5 Last-Minute NYE Outfit Ideas Using Staples You Already Have

With party invitations pouring in left and right, it’s hard to squeeze in time for planning NYE outfit ideas into your already hectic holiday schedule. And in such case party prepping comes to a really desperate point (read: no time to shop!), don’t fret: you already have a wardrobe full of staples you can mix and match for a last-minute NYE outfit idea. See all the NYE looks I’m sharing ahead!

Boldest Heels + Power Blazer

Your corporate staple can go more places than the boardroom. First, pick your power blazer. If it’s a classic black blazer, that’s great; if it’s a printed or textured blazer that suits the holidays (think tweed), even better!

Style it with a charming tank top, form-flattering jeans, and your boldest heels yet. I highly recommend red for a pop of color, but anything outlandish should get you all dressed up and ready to welcome the New Year.


Evening Dress + Black Tights

This combo has taken me through so many dinner parties and late-night dinners—so how could it fail me for NYE? Choose your favorite evening dress and dress it up with black tights and matching heels. If you want to turn things up, switch up your basic black pumps with something more festive, like silver heels or red stilettos.


Dress Shirt + Statement Accessories

A dress shirt for NYE? Unless you’re headed to a cocktail party, trust me—this NYE outfit idea will work. A dress shirt is best for more relaxed, casual NYE dinners; not to mention, it’s your best one-and-done look after a jumpsuit or a maxi dress. I absolutely recommend for you to pick a darker dress shirt over your everyday white. The dress shirt I’m wearing above is from Parker Smith.

The key to making a dress shirt more NYE-ready is accessories. Cinch it with a belt, layer on the necklaces, and whip out a pair of killer heels—and you’re good to go!


Trusty Turtleneck + Patterned Skirt

You can never go wrong with a your best-fitting turtleneck and a patterned skirt. Even a skirt from summer works! The contrast is sure to make the outfit a standout. Case in point? The Trina Turk outfit I’m wearing here. Finish off with tights and heels—booties are perfect. This NYE outfit idea largely depends on your mixing and matching skills, so don’t hesitate to play dress up until you get the most party-ready ensemble.


Black-Tie Gown + Leather Jacket

Perhaps my favorite NYE outfit idea in this list, a black-tie gown paired with a leather jacket is a look that parties…hard. Think sneaking out of a formal dinner for a late-night ride through the city to meet the new year at a hidden gem of a bar. It’s dressy, it’s edgy, and it sure is in your wardrobe, city girls. So whip out your sassiest gown (plus points for thigh-high slits!) and a moto jacket, because we’re ringing in 2019!

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