Famously Hot Fashion for the New Year

December 4, 2015 | By | Comments (1)


Photo by John Powell courtesy of Famously Hot New Year.

Famously Hot New Year in Columbia, SC. Photo by John Powell.

It happens every year. I get so busy preparing appetizers, seeking out the perfect hostess gifts and rushing from one holiday party to the next. Then all of a sudden, it’s December 30 and I realize I don’t have anything to wear for New Year’s Eve that hasn’t already made an appearance (or two) this holiday season.

This year, I’m making my New Year’s resolution early and vowing to have the perfect outfit on hand for Columbia’s free and family-friendly Famously Hot New Year, which will headline Ms. Lauryn Hill.

Thankfully, there are a number of Southern boutiques and designers who are making it easy for all of us to find the perfect party attire, be it a fancy soiree or a casual oyster roast.

Dinner party or cocktail function

laroque Famously Hot Fashion for the New Year

A staple in LaRoque’s collection is the Caroline Bow Top. Luxurious silk and an eloquent bow make it perfect for the evening’s celebrations. Tuck it into a skirt, as shown, and pair with dark tights.

Britton’s of Columbia is known for their extensive menswear collection, including timeless yet unique accessories like feathered bowties from Charleston’s Brackish Bow Ties.

brittons 2 Famously Hot Fashion for the New Year

But a little-known secret is their women’s collection in the back of the store. This gold and silver ensemble with a fur overlay is perfect for the dinner party that spills out and onto the back porch.

Oyster roasts or winter carnivals

Our reward for hot, sticky summers is our mild winter temps, perfect for outdoor celebrations. Layer a wool cape with a festive sweater and enjoy the night in style. Here are a few of the picks I’m eying.

my kim Famously Hot Fashion for the New Year

Keep cozy and cute in a cable knit sweater dress and oversized blanket scarf from My Kim Collection in Columbia’s Devine Street District. Pair them with some killer booties and be the fashion envy of all of your friends.

monkees Famously Hot Fashion for the New Year

Photo courtesy of Monkee’s of Columbia.

For a more casual take, throw on a fabulous wool wrap from Monkee’s of Columbia with jeans or leggings and some tall riding boots for a look that’s effortlessly cool and comfortable.

Some of my top picks for ringing in 2016 around Columbia, SC:


  1. Jennifer Hall (@jennhall00)

    great advice and love these outfits!

    December 4, 2015 at 12:58 pm

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