Saturday, December 28, 2013

Sparkle and Shine: NYE

New Year's Eve is such a tricky holiday. Where to go? Who to kiss? And most importantly, what to wear?

Typically, NYE is all about the sparkle. However, there is a very fine line between a glamorous sparkly ensemble and total prom disaster. I've come up with a few good rules to follow when choosing your NYE look.
  1. It's always better to be overdressed as opposed to under dressed. Even if your plans include going to a friends house for gossip and bubbly, it's okay to look your best. You are ringing in a whole new year, after all!
  2. Avoid the all-over sequins. Anything shiny is on-trend in 2014, but there are a million ways to do it all wrong. Luckily, there are also just as many ways to do it right.
  3. Hair and make up are almost as important as what you're wearing. Go with the classic cat-eye liner dewy skin and bold lip, and look up different ways to style your hair (or give your local blow out studio a call.) You'll be a full-on show stopper if you do it right!
  4. Lastly, I want to talk about doing sexy right. Last year was my first year going downtown for New Year's Eve, and I saw so many tragic looks, mostly including the skin-tight strapless bodycon and sky-high heel overload. Aren't you cold? Side note: Don't be afraid to bring your coat, because if you end up in a semi-respectable club or bar they will most likely have a coat closet. Also, I think showing your bare back is much sexier than showing your almost bare front. If you're not too fond of the idea of going bra-less, or don't own any of those stick on boobs (although these I don't recommend if you're planning on sweating even a little, they'll fall right off) get a cute lace bralet and channel your inner Carrie B. Showing off your brassiere is okay if it's done right.
Now, some examples. And remember: this night only comes once a year. Make it fabulous!