This New Year’s Eve marks not only the end of a year, but the end of a decade. Sartorially speaking, this big night is like a free pass to go all out. On one hand, having unbridled fashion freedom is thoroughly exhilarating, but on the other hand, it’s a bit befuddling in terms of where to begin. Luckily, our Shopbop stylists have broken it down into a handy how-to featuring all the top trends: the definitive New Year’s Eve lookbook.
Sequins are a natural choice for a ball-dropping fête, but how to make them fashion forward? Senior Stylist Morgan Wendelborn says, “Sequins needs to be really playful and not too dainty! Leave the delicate straps at home and go with super chunky booties, some studs, and a leather jacket.” In lieu of the more expected dress, DVF sequined harem pants look hot-off-the-runway when paired with buckled Loeffler Randall booties, a simple Geren Ford top, and an exotic Lauren Merkin clutch.
Slink on into the soiree wearing this draped copper number and find the crowd toasting you come midnight. This Black Halo dress could be played ultra-refined, but our stylists have pumped up the drama with bombshell over-the-knee boots, a Rebecca Minkoff Python Passion Clutch, and a funky cocktail ring.
Want more cork-popping couture? Find inspiration in our lookbook, or try Morgan’s personal party pick: “My number-one fave holiday party look this year is an oversized Rag & Bone sweater over a body-con T by Alexander Wang dress, See by Chloé lace tights, and suede OTKs! It’s sexy (but not overtly so), chic, sophisticated, and best of all, comfy!”