If you’re still in need of an outfit for New Year’s Eve, you may want to consider a few looks from Oscar de la Renta’s pre-fall 2012 collection for inspiration. His collection was shown in New York earlier this month, and featured an array of bold shades like red, purple, and orange, along with black floor-length dresses, and gold accessories that sparkle and shine.
The pieces from this collection are perfect to wear on New Year’s Eve. You’ll be able to find similar shades and styles at Topshop, Miss Sixty, and Holt Renfrew, if you don’t already have something hanging in your closet. Make use of big, chunky accessories and clutches that will complement your ensemble. Add the sparkle and elegance of clear crystal to your hands with the Swarovski Nirvana ring.
You can never go wrong with a little black dress. A sparking clutch, dangling earrings, and the perfect heels will transform a plain black dress into a look that is to die for. Christian Louboutin’s Lady Max and Lady Peep Spikes are sure to make a statement. If you’re feeling daring, try a black lace dress with open-toe ankle boots. Dolce & Gabbana and Lanvin’s latest fall collections featured stunning black satin and lace dresses, with black knee-high boots and black gloves.
Maybe you’ve got your outfit picked out, but haven’t got the slightest clue on how to style your hair or what eye shadow to wear. During many of the fall collection runway shows in Paris, the models hair was done in a long, loose braid down the back – an easy, elegant look. Makeup was done paired down, with nude lips and a grey smokey eye. This dramatic yet polished look has always been one of my favourites.
Other accessories you can add to your New Year’s Eve outfit are leather leggings, which always look amazing, and add a bit of goth. You’ll want to dress for the event of the evening, whether you are attending a party, going out for dinner, or celebrating at home with family and friends.
A red lip will look stunning with an all-black ensemble, but make sure you don’t draw too much attention to your eyes. If your mouth is the focal point, you’ll want to pair down your eyes, and vice versa. Apply shimmer on lips and nails for the perfect finishing touch.
With the right accessories, hairstyle, makeup, and outfit, you’ll be shining well past midnight, and really, there is no better way to ring in the New Year. Happy 2012!