What to wear this New Year's Eve?

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You’ve finally decided on what to do this New Year’s Eve after whittling down half a dozen invitations. But that’s the easy part over – now you’ve got the more difficult task of having to choose what to wear.
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Fear not – we’re here to help…

Night on the town

A big night hitting the clubs can be tough to dress for. You want to look your very best, but you’ve also got to go prepared for waiting in the cold for taxis, having everything you need for a long night to hand and the possibility that you won’t be going home…


Tuxedos are a big trend this year – but even in the smartest clubs they can be a bit overkill. Instead, go for the toned down tux look – tux jacket with smart t-shirt and jeans works, with a camel jacket for warmth. Add in single colour block socks for a bit of festive glamour.

Or try the super-tailored style – sharp jacket, warm waistcoat, knitted tie, chinos with seams so sharp you could cut yourself and a pair of smart leather brogues over your mustard coloured socks.


The metallic look is still big this season, carrying over from the summer collection. Go all out with shiny sequins and sparkles to get in the New Year mood or just stick with one sparkly item like shorts or a top.  Wear your shorts over some of our winter warmer tights to keep toasty. For added warmth, embrace the fake fur trend or add some sheer wrapping around your dress.

House party

House parties are the perfect place to show off your best outfit without having to worry about all the little inconveniences of clubbing. Or you can play it cool with a toned down version of your best outfit – after all, you don’t want to be wearing heels in someone’s flat.


T-shirts are making a comeback this year, but they need to be smart. Go for one with a striking geometric design (avoiding logos or slogans) and pair with a blazer and trainers for casual smart look. Match the t-shirt with a pair of geometric socks.

Another classic making a return this season is the plain white shirt. Make sure the shirt is super smart and slick (and clean) but soften the look with trainers and jeans.


Jumpsuits are your friend this year. Not only are they the go to choice for young partygoers right now, but they’re super comfy and you won’t have the problem you get with skirts when you’re slumped on someone’s sofa. And they’re warm as well.

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Down the local boozer

This is a stripped back to the basics night out - though you’ll need to up your sartorial game slightly from a standard night out. And remember, you could still find yourself facing a long wait in the snow between being kicked out and your taxi finally arriving.


It’s time for men to bring out the Christmas jumper – we all love them and they’ve come a long way since the days of those knitted by your gran. But try to avoid ‘fun’ jumpers. Underneath, have a statement t-shirt ready. If you toned down the festivity of your jumper, add some back in with our Christmas socks.  

If you don’t fancy the Christmas jumper, go instead for a leather jacket – it’s great for keeping the cold winds out. Wear a lightweight knit or simple t-shirt underneath.


We still love our slouchy, oversized cardigans, which are perfect for pub nights out. For New Year’s, add some bright stripes for a modern look.

Or embrace the trend for velvet – it’s warm, luxurious and perfect for making you stand out in your local pub. Add some over the knee boots and socks to finish the look.

Classy dinner party

It’s time to bring out the glitz and glamour. Posher than a trip to the pub, more glamorous than a night clubbing, but with the benefits of a house party, you can really push the boat out here.


Combine two looks we’ve mentioned before – the classic white shirt and velvet jacket – for the perfect look this season. Wear it with grey trousers and black leather shoes for a formal look or tone it down with a pair of smart dark blue jeans and brown brogues. Add a splash of colour with some classic striped socks.


Jacquard dresses are the statement choice this winter. They come in amazing designs and are warm. They can also be used for winter wedding so are worth the investment.  Pair with practical but stylish mid-calf boots and a pair of patterned tights.

Or go for smooth satin, with faux fur jacket in primary colours for something that mixes classy with crazy. Some glamorous stockings finish off the outfit nicely.


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