Q&A: What to Wear for New Year’s Eve

December 28th, 2007

Q:  New Years Eve is on its way. I’ll be spending it in Times Square with close friends and some friends of friends. It will be way too cold to dress in a skirt or dress. What to wear?! I’m only 18, so keep it funky!

 Soia & Kyo Double Breasted Belted CoatA:  Bundle up, it’s going to be cold outside!  Whenever we see the Times Square New Year’s Eve countdown on TV, we  see people dressed in overcoats, long pants…and most likely, long underwear.  Because it’s so cold out, you’re going to want to dress warmly too.  But bundling up doesn’t have to be boring.

Build your outfit around a statement coat.  Your coat is going to be the first thing people will see–so be bold and pick a funky color (e.g. teal) or style (e.g. oversized lapels).  Bright colors are perfect for your New Year’s Eve outing.  Not only are they perfectly on trend, but they’re also a way to stand out in the crowd–especially if you get separated from your friends…or you want to spot yourself on TV.

Under the coat, dress warmly with a cozy oversized cowl neck sweater.  Wool trousers layered over silk underwear will help to keep out the cold.

Add a bit of sparkle to your outfit with accessories.  Go bold with a hat and gloves.  Deck yourself with statement earrings–or a set of bold bracelets.  Layer on a festive scarf.  Finish off the look with a pair of dramatic boots.  We recommend a low heel–enough to be festive, but not so high as to make your feet hurt.

P.S. Weather.com is calling for rain on New Year’s Eve.  So don’t forget your umbrella!

Pictured:  Soia & Kyo Double Breasted Belted Coat | $360 at Nordstrom.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. kartik  |  December 30th, 2007 at 11:34 pm

    This blog is so cool. I love the interactive Q and A format of showcasing content. Good job… and Happy New Year

    Regards

    Kartik
    Fashion Evangelist
    http://www.fashion-networks.com
    We Blog at http://fashion-networking.blogspot.com

  • 2. Cindy  |  December 31st, 2007 at 4:20 am

    That white wool trench is killer. Am loving the black oversized buttons and detail on the pockets.

  • 3. Omiru.com: Style for All&hellip  |  December 31st, 2007 at 5:02 am

    [...] December 31st, 2007 Thank you, dear readers, for another delightfully stylish year together. In the two years and nine months we’ve been making your life more stylish, we’ve brought you a host of ready made outfits (women | men) , trend reports (women | men) , fashion week runway reviews (women | men), and, of course, our signature Q&As (women | men).  In the years to come, we look forward to filling your life with more beautiful, wonderful things.  A Year in Review post wouldn’t be complete without a New Year’s Resolution, and we have one that we can’t wait to get started on.  This year, we’re going to give Omiru a makeover to make it easier for you to find the style tips and tricks that you’re here for.But what about you?  What are your goals for 2008?  Are you looking to be bolder with your fashion choices?  Will you be cleaning out your closet?  Are you, like us, looking for a whole fashion makeover? We’re a strong believer that when you write something publicly, you’re much more likely to commit to doing it.  And we want to help!  So, whatever your goals are (fashion or otherwise), we’d be honored if you’d share them with the Omiru community.If you’re so inclined, please share with us your 2008 goals.  To sweeten the deal, we’ll be sending a few of you a small gift in the mail…a little something to get you started on your 2008 journey.  We’ll let you know who’ll be receiving gifts on Wednesday, January 2, so please add your resolutions before then To a stylish 2008!Pictured: Wish Pieces from Reed Seifer | $19.95 at Supermarket.  Go ahead and make some unselfish…and selfish…wishes! [...]

  • 4. Trisha  |  December 31st, 2007 at 1:06 pm

    Thanks, Cindy! It’s all about the details :)

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