Time flies when you’re having fun… or busy traveling, entertaining, cleaning and wrapped up in holiday chaos. YIKES. It’s that time of year when parties sneak up on us and we’re left scrambling to find something to wear at the last minute.
In an ideal world, we’d all have hours and hundreds of dollars to spend at the mall to find the perfect New Years Eve dress. But guess what, it’s the real world. Most of us leave things to the last minute and are realizing out bank accounts are a little tighter than usual after some intense holiday spending. Desperate times call for desperate measures. Ladies, there’s only one option… we have to figure out what to wear with what’s already in our closets. Cue the violins and sad music.
But it’s not the end of the world, I swear. There are a few easy ways to spice up an old outfit and make it feel totally fresh. Here are a few ways you can style what you already have in your closet for New Years Eve, or any last minute date night, party or special event!
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Add a Fab Fur
Ok, we’ve all got a little black dress somewhere in the back of our closet. Which can feel kind of underwhelming. Solution? Add a faux fur jacket to make it feel extra fab. You can even throw your fur coat over black jeans, a black tank & some boots for a sleek new look. The great thing about starting with a basic black canvas is you can throw any color or pattern coat on top, there’s not screwing it up! My coat is from Lovers + Friends and I literally wear it with everything from band t-shirts to long dresses.
Throw On Some Sequins
A sequined blazer, jacket, top or even scarf can add a little extra new years spiciness to any outfit. Take that little black dress, or even a little black mini skirt & t-shirt and add some sparkle. You’ll be sure to stand out!
Add A Bold Belt & Lip
Don’t have a any fur or sequins? Grab a fun belt and add a bright lip color to your look! You can update any old dress with a fun belt and bright red or pink lip! I really like adding a chunky gold plated belt to a LBD for an easy update. Then, throwing on a fun lip color takes andy simple look to the next level!
Make A Statement With An Epic Necklace
Statement necklaces are one of my go to “I tried” pieces. You can literally throw them onto any outfit and look like you put a little effort in. I love throwing a statement necklace over a t-shirt and mini skirt for a casual look. If you’ve got a LBD, the necklace will take center stage. you can even throw a fun bag into the mix to spice up the look.
Get Fierce With Studs & Leather
One of my all time favorites… adding some studs and leather to any simple outfit. Take any dress and throw on a leather jacket for an instant edgy update. I love any excuse to wear studded booties or heels, luckily they’re also a great statement piece when paired with a cute leather moto jackets and simple dress.
Work With Layers
Throw a slouchy knit sweater over your dress for a look that feels a little more like you’re wearing separates. Depending on the texture of your dress, you can either dress it up or down with a cute pair of tennis shoes or heels. Think: if you’re wearing something metallic or sparkly, throw on some tennies. If you’re wearing something simple like a black dress or a casual print, add some pumps.
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