New Year’s Eve: What to Wear When the Clock Strikes Midnight
“To look glamourous is one thing but to feel good inside is the most important thing.” That is tff personal stylist Mischa Oexle’s New Year’s Eve motto. According to Mischa, finding the perfect outfit to wear for the last night of 2018 means you need to be able to sit, stand, eat and of course dance in it – and we couldn’t agree more! We asked Mischa for her New Year’s Eve style tips that will have you starting off the new year on the right foot, fashion-wise.
For black tie affairs, an ankle-grazing gown is a classic and for 2018, look for one with intricate embroidery. It’s the embellishment of the season and it lends any dress a couture feel. That means, you need to go light on the accessories, says Mischa. “Less is more,” says the stylist. “Too much looks cheap.” Opt for earrings or a cocktail ring and let the embroidery be the statement piece.
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The best thing about a jumpsuit is it works for almost every figure, says Mischa. She describes it as the “chameleon” of party pieces not only due to its cut, but also how comfortable and versatile it is. “Plus, it’s young and fresh,” says the stylist. A black jumpsuit is of course a go-to but look for some demure details like lace or velvet touches to make it feel special. Or opt for a printed jumpsuit. When it comes to footwear, you may think heels are the only option but according to Mischa, sneakers look just as cool, especially if dancing is on the menu. “Sneakers are allowed for New Year’s!”
You wouldn’t think it but wearing a statement skirt requires strategic planning, says Mischa. Since all the attention is on the bottom of your outfit, what are you wear on top depends on what you are doing that night. For example, if you are sitting most of the night, your skirt won't be visible meaning you need a glamourous top, recommends the stylist. If you will be spending the night dancing or standing, than a simple white tee and some high shine jewellery is all you need to let your skirt be the main attraction of your outfit.
Borrowing from the boys in a classic tuxedo-inspired suit hasn’t gone out of fashion since YSL introduced Le Smoking jacket in 1966. With that in mind, how it fits is the most important thing, says Mischa. “It has to fit you perfectly.” The second most important thing is what to wear underneath. Offset the structure of a suit with something smooth like a silk blouse or camisole. “Make it sexy and feminine,” says Mischa. And though your feet may request them, sneakers here are a no-go. “With suiting, you need high heels!”
For more style advice, chat with tff personal stylist Mischa here