After spending the better part of a week lounging around in my Christmas pjs, I’m thrilled to get dolled up one last time in 2014. And although I rarely need an excuse to wear sparkles, sequins and bling, New Year’s Eve is the one day a year that it’s not only acceptable, but highly encouraged. Bling it on!
Skirt: White House Black Market (sold out! but loving this and this)// Top: The Limited // Tights: Ann Taylor // Shoes: Aldo (similar) // Clutch: GiGi New York // Necklace: Stella & Dot // Watch: Michael Kors (love this) // Bracelets: Stella & Dot and effYbee (onyx and platinum)
New Year’s Eve might be the easiest holiday to dress for. Just find an extra sparkly piece, pair it with neutrals, and layer on the jewels. Take this skirt for example. Because it makes such a bold statement on its own, all I needed to do was pair it with pieces from my endless supply of black basics, and suddenly I’m NYE ready.
New Year’s Eve is also the perfect time to take some sartorial risks. I’m not one for following rules, but one I particularly don’t like to follow is “never mix metallics”. In my opinion, the more sparkle the better. You’ll see me mixing bright silvers, with platinum and gold in this look. When mixing, I like to pick a dominant metal as my core, and incorporate hints of the other metallics throughout my look. If you’re not used to mixing metallics, then maybe that should be one of your New Year’s resolutions!
Photography by Leah Vukmir
Still afraid to take risks with your style? Now is the perfect time to be more adventurous. What are some of your other New Year’s resolutions? I know I’m hoping to strike a better balance next year. Life in Manhattan is crazy and fast paced, and it creates this sense of urgency for everything that I do. I need to remember to pause, take a deep breath, and remind myself that some things can wait until tomorrow.
2014 was a roller coaster, but it was a good one. One filled with lots of travel, new friends, a wonderful new job. I look forward to seeing what 2015 has in store.