Picking out a killer New Year's Eve look is no easy task. Sure, there are the go-to trends, like sequins, feathers, and metallics, but if you want to stand out from the crowd, you have to get creative. That's why we took a closer look at all of the party-ready looks that hit the fall runways and identified chic styling techniques that are easy to pull off. Ahead, nine tricks that will kick your New Year's Eve outfit up a notch.
1. Wear a thigh-high boot with a slit skirt
If you purchased a new pair of knee-high boots, show them off in all their glory by wearing them with a slit skirt.
Runway inspiration: Altuzarra
2. Try a turtleneck with a miniskirt
If your heart is set on wearing an up-to-there mini, balance out your look by covering up on top with a turtleneck.
Runway inspiration: Anthony Vaccarello
3. Accessorize a strapless dress with shoulder-duster earrings
The most modern way to accessorize a strapless dress is to skip out on a statement necklace—instead, put on a pair of shoulder-duster earrings.
Runway inspiration: Oscar de la Renta
4. Match your textures
Create a cohesive, well thought out ensemble by wearing the same texture (like velvet) in your clothing and accessories.
Runway inspiration: Balmain
5. Dress down a spectacular dress with a casual shoe
If your dress is over-the-top fabulous, style it with a casual shoe.
Runway inspiration: Erdem
6. Belt on a fur stole
A stole is too glam to take off once you've arrived at your party. Wear your furry scarf all night long by cinching a belt over it.
Runway inspiration: Jason Wu
7. Pair a printed dress with printed tights
Double up on prints by wearing not-so-basic tights with a floral frock.
Runway inspiration: Giamba
8. Match sheer sleeves with sheer tights
If you have to wear tights, own it by wearing a top or dress with sheer sleeves. When teamed together, the two create a seamless look.
Runway inspiration: Misha Nonoo
9. Add a decorative collar
If your top is simple, throw on a festive collar to take it to another level.
Runway inspiration: Christian Dior