It’s almost time to bid 2013 farewell and say hello to 2014! But before we do that tonight, us girls, well we’re usually faced with trouble trying to select the perfect outfit to ring in the new year. Should we go for jeans, a skirt, or a dress? Should you go for an up-do or leave your hair down? Flats or heels? So in order to help you overcome (or at least deal with) these issues, here is a mini survival guide for every lady looking to nail her New Year’s Eve look.
The Outfit: I know we all want to wear our favorite silk dress tonight. But lets face it: New Year’s Eve = CHAOS; someone’s bound to open a bottle of champagne at 12AM and spray everyone in sight with it and it’s very possible that a waiter will accidentally drop the remaining contents of a bowl of onion soup in your lap (yes, it’s happened to me – NOT FUN!) So when choosing your outfit tonight, make it a fashionable, yet practical choice. Pick something that you know can be washed or sent to the dry cleaners. I love this simple yet glamorous find from Vero Moda.
The Shoes: If you’re going out tonight, chances are you will be on the dance floor till the early hours of the morning. And since you’ll be dancing, then you need to make sure that you’re wearing comfortable heels. (Yes, comfortable and sexy heels REALLY DO exist). However, regardless of your choice of heels, your feet are bound to feel the heat after midnight, so remember to keep a pair of dressy ballerinas in your car and turn to them to keep the party going!You don’t want to end up looking like this guy
The Hair: I know that nailing the perfect ‘do is next to impossible with the weather being all crazy and humid, so make sure to tell your stylist to give you something simple and a style that you can adjust throughout the night in case your hair decides to go out of control. Personally, I either straighten my hair and include some curly waves at its ends to add some volume and leave it hanging loose or I ask my hairdresser to put it up in a pony tail- that way I really don’t have to worry about it. Take Rosy Huntington Whitely’s hair as guidance and remember whatever style you end up with, ask for some extra anti hair frizz spray to keep your strands in place!
The Makeup: For the holidays, I like to go for a kitten eye and red lips. While some might consider it a bold look, it’s pretty simple and doesn’t take much time to put together. However you decide to do your makeup, keep a few essentials in your purse for touch-ups, especially in case you’re hitting several house parties or events. I always keep concealer, eye liner, lipstick, cotton swabs (these always come in handy), and a compact mirror in my purse.
Have fun: No matter what you’re doing tonight, celebrate and enjoy every second of your time; it’s a been a year filled with ups and downs for us all, so when the clock strikes 12AM, make sure you hug and kiss anyone who means everything to you and toast for a happy and healthy 2014!
Happy New Year Everyone!