Christmas is officially over so lets not cling on to it, it’s now time to start thinking about the new year and more importantly New Years Eve. Most of us have been to-ing and fro-ing about what we’re going to do for the night, where we’re going and who we actually want to spend it with…(partners, family or friends…?), but the general plan is now underway and we’re now just wondering what the hell we’re going to wear. Invites having been streaming in since the end of November with a mix of black tie, guestlist, fancy dress and mellow house parties, there’s endless possibilities of what to do and more importantly what to wear.
So here’s the down-low on New Years Eve, we all secretly love it but always moan about the price and the effort that needs to be put into it, but really it’s the ideal chance for you to really show off your impeccable style on one of the biggest nights of the year. We’ve put together a few pieces that are ideal for all occasions….
Unless your invite clearly states that it’s a black tie or formal event, you can do what you want the invite is open to interpretation. Drop the works tie and go with an open collar shirt, go for a nice classic blue shirt (something that’s not striped or check), with a nice pair of chinos/ trousers and a winter blazer.
A Black tie event doesn’t need to see you wear your ‘work suit’ yet again, go for a tighter more fitted suit for a super sharp look. Stick to the classics and go with a plain white crisp shirt with a block coloured tie, the only accessory needed are cufflinks and maybe a tin pin. The ladies have cocktail dresses, we have the cocktail suit….how very debonair!
Don’t fancy the standard suit, feel like going the extra mile? Go for the three piece power suit, it’s a more sophisticated look and gives that added formality to your outfit. You don’t have to go for standard black, navy or grey, if you’re feeling adventurous pick out a nicely patterned three piece from someone who know’s their patterned tailoring – enter Vivienne Westwood .
Got something a bit more casual planned? No one wants to be the idiot who’s dressed to the nines when everyone else is just sat around in jeans, but there’s no need to let your style waver due to the relaxed environment, a really nice pair of shoes and shirt can sit quite nicely with a pair of jeans.