ENTERTAINING IN ASPEN
If you decided to skip the city fanfare and escape to the land of fresh air and fresh snow, why not put that renewed energy into hosting—after all, a luxury rental with vistas and multiple fireplaces is the perfect setting for a party. Metallics will play into your wintery surroundings, and a cocktail dress plus shimmery shoes will make the evening at home still feel special. Bonus—hosting means not having to worry about extraneous layers for schlepping around town.
POOLSIDE IN MIAMI
There’s nothing like ringing in the New Year in balmy weather. If you’re heading down to South Beach to party somewhere fabulous like Soho Beach House’s famous poolside soiree, why not try a sleek black jumpsuit to stand out in a sea of little dresses? Punctuate with colorful accessories and bold jewelry, like this Judy Geib cuff, and you’ll be the perfect combination of playful and polished.
BIG NIGHT OUT IN NYC
Ah, New York for New Year’s—always a heightened sense of festivity. Hopefully you have something fun on the books, like the McKittrick Hotel’s masquerade party. We love how this 3.1 Philip Lim dress features sequin embellishment in a way that feels polished rather than cheesy. Its sleek sophistication means that you can get away with bare legs and over-the-knee boots for a fun and flirty edge. This Saint Laurent clutch and a bold red lip are perfectly playful finishing touches.
DESERT BEATS IN PALM SPRINGS
The Ace Hotel Palm Springs‘ music-centric NYE celebration, featuring DJ sets from YACHT and Devendra Banhart, states on the website that, “it’s gonna get weird,” so it’s safe to say this is a party where you can have fun with fashion. This Marc Jacobs ensemble featuring a zebra print sweater and leather skirt (don’t forget the desert is cool at night) brings edgy pop factor to the under-the-stars soiree. Top off with these platforms for extra rock ‘n roll factor.