With New Year’s Eve approaching, we aim to celebrate in stylish ensembles and champagne glasses. New Year's is a time to glam up your simple cocktail dresses and suits with patterns, textures and metallics. Our drink of choice for the night is Luc Belaire Brut ($30). This fresh Blanc de Blanc made with Chardonnay grapes is a refreshing crystalline sparkler, bursting with elegance and style. From the bottle’s popular label design to its fresh crisp taste, this timeless bubbly will have you bringing in the new year with sophisticated pleasure.
For the ladies, New Year’s Eve is the one night of the year where too much is never enough. Wear something that makes you shine like the star you are. Opt for gold and silver sequined flare frocks, blazers and crystal embellished necklines. Metallic prints are a great way to introduce shine into your wardrobe.
Gents, aim for semi-formal blazers (i.e. the smoking jacket or velvet blazer) and contrasting pants for a cocktail party. Incorporate novel pocket squares for a festive touch and ensure your other accessories lend refinement to your aesthetic. We suggest classic watches and textured belts.
Your shoes will be an important focal point of your look, so go for patent loafers or traditional oxfords. Pairing various fabrics like wool, cotton and silk works well because of the varying textures of each.
Another option is the classic turtleneck. If you do try the turtleneck, lean towards black, darker blues, and deep jewel tones worn with a blazer on top. Never tuck in.
Contributor: Lovely Phillips is a stylist and fashion blogger based in New York City. She strives to create beautiful and visually exciting work that will both inspire and tell a story. When she isn't styling clients and editorials, she gives style advice at Thestylishguide.com. In her downtime, she enjoys spending time with close friends drinking fine wine and sharing experiences.