Nothing tops New Year's Eve. It's a night filled with fresh starts and plenty of fun‚§”and, of course, sparkles!¬†Whether you're celebrating in New York City or watching the ball drop on TV, there are a few crucial tips you should keep in mind when it comes to putting your look together, and we're here to break 'em down. Our inspiration? Megan's mega glam, slightly menswear-inspired look, which is 100% perfect for ringing in 2014.
Plan your palette.Basic or bright? Decide on your dress, and then select the rest of your look. Choose one piece that will make a statement and take it from there‚§”we're partial to making your pretty dress the showstopper. Megan's is a enchanting mix of silver and midnight black.
Choose the right silhouette for you.Props if you're comfortable rocking a super-fitted number, but most of us aren't! If you are going body con, balance the look with flat shoes. Know what will work best on your body, and‚§”most importantly‚§”what will make you feel most confident. A flowy shape is universally flattering.
Complement glam accents with comfortable choices.A mid-height heel is practical, but can still be pretty. We're really into these open-toe wedge booties that add a bit of height but don't distract from Megan's dress. Same goes for her clutch: Choose something classic but big enough to stow the essentials. Finally, if your dress is embellished, extra accessories might not be necessary. Easy, peasy.
Don't get caught in the cold!Forget what you know about cover-ups‚§”there's nothing cool about a shawl. Dig out an oversized blazer and drape it over your shoulders to pull off outerwear the cool way. If it's snowy, add opaque tights.
Ready to squeeze in some last-minute shopping? Check out the party-ready picks below, and see even more accessories here!