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6+ New Year’s Eve Outfit Ideas

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New Year's Eve Outfit IdeasIt’s hard to believe that New Year’s Eve is right around the corner but it is only two weeks away! It’s a time to wear all the sequins, feathers and over the top items whether you go out or stay at home. I love how extra you can be on New Year’s Eve and it’s always accepted. Ha! It’s a time of setting resolutions, planning ahead and celebrating how far you have come in the past year. Whether your year has been good or bad, New Year’s is always a great time for a bit of a reset. After the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it’s nice to set aside January to be a time for yourself. Slowing down and enjoying the simple things. I actually look forward to January because I call it the “month of me” and allow myself to engage in things whether small or big that I really enjoy. For that reason, celebrating New Year’s Eve can be a great moment to kick off that month! In this post, I’ll be sharing a round-up of outfits to look fashionable and festive while waiting for the clock to strike midnight.

6+ New Year’s Eve Outfit Ideas

Mini Dress

New Year's Eve Outfit IdeasDress | Tights | Shoes

I love the idea of a mini dress for a date night New Year’s Eve. If you and your significant other are spending the evening out going to dinner or drinks, I love the style of this mini dress and the long sleeves are perfect for the colder weather. I added some sheer tights and simple pumps but if you live somewhere that stays mild on New Year’s Eve you could always do sandals and bare legs with a look like this!

Cozy Sweater Dress

New Year's Eve Outfit IdeasDress | Boots | Bag

For a New Year’s Eve night out that is more relaxed and casual, this cozy sweater dress is perfect! The unique neckline and side slit makes it a bit more sexy yet the longer length and stretchy fabric makes it super comfy too. I like to wear it with knee high boots rather than ankle boots because with dresses that are a mid length, I find that wearing boots to meet it is more flattering.

Lace Top + Faux Leather Pants

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This lace top is a statement all on its own and this entire look is great for those that may be going out for the night to a bar or restaurant with music and dancing. I love mixing different textures together and find that it creates a more interesting outfit overall. While you could definitely style the top with some trousers or jeans, I love the contrast of the leather with the feminine nature of the top. And these shoes are still my MOST worn shoes during the holidays. They go with absolutely everything!

Sequin Top + Jeans

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I feel like this outfit is reminiscent of the “going out top and jeans” looks that we all were wearing in the early 2000’s. Ha! If you are having a night in with friends or family, this is the outfit I would choose. Still dressy and festive, but the wide leg jeans are super comfy.

Little Black Dress

New Year's Eve Outfit IdeasDress | Shoes

There is nothing more classic than a little black dress – especially for New Year’s Eve! Dress it up with fun accessories, your best holiday red lipstick and then add an over the top faux fur coat to really make it extra glam.

Wrap Top + Leather Pants

Wrap Top + Leather PantsBodysuit | Pants | Shoes (similar) | Bag | Sunglasses

As someone who lives somewhere that gets quite cold on New Year’s Eve, I appreciate a long sleeve top option. The wrap is quite low so add some fashion tape to ensure no wardrobe malfunctions occur, but I love this look for a house party with friends. Or even if you plan to visit a few different bars or restaurants for the evening, this look would be a great look to wear.

New Year’s Eve Outfits For Staying In

New Year's Eve Outfits For Staying InJust because you plan to be lounging at home and want to be as comfy as possible doesn’t mean you can’t still be festive!

Star print pajamas

If you plan to be in pajamas on New  Year’s Eve, a fun print is a must have!

Silky kimono

Honestly, this kimono is a total vibe and I am here for it. Drink your champagne or sparkling cider and walk around like an old movie wandering her Hollywood mansion. LOL

Statement print robe

A bit of a splurge but this robe is so chic and fabulous.

Silky matching pajamas

Maybe some friends are coming over and everyone plans to be in pajamas, these silky matching pjs are perfect to wear but still look polished and put together.

Champagne glasses

I am obsessed with the black stem on these glasses! So chic!

Sparkly headband

I have so many of these headbands and love them. If jewelry isn’t your thing, add a sparkly headband for the night.

Pom pom slides

Worn with that silky floral kimono, these pom pom slides are insanely fabulous!

Pearl embellished sweatshirt

A great comfy option to wear with jeans or cozy joggers.

New Year’s Eve Outfits For Going Out

NYE going out outfitsA few more outfit and accessory options if you plan to hit the town on New Year’s Eve. Never too much sparkle or New Year’s Eve sequin dresses for this one night!

Sequin mini dress

What a hot number! I love the large style sequins and the color is gorgeous.

Sequin jumpsuit

Sequin jumpsuits were made for New Year’s Eve. This one is a stunner.

Beaded bag

The chain handle on this bag is everything.

Bow earrings

How cute are these earrings?!

Statement earrings

A must have with all the glittery outfits.

Black embellished sandals

Even if you keep your outfit quite simple, wear a pair of festive heels for the night.

Sparkly flats

If you want to go a more comfortable route, these sparkly flats are perfect.

Embellished tights

Worn with a simple black dress, these tights are the perfect accessory.

Tuxedo jacket

I love the oversized fit of this and it will be perfect styled with the sequin leggings.

Sequin pants

Though these are quite the statement piece, you can wear them year after year during the holiday season. They are a classic!

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3 Holiday Makeup Looks

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Holiday Makeup LooksIt’s the holiday season and time to bring out all the sparkle and shine! There are tons of gatherings, parties and time with friends and loved ones. I love how this time of year is a time to get dressed up and be more fancy. It’s a great time to play around with fun makeup looks, wear shades or colors you wouldn’t normally wear and go for some glam. Personally I  am still a subtle and polished makeup lover so most of my holiday makeup looks are turned up a notch but still super wearable. You don’t need to be a professional makeup artist to recreate these!

The right makeup can complete your holiday look and is often one of the best accessories you can add to your outfit. Experiment with a bold lip, a sparkly shadow or a smokey eye. It’s fun to showcase your creativity and personality with your makeup. In today’s post I will be sharing a round-up of holiday party makeup ideas and looks to complete your holiday outfits.

3 Holiday Makeup Looks

Sparkly Eyeshadow + Glossy Lip

Sparkly Holiday Makeup LooksI always love a sparkly shadow and glossy lip, but if this is not something you regularly wear then a holiday party is the perfect time to experiment with this kind of look. As you can see, I didn’t take it too over the top and left the look still polished and wearable but I chose products that could easily give you a gorgeous holiday glow. Since this look is mostly neutral, it would look great with a ton of outfits and is a fun makeup look for New Year’s Eve too! Here’s a breakdown of how I got this look:

Start with a Natural Finish Foundation

Since your eyes are going to be so sparkly and your lips will be quite glossy, it’s good to balance that with a foundation that isn’t too glowy or dewy. This Laura Mercier Real Flawless Foundation (I am wearing shade 1N2) is a long wearing foundation, waterproof and buildable. I like to apply it with the BK Beauty 101 Foundation brush (discount code: MAREE10) and then use a damp makeup sponge as the end to just blend it out a bit more.

Conceal Only Where You Need It

I only use a touch of concealer under the eyes to diminish dark circles and a touch of it around my nose where I can still have a bit of redness even after foundation. I am wearing the Natasha Denona Hyglam Concealer in N1. Additionally, I added a dab of the Tarte Shape Tape Glow Wand in Sunbeam in the inner part of the eye and mix it with my concealer. This is a glowy complexion product that makes my under eye area look radiant and a bit glowy. For a holiday look, this is perfect.

Choose a Neutral Sparkly Eyeshadow

You could definitely go for a jewel toned or bold color with this look, but I am a neutral gal through and through so I will always opt for that over something very colorful. I am wearing Jones Road Beauty eyeshadow in So Pretty and love how it makes the eyelids GLOW! Make sure you use an eyeshadow primer before and press the color onto the lid instead of swiping it. The color will show up better and you will have less fall out on the face.

You could also add a touch of the shadow to the lower lash lines for a subtle smokey eye. I also like to add a touch of my bronzer into the crease to bring some warmth to my eye makeup. Add a few coats of your favorite mascara (mine is the Tarte Tubing Mascara) and define your brows (I am using Jones Road Beauty Brow Gel in Light Brunette) and your eye look is finished!

Pink Cheeks

A pink cheek gives a nice healthy flush to the face and looks like you have been out in the cold a bit. I am wearing Jones Road Beauty Blush in POP and it truly is the best pop of color. I always start with a tad bit of bronzer on my cheeks first to warm them up a bit and for this look I went with the Jones Road Beauty Bronzer in Light Tan. Because I am using all powder products on the cheeks, I need to add some glow (and moisture frankly) back onto the skin so I just tap a bit of the L’Oreal Lumi Glotion in Fair Glow OVER the entire cheek for a subtle yet radiant glow.

Glossy Lips

With the sparkly lids, I love the look of a super glossy lip. I recently tried these Rhode Peptide Lip Tints and frankly they are some of the best lip products I have ever tried!! They are even more glossy in person and make the lips look amazing while still being really nourishing. I am wearing shade Ribbon and it is the perfect petal pink.

Golden Eyes and Red Lipstick

Golden Eyes Holiday Makeup LooksThe number one question I get when I share a red lip is “what should I wear on my eyes?” and frankly I always keep the same eye look every time I wear a bold lip. It’s simple, easy to do and always allows the red lip to stand out. And wearing a red lip during the holidays is so fun and can be an added accessory to your outfit.

Pick a medium coverage foundation

While you can definitely wear something more sheer, I find that a more polished and complete makeup look is best for wearing a red lip. If my foundation is too sheer, it can look mix matched because a red lip is so glam and bold. However, my trick for making my medium coverage foundation have a more fresh face look (in this case it’s the Hourglass Soft Glow Foundation – my discount code is: MAREE) is to mix it with a hydrating serum to thin out the formula. This makes it a touch more sheer and moisturizing yet still evens out the complexion. I add a touch of Natasha Denona Hyglam concealer under my eyes and the complexion part is complete.

Keep the Eyes Neutral and Slightly Shimmery

The red lip is going to be the focal point of this makeup so I just want something on the eyes that looks pretty but not too noticeable. My go-to for years has always been a shimmery champagne eye shadow with some black mascara and defined brows. I love the Jones Road Beauty Just a Sec shadow in Linen because it is sheer and gives just a wash of shimmer on the lids. I threw on a few coats of Tarte’s Tubing Mascara and used the Jones Road Beauty Brow Gel in Light Brunette. You could also add a few false lashes or a winged eyeliner to a look like this to really add some more glam to the eyes.

Choose a Neutral Blush

Like I did with the eyes, I want something subtle and neutral on my cheeks so as not to compete with the red lip. I started first with a bit of the Jones Road Beauty Bronzer in Light Tan and then dusted Pat McGrath Blush in Nude Venus on the apples of my cheeks. I finished off with by dabbing a bit of the L’oreal Lumi Glotion in Fair Glow on top to take down the powdered look of the cheeks and add some radiance.

Pick a Creamy Medium Coverage Red Lip

I find that choosing red lips with a slightly creamy and satin finish looks classic and often has a lot of staying power. You could also go with a red liquid lipstick if you prefer that type of formula. I am wearing Bobbi Brown Luxe Defining Lipstick in Redefined and it is the most gorgeous vibrant red that skews a tad bit warm which I prefer. This eye and cheek look would also work with a vibrant berry lip if you would prefer that over red.

Rose Gold Radiance

Rose Gold makeupThe holidays is the best time to wear gold (and all the metallics) but when it comes to my makeup, I prefer to choose rose gold. It’s a bit warmer, less yellow and looks so good on tons of various skin tones.

Start with a slightly glowy foundation

Since the look is overall quite radiant, I chose to keep my skin a touch more glowy. I still used my Hourglass Soft Glow Foundation but layered the RMS Beauty Supernatural Radiance Serum underneath. I added a bit of the Natasha Denona Hyglam concealer under my eyes to combat any darkness and that was it for the complexion.

Choose a sparkly rose gold eyeshadow

I LOVE this Jones Road Beauty eyeshadow in Rose Gold as it is super shimmery and pigmented. A great choice for a holiday makeup look. Another gorgeous option would be the Hourglass Scattered Light eyeshadow in Reflect. I love a solo eyeshadow versus an eyeshadow palette because it can keep the look so simple. And I don’t add any additional eye liner or any darker shade to the outer corner because my preference is to keep the eye look radiant and bright. I add a few coats of my favorite Tarte Tubing Mascara and define my brows with the Jones Road Beauty Brow Gel in Light Brunette.

Pink Glowy Cheeks

This look is somewhat monochromatic so I used the Jones Road Beauty Bronzer in Light Tan on the cheeks first to add some warmth. I dabbed on the Tarte Maneater Blush in Pink which is a liquid formula that is super hydrating and makes the skin look gorgeous. I added on a bit of the Flyte.70 highlighter in Just Like Heaven for even more glow. This highlighter specifically is designed for textured or mature skin so it’s incredibly moisturizing and lightweight but doesn’t bring attention to any fine lines.

Add a sparkly/metallic lip

I went with the Chantecaille lipstick in Rose Quartz from their 2023 Holiday collection but you could easily just wear a rosy lip liner and add a shimmery lipstick on top. This topper from Tom Ford is gorgeous if you want to add just a bit of sparkle to your lips. I also love this shimmery pink lipstick from Tom Ford!

These are three of my regular go-to holiday or fancy makeup looks that I always go back to because they are simple yet still polished and appropriate for a festive occasion. For more holiday inspo, check out this post on holiday shoes and this one on what to wear to a holiday party!

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