Can you believe that 2015 is coming to end already! I mean come on, it feels like we just rang in 2015, no? I know we say this every year, but this year just felt like it went by extra fast. As you reflect on the past year, gear up for the new one and set your goals and resolutions, you always have that one question lingering in your mind: What should I wear? With just a day away from the biggest celebration world wide I thought I’d give you a hand. So don’t fret, here are three fab looks for you to steal to ring in the New Year in style.
Luxe in Tuxe
I love a good blazer dress and paired with some thigh high boots, yum! This is a great alternative to the typical super tight LBD. It’s “tight enough to show that you’re a woman and loose enough to show that you’re lady.” Baby it’s cold outside, so not only are you keeping your pedi in tact, but those legs will be nicely warmed. Keeping it business on top and a little sassy on the bottom, you’re guaranteed to have heads turning all night. Leave your out and sleek the front back with some gel with a red lip to finish the look.
Blush is a subtle way to add colour without the pop. I personally consider blush a neutral and it’s a great way to incorporate colour into an already neutral wardrobe. It’s also a great alternative to wearing something red because it’s unexpected. Super popular right now, a high neck top is chic, sexy and classy. I paired it with a feathered skirt and leopard print pumps, and topped it off with a blush coat and silver accessories. Because this is a neutral look, you can see that I played with patterns and textures to vamp up this look. A sleek pony with pink lips finishes the look.
Not feeling the dress this year? No problem, a little black suit does the trick. Take that nine to five suit and give it a spin by replacing your white button up with a sequin bandeau top. What makes this masculine look so sexy is showing the right amount of skin in the right places. Your neck, shoulders and midriff are the stars tonight. Finish this look with a centre part sleek back bun and deep red lips.
Summer is quickly slipping away from us, so this may just be one my last few moments in shorts until Spring. In this look I’m keeping a neutral palette with a pop of colour and mix prints. My tip is to treat leopard print as if it were a neutral – if you’re able to think this way you will be able to pair your leopard print with just about anything with no fear. Keep in mind that in small dosages works best. Here I paired mines with small horizontal stripes, khaki and a pop of orange to give the look some colour. Style tip: when pairing two prints together, make sure one is large and one is just tad smaller to give your outfit some dimension. Khaki is classic and neutral so this sleeveless trench helped pull together my look to give it a cleaner feel. See below for some of my favourite pieces to help you put this look together yourself.
I’ve always been one to cut-up, fold, remove or add a little something-something to older pieces in my closet. One of my lastest mini projects was removing the front straps from my Jessica Simpson strappy sandal heels. I mean these heels were love at first sight when I first puchased them last Spring. But immediately after the first wear I realized they were not the most comfortable heels. My toes were bunching up on the side, and seeing with my wide feet, it was like fighting for the main spot in the middle for my poor babies. Clearly these were not made for the ladies with slim feet, right! I was extremely dissappointed because they’re pretty simple in style and pop in their colours so I was looking forward to wearing them all summer. Well, finally the ligh bulb went off and I thought, of course, remove on of the straps to give my toes some more room. And voila! These heels now fit like a glove and my toes have breathing room. I can’t wait to rock them this summer!
DIY instructions: As shown below, I simply cut the front straps off both heels. This now allow my toes to move around comfortably.