The way we choose to celebrate how we bid farewell to 2017 will be as diverse as the outfits we wear that night. This New Year’s Eve, you might be breaking out the skates for some much needed fresh air, celebrating lavishly a la Gatsby style or spending time at home with loved ones—here’s your guide on how to do it all and more in style.
A Grand Affair
If you’re ringing in the New Year with a Great Gatsby style soirée, your outfit has to be, put simply: extra. Zara’s best-selling head-to-toe donned fringe jumpsuit is just that, you’ll be swinging and swaying in style all night long. 29Secrets Pick: Zara Fringed Jumpsuit ($99.90)
NYE is arguably the second most romantic day of the year, coming close second to Valentine’s Day. Perfect for a dinner, stroll or midnight rendezvous, a satin midi dress is both versatile and classy. Steal a kiss in it when midnight strikes, then wear it to cocktails with friends or work — literally anywhere —thereafter. 29Secrets Pick: Mango Striped Midi Dress ($89.99)
Hitting The Ice
Skating on NYE a.k.a the busiest day on any rink is definitely magical, albeit chilly. Keep warm in a pair of not-so-plain floral tights like this dreamy romantic number from H&M’s latest designer collab with Erdem. 29Secrets Pick: H&M Erdem X H&M Floral Tights ($29.99)
Dancing With The Girls
Chainmail has proved to be great for many things: Paris Hilton’s iconic 21st birthday dress, Kendall Jenner’s 21st birthday dress inspired by Hilton’s, and a plethora of others. The shimmering fabric has a history of making an appearance at epic bashes, which is why it’s the perfect pick for a night out with your girlfriends on the most magical night of the year. 29Secrets Pick: Ramy Brook Rosa Chainmail Top at Shopbop ($475).
Come December 31, there’s more than a few outdoor concerts that ring in the New Year. In this scenario, a faux-fur coat is your best bet at keeping warm and looking chic (think: the Kardashians when they take New York—or any city with temps below La La Land’s mild average). 29Secrets Pick: Aritzia Babaton Fritz Coat ($275)
Skirts are totally underrated during the holidays; the perfect playful number can elevate an otherwise ordinary outfit. If you’re having a causal night with friends, Cards Against Humanity and pretty appetizers, an embellished skirt is the perfect casual but classy pick. 29Secrets Pick: French Connection Mary Mirrors Mini Skirt ($128)
If you’d rather have a movie marathon in your PJs this NYE, we feel you. Lay back in some luxurious velvet jammies, re-watch the Bridget Jones’ Diary trilogy — five and a half hours of pure magic (yes, we counted) — and swish down the last of 2017 with your favourite bottle of red, because boy do you deserve it. 29Secrets Pick: ASOS Lounge Velvet Velour Off Shoulder Sweat ($36.68) & ASOS Lounge Velvet Velour Jogger ($36.68)