Five outfits to countdown the New Year

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Five outfits to countdown the New Year
A visual shopping and inspiration guide to picking out your first ensemble for the New Year

It's a night where fresh 2016 planners will (officially) be cracked open, resolutions penned and goals recharted, but first and foremost, it's a night where indulgent revelry kickstarts the new year on an effervescent high. 

However, before the fun and festivities even take off, the million dollar question as always, is: What should I wear on New Year's eve?

As the solution to the infamous conundrum, we've pulled together five outfits worthy of bidding 2015 goodbye in, and welcoming 2016 with your best foot forward. From breaking out the crème de la crème of your closet for a black tie soirée, chanelling laidback vibes to gather at a friend's place, or, kicking it back for a cozy night in, here's inspiration to get your sartorial juices flowing.  

New Year's Eve black tie event

Ellery wool blazer with satin detailing; Jimmy Choo Candy Cky acrylic clutch; Dolce & Gabbana high-waisted tuxedo trousers; Bottega Veneta oxidised silver and gold-plated earrings; Christopher Kane braletBottega Veneta oxidised silver and gold-plated ringAquazzura Spin Me Around suede sandal

Best worn to: A black tie event
Style tip: As we know it, the black tie dress code so often spawns mundane ensembles. An LBD? Boring. Shake up the status quo by channelling the boys in a sleek three-piece suit. In this case, it'll be a slinky bralet tucked beneath that jacket. Play peek-a-boo with alluring — but not risqué — lingerie, accent with metallics, and you're golden. 

New Year's Eve cocktail party

Proenza Schouler midi pleated dress; Shourouk Apache necklace; Anya Hindmarch Kit Kat leather clutch; Aurélie Bidermann Ginkgo rose-gold plated earrings; Aquazzura Wild Thing suede sandal; Anita Ko evil eye 18-karat rose gold bracelet

Best worn to: A cocktail party
Style tip: The holidays pretty much present a sartorial free pass to all things lustrous and anything with a sheen. If you struggle to tame that magpie in you day-to-day, here's your time to shine. Bright. Be bold in head-to-toe metallics, but pass up the over-the-top all-over sequined look for lamé or foil. Throw in blues and reds to balance out the sheen.

New Year's eve house party

Étoile Isabel Marant Kieran slub linen T-shirt; Saint Laurent monogram small camera bag; Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci leather trousers; Erickson Beamon Ripple cascade earrings; Fendi Buggies derby; R13 Roadie bomber jacket

Best worn to: A house party
Style tip: How you don your outerwear is the key to transforming this ensemble. If it's a gathering with proper bubbly in flutes, drape the jacket over your shoulders to dial up the look. And if it's bad movies running on the television while you dig into a store bought meal surrounded by your best pals, take off the jacket and earrings, and just lounge in that breezy, linen tee. 

New Year's Eve Night out

Victoria, Victoria Beckham belted satin wool-crepe jacket; Lanvin tassel earrings; Loewe metallic pleated midi skirt; Acne Studios Marily silver mix ring; Edie Parker Trunk Stars and Stripes acrylic clutch; Aquazzura Milla crystal leather sandal

Best worn to: A night out partying
Style tip: Step one to heading out and raising the roof: Dress the part and look the part. That doesn't mean baring skin — leave the cropped tops to the youths. Assuming that there'll be tunes to groove to, the tassel earrings and pleated skirt will swing to those catchy beats. An outfit dynamic in movement is a sight to behold. 

New Years Eve staying in

Chinti and Parker Star intarsia cashmere robe; Olivia von Halle silk-satin striped pyjamas; Fleur'T Nighty Night eye mask; Le Labo Santal 26 vintage candle; Agent Provocateur Leisa chantilly bra; Barneys New York backgammon set

Best worn to: Nowhere but a night in
Style tip: Avoiding the overload of warm bodies and guaranteed chaos on a night out? Slip into your comfiest silk-satin pyjamas, throw on a robe to get cozy and light your favourite candle. It is a celebration to ring in the new year after all, so resist the usual oversized T-shirt for once and do it in style, even if you're staying home. 

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Text: Andrea Sim

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