So you hate New Year's Eve. Okay, maybe you don't truly hate New Year's Eve. But maybe you hate the hassle that comes along with dressing for an occasion that typically calls for too-tight dresses in bizarre silhouettes with an overwhelming number of sequins. Tack on uncomfortably short hemlines, heels that hurt before it's even close to midnight and outrageous price tags, and you've got a recipe for staying right on your couch again this year.
And sure, there's nothing wrong with staying in to watch the ball drop, but you shouldn't have to cancel plans (or forgo making them all together) just to avoid dressing like a disco ball. Instead, try to think of all your holiday engagements as an excuse to wear what you'd normally wear—and then take one element and elevate it based on your plans. Maybe that means upgrading your usual jeans-and-a-tee look with a pair or embellished pants to hang at a friend's apartment, or trading in your go-to sweater dress for a velvet jumpsuit to head to a fancy bar.
Ahead, find four New Year's Eve Outfit ideas that are equal parts festive and comfortable (read: sneakers) so you can ring in 2018 feeling like you. The best part? You can feel smug knowing you'll almost definitely have somewhere to wear your outfit again.
A roomy velvet jumpsuit is the ideal solution for someone who prefers that their clothing skim — rather than cling to — their body. The ruffled blouse adds a touch of warmth and subtle I'll-probably-wear-this-outfit-again festivity.
A relaxed-fit pantsuit offers a more laid-back vibe — especially when paired with sneakers. The low-cut bra-top keeps the look from veering into pajama territory.
Class-up a slinky dress by throwing a pair or black straight-leg jeans underneath. Then finish the look off with a dressy shoe, like these mesh slingbacks from Zara.
Let a pair of sparkly socks peek out of your shoes for subtly festive look that's perfect for hanging on a friend's couch with Champagne in hand. (We dare you not to find a place to wear every one of these pieces again.)
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