25 Fun And Funky New Year’s Eve Looks To Try

It’s time to kick 2016 to the curb and welcome 2017, a year that…okay, it might be even worse than 2016 for all we know, but let’s have a little bit of hope for at least one night. Please?

Whether you’re going to a big New Year’s Eve party or you’re just chillin’ with some friends, it’s fun to find an excuse to get dressed up and celebrate in style. But don’t get intimidated by the idea that a killer New Year’s Eve look has to consist of a sparkly mini dress and five inch heels. I mean, you can totally do that if it’s your thing, but there are a lot of other ways to look festive in a way that jives with your own personal style. Get some clothes and accessories ideas from these 24 fun and funky New Year’s Eve looks. Whether you’re into glitz or your style is a little more chill, something will definitely catch your eye

1. Silence And Noise Metallic Shimmer Tee

Silence And Noise Metallic Shimmer Mesh Tee

I rocked this same top in a blueish/purple color and I was bombarded with compliments. It’s such a great party top that I have to rec it to everyone! Just throw on on top of a bra, camisole, or even a spaghetti strapped midi dress with some boots and you’re looking killer.

Buy it at Urban Outfitters for $29.


2. Mad But Magic Sequin Cami Dress With Frill

Mad But Magic Sequin Cami Dress With Frill

Sequins are huge for New Year’s Eve, but you can go for a moodier tone by forgoing the gold and silver and opting for blues, purples, and emerald greens instead, like the dress above.

Buy it at ASOS for $83.


3. Crossover Velvet Dress

crossover velvet dress zara

Velvet is the ultimate cold weather texture, and you’ll look cozy and classic rocking it to any New Year’s Eve shindig. Going for a dark, dramatic color like this dark green would look great paired with a wine red lip.

Buy it at Zara for $49.90.


4. Silence + Noise Tabitha Crushed Velvet Culotte Pant

Silence and Noise Tabitha Crushed Velvet Culotte Pant

Who said New Year’s Eve means suffering in bodycon dresses and high heels? Get comfy with a pair of wide leg velvet trousers instead. You can easily dress it up a cute wrap blouse or a turtleneck.

Buy it at Urban Outfitters for $59.


5. Rigid Clutch Bag

Rigid Clutch Bag

Clutches are pretty much a given for a lot of people going to more dressy parties, but it can be annoying to carry one all night long. Rock one that can also double as a purse, like this black and gold number from H&M.

Buy it at H&M for $34.99.


6. Daisy Street Pink Metallic Mule Heeled Sandals

Daisy Street Pink Metallic Mule Heeled Sandals

Don’t shy away from metallics this New Year’s Eve, especially if you get a chance to rock a bright and bubbly color like these pink shoes. Pair with any mini dress or ankle pant and you’re good to go.

Buy them at ASOS for $46.


7. Mesh Long Sleeve Top

Out From Under Mesh Long Sleeve Top

Long sleeved mesh tops are layering powerhouses and they’re killer for anything from a casual look paired with a t-shirt, or a sophisticated look underneath a sleeveless dress. This is also a primo option if you want to cop a dress that’s a little cleavage happy but aren’t too keen on making your boobs everyone else’s business.

Buy it at Urban Outfitters for $29.


8. Pink Clove Metallic Slip Dress With Lace Detail

Pink Clove Metallic Slip Dress With Lace Detail

Slip dresses are perfect for dressing up. Just add a long sleeved top underneath with a nice pair of shoes–heels or ankle boots–and voila! Definitely consider pairing on top of a thin knit turtleneck.

Buy it at ASOS for $37.


9. Pleated Plunge Front Jumpsuit

Fashion Union Petite Mini Pleated Plunge Front Jumpsuit

A fancy jumpsuit is perfect for those of you who want to play dress up without wearing an actual dress. Pair with heels–short ones are fine–and have fun with some accessories like earrings, necklaces, and headpieces.

Buy it at ASOS for $42.50.


10. Disco Pants

disco pants american apparel

Shiny, eye catching, and durable, the infamous American Apparel Disco Pant is a great way to add some serious glitz to your New Year’s Eve look (or an everyday look for that matter). These pants look excellent with a crop sweater or a tucked in blouse. Plus, you can make anything from loafers to stiletto heels work with ’em.

Buy them at American Apparel for $85.


11. Ballerina Neckline Top


Don’t feel pressured to buy a fancy dress for the festivities. A nice blouse will go a long way, especially if it’s as versatile as the one above. Something like this would look killer with pencil skirt or a tapered trouser.

Buy it at Zara for $25.90.


12. Boohoo Plus Sequin Wrap Mini Dress

Boohoo Plus Sequin Wrap Dress

Go full glam with a glitzy sequin wrap dress. It’s classic and perfect for anyone who has an ultra feminine and bold sense of style.

Buy it at ASOS for $53.


13. Glitter Styling Hair Clip

Glitter Styling Hair Clip Set

You can love glitter but dread the idea of wearing an entirely glittery dress. Think small with a glitter accessory, like these hair clips. It’s a great way to ad glam to your outfit without straight up looking like a disco ball.

Buy it at Urban Outfitters for $10.


14. Short Faux Fur Stole

Short Faux Fur Stole

If you want to go for a vintage inspired New Year’s Eve look, consider rocking something like this faux fur stole. It would look perfect with a metallic colored dress and a bold lip.

Buy it at Forever 21 for $10.50.


15. Silence + Noise Strapless Jumpsuit

Silence and Noise Strapless Jumpsuit

Something like this strapless jumpsuit is absolutely killer if you want to go for a sophisticated look that emphasizes accessories, shoes, and/or outerwear. You can easily rock this with a sequin blazer or a faux fur coat and look like a total dream.

Buy it at Urban Outfitters for $79.


16. New Look Sequin Mini Dress

New Look Sequin Mini Dress

This silvery dress gives off some serious holographic vibes, which means that it gives off some futuristic vibes, which means that there is no excuse not to rock a dress like this with some Zenon inspired space buns.

Buy it at ASOS for $53.


17. Mini Blazer Dress

mini blazer dress

Structured and elegant AF, this blazer mini dress screams boss. It would look great with some commanding shoes and a bold touch of makeup.

Buy it at Forever 21 for $27.50.


18. ASOS NIGHT Embellished Party Hair Crown

ASOS NIGHT Embellished Party Hair Crown

How gorgeous is this? Whether your New Year’s Eve look isn’t as exciting as you want it to be, or you’re going for a vintage vibe, a headpiece like the one above would be a great way to get into the celebratory spirit without trying too hard.

Buy it at ASOS for $23.


19. Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit In Ultimate Glow

Anastasia Beverly Hills GLOW KIT ULTIMATE GLOW

Let those cheekbones glow with a gorgeous metallic highlighter like one of these Anastasia highlighters above. You definitely shouldn’t move away from utilizing a nice golden or silvery highlighter if you’re rocking a golden or silvery outfit too.

Buy it at Anastasia Beverly Hills for $45.



20. Sequined Jacket

sequinned jacket

Not only do these look cool, they also make you look like you’re festive AF whether you’re actually festive or not. Whether its part of a Look™ or you’re just too lazy to dress up, you’ll want to keep something like in your closet just in case; you never know when you’ll actually want to look like a disco ball.

Buy it at H&M for $79.


21. Milk Makeup Holographic Stick

MILK MAKEUP Holographic Stick

If your outfit has some holographic tones, then you should absolutely pair it with this holographic makeup stick. Roll on to your cheekbones for an absolutely out-of-this-world look.

Buy it at Sephora for $28.


22. ASOS Metallic Pleated Midi Skirt with Hanky Hem

ASOS Metallic Pleated Midi Skirt with Hanky Hem

Stand out from the crowd by copping a metallic number that has a unique element to it, like this interestingly shaped pleated skirt.

Buy it at ASOS for $53.


23. Lamé Halter Catsuit

lame halter catsuit american apparel

If you have a bold sense of style, then you probably wouldn’t shy away from something like this lamé halter catsuit. It’ll look absolutely on point with a pair of platforms and a blazer on top and nothing else. Of course, you can always tone it down by pairing it with a skirt or wide leg pants, too.

Buy it at American Apparel for $45.


24. Velvet Over The Knee High Heeled Boots


Rocking a mini dress this year? Maybe consider pairing them with a pair of over the knee boots. You’ll instantly add a bit of retro/boho flair to your New Year’s Eve look.

Buy them at Zara for $118.


25. ALDO Falia Gold Leather Block Mid Heeled Shoes

ALDO Falia Gold Leather Block Mid Heeled Shoes

Of course, if you can’t find the golden dress of your dreams in time for New Year’s Eve, you can always find a pair of golden block heels like the ones above and call it a day. You’ll instantly look festive even if the rest of your look is super casual or doesn’t scream New Year’s Eve.

Buy them at ASOS for $91.

Are you doing anything special for NYE? Do you usually like to get dressed up or naw? Tell us in the comments!

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