ideas is the way to do it. By garnering sartorial inspiration from street style experts, we can take the knowledge and create our own epic NYE ensembles. Forget everything you think you know about New Year’s Eve outfits, because your world is about to get rocked.
From unexpected pairings like zebra print sweaters and metallic pants to classic high-slit dresses sure to please any NYE crowd, these street style mavens know how to dress for an occasion. Whether you’re looking for true love’s kiss at the stroke of midnight, or just want to star in some seriously hot Instagram photos, you’re going to want the perfect New Year’s Eve look. And you can’t go wrong with learning from the best. If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s to take a clue from street style fashionistas. Recreate their looks entirely or just take some inspiration into your own closet—Either way, you’re sure to look incredible this New Year’s Eve.
Below, you’ll find 27 different New Year’s Eve outfit ideas perfect for all kinds of parties, events or even if you just want to look amazing while watching the ball drop in the comfort of your own home. New Year’s Eve means no rules. Dress to impress yourself this year. Reinvent yourself for the upcoming seasons. Go big, go bold and don’t forget a few sequins. Enter the new year with all the confidence in the world, baby. You got this.
1. Turtlenecks & Tulle
A structured turtleneck and playful tulle skirt are a match made in heaven.
2. Slit as High as the Heavens
Just because it’s cold outside, doesn’t mean you can’t show off those legs, baby.
3. Puff Me Up
Forget the little black dress—the little puff dress is the new wardrobe must-have.
4. Metallic Trench, Si Vous Plait
Your classic trench dress, but make it shiny.
5. She’s a Wild One
Animal print on animal print—What could go wrong?
6. No Shoulder, No Problem
Amp up your favorite no-shoulder blouse with some statement pants.
7. Brown Is the New Black
You don’t need a ton of sparkle or bright colors to stand out this season.
8. Mermaid, but Make It Fashion
You’re a fish out of water now, babe.
9. All You Need Is Love—and Sequins
Shimmer and shine your way to top of the sartorial leaderboard.
10. An Unexpected Perfect Match
Pairing zebra stripes and metallic pants? It’s cuter than you’d think.
11. Chain Me Up
For that wow-factor.
12. Leather Daddy
Pair a leather jacket with shimmery pants, and you’re good to go.
13. Two Roads Diverge
Mix two unexpected fabrics for the ride of your life.
14. Blazer B*tch
An oversized glitzy blazer calls for serious NYE fun.
15. Gimme Swan Lake Vibes
Your first grade ballerina outfit, but make it 2020.
16. Maximalist Mama
Shock them to the core with a seriously statement maxi skirt.
17. Fair Isle & Fiesty
Pair a fair isle sweater with a plaid mini skirt, and you’re in the major leagues now.
18. Fringe! Fringe! Fringe!
Fringe is your friend, so add lots of it.
19. Black, White and Hot All Over
Keep it classic with chic black and white ensemble this NYE.
20. Pack a Punch
Flirt with color and you’ll find the results are pretty damn good.
21. Feelin’ Hot, Hot Hot (Pink)
Monochrome never looked so glamorous.
22. Violet, You’re Turning Violet
Purple is the color of luxury and power, so go for this New Year.
23. BDSM Meets Barbie Glam
Play with textures and vibes for a subtly sexy ensemble.
24. Pretty In Pink—and Purple
Tale as old as time, pink and purple always look good.
25. Goldilocks Called
Hints of gold are never more glamorous than they are on NYE.
26. A Floral & Leather Love Story
Pair a feminine dress with a sexy leather jacket for the ultimate look.
27. Slither Into the New Year
Snake print will never die, so might as well hop on board for the new year.