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Our Favorite New Year Outfit Ideas

Feel good and look great when dressed in a fabulous outfit for New Year’s Eve. It’s the ultimate party night and the perfect time to show off your glamorous style from head to toe. We’ve put together a few of our favorite New Year outfit ideas including hair and makeup tips.

Our Favorite New Year Outfit Ideas

Something New

Ring in the new year with a new look and signature outfit. Instead of shopping for your go-to dress style, think jumpsuit. Yes, jumpsuit! Today’s jumpsuit styles are sleek, elegant and eye-catching when worn with a pair of spiky heels — at least four inches or higher and some sparkling jewelry. With a v-neck, try a long, non-pendant-style necklace and with a crew neck or scoop neck, opt for a statement necklace. Consider wearing your hair in a chic updo or chignon.

Our Favorite New Year Outfit Ideas

Updo tips:

A sleek chignon actually is an easy updo when you make sure to twist your hair into a tight knot before pinning into place. As your slick the hair back for the chignon, spray a comb with Ion’s Keratin Flex Finish Spray to keep strands from flying away.

Our Favorite New Year Outfit Ideas

Little Black Dress

You can’t go wrong on New Year’s Eve with the perfect little black dress, a staple in every woman’s closet. It’s the easiest DIY outfit when you decide at the last minute to head out with friends to a New Year’s Eve party. Even if your friends have seen the dress before, change up the look with a bold statement necklace, perfect with a round neckline or bateau (boat) neck. With a jewel tone or metallic statement necklace, think shimmering makeup — shadows in gold and platinum.

Wear your curly hair down and in loose, sexy waves. Use a curl shaping crème to help tame frizzies and keep your thick curls defined and luxurious all night long and into the new year.

Our Favorite New Year Outfit Ideas

Sequins or Straps

The classic sequin mini dress always turns heads when you walk into the room on New Year’s Eve. Scoop your hair into a low-knot or messy updo and secure with a sparkling, jeweled hair pin for a glamorous, yet effortless look. Match your lip color to your red sequin dress or try a deeper merlot shade with a silver or gold dress.

Pair long, chandelier-style earrings with a strappy mini or maxi-dress and pull your hair into a messy French twist for an elegant style perfect for a quiet New Year’s Eve dinner for two or a party with a hundred of your best friends.

Our Favorite New Year Outfit Ideas

Messy French Twist

A messy French twist is super easy and always look sophisticated.

  • Spray your hair with dry shampoo to eliminate any excess oils
  • Back comb, from the crown, to create a lot of volume
  • With your fingers, scrunch the hair into loose waves
  • Work a small amount of pomade wax into the waves
  • To create the French twist, gather the hair at the back of your head (like you are pulling it into a pony), wrapping it around your fingers toward your head
  • Secure the twisted hair with bobby pins


Use hairspray to set the twist, but don’t smooth any flyaway pieces — remember this is a messy French twist.

Fashion, makeup and hair ideas for New Year’s Eve are almost limitless. Whatever style best fits your mood, go with it. Glam it up with sparkling accessories and shimmering makeup or opt for sleekly elegant with a classic black dress, chignon and Hollywood red lip color. Make a statement and ring in the New Year looking and feeling fabulous!

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