New Year’s Eve Outfit Ideas for Every Type of Plan

Let’s be honest here: Not all of us will be going out this New Year’s Eve. Last year lockdown left us with no option but to stay in, and although this year is allowing to hit the pub to see in 2022, not all of us want to go out and about. There’s something great about getting dressed up to stay in, and spending the night with your nearest and dearest in your own is even better than ever. No bar queues, no £££ tickets to see some fireworks and no waiting for a cab home. There are a lot of perks to choosing to be propped up in your kitchen or on the sofa instead of a busy soirée.

NYE feels like that last opportunity to get dressed up in something sparkly and festive. I appreciate this sounds rather doom and gloom, but I don’t mean it to. For starters, sequins aren’t just for Christmas (wear them in the summer, people!), and who says you can’t dress up for your sofa? This year, I very much plan on wearing the black sequin trousers I bought from Mango three years ago with a top TBD and a full face of makeup.

There are other options out there of course, which is why I’ve turned to my favourite fashion people on Instagram to show us how it’s done. There are outfits that include head-to-toe sequins but also more pared-back looks that will suit minimalist tastes. There’s a classic LBD or the LRD (little red dress) and plenty others, too. All you really need to know is that each and every one of the below looks can be worn with slippers or heels. Keep scrolling for more. 

Style Notes: Why not wear head to toe sequins? We adore a sequin co-ord for any New Year’s Eve plans.

Style Notes: Arguably the most practical of outfits on NYE, fancy pyjamas allow for the smoothest transition from sofa to bed. 

Style Notes: You can’t beat a nice-top-and-trousers combo. Add a bright red lipstick to really give it oomph. 

Style Notes: Want to be smart on NYE but don’t want it to look corporate? Add a graphic tee. Take off the jacket when you want to dance around your home to Jools’ Annual Hootenanny. 

Style Notes: The ultimate unbeaten classic. If you want to make it feel a little livelier for NYE, add bold matching accessories. 

Style Notes: Bright pink has been one of the colours of 2021 but I’m not over it. Bring it through to 2022 with a popping pink dress.

Style Notes: As much as the LBD is a classic, I have a soft spot for the LRD, too. Keep it sheer and frothy for a super-cute party dress. 

Style Notes: It’s not all about sequins and bright colours. You can just as easily get into the “party on the sofa” mood by wearing a satin slip skirt and your favourite black jumper. Understated elegance. 

Style Notes: Going for the full-luxury look? You can’t go wrong with sequins and satin. 

Next up, the tops cool girls always wear with jeans