Rock These Threads On New Year’s Eve: All-White Looks, Capes, Sparkles, Blazers

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It’s here. December 31, 2014. You’ve got the tickets to a sweaty dance party or an invite to a pal’s house for wine and cheese, and you are ready. It’s the eve of a new year, and the best way to get a headstart on a rad 2015 is dressin’ to the nines to say goodbye to 2014. Whether you are feelin’ dapper as hell or on a shimmering ethereal tip, we’ve rounded up some awesome threads to look #flawless in.

Caped Crusader

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The little black dress is anything but boring. Adding a cape makes a sleek companion to your evening (see: Janelle Monae), and it’s the perfect way to gain superpowers!

Laid Back and Suited Up

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So you want to look dapper but a tie and collar combo has you feelin’ stuffy? Take some cues from Yasmin Sewell, who shows us how casual dapper is done. Just ‘cause you’re suited up doesn’t mean you can’t be laid back.

Shine Bright Like A Diamond

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Sometimes you have to get straight to the point. If you feel like being a sparkly unicorn this NYE, by all means go for it! Sequins mean you’ll have a glittery start to 2015, and who could argue that?

White Out

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Often times, NYE eventgoers will rely on all black ensembles to convey a formal environment. We say eff that! Wear all white and tempt fate. If someone spills on ya, I assure you everything will be quite all right.

I’m not sure where/what I’ll be in on NYE, but I know it’ll be something that makes me feel fancy free. What do you have in mind for your New Year’s Eve outfit?

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Lydia O

Lydia Okello is a feminist, body positive, queer personal style blogger. On her website Style is Style, she showcases her panache for bright colors and power clashing. When she isn't pawing over Samantha Pleet collections on Tumblr, she's dreaming about havin' a kitten of her own one day. You can find her on Twitter, Tumblr and on her personal blog.

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  1. So like, I spend every New Year’s Eve watching when Harry Met Sally and eating Chinese takeout on my bed but with all these outfit is super cute so maybe I won’t bring in the new year in sweatpants this year!

  2. wait lydia, i need your help wearing white because i have a white blazer but live in such fear of spilling on it that i’ve never worn it. ever. HELP ME. HOW DO YOU DO IT.

    • Rock that white blazer so hard that your sheer confidence in the sanctity of said blazer rejects all spills, and ensures no one else would DARE spill on you.

    • Carmen, you walk on the wild side and say “fuck the stains”. I’ve learned to just wear terrifyingly light colored outfits and pray to Bey that nothing major happens. So far, so good! (Also have some soap/tide to go on hand in case shit goes down)

    • Okay, so I actually like pure white better than other light-colored garments or stuff with bright white accenting because…BLEACH!! Seriously, bleach is magic. Whatever you spill or however dull your white blazer becomes it can be be bleached and look new again! (Unless it’s like super fancy and can’t be washed or can’t get wet or whatever, but then you can still probably pay a great dry cleaner a little extra to make it look new again.)

  3. I’m working NYE, but after work, I’d like to look hot without seeming like I planned it, in the chance that I end up going out for drinks or something… what should I wear that’s curvy femme casual, but still hot and special for New Year’s?

    • You could do a little motocycle jacket + casual tee + body con skirt + ankle boots.

      That’s my standard “I didn’t really try but somehow I look so good” outfit. Maybe add a cute necklace and some nice tights?

  4. You had me at CAPES.

    Goddammit, if I could wear a motherfucking CAPE every day I would be so damn happy. I spent half of Into the Woods just lusting after the costume design and wanting to wear capes.

  5. This thread has inspired me to pull out my black cape. Capes are the best. They go with everything. They’re comfy. They feel like a safety blanket you can wrap yourself up in and feel all warm and fuzzy and AT THE SAME TIME look totally bold and confident.

  6. I think I’m going to go sparkly unicorn this year. I don’t think I can ever go wrong with sparkly unicorn.

  7. The hot pants I left at a lover’s house years ago found their way back to me via Buffalo Exchange (I think. That or similar.) so that’s gonna be part of my look. I think black sequin hot pants, sheer stockings, black tee, black linen moto, eyeliner and red lips. Boom.

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