There are many ways to celebrate the ending of one year and the beginning of another, from a quiet meal for two, to a massive party ball. What you do will direct what you wear. There are too many permutations for this post to cover, so perhaps just a little New Year’s Eve guidance for a night out in the bars and clubs of your town.
First thing to think about is the weather. This is becoming much more important ever since we started having these snowy and cold winters. I have checked and the forecast for Saturday evening (New Year’s Eve) and it is warmer that of late. In my homeland possibly as high as 7C as an overnight low. Positively tropical!
This is a great help as helps solve the first problem - coat or no coat.
The general rule to follow for coats, is that over 0C it is fine to go without coat, whereas any temperature with a minus in it - you really should think of some sort of upper body covering.
This rule of course does not apply to my friends living in more southerly locations, where the general advice is, unless it is the hottest day of the year, you must wear a duffel coat at all times just in case a tiny square inch of your flesh is exposed to chilling night air.
For your New Year's Eve outfit, you should consider the following key points:
- Your chosen fashion items for the night should be selected from the most expensive items you own;
- Consider buying something new for the event, but make sure you had given it a trial run first, New Year’s Eve is no time to find out that your new outfit drains all your colour and makes you look like Baby Jane Hudson;
- There is a great temptation to wear black. This is often considered to be 'sophisticated' and gives the impression you have been somewhere more glamorous first. This is incorrect, it just looks like you have given your outfit no thought and since 90% of other people at your venue will also be wearing black, you are unlikely to stand out. Also, unless you are very skilled in this area, you will look like staff - so don't be surprised if someone asks you if there are any vol-au-vents left;
- As it is New Year’s Eve, some sort of embellishment is quite in order, whether it is tiny fleck of sparkle or full on rhinestones;
- Wear layers so they can be removed as bars and clubs become more crowded; avoid hite, you are likely to have gained a few pounds over the holiday period, and nothing shows this more than a white figure hugging outfit;
- It might be cold, but try and avoid wearing a hat scarf and gloves combination - it really does make it look like you would rather be home in front of the fire and the TV. You may of course wish you were at home, but as you are out, it is best to just get on with it and enjoy yourself.
Have a good night and Happy New