Nothing says New Year’s Eve like sequins! In fact, New Year’s Eve is the one night out of the year that you can don your favorite sequined attire and not feel like you belong in a Las Vegas show.
From sequined skirts to sequined tops and pants, I love incorporating a little sparkle into my holiday wardrobe. Lucky for me, every December, my favorite designers and many stores offer a handful of new sequined separates to help me get into the spirit! Depending on how you style these shimmering pieces (I prefer understated rather than overstated), they can be the perfect way to add a touch of pizazz to your outfit.
If you’re on the hunt for an eye-catching New Year’s Eve ensemble or are a lover of sequins and want to add a new staple to your closet, I’ve rounded up my top picks for sequined separates!
The A-Lyst for Festive, Sequin Clothing
I instantly fell in love with these black sequined leggings from EXPRESS! While I did have a brief stint working at EXPRESS during college when I spent summers at home in Connecticut, nowadays, I don’t regularly pop into the store to shop. However, when I noticed these sexy yet sophisticated leggings on EXPRESS.com, I knew I had to have them! If you also love sporting an oh-so-chic monochromatic black look, I’d suggest coupling these sparkly pants with your favorite black top and heels. This outfit is comfortable and glamorous…my two favorite things!
I adore this sequined top because it can easily be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. For a night out, this piece looks awesome with a pair of high-waisted pants or a form-fitting pencil skirt, whereas, for a more casual affair, I love wearing it with a pair of dark denim and statement earrings. The detail on the back of the top is an added bonus!
While most of the sequined skirts I’ve seen online and in stores err on the side of being too tight or too short for my liking, this knee-length pleated option by Joie is fun, while still being sophisticated. When paired with a turtleneck or chunky sweater, this would be a great NYE option for a dinner party at someone’s home. I love how classic and classy it is!
When you live in Boston and more often than not, it’s freezing on New Year’s Eve, investing in a sequined jacket is actually a very smart idea! I love wearing this bronze sequined crop jacket with an all black ensemble (either a blouse + pants or a tighter black dress) because it adds the perfect pop of sparkle and color! Add fun bangles and a pair of killer heels and you are ready to hit the town!
Add a little life to your favorite blazer by wearing this sleeveless sequined top underneath it! This piece is a great choice for someone who wants to wear a little bling bling on New Year’s Eve, but doesn’t want to be flashy. Beyond the gorgeous color and shine of this top, I adore the subtle swirly pattern that is inlaid with sequins and beads. Throw this on with your favorite pair of skinny black jeans and you have an instant outfit.
Vest: Adrienne Landau Fur Vest (similar here and here)
Heels: Valentino Rockstud Pumps in Black Patent Leather and Nude (similar here)
Handbag: DIOR Lady Dior Patent Leather Handbag with Silver Hardware (Found at Dior boutique in Copley Place; similar here)
Sunglasses: Squared Cat Eye Sunglasses
Earrings: J.CREW Sparkle Double-Circle Earrings
Bracelet: Rhinestone Bracelet from Isabel Harvey in Wellesley, MA (similar here)
Nail Polish: OPI That’s What Friends Are Thor
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