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anatomy of a nye outfit

gold metallic dress for New Year's Eve outfit inspiration

Helmut Lang coat, Michael Kors dress, Kate Spade pumps, BCBG clutch, Mac ‘D for Danger’ lipstick

My idea of the perfect New Year’s Eve outfit has changed a lot over the years. I’ve gone from dressing like a hoodlum (for no apparent reason other than to wear baggy sweats in public), to sequins that practically scream at you, to this: a more sophisticated yet bold ensemble. So through all that trial and error, I’ve come up with my own anatomy of the ideal NYE outfit.

part one: a warm coat – I’m a slow learner in this area. Every year I fight my New England practicality and go without, but I quickly get grumpy from the chill. Instead, this year, I’m leaning toward a cozy yet voguish layer with leather + shearling.

part two: a metallic wardrobe piece – Whether a skirt, shirt, pants, or this shimmery jacquard dress, I steer clear of too many sparkles and instead gravitate toward matte tones. They fit the party bill without overwhelming my (or anyone else’s) senses.

part three: patent leather pumps – It’s a classic and simple option that can’t go wrong. Even in warmer climates with strappy sandals the shiny material complements the rest of the look.

part four: a statement clutch – The finishing touch is all in a choice of bag. If you’ve suffered from lack of sparkle or sequins, this is the chance to make it happen. A bold purse can give that desired attitude and edge to the whole shebang.

And presto, there you have it: my more ‘adultish’ approach to dressing for the occasion in style. We’re calling it a short week to reset + refresh while welcoming the New Year. I wish you all a very happy celebration and look forward to seeing you back here in 2016! xx

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photos by the immensely talented (and hilariously entertaining) Amy Emily Photography

A tremendous thank you to Neiman Marcus Copley Place for partnering with us on this post.

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