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21 Timeless New Years Eve Outfit Ideas That Are Easy to Recreate

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Year after year, Christmas prep takes all the spotlight – and all of our energy. But with just a couple of weeks to go till New Year’s, the hunt for the right look is definitely ON. This New Year’s might look different than the previous ones – but regardless if you’re decidedly staying in, opting for a romantic dinner with your partner at home, celebrating in a tight circle, attending an office party or going all out, we’ve got you covered (quite literally so). Fact is, there’s no universal recipe when it comes to creating the perfect New Years Eve outfit – but there are certain style formulas that simply can’t go wrong, regardless of trends and ephemeral fads. From elevated PJs for a luxe night in to full-on glam and everything in-between, read on for 21 timeless New Years Eve outfit ideas that you can easily recreate.

CHIC NIGHT IN: NEW YEARS OUTFIT IDEAS

It’s settled: you’re planning to avoid the crowds and opt for a relaxing night at home this New Year’s. But nights IN are only basic and boring if that’s your personal mojo. This year, redefine what ‘festive’ means with the right ensembles that delight all your senses. Think silk, cashmere, extra coziness and vibrant boosts of color – anything but predictable fashion – for a chic night at home that bursts with style.

1. Feel Lavish at Home with Silk & Elevated PJs

Lavish Feels at Home with Silk & Elevated PJs Outfit
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This year, we’re all about creating the ultimate lounge look that screams elegance – even if it does so just in the bedroom and in front of the TV. Treat yourself with a New Years Eve outfit that’s anything but drab: luxe PJs and the high-end experience they offer.

  • Opt for fabrics that have that magic touch, like silk, fur and satin
  • Feel luxe by sticking to a timeless color palette: black, white and neutrals like blush
  • Add a touch of your favorite scent for a complete delight of the senses

Shop This Outfit:

The AGENT PROVOCATEUR Classic Silk-Satin Pyjama Top, The AGENT PROVOCATEUR Classic Silk-Satin Pyjama Trousers, The Pure Silk Sleep Mask, The Lou Faux Fur Slippers Light Pink

2. Maximize Comfort with Cozy Sweatsuits

Maximize Comfort with Cozy Sweatsuits Outfit
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A cozy night in might have you ready for bed at 7 pm (and who can blame you, if you’re rocking the luxe PJs above) or it could translate into the ultimate loungewear look. Keep it cozy to the max by ditching your regular mismatched sweats and hoodies for a cohesive co-ord that looks and feels lush while snuggling with your loved ones on the couch.

  • Velour or fleece, the choice is yours – the key elements being fuzz, warmth and cozy appeal
  • Opt for classic neutrals in warm shades and slightly oversize fits
  • Elevate your loungewear game with classic sneakers and a simple silk-tied pony

Shop This Outfit:

The CARBON38 Long Sleeve Sweater Turtle Neck, The CARBON38 Sweater Pant, The Giant Beige Silk Scrunchie, The Original Achilles Low-Top Leather Trainers

3. Relaxed Style with Reinvented Nightgowns

Relaxed Style with Reinvented Nightgowns Outfit
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The party PJs looks keep on coming. Kaftans are surprisingly versatile and the right kind can take you anywhere from the bed to the beach and beyond. Comfortable, yet with far more personality than your average nightgown, a kaftan makes a great New Years Eve look when spending the night between years at home.

  • Opt for a kaftan in a lush print instead of a nightgown for an upgraded reinterpretation of festive PJs
  • Ditch the daily slippers for their much posher cousins: sleek flat mules
  • Finish the New Years Eve outfit with a touch of radiance: a versatile pendant for an added dose of shine

Shop This Outfit:

The Jubako Nightgown, The 9mm Freshwater Pearl & Diamond Wave Pendant, The MAYPIE Womens Flat Mules

FESTIVE SHIMMER FOR THE PARTY GOER

Parties and get-togethers might look different this year – but whether you’re attending an office event, a formal affair, a Zoom party or going out for dinner, the outfit options are all tempting – and loaded with shimmer, shine and sparkle, in trademark New Year’s Eve fashion.

4. Picture-Perfect Glam with Sequins, Patterns and Pearls

Picture-Perfect Glam with Sequins, Patterns and Pearls Outfit
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Sequins are a New Year’s staple. And if you’re all for looking the part, there’s no better way to shine on this special night than by fully embracing the twinkle.

  • Shine from every angle in a co-ord set in sequin overload
  • As an alternative to the classics, opt for patterns and sequins in different shades
  • Complete the glam look with stilettos and more twinkle in the form of drop earrings – the pearly kind
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Shop This Outfit:

The ASOS EDITION Floral Silver and White Sequin Co-ord, The Japanese Akoya Pearl Serena Earrings, The Bing Embellished Mule

5. As Classic as It Gets: An Ode to Red

As Classic as It Gets: An Ode to Red Outfit
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If you thought that red was reserved for Christmas and Valentine’s, this outfit will prove you wrong. Nothing screams ‘festive’ louder than the ultimate little red dress. And if you’re truly in love with the shade, you’ll want to take it to the next level: triple the red, triple the charm.

  • Find a flattering red dress in a versatile fit and flare style as your go-to for celebrations to come
  • Commit from head-to-toe to the jubilant shade and complete your New Years Eve outfit with a matching clutch and a major red lip moment

Shop This Outfit:

The Sequin Ribbon Ballerina Cape-Effect Embellished Tulle Midi Dress, The Sucre Lipstick, The Suede Fold Over Clutch Bag

6. A Sumptuous Touch: Velvet Galore

A Sumptuous Touch: Velvet Galore Outfit
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New Years outfits are all about that lush, luxe feel, complete with the right amount of shimmer. And when we say ‘lush’, we mean everything from silk to finer textiles to velvet – lots of velvet. After all, velvet is sumptuous, plush, rich, and warm – perfect for the occasion.

  • Opt for a velvet dress in a flattering A-line silhouette and stick to feminine neutrals like blush or dusty mauve
  • Grab a mini-bag in coordinated hues
  • Add rose gold shimmer and a statement jewelry piece to complete the New Years Eve outfit

Shop This Outfit:

The ASOS DESIGN Velvet Blouson Long Sleeve Maxi Dress, The Glacier Drop Earrings, The Grace Velvet Clutch Bag, The SILVY Pewter Skinny Two Part Heel Sandals

7. No Hassle Outfits with Co-Ords

No Hassle Outfits with Co-Ords
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Nothing quite like an all-white outfit to match the snow outside. But even if you aren’t blessed with the icy flakes, there’s nothing stopping you to at least impersonate the magic of a white Christmas New Year’s Eve. Co-ords make the need (and stress) of matching your outfit non-existent, so opt for a ready ensemble that will have you out the door in no-time.

  • Think lush fabrics, luxe cuts (including flared, wide-leg and oversize for extra comfy appeal) and a head-to-toe commitment to white
  • Complete the all-white look with a touch of sparkle, whether opting for a shimmery clutch or a twinkling pair of heels

Shop This Outfit:

The Herta Cropped Satin Wrap Top, The Coco Satin Wide-Leg Pants, The Grace Mini Croc-Effect Leather Tote, The Tequila Crystal Embellished Ankle Strap Sandal, The AllSaints Feather Drop Necklace

8. Timeless Appeal with Classic Gold

Timeless Appeal with Classic Gold Outfit
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When talking New Year’s fashion, gold is the epitome of a magical night. Bold, eye-catching yet timeless, gold shimmer makes one of the top choices for festive ensembles.

  • Go for a versatile dress silhouette in gold sequins
  • Juxtapose the glam with a pair of suede kitten heels in an unexpected color
  • Complete the look with a metallic gold clutch for all your essentials

Shop This Outfit:

The Bernadette Sequined Midi Dress, The Nolita Ring Handle Leather Clutch, The Suede V-Neck Kitten-Heel Booties

9. Ready in 2 Minutes: Slip Dresses

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You might not instantly associate a slip dress with the chilliest season of all, but they work like a charm and they’re perfect for layering. Slip dresses are all the range this winter – and they’ve been on the catwalks for years, which qualifies them as a timeless pick. They’re no-hassle, no-fuss party staples, which makes them a great choice as a chic grab & go outfit.

  • Stick to darker jewel tones if you’re worried about the high-maintenance of a silky (and slinky!) slip dress
  • Spaghetti straps look positively chic with equally dainty strappy heels
  • Add a drop earring into the mix, perfect for the classic V-shaped neckline of a slip

Shop This Outfit:

The Peych Slip Dress, The Gilda Crystal Strap Sandal, The Tahitian South Sea Pearl & Diamond Lucy Earrings

10. Power Suit Pizazz: Iridescence from Head to Toe

Power Suit Pizazz: Iridescence from Head to Toe  Outfit
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When an office party is on the agenda and you’re dying to wear that power suit that was never quite appropriate for work, now’s the perfect time to do it. It’s your time to shine, so make no apologies for it: embrace the shimmer all around and from every angle.

  • Metamorphose yourself into quite the power boss lady in charge with a fierce pantsuit that’s uncompromisingly iridescent
  • Opt for a sleek pump in a matching shade
  • Select nature’s finest iridescence with a Tahitian pearl ring

Shop This Outfit:

The Karl Lagerfeld Iridescent Blazer, The Karl Lagerfeld Iridescent Tapered Pants, The Badgley Mischka Cher Crystal Embellished Pump, The Tahitian South Sea Pearl Laurel Ring

11. No-Fuss Festive Fashion with Jumpsuits

No-Fuss Festive Fashion with Jumpsuits Outfit
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A no-fuss New Years Eve outfit? Yes! Sometimes, all it takes is the right kind of piece to make you look ready to party. And in this case, it’s a jumpsuit in celebratory silver shades.

  • A loose-fit, slightly flared silhouette is a universally flattering jumpsuit pick
  • Elevate the subtly relaxed feel of the jumpsuit with silver strap heels
  • Drop and dangle earrings in iridescent white make great pairs for silver finishes
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Shop This Outfit:

The Metallic Cowl Neck Sleeveless Jumpsuit, The Schutz Luriane Sandals, The White Mother of Pearl Mave Earrings, The Santi Grey Pearl Clutch  

12. Personality Punch: The Party Blazer

Personality Punch: The Party Blazer  Outfit
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Speaking of office parties, there’s something quite special about a party blazer. It’s the kind of piece you wish you could rock all day, every day – yet dress code restrictions persuade you to stick with the classics.

  • Grab a fun and bold party blazer that brings on the color, the pattern and the shimmer
  • Coordinate your blazer of choice with a pleated midi skirt for that flirty & flouncy look
  • Complete the look with strappy velvet sandals and a statement bag for a mixed prints party outfit that will certainly not remain anonymous

Shop This Outfit:

The ASOS EDITION Summer Floral Jacquard Blazer, The ASOS DESIGN Notice Barely There Heeled Sandals, The H&M Pleated Skirt, The Peruvian Handmade Embroidered Clutch – Blue

13. Refined Flair with Statement Details

Refined Flair with Statement Details Outfit
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Classic elegance is not difficult to achieve. A simple color palette that combines the classics, a touch of shine and glow and a few statement details that enhance the sophistication levels is all you need for a New Years Eve outfit that’s elegant to the max.

  • Black, white and red are the ultimate go-to team when striving for a refined party look
  • Statement bows, asymmetry or volume all make great statements
  • Subtlety in jewelry choices is key when already wearing statement details – opt for classic and elegant stud earrings in white for a look that can’t miss the mark

Shop This Outfit:

The Jay Godfrey Ilaria Strapless Colour-Block Jumpsuit, The Japanese Akoya Pearl Sherry Earrings, The Tito Red Suede Rhinestone Pointed-Toe Mules

14. Feel the Magic in Sheer Whimsy

Feel the Magic in Sheer Whimsy Outfit
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It’s settled: a night of full glam is on the agenda. But dark shades and constrictive cuts don’t sound appealing to you and you’d rather look like a magical fairy instead. Solution: let whimsy take the lead. Sheer fabrics and glossy textures paired with just the right amount of shimmer are a recipe for pure magic.

  • Opt for an A-line dress that comes with sheer details
  • Continue the transparent theme with a pair of block heels
  • Add subtle glow with gemstones and pearls to round up the fairytale look

Shop This Outfit:

The Mademouselle Midi Dress, The Santi Floral Beaded Clutch, The Noles Vinyl Mule Dolce Vita, The 14K Gold Freshwater Pearl & Topaz Tincup Jolie Bracelet

15. Easy Pairings: The Minimalist Maximalist

Easy Pairings: The Minimalist Maximalist Outfit
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If you are a minimalist at heart, yet fully committed to looking the festive part this New Year’s Eve, then this style recipe is for you. Elegance and simplicity in clothing choices merge with impactful statement jewelry for a game of highs and lows.

  • Grab your favorite little (or midi, or maxi) black dress in simple lines
  • Add your go-to, no-fuss strappy heels
  • Complete the look with a statement opera length pearl necklace for instant drama

Shop This Outfit:

The ENVELOPE1976 + NET SUSTAIN Dali Asymmetric Satin Maxi Dress, The Opera Length 9.5-15mm Tahitian Multicolor South Sea Pearl Necklace, The Mango Leather Straps Sandals

A FAMILY AFFAIN: NEW YEARS EVE OUTFIT IDEAS

Smaller family events seem to be the norm this New Year’s, and if that’s your pick, then a little fashion inspo is due. Take a look at these next options – that are still majorly festive, yet more casual-chic – perfect for family get-togethers and celebrations loaded with color and magic.

16. Joyous Color Punches with Jewel Tones

Joyous Color Punches with Jewel Tones Outfit
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A night with the fam is the perfect opportunity to dance, play and have fun – all while looking picture-perfect for every photo opportunity. Embrace jewel tones in hot, vibrant colors and let the fiery rubies and the hot pink tourmalines inspire you from head to toe.

  • Grab a flirty, relaxed fit shift dress in a bold jewel hue
  • Pair it up with satin heels in an equally vibrant color choice
  • Complete your New Years Eve outfit with a gemstone jewelry piece

Shop This Outfit:

The Tasha Smocked Mini Dress, The ASOS DESIGN Soul Bow Slingback Mid Heels, The Genuine Ruby Ring

17. Upgrade Your Staples: Elevated Denim

Upgrade Your Staples: Elevated Denim Outfit
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Not a day goes by without you rocking your favorite pair of denims and you aren’t willing to make an exception this New Year’s Eve. No problem – just give them an instant boost.

  • Grab your favorite jeans pair that forgoes ripped details or other ornate elements
  • Add a shimmery top with statement sleeves in the mix
  • Pair your look with classic pumps and a roomy clutch for your essentials
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Shop This Outfit:

The Adrianna Papell Flutter Embellished Top, Silver Mist, The GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI Notte 105 Silk-Satin Pumps, The Reformation Serena Skinny-Fit Jeans, The Jessica McClintock Nora Ring Flap Clutch

18. Bring on the Fun: Festive Frolic

Bring on the Fun: Festive Frolic Outfit
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Whether you’re actively planning for a night of dancing or not, this next outfit has ‘festive frolic’ written all over it. It’s meant and designed to move and you’ll find yourself doing just that while rocking it.

  • The statement piece: a pair of fringe pants that move with your every move
  • When working with a statement piece, keep the rest simple with a basic tee and sleek ankle boots
  • Top it off with a dainty tin cup style necklace for a touch of shimmer

Shop This Outfit:

The Mock Neck Knit Shell, The Drama Fringe Pant, The Tahitian South Sea Round Pearl Tincup Necklace, The Dolce Vita Kelsie Bootie

19. Bohemian Dreams: Mixed Metals & Lace

Bohemian Combos: Mixed Metals & Lace Outfit
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New Year’s Eve doesn’t need the stilettos or the form-fitted attire when you are a die-hard boho queen deep down. In fact, the right kind of fabrics and textures will have you looking like you’re ready for a major night full of sparkle. Style tip: opt for a mix of metallics and lace for a look that’s quintessentially celebratory, yet you at the same time.

  • Opt for a look in a mixed combo of patterns and fabrics, all with a precious feel, like brocade, lace and lame
  • Forgo figure-fitted garments and choose relaxed fits instead
  • Embrace the metallics full on and merge rose shades with silver and gold for a bohemian look that’s perfect for New Year’s

Shop This Outfit:

The Byron Lars Sequined Metallic Lace Maxi Dress, The Rose Gold Statement Necklace, The Golden Metallic Square Toe Ankle Boots

OUTDOORS UNTIL COUNTDOWN: COZY LAYERS

If the night between the years is going to find you outdoors, no style compromise is necessary in order to leave room for warmth and functionality. In fact, these next options are all about making memorable style statements despite the cold. Layer up and put together these New Years Eve outfit recipes:

20. Keep Warm with Statement Coats

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Unless you’re relaxing on the beach as a veritable Aussie, New Year’s is looking rather cold in most areas. But don’t despair, as cold weather brings with a few celeb favorites that got all the people talking. Take this coat, for example: a Sarah Jessica Parker staple that exudes fun and playful appeal in lavish jungle prints.

  • Opt for a statement coat – be it in a blood color, a unique print or a standout silhouette that departs from the classics
  • Keep warm and chic with a pair of thigh-high boots with metallic accents
  • Layering is a must – and fur collars or statement oversize scarves result in great visual impact

Shop This Outfit:

The Jungle Pop Puffer, The Renata Faux Fur Cowl Scarf, The Pebbled-Leather Over-the-Knee Boots

21. Easy-Matching: Saturated Leather

Easy-Matching: Saturated Leather Outfit
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Fleece is a great option and your daily parka jacket is surely warm – but when celebrating in style is your goal, the basic puffers just won’t cut it. The solution: opt for the fierce combo of leather and fur, with velvet added into the mix.

  • For a cohesive look, stick to a one-hue palette or combine close tones of the same color
  • Leather will keep you warm – and so will its faux alternatives – and the same goes for faux fur
  • Add a sheeny velvety touch and complete your look with a countdown essential: a sleek watch

Shop This Outfit:

The McKenzie Faux Leather Dress, The So Me 95 Velvet Ankle Boots, The House of Fluff Faux Fur Coat, The Rose Gold-Tone Stainless Steel Watch


From the unapologetically cozy to the full-glam, the range of possibilities is certainly eclectic when it comes to creating your next New Years Eve outfit – after all, it’s the night of endless possibilities. Which look are you trying this year? At-home chicness, on-the-go or festive shimmer? Let us know in the comments section below. Happy New Year!

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JEWELRY SPOTLIGHT:

Whether you’re spending the night in or out, there’s nothing quite like the perfect touch of glow to make you feel the magic. Style tip: Elevate your outfit of choice in an instant with the addition of a pearl pendant. Versatile, universally flattering, and encapsulating the whimsical night ahead, pearl pendants are the perfect bling on the magical night between the years.

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