(NC) There’s a lot of pressure on New Year’s Eve: the party you’ll attend, the food you’ll serve, the person you’ll kiss. But with Canadian style expert Janette Ewen’s quick guide, you’ll be able to cross ‘what to wear’ right off the stress list.
Sequins and sparkles
Some things are simply meant to be: chocolate and peanut butter, Brad and Angelina, sequins and New Year’s Eve. It’s a classic choice that never disappoints. There are very few occasions in a girl’s life when a midnight-blue sequined mini-skirt or a silver-flecked blouse are appropriate, but December 31st sure is one. “Pair your sparkly showstopper with a black leather legging or a pair of neutral pumps,” recommends Ewen. “Don’t forget to add a stack of crystal-embellished sterling silver rings from Pandora for extra sparkle.”
If sparkles aren’t your thing, opt for rich hues and unexpected combinations. Emerald green is festive and complementary for a variety of skin tones and hair colours; choose an A-line dress in this hue and be prepared for compliments all night. You could also opt to marry cotton candy pink trousers with a deep maroon blouse for a seriously fashion-forward look, or mix-and-match shades of blue with sterling silver accessories. “A powder blue coat over an ultramarine dress finished with Pandora’s sterling silver Shimmering Lace earrings will have you partying into the wee hours with ease,” notes Ewen.
You’re a neutrals diehard and proud of it. No problem! Punch up your NYE look with pops of surprising patterns. Invest in a leopard print clutch with gold hardware or a stylish plaid scarf. “Or, if you’re feeling particularly daring,” adds Ewen. “Spring for a polka-dot pumps or zebra-print booties to really boost your little black dress ensemble.”