Dressing How-To: New Year’s Eve, Without the Sequins

How to dress up without looking like a human disco ball.

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Prepping for New Year's Eve doesn't have to mean dressing like a human disco ball. Ring in the new year with this ladylike ensemble, consisting of a hot pink Topshop wrap dress ($72), metallic tweed jacket from Michael Kors ($160 at Net-a-Porter), statement necklace ($8.96 at Forever 21) and ankle-strap platforms ($59 at Urban Outfitters).
A pair of metallic trousers from J.Crew ($130) give this look a playful punch. Add a silky pink top by Equipment ($220 at Net-a-Porter), a trim, cobalt Reed Krakoff blazer ($1590, also at Net-a-Porter) and Isabel Marant's Dicker boots ($580 at LaGarconne) and you're ready to dance the night away. For some bling, try Marant's affordable cocktail ring ($55) or a geometric necklace from Forever 21 ($15).
Sophisticated and stylish, we started this look with Modcloth's smart, belted lace dress ($65) and a blue-lapel tux jacket by 3.1 Phillip Lim ($795 at LaGarconne). For a party-perfect punch, we added Kenneth Jay Layne's blue chandelier earrings ($190 at Net-a-Porter) and an affordable metallic clutch from Zara ($70). To pamper your feet, we anchored the outfit with a pair of cap-toe flats from Topshop ($56).
Neon accents and a dash of glamour makes this look perfect for dinner or a wild party. We styled Lanvin's colorful tweed skirt ($1190 at Net-a-Porter) with Topshop's contrasting black and white tank ($56) and a peek-a-boo bralette from Phillip Lim ($95 at LaGarconne). Strappy cobalt heels ($90 at Topshop) and a matching suede clutch ($50 at American Apparel) give the look more color, as does Tom Binn's knock-out neon necklace ($1900).
We're loving soft metallic hues paired with saturated violet. For a comfy-yet-chic New Year's look, we paired a silk blouse from J.Crew ($98) with Michael Kors' shimmery trousers ($995 at Net-a-Porter). A pair of printed gold loafers by Dieppa Restrepo ($239 at LaGarconne) completes the look, and you can stash your beauty essentials in Forever 21's beaded clutch ($21).
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