As you shift gears from Christmas to New Years one thing is clear…shopping isn’t over yet! Between returns, sales and more parties there are so many opportunities to browse and buy. But amid the whirlwind of the post-Christmas sales, we can often fall prey to fads that fall to the back of our closets and never see the light of day let alone the ball drop. Here are some trends (not fads) we are looking forward to trying on for size, and New Years Eve seems like just the opportunity we were looking for.
Sequins – whether as a dress, skirt, jacket or a subtle accessory like a headband, sequins (as long as they are well made and not glued-on so you leave a trail behind you) add sparkle and shine and say PARTY! Be careful about quality and accessorizing, so if you have a fully sequined dress, don’t wear a lot of jewelry–some studs (TIP: white topaz look great and are real stones) and a solitaire pendant could be perfection. Likewise a sequined jacket can make an otherwise stoic black pant/shirt combo look festive.
BCBG Marta 3/4 Sleeve Sequin Dress
Jessica Simpson Long Sleeve Sequin Mini Dress
Nollie Sequin Zip-Up Jacket,
Calvin Klein 2-Button Sequin Blazer
Fur – We are talking about the faux kind because it’s kinder (on the budget for one thing). Also, we’re thinking subtle hints like peeking out from your boot, a chic vest or neck wrap are a good way to on-board a fur-first-timer.
Jack’s Junior Donna Vest,
BB Dakota Faux Fur Vest in Light Camel Beige
Faux Fox Fur Neck Warmer,
Warm Faux Fur Nexk Warmer Scarf (white)
Color – The bold color we are looking to try is a blood-red lip, a navy or evergreen nail color and some colored-gemstone jewelry, perhaps in the form of a cocktail ring, or stud earrings (remember we are wearing sequins).
Silver Champagne Cocktail Ring
Big Bold Red Gun Metal Cocktail Ring
Fancy Emerald Cocktail Ring
Genuine Garnet Studs
Blue Topaz Studs
Cross-body bag – If you’re going to be at a party, you need to have your purse with you and have your hands free. This means your purse needs to be super-cute, match your outfit, have enough room for your necessities and work beyond NYE (this isn’t about buying a one-trick pony). Now perhaps you have the perfect bag already and if you do, congrats. If not, here is a fantastic cross body bag–botiker’s Moto Cross Body Bag. It is on the pricey side but you will use it forever. If you’re not in the market for an investment piece, here are a few more to consider:
Steve Madden’s Hipp Crossbody and Sparta Crossbody bags.
ALDO Dubose Crossbody bag.
Booties – Heels are great but in the colder weather, you will thank your lucky stars that you have an extra inches covering your feet and ankles. Also luckily they are very chic and beautiful and if your ankles aren’t your best feature, well this can mitigate that. We liked these:
Brinley Co. Rose Trim Platform Bootie
Ela Women’s Black Faux Suede Platform Ankle Shoe Boots
DV by Dolce Vita Women’s Banya Bootie
ALDO Pecararo Mid-Calf Boots
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