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Can you believe it's almost time to ring in 2022? No matter how you decide to celebrate New Year's Eve, we can all use a fresh start and some good vibes. Whether you're getting glammed up to attend a party, hanging on the couch in some loungewear, or even going for the in-between option of dressing up and staying at home, a festive outfit can be a nice way to set the tone for the coming year because you'll look and feel your best.
If you're still trying to figure out your plans, let alone pick an outfit, E! New Year's Eve Guest Editors Julianne Hough and Nina Dobrev have you covered with some style inspiration. The Fresh Vine Wine founders shared some options for dressed up celebrations and some cozy comfortable occasion.
E!: Do you prefer to have a dressed up New Year's Eve or to do something more casual?
ND: It just depends on the year and what's going on and what kind of night you're having, especially because the last couple years we didn't get to dress up, it's probably a great excuse to do so, even if you don't leave the house. Who doesn't love to put on a black dress and some heels? That'd be nice.
JH: I have two different traditions. If I would be at my dad's house for instance, he does omelet nights, where the doors are open and people just come in for omelets. If it's an adult party, then I definitely want to get dressed up and feel cute, beyond, 'oh, yeah, I showered today.' I think this year it depends on when I get back from my retreat. I might want to see a couple of friends, and if that's the case I will probably dress up and put on a nice lipstick. I always feel like when I wear a red lip that it's super festive and makes me feel like it's nighttime, you know?
Superdown Aurora Deep V Maxi Dress
Velvet might as well be the official fabric of the winter holidays. You can never go wrong with velvet this time of year, especially black velvet. Heads will turn in response to this plunging neckline and front slit. This dress is an absolute showstopper.
Dior Rouge Dior Refillable Lipstick in 999
This legendary Dior lipstick is long-wearing and nourishing. The refillable lipstick is available in matte, velvet, satin, and metallic finishes. The shade 999 is the perfect red that will make you feel like the queen that you are.
Dior Rouge Dior Forever Liquid Transfer-Proof Lipstick in 999
If you can't get enough of Dior's red lipstick in the shade 999, you need to try out the liquid lipstick version. It's ultra pigmented and transfer-proof with a weightless, matte finish that lasts for 12 hours.
E!: What is a cozy outfit to wear for a more low key private NYE at home?
JH & ND: We have matching Cordova cashmere sets that are 70s vibes, or any festive onesie.
ND: It was fun last year because Julianne brought us outfits. We had matching outfits to wear and they were just like cozy pajama-type things, but cute ones. They were these 70s-vine onesies that were super cute. If you're having a chill New Year's Eve, we love a good theme. So, if you get pajamas or onesies that all match and everyone can be goofy and just be themselves and not have to put in effort to dress up, that's a fun celebration to have.
E!: What color palette should we go for picking out accessories and shoes to celebrate New Year's Eve?
JH & ND: Red, black, and gold are great colors this time of year. And, of course, anything glittery works.
Lulus Sarika Black Suede Pointed-Toe Slingback Bow Pumps
A pair of black pumps is a necessity, but these have a fun twist with a bow detail at the heel. You will get so much use out of this incredible versatile shoe, so if you want to treat yourself to a new pair of shoes, don't feel guilty. New year, new you, new shoes... or something like that, right?
Lulus Sleek Celebration Metallic Gold Crocodile-Embossed Box Clutch
Your outfit isn't complete without a bag, and of course, it's your most-trusted party essential. This metallic bag is made from crocodile-embossed faux leather with options to wear it as a clutch or with its gold chain strap.
E!: For the people who aren't going to a big party and aren't staying at home alone, what's a good "in between" look for a small gathering?
ND & JH: You can't go wrong with boyfriend jeans and a cute button-up top.
Lulus Touch of Sweetness Beige Off-the-Shoulder Cropped Cardigan
If you want to feel cute without that "trying too hard" look, this off-the-shoulder, button-up sweater is the way to go. This cardigan had marbled button closures and a cropped hem, which would pair perfectly with some boyfriend jeans. You can also get this in black.
Los Angeles Apparel Cotton Raglan Short Sleeve Cropped Sweater
Go short-sleeve with your look. Button this up all the way, don't button it at all, use some of the buttons. There are so many styling possibilities with this one
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