If there’s one night to go all out and turn on the glitz and glam, it’s undoubtedly New Year’s Eve. You’ve come to the right place for some last-minute outfit inspiration. If you’re anything like us, you’re probably gearing up to spend a little too much money on the perfect sparkly dress—that you’ll likely only wear once. You’ve probably already spent a hefty portion of your holiday bonus on gifts and travel expenses, too, so why spend more money on a New Year’s Eve look when you can create one from pieces you already own?
When armed with a little inspiration, you can turn some of your go-to staples into a chic, festive outfit in no time. Which is why, to help you master the art of New Year’s Eve party style, we’ve put together some ideas. You’ll have no problem relying on pieces you already have, but if it turns out you do want to do a little shopping, we’ve got some options for you just in case. And of course, as a Splender member, you can save even more with cash back rewards and awesome deals on every purchase.
With these outfit ideas under your belt, you’ll be ready to nail NYE simply by diving into your wardrobe!
- Cosmic Drop Earrings: How chic would these sparkling earrings from BaubleBar (2% cash back) look with an elegant and effortless updo? Adding a little bling to your outfit is one of the easiest ways to turn a little black dress or silk cami from your closet into a glamorous NYE look. Plus, gorgeous dangly earrings always make for a great close-up selfie.
- Metallic Eyes: Nothing is more festive than a bit of sparkle. The holiday season, and New Year’s Eve in particular, is a great excuse to use your favorite sparkly eye shadows and create a gorgeous makeup look. This eyeshadow palette from MAC Cosmetics (4% cash back) will totally brighten up your eyes with classic gold shimmer along with neutral shades of pink and brown that you can wear all year round. Finish off your look with a bright lip and you’re ready for a night out on the town!
- Embellished Velvet Romper: Remember that romper you bought on a major sale but haven’t worn yet? Tonight’s the night! Something in a luxurious fabric like silk or velvet such as this velvet romper from INTERMIX (4% cash back), oozes glamour. Dress up your outfit even more with opulent jewelry and bold makeup.
- Sequin Crewneck Shell Top: We love this shimmery sequin top from J. Crew (4% cash back). Fun, flirty and festive, this top looks equally amazing with jeans, sleek dress pants and pencil skirts.
- Zadig & Voltaire Cardigan: The versatility of a cardigan or blazer makes it a great choice for New Year’s Eve. This sequined number from Nordstrom Rack (2% cash back) can instantly dress up your little black dress or dark washed jeans paired with a simple blouse.
- Leather Ankle Boots: Don’t forget, shoes can sparkle, too. Shake things up with a pair of metallic ankle boots like these boots from Lord & Taylor (8% cash back). They’re a more comfortable alternative to those 3 inch heels everyone else will be wearing (especially if you’ll be watching the ball drop in the coldest of destinations), but they can still make jeans and a T-shirt suddenly the coolest outfit in the world, and transform all-black into a glam-rock fantasy—even after December 31st.
- Santi Stripe Bead Clutch: Add a pop of color to your ensemble with a festive clutch. This one from Shopbop.com (4% cash back) is a nice alternative to the hard, acrylic cases that everyone else will be carrying. The shoulder strap is also a very important feature when you need to be hands free for your Champagne glass and the hors d’oeuvres being served at your holiday fête.
- Sequin Skater Skirt: Go for a cool-meets-chic look by styling a sparkling skirt with a colorful sweater or T-shirt. This sequin skater skirt from Boohoo.com (5% cash back) is a major steal at only $28! And the short hemline is perfect for dancing the night away in your favorite heels.
- Shimmering Scarf: If you want to wear some subtle sparkle, a fashionable scarf is an inexpensive way to do so. With its glittering threads and swishy, soft fabric, this sequin scarf from Kmart.com (3% cash back) will accent your look with eye-catching shimmer.
- Rocksy Spot Velvet Sandals: New Year’s Eve is the perfect excuse to wear those sparkly shoes in the back of your closet. If you’re still in love with this year’s “It” pink color, you’ll definitely want these sandals from Topshop (4% cash back). With just the right amount of shine and velvet, they’re a statement all on their own, so you can go easy on the rest.
- Silver Sequin Midi Slip Dress: The slip dress is coming back in style with full force. Pair yours with jewelry and a faux fur coat for a glamorous night time look. Or go all out in sparkles with this dress from River Island (5% cash back). Pairing it with a leather jacket, ankle boots and a trendy choker will make for an impossibly chic ensemble. When else besides New Year’s Eve can you wear a slip dress entirely covered in sequins? Hey, more is more on New Year’s!
- Marc Jacobs Hi-Shine Nail Polish: Another way to add some sparkle to your outfit: on your nails, of course! Classic NYE nail polish colors like gold or silver are the perfect way to add a subtle splash of sparkle. This Marc Jacobs polish from Sephora.com (8% cash back) has a glittery, festive finish.
- Sparkling Ombre Cuff Bracelet: It’s time to take out those diamond and rhinestone accessories that have been hiding in your drawers. We love this oh so shiny bracelet from Charming Charlie (2% cash back) that will add just the right amount of chic sparkle to an otherwise basic outfit.
Whether you’re on a budget or just didn’t have time to hunt down the perfect New Year’s Eve outfit this year, these budget-friendly buys and outfit ideas will help you turn any little black dress, white T-shirt or silk camisole in your closet into a winning NYE look. If your outfit is combined with a bold lip, glowing skin and lots of confidence, no one will even realize you’re wearing something you might have had in your closet for years.
Happy Shopping and Happy Holidays! Don’t forget to sign up for Splender now to earn cash back rewards on all of your New Year’s Eve must-haves!