Stylish New Year’s Eve Outfits: No Matter What Your Plans Are

New Year's Eve Outfits Right after Christmas, New Year’s Eve is right around the corner.  The last big celebration of the year.  All of us celebrate differently.  Some stay home, others can’t imagine a New Year’s Eve without a big party, and others prefer intimate gatherings.  However you chose to celebrate there is a way to do it with style, no matter what you are doing.  In today’s post, which will be my last for the year, I am offering my tips and suggestions on stylish New Year’s Eve outfits no matter how you celebrate.

Stylish New Year’s Eve Outfits

Outfit #1- Cozy at home

I never go out on New Year’s Eve.  It’s too cold, there are usually a bunch of drunk fools out and about and I really just like to relax and unwind with my husband and our yearly traditions.  If this is you, as well, staying home does not mean that you can look and feel fabulous.  I think it is important to embrace the new year feeling luxurious and as good as you can.

While you don’t have to plop down the amount of money these J. Crew cotton velvet pajama pants cost, you can look for a pair of relaxed bottoms that feel good to wear.  With these types of pants, consider luxe fabrics in easy silhouettes, like this cashmere Athleta sweater that has been layered over a soft pink tank, that has its own built-in bra. Who wants to wear a bra when they are lounging about? Finishing this outfit, I added a pair of pink slippers and a necklace that reminds you what is most important in life– love.

Outfit #2- Girls night in

If you aren’t staying home, but are planning a quiet night in with some close friends or family, it hardly makes sense to get all dressed up.  However, you can still add some rich and luxurious elements to your outfit.

in this casual look, I used rich colors to create an earthy outfit with a relaxed mustard colored top layered over a burgundy cap sleeve top and pair of casual jeans.  To further the luxe feeling, I finished this look with one of my favorite ballerina flats, the Ellen flats from Vince Camuto in a deep, calf hair burgundy shade.  Total yum.  Finally, for more rich color, the outfit is styled with this teal handbag and burgundy necklace from Blu Bijoux.

Outfit #3- Heading to a party at someone’s home

If you’re heading out to a celebration at someone’s home or to a dressy-casual event, jeans and a sweater will suffice, but you want to kick it up a notch if the celebration is with more than just a handful of friends.  In this outfit, I used a shimmery Alice + Olivia sweater, where the v-neck can be worn in the front and the back, and a pair of darker denim jeans that are more formal.  To fill in the neckline, I added this inexpensive, but dressy, necklace from Bauble Bar, styled the look with an edgy pair of heeled black booties, blingy bracelet from Stella & Dot, and black handbag from DVF.

Outfit #4- Girls night out

For you, New Year’s Eve is your night to basically go nuts.  You love the nightlife, want to look sexy and don’t plan on seeing the party ending until the last glass of champagne has been drunk.  Go girl!  In this case, a sexier and racier look may be the way to go.

Here, I took this tank dress with slimming side panels from Modcloth and added some fun components, like these leather chandelier earrings.  Yes, you heard me right, the earrings are made of leather, and ornate clutch, With so much skin showing, if it is cold where you live, or you just want some coverage, I went the mod route with a pair of dark opaque tights from Spanx and a pair of suede Ivanka Trump booties.

Outfit #5- A formal night out

There is no other way to ring in the new year luxuriously than attending a formal event.  In this look, I chose a Karen Millen gown in an extremely figure flattering matte jersey.  In addition this fabric is also very comfortable.  Just because you have to get dressed up doesn’t mean that you have to be in pain.  In addition, the draped silhouette over the tummy can hide a lot.

Now you could just go the safe route with a dress like this and add rhinestones and diamonds, but I quite liked popping in a contrast color, and added these turquoise  gem chandelier earrings from Danielle Stevens.  Next, I brought all the colors together with this clutch from Jessica McClintock.  Lastly, around the wrist,  I added a simple silver bracelet from Bauble Bar and metallic strappy heels from Badgley Mischka.

However you celebrate this New Year’s Eve, remember to do it with style.

As I mentioned earlier, this will be my last post of the year.  I decided to take some much needed time off between Christmas and the new year.  That said, before I go dark, I just wanted to say thank you, to all of you, who have been a reader of this blog, either casually or avidly.  Words cannot express what it means to hear from many of you regularly, who take the time to comment, support me and are always so encouraging and grateful for what I do.  I wish you all the happiest of holiday seasons and look forward to catching up with all of you in the new year!  Be safe, celebrate heartily with those you love and, remember, to always do with style.



  • Enjoy your time off, and thank you for the ways you have helped my style this last year.

    • You are so welcome, Lori! And thank you for your loyal readership! Happy holidays!

  • Faithful fan

    Merry Christmas To you and your wonderful family!
    You truly are Santa’s helper bringing us gifts everyday, all year long! Thank you for so lovingly and generously sharing your knowledge, passion and love of fashion.
    Your fans adore you and can’t imagine getting dressed daily without your encouraging help and suggestions.
    Enjoy your much deserved time off.
    Happy New Year!
    A faithful fan,

    • Hi Pat! Thanks so much and happy holidays to you as well! I will see you in the New Year! I’m off to bake my family’s cheesecake now. It might be better than my fashion advice. 😉

  • Dot

    Merry Christmas! As always, your ideas are terrific. I especially liked no. 2&3. Thanks for all your help and enjoy your time off.

    • Hi Dot! Thanks. Yes, I like those too, mainly because I can’t imagine partying hard on New Year’s Eve. I prefer it quiet. Happy holidays to you!!!

  • Terra

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Thanks for it all! I’ve got a top like in #2 (in wine) and its my go to holiday party top. So comfy yet classy. I wore it with a point knit skit and my boots last weekend to a dinner party. Can’t wait to see what you come up with next year. Enjoy your holiday break!!!

    • To you as well, Terra!!! So funny that your similar burgundy top is your go-to holiday top. I am looking forward to what I come up with to in the New Year. For now, I am going to enjoy not thinking about it for once. Although, I may try to get ahead with some blog posts so I don’t feel like I am always running behind. Anyway, happy holidays and see you in the New Year!!

  • Ruthanne

    Happy holidays Bridgette! Enjoy some down time this holiday season, you deserve it! For New Years we always stay home as well. We always get pj’s for Christmas and so we will all be wearing new plaid pj bottoms and cozy tops and slippers. We watch favorite or new DVDs, pop popcorn and enjoy some family time. I have been a keen reader to your blog this past year and I look forward to more of your advise in the new year. Cheers!

    • Thanks, Ruthanne! I really do need a break and am looking forward to it. I love staying home on New Year’s Eve…also known as amateur hour. Being home doesn’t have to be boring, right? We have our yearly traditions too and it’s great to be able to sit back and relax. Have fun over your holiday season!!

  • Dawn Fields

    Happy Holidays. Thank you so much for your posts this past year. Looking forward to your wise words in 2015.

    • Hi Dawn! Thanks so much and all the best to you, as well! Thank you for your continued support!

  • Stacie

    Merry Christmas & Happy, Healthy New Year!!!!! I really appreciate all of your knowledge that you so freely share with us!!! Because of you, I actually, have 2 ladies that try “copy my style”:D…I just give them your website! Blessings!

  • Merry Christmas and Happy New Year dear lady! Have a wonderful holiday and be gentle with yourself, and those you love. Enjoy the cheesecake – yum!!

  • TinaLou

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Yea, Bridgette!!! Thanks for giving so much of yourself to inspire all of us with your sense of style; you’ve certainly earned a break! Unplug, relax and enjoy your friends and family; we’ll all be here when you return!

  • Thanks for the really helpful post! I usually find myself at a loss on New Year’s as it’s cold (which doesn’t lend itself to fancy dressing) and I’m at my fattest and pasty-est so not feeling glam at all. I like the jeans and sparkly sweater outfit best…