Be it an office party, a sangeet ceremony or your child’s school function; all of us love to dress up. But of all the occasions the one that has more pizzazz is the New Year’s Eve. As we gear up for the New Year celebrations, designers and stylists from the city share stylish options that can be put together at the last minute to look the part.
Play around your existing wardrobe
A perfectly accessorised NYE outfit would brighten up your mood. It’s not necessary that you need to buy a new outfit for the party. If you can play around your existing wardrobe, then that’s more than enough. Choose a formal work-wear jacket with a nice pair of distressed denim or cardigan or a dress shirt. Make sure that the outfit is well-tailored and well-fitted. You can complete the look with unlined shoes, a nice watch and cologne.
- Osman Abdul Razak, Designer
Go for over-sized clothing with chunky statement-making accessories
I vote for flared sleeve variations this season. Metallic fabrics are making a huge statement — brands like Zara and ASOS are filled with them in the affordable category. My suggestion would be flare jumpsuits that look like dresses. Over-sized clothing with chunky statement-making accessories would be a great choice at effortless styling. Sneakers are also making a comeback if you’re bored with heels.
- Sandeep Ravi, Designer
Opt for a flowy dress with bling accessories
If there is a dress code, then you need to follow it. You can opt for a flowy dress and pair it with bling accessories like golden belts, bracelets or a nice funky earring. Make sure that you don’t overdo with bling (you might end up looking like a Xmas tree). If you pair this look with high heels, you are good to go. Accessorising makes a simple dress look class. Also, go for a simple, light makeup — bold lips and winged liner would enhance your look.
Rather than opting for red, white and black colour dresses, opt for something bright for the party. If you go to any branded stores in the city, you can only find these three colours. Honestly, these colours are overrated. Try dresses in yellow, hot pink or electric blue. Another outfit that you can try is saree. You can tweak the look by trying out a different blouse pattern.
- Poorthi Pravin, Stylist