The year-end celebrations are kicking into high gear, and if there is one thing on everyone's mind (other than where to party it up at) is how you're going to nail that NYE look. Dressing for a good time doesn't mean turning to predictable cocktail frocks, body-skimming bandage dresses or pant suits — if that's how you're thinking of changing things up.
While we are sticklers for dress codes, we are also advocates of unexpected sartorial tricks. And knowing that you, our dear Buro reader is too cool for any traditional New Year Eve soirées, here are five kind of fetes we know you'll be attending come 31 January and how to amp up your party look sans the sparkle and sequins.
1. BLOCK PARTY
Dress code: Think Chanel's Cruise 2017 Cuban street party
The trend to wear: Crochet
The brands: Chanel, Proenza Schouler, Alexander McQueen, Rosie Assoulin, Valentino
The party style trick: To avoid looking like a peace-loving wannabe hippie dancing on the streets, stay away from cropped or halter crochet tops. We recommend elongated pieces in a slimming silhouette.
2. UNDERGROUND PARTY
Dress code: Rebellious attitude... lots of it
The trend to wear: Slogans
The brands: Off-White, Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci, Fausto Puglisi, Gucci
The party style trick: Whether this secret underground party is located under a bridge or an abandoned warehouse, join the crowd of 'silent soldiers' by voicing out your opinions or mantras for 2017 emblazoned acrossed your clothes. Guaranteed to stir up some much needed conversations on revolutions.
3. RAVE PARTY
Dress code: Technicolours
The trend to wear: Athleisure
The brands: Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci, Sacai, Prada, Louis Vuitton
The party style trick: While psychedelic colours are a must at rave parties, so is functionality. This season, it presents itself in the form of windbreakers that's not going to let you down even if it starts pouring come midnight.
4. POOL PARTY
Dress code: To make a splash
The trend to wear: Tie-dye
The brands: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Valentino, Tory Burch
The party style trick: Heading to a pool party without the intention of actual taking a dip? May we then suggest making one last bold move to cap of 2016 by jumping feet first into a tie-dye ensemble. The trick to acing this swirling ink pattern is in the silhouette. Two words: modern and structured. Why? So that when the BBQ dies down, you can duck out and head on to an after-party.
5. PJ PARTY
Dress code: Mischievously comfy
The trend to wear: Pyjama sets, of course
The brands: Miu Miu, Stella Jean, Off-White, Alexander Wang
The party style trick: Just because you've decided to be wise and stay in with your girlfriends doesn't mean you have to miss out on the fun of dressing up on NYE. Do like Miu Miu and pile it all on. From metallic hats to plastic candy necklaces and glitter shoes, it will be one hell of a wild night in.