Last New Year’s Eve, I found myself shivering on Broadway in Nashville, TN – and I was bundled in a wool coat, thick scarf, and cozy mittens. As most of us have noticed, however, this will not likely be the case with the upcoming holiday. With many of our Southern cities clocking in at lows of between 40-50 and highs of 80+ (ahem, Miami!), our holiday celebratory outfits now have to be both seasonal and temperature-appropriate.
Whether you’re planning to stay in with family, sip champagne at an evening soiree, or watch the guitar drop with 140,000 of your closest friends – here’s a trendy New Year’s Eve look that won’t break the bank.
The Merona Wrap Dress is light enough that you won’t sweat in the Southern winter, and versatile enough that you could rock both day and night. With comfy fabric and a tulip hem, the wrap cinches right at the waist for a stylish hourglass shape. Choose from emerald green, indigo, black, and crimson – or buy all four for a dress you can rock year-round. Sale $19.60; target.com
Every good holiday outfit needs a bold statement necklace. Add a pop of ruby to your look with this Cluster Fringed Statement Necklace from Sole Society. The matte gold chain compliments the dress’ neckline, and clusters of glass beads take your look from cute to elegant. Sale $23.97; solesociety.com
Find a pair of these Lucky Lady Faux Suede D’Orsay Heels, and you’ve opened up a world of outfit possibilities. Made with soft vegan suede, this 4″ heel elongates your legs without sacrificing your dancing capabilities. Try styling with skinny jeans or a colorful pant to glam up a weekday look. Sale $18.21; gojane.com