This year gave us plenty of memorable fashion moments we’re thankful for (plush jackets, voluminous denim, and statement blazers—all still going strong, by the way), and now, it’s only right to send 2018 off right. We’re talking show-stopping, celebratory outfits. Keep reading as our stylist, Brittni, shares three unique looks filled with major inspiration to finish the year strong.
The quickest way to elevate your evening ensemble is with rich, seasonally appropriate materials. “Stand out in a velvet dress this New Year’s Eve,” Brittni says. Velvet not only feels luxe, but the sheen from the fabric creates an undeniable elegance. A faux-fur capelet overtop is a fabulous way to stay warm outdoors, but slip it off the shoulders to continue making a style statement indoors, too.
If there were ever a time to shine, it’s now. “Take your LBD and amp it up with a sequin blazer for NYE,” Brittni says. An oversized blazer embellished with shimmery sequins packs a major style punch and is a unique way to stand out from the crowd. Round out the look with sock booties that are a comfortable alternative to stilettos, making them ideal for dancing the night away.
Perfect for watching the ball drop in a more intimate setting, this silk skirt and sweater combo is a cold-weather favorite. Get some extra wear out of your favorite sweater by dressing it up with bottoms that have flow and movement. The contrast in textures is simply stunning. To up the ante even more, Brittni likes holiday-inspired accessories such as sparkly pumps and glimmering jewelry.