It’s New Year’s Eve which on a weekday this year, which makes it a rushed one for people who aren’t on holiday come 31st December 2014. Fortunately that isn’t me so I grabbed my last-minute essentials today. What will you be sporting out on the glamorous night? To help get you on your way, I’m counting down the Top 10 New Year’s Eve Party show stoppers.
I have always loved fashion because it’s a great way to express your mood. And I’m definitely a shoe lover. The right pair of shoes can change the feel of an outfit, so this New Years make sure you pick something that you can wear with confidence on your feet with a high stiletto, or slip into weekend comfort with a soft ballet flat or the spiky number to kick those drunken midnight kisser that you don’t want to kiss.
I believe life is too short to wear boring jewellery; I opted for the black and gold choices. From various outlets like Forever 21, River Island and Primark.
8. Bags & Make-up
Begin by prepping your New Years Eve Countdown by selecting a bag that matches your outfit. Start off by picking a bag that has the same colours. A fun and quirky design is always dazzling to the eye. However make sure it can fit all that make up you’re going to need. At this point, the countdown to 2015 is numbered in hours, not days. And if you’re anything like me, you’ll be spending the next few of them meticulously blending your smoky eye, getting your brows on fleek, and cramming as many touch-up products into your clutch as humanly possible. (After all, ringing in the new year with patchy, faded lipstick and smudged liner isn’t exactly festive).
7. Nail Polish
I believe Barry M is the best nail polishes out there. The Classic Matte Nail Paint is available in a coffee shop collection of warm, wintry colours to compliment this season’s grunge trend and the new Aquarium collection includes 4 mirror two-tone Nail Paints that allow your nails to glisten from every angle. For the ultimate under the sea effect try wearing them under one of the 2 large particle glitter topcoat.
6. Eye Shadow
Sleek Makeup Vintage Romance Eyeshadow Palette is one of the newer palettes released by Sleek, and it features a mix of cool and warm-toned shades ranging from neutrals to purples and burgundies. Overall I think it’s a flawless palette and the blend-ability is completely lush. Each shade wore between seven and a half and nine hours on me; so should be lasting you all night on New Years.
Colours // Left to Right
Whether you’re hosting a New Year’s party or celebrating with an intimate dinner for two at home, ring in the new year with something special like sparklers.
Ann Summers and Boux Avenue have some massive sales on underwear right now! You may be thinking why would a bra be a New Year’s essential? Well if you’re wearing a strapless, off the shoulder, boob-tube dress or keyhole front you want to be wearing something rather comfortable but also bringing fun, sassy style to the lingerie world. I understand that, while support is important, beautiful designs and gorgeous silhouettes are also key. So make sure you pick a great fit and a fashionable focus.
3. Drinks & More Drinks
Cocktails, Strawberry Woo Woo, Malibu and Jaeger Bombs – Need I say any more?
What’s New Year’s without any of these in the sky?
If you’re the procrastinating type and are still pondering what you’re going to be wearing when the clock strikes 12, then we’re in the same boat. To be fair, I did just get off the roller coaster that was holiday party season, so we totally get the time crunch. But, unless you plan to ring in the new year snuggled up next to Netflix (which, honestly, doesn’t sound half bad), it’s time to get started. My advice to you is to find a party friendly dress— think velvet, sequins, glitter, ruffles, dark or bright options. Let’s be honest just pick that sparkly look, I mean who doesn’t wanna look like their own firework on New Years?