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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 Martyna Deep V Dress
This is such a killer dress. It's simple, super flattering, and it can work with any accessories you have in mind.
Superdown Ryleigh Strapless Maxi Dress
This maxi is ridiculously gorgeous, yet so understated. This simple black dress is far from basic with that super high slit and boning detail.
Superdown Linda Asymmetric Bodycon Dress
This is a unique take on the little black dress. The material is super stretchy and comfortable and that asymmetric neckline is just to die for. This one is a definite compliment getter.
Superdown Sherry Slit Maxi
This dress looks so high end, but it's actually incredibly affordable with its $52 price tag. It has a high slit in the front and a beautiful criss-cross back.
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.
Cordova Corvara Belted Wool, Silk and Cashmere-Blend Jumpsuit
This Cordova jumpsuit has 70-inspired vibes that is both glamorous and comfy for a New Year's Eve at home.
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?
Guilhermina Sculptural Heeled Sandals
If the mere thought of high heels makes your feet ache, go for the comfort. These heels are a practical height, and black matches with everything, but they're also unique. These will add an effortlessly chic twist to any outfit.
Nine West Andora 3 Pump
Go for the gold with these Nine West pumps. These add some glitz to your party ensemble, instantly elevating your look.
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.
Dasein Women's Evening Bag
You can carry this elegant bag by its top handle or with the detachable strap chain. It's the perfect size to hold all of your must-have items and it doesn't just come in black. There are 16 glittery options to pick from.
Gorjana Marin Knot Earrings
These statement earrings are just what you need to glam up your ensemble and bring your look together. They're both timeless and unique at the same time. Whether you're dressing up or dressing down, these knot earrings will complement your look.
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.
Free People Shelby Boyfriend Jeans
These boyfriend-style jeans are forever cool with the relaxed fit and straight legs. They are available in four different washes that look flattering on every body type.
Free People Bren Boyfriend Jeans
If you like that distressed look, these are boyfriend jeans for you. You will feel effortless cool every time you wear them. And if you love these, you need to check out the other color options.
Abercrombie Long-Sleeve Satin Button-Up Shirt
This soft satin button-down shirt is just as comfortable as it is stylish. You can wear it open, closed, or partially buttoned, giving you an endless variety of looks. This top is also available in pink and black.
Who What Wear Women's Bishop Long Sleeve Button-Down Shirt
This faux-leather top is an edgy, fashion-forward take on the classic button-down shirt. It's eye-catching, yet understated, depending on how you style it. It's also available in black.
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.
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