Wardrobe Oxygen: Last Minute New Year’s Eve Fashion

Wardrobe Oxygen: Last Minute New Year’s Eve Fashion

If you were too focused on buying presents and baking cookies to even think about your New Year’s outfit, know that you’re not the only one. I type this, surrounded by torn gift wrap and fabulous presents, just catching my breath and realizing New Years Eve is next weekend. Ack!

Well, here are some suggestions to look as though you spent weeks on your glam look for your New Years fete.


Be as dazzling as the ball dropping at midnight with these glitter heels from Bamboo Boutique via Amazon.

Pair with a dress of any color for a festive look, or even wear with jeans and a silky cami for a more low-key event.

Less than $30, and eligible for speedy Amazon Prime shipping, you’ll receive them in time for your end of the year bash!


Heading to an event and realize you don’t have a thing to wear? This one-shouldered drape dress from Soprano gets rave reviews at Nordstrom, is less than $50, and you can enter your zip code on the Nordstrom site to pick the dress up at your closest location so you’re prepared for next weekend.

While this adorable frock is available in classic black, the colors can be quite festive–pair the navy or white with lots of gold bracelets and strappy gold heels; the red dress would look fabulous with black silk heels or even a leopard satin platform pump!


Jewelry can transform a conservative work dress into something cocktail-party appropriate. Pair this pearl statement necklace from Target with a black sheath or wrap dress and sky-high heels and look quite festive and chic.

This necklace is $39.99 and available in your nearby Target jewelry department.


Sequins are the perfect way to look festive when the ball drops, and a sequined dress is simple holiday dressing.  Just pair with black heels and you’re set!

This simple sequined tee dress from Vivienne Vivienne Tam costs less than $50 and will make you stand out in a crowd on New Years Eve. Once the holiday is over, wear the dress as a tunic with platform booties and leggings for a night out with the girls.

Available through Overstock who is known for super-fast deliveries; it also is qualified for expedited shipping.


Fur is so hot this winter, and a glam way to dress up wardrobe basics. Whether you pair over a simple white tank and jeans to celebrate 2012 in your neighborhood bar, or wear with your favorite LBD and heels, this gray animal print faux fur shrug from Sequin Hearts will look luxe.

On sale for $35.99 at Macy’s, you can either search online for a nearby store that has it in stock, or choose Premium shipping to ensure you have it before the weekend.


Take wardrobe staples and make them sparkle with a metallic mini. This silver mini skirt from Gap will jazz up a simple black turtleneck and opaque tights and make them party-proper. It would also look fantastic with a crisp white button-front shirt and booties.

On sale for less than $50, I saw several of these still available in my nearby Gap store plus Gap.com also offers express shipping.

What are your New Years plans, and what will you be wearing?

Alison Gary has over ten years experience as a personal shopper, stylist, and visual merchandiser. Her blog Wardrobe Oxygen provides fashion advice to all women, regardless of age, size, budget, or lifestyle. She is a full-time working mother, blogger, wife, and frugal fashionista located in the Washington D.C. area.

There are 3 comments for this article
  1. AlisonGary at 5:06 pm

    Isn’t that a nice simple dress? I love silver and gold for the holidays, an easy way to look glam in basic clothing silhouettes. For the regular day-to-day it’s a bit tougher to carry off

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