It’s that time of year again for celebration after celebration (hurray!). The downside? There are so many functions and parties happening that it’s easy to get confused about which outfit you should wear to each event. The solution: Dig deep into the depths of your closet to pull out some unique pieces from your wardrobe that you can turn into fun, festive outfits to update your party look this season with just a little creativity.
Here are our top tips to transform your outfits into party-worthy options as New Year’s Eve approaches:
Add a Little Sparkle
Sequins are always a seasonal favourite. Whether casual or dressy, you can always work in some sequins to kick off a party. If you’re going for a more casual look, pair a sequin top with skinny jeans and sexy heels, and off you go! If you want a more elegant look, find a little sequin jacket to wear over that LBD so that no one even notices that it’s that same one you wore last year!
Combine that black pencil skirt or high-waisted trouser pant with a sheer top for an elegant feel. Or if you’re feeling really bold, a bralette or crop top paired with a wide-shouldered blazer will carry you right into 2019.
Prints were big this year, so chances are you’ve got some hanging in your closet. Pair up those contrasting prints for a wild combination. Animal prints in different colours or print sizes can look great together, like varying cheetah prints in hot pink and tan, for example. Plaids in the same shades but different sizes work together in a similar way. Or, you can experiment with stripes & polka dots in shades of black or white for patterned interest. It’s all in the combination…
No need to keep it in the bedroom… take that beautiful printed set of silk pajamas out on the town! Worn with a contrasting belt & clutch, and a pair of dressy heels, the silken fabric lends an elegant look — not to mention it being just so comfortable! If wearing your PJs feels like a bit of stretch, a long silky kimono or duster jacket can add elegance to your basic LBD. Wear with booties or kitten heels and a silken top knot, and you’re ready for the runway.
Going from casual to dressy with little time to change? Pair your basic white tee with a little slip dress for a fun party look. The dress can be sheer or silky over the cotton tee. Simply add a great pair of booties and a long coat, and you’re ready to dance the night away!
We all have hidden gems locked away in the back of our closets. Now is a great time to pull out those great pieces and do some mixing & matching. Get creative and build some fun new outfits to carry you into the new year. Check out myWardrobe Online on the App Store & Google Play for your next great find!
Who knows? It might just spark a whole new creative trend to build on in 2019!
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