Five Ways to Sparkle on New Year’s Eve

Sequins are recommended, but not required.

If there’s one night to ditch a drab all-black wardrobe and go for the gold (quite literally) that night is New Year’s Eve. For the last night of the year, it seems that sparkling is the preferred sartorial choice of well, everyone.

We understand if dressing entirely in metallics or donning sequins from head to toe can be daunting, if not scarring. So we’ve rounded up five ways to incorporate some shimmer into your evening, from a glimmering heel to a shimmering (and perfectly highlighted) cheek.

If none of these sparkles work for you, might we suggest at least clutching a coupe of bubbly golden champagne until midnight? It’s the least we could do.

1. Wear a pair of sequined pajamas

Prabal Gurung's Sequined T-Shirt and Pants (Photo: Moda Operandi).

Prabal Gurung’s Sequined T-Shirt and Pants (Photo: Moda Operandi).

Okay, so this Prabal Gurung T-shirt and pant combo aren’t technically sleep gear, but they look so comfortable they might as well be. The loose fitting top and bottom is apropos for many situations, including the dance floor at the Bowery Hotel and the couch in your living room. Simply pair this two-piece with a sleek chignon and a simple pair of black pumps and your sparkle is complete.

2. Just wear some diamonds

Diane Kordas Pow! Necklace (Photo: Neiman Marcus).

Diane Kordas Pow! Necklace (Photo: Neiman Marcus).

Seriously, it doesn’t matter where or how you wear them, just do it. Although, if your diamonds make a statement of their own (à la this Diane Kordas design), the sparkle factor will increase exponentially.

3. Channel your inner twinkle toes

Saint Laurent Metallic Leather Jane Sandals (Photo: Fwrd).

Saint Laurent Metallic Leather Jane Sandals (Photo: Fwrd).

No shoe was more prevalent in 2015 than the barely-there sandal. So close out the year on a subtle platform, in gilded gold, from Saint Laurent.

4. Hold onto something that shines

Jill Haber Charles in Black Midnight (Photo: Jill Haber).

Jill Haber Charles in Black Midnight (Photo: Jill Haber).

Sparkle and snakeskin is a brilliant combination, especially if it all comes together on a geometric minaudière. This Jill Haber design is perfect for special occasions, but you’ll probably want to take it out every Friday night of 2016 as well.

5. If all else fails, at least put some glitter on your face

Dolce & Gabbana's holiday beauty look (Photo: Dolce & Gabbana).

Dolce & Gabbana’s holiday beauty look (Photo: Dolce & Gabbana).

If there’s one night to wear your shimmer on your face, it has to be New Year’s Eve. Dolce & Gabbana has done all the grunt work and put together a perfect holiday face that will allow you to sparkle, but not in a Las Vegas showgirl way. Just scoop up all their recommended products (including plenty of Shimmer Powder) at Saks Fifth Avenue, follow their precise instructions and don’t forget to dab off some of that red lipstick before going in for that kiss at midnight.

Five Ways to Sparkle on New Year’s Eve