5 New Year’s Eve party trends for women
Ladies, it’s time to get ready for the biggest night of the year. If there’s one night you’ll want look your best, it has got to be New Year’s Eve. Whether you plan to ring in the New Year at a grand party or even at a friend’s home, you’ll want to grab the opportunity to dress up. Now’s the time to bring in some sparkle and shine to your look. You might also want to embrace the nip in the air with some stylish winter wear. Here are some tips to up your style game while you party the night away.
Velvet was once a popular style choice during the ‘90s, although you never imagined that you’d wear it again once we hit the new Millennium. Yet, the smooth, lustrous fabric has just made a comeback, as seen on the runways of 2016. There are many ways to rock the velvet trend without looking like a remnant of the ‘90s. One of the chicest ways to wear this sumptuous fabric is to wear a sleek slip dress, which is a classic and dressy party look. A safer choice would be to opt for velvet booties. But, perhaps, it’s a slim-fit velvet jumpsuit in a dark colour that will really put you in the spotlight.
The Victorian-era trend of wearing high necks, ruffles and puffy sleeves has been reinvented to include a mix of styles from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s. Still as elegant and romantic as ever, this trend popped up on global runways this year and can quite easily be incorporated into your New Year’s party look. Add a dash of rock and roll by pairing a flirty white ruffled shirt with a pair of skinny jeans and suede boots. Or, opt for a structured dress with light frills for a fresh take on this opulent look.
Those who have a laid back sense of style will be pleased to know that hippie chic ruled the roost yet again on the runways of the world. Let your relaxed summer festival vibe continue well into the winter with a mash-up of cool prints, embellishments, textures and silhouettes. Pair a long printed shrug with denims for a chic boho look. Or, go all out with tassels — on your sling bag, poncho or dress.
You’ll want feel as relaxed as possible as you dance the night away this New Year’s Eve. Luckily, one of the biggest bag trends for the season involves going hands-free. Strap on a small cross-body bag in leather or even an embroidered drawstring bucket bag to really feel, and exude, a sense of sprezzatura. These bags are so light and compact that you’ll forget that they’re slung across your body. Besides, they’re spacious enough to fit in your party essentials. But, if you really want to feel like you have no baggage to weigh you down, opt for a leather fanny pack.
If the better half of this year was dominated by ’90s-inspired chokers, the last month of the year is all about going further back in time with statement pieces from erstwhile eras. Boho jewellery — lucky charm bracelets and multiple pendants — is one of the biggest ‘60s-inspired trends from the summer that has made a cool transition into the winter. Yet another jewellery trend is the unlikely pairing of old-world pearls with oversized military jackets.
Article by Beverly Pereira
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