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10 Casual New Year's Eve Outfits, Just In Case You're Laying Low

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As the final days of 2018 tick off one after another, no question seems to spike quite as enthusiastically as “what are you doing for New Year’s Eve?” If you’ve planned out an elaborate getaway complete with sequined dresses and champagne toasts, then you’re inevitably jubilant to answer said question. If you’re like this author and still have yet to make plans, your answer might be a bit more muted. But, don't knock a casual New Year's Eve or the comfy-cute outfits that go right along with it just yet.

Even if you’re laying low on New Year’s Eve, if you’re reading this it’s fair to assume you haven’t resigned yourself to oversized sweats just yet. Regardless of how casual your night may be, there are still plenty of approaches to dressing that feel simultaneously festive and laidback. Taking a cue from some of your favorite casual-cool dressers on Instagram, the ten inspiring outfits below illustrate how to exude a soiree-ready attitude without going over the top. Think a flash of velvet, a glitzy pair of earrings, wintery white knits—you get the picture. And to help aid your cute-meets-casual endeavors, don’t miss the shopping picks that accompany each ensemble.

Outfit #1: Sheer Perfection

@champagnemani

If you’re up for a little see-through action, consider a sheer top paired with your favorite Lacey bralette. Polish it off with blue jeans to keep everything feeling effortless and a petite purse for a charming finish. (The one seen here on Imani is from Maison Cleo, but it's sold out.)

Spritz Blouse

$280

$168

Merlette

The Onelove Jeans

$195

AYR

Alexa Bag

$279

Valet

Outfit #2: Monochrome Maven

@claire_most

All it takes is a top and bottom in matching hues to make your look feel instantly pulled together. To make it feel festive, try one of the pieces in velvet or satin.

Ceildh Velvet Tee

$48

Farrow

Corduroy Straight Trousers

$100

Mango

Outfit #3: Sleepy Pants

@daily_sleeper

You know the fashion industry's opinion toward the pajama dressing trend is favorable, so it’s no surprise there’s a pair of fancy pjs in the mix. Accessorize with a mini bag and mules.

Black Pajama Black Tie Set

$265

Daily Sleeper

Lane Topsail

$275

Brahmin

Ayr Mules

$475

Dear Frances

Outfit #4: Slip It To Me

@deborarosa

Anyone who’s ever invested in a silk slip dress knows the power of this alluring staple. Toss a blazer on top and finish off with strappy low-heel sandals.

Textured Unstructured Blazer

$120

Violeta

Metallic Satin V-Neck Dress

$295

Vince

Vinyl Strap Sandals

$60

Zara

Outfit #5: Suit Up and Get Down

@helenacuesta

Layer your favorite band tee with a relaxed suit in a crimson hue.

Corduroy Suit

$200

Topshop

1989 Rolling Stones Tour T-Shirt

$146

Vintage

Lhasa Earring

$110

SVNR

Outfit #6: Color Coordinated

@iambeauticurve

Who says red and green is reserved for Christmas? Wear these complimentary colors in a creative way to ring in the new year.

Knit Sweater

$25

H&M+

Two Tone Sequin Pencil Skirt

$100

Eloquii

Powder Puff 45Mules

$795

$477

Aquazzura

Outfit #7: Sweet and Soft

@maria_bernad

There’s something about a textural sweater and slip skirt that makes you want to cozy up beside a fireplace and reflect on 2018—champagne in hand, naturally.

Felicia Pullover

$168

Loeil

Blanket Skirt

$1,195

Claudia Li

Outfit #8: Here For the Hosiery

@sabinasocol

This may seem like a high-impact look but all you need to look just as amazing is a LBD and pair of textural tights. Voila!

Nolita Dress

$124

Pixie Market

Lea Tights

$155

Wolford

Outfit #9: Human Disco Ball

@sophiaroe

Take the party to your earlobes with a pair of crystal chandelier earrings styled with a statement top and your favorite denim.

Longsleeve Puff Sleeve Top

$690

Proenza Schouler

Silver-Tone Crystal Clip Earrings

$445

Alessandra Rich

Plus Modern Slim Skinny Jeans

$80

Loft

Outfit #10: Party Animal

@tylauren

Ok, so even if you’re not taking a turn under the disco ball, an animal-print top alongside a furry bag is still appropriate.

Naamah Tie Front Stretch Top

$302

Nanushka

Palo High Rise Crop Flare Double Bite Jeans

$178

Habitual

Teddy Faux Fur Bucket Bag

$48

Topshop