NYE Energy

Updated: Jul 26

Although this year is significantly different from previous years, we all merit some kind of festive affair to embrace 2021. Whether you're planning to spend time at home with Netflix and a bottle of wine or heading out to a socially distant party, we all still deserve to dress up in our absolute finest and pretend for a few hours like life isn't loaded with 2020's anxiety-inducing year. Below, I've chosen my favorite NYE pieces that can be worn to whatever your night entails!

Diane Von Furstenberg Brett Pleated Lucido Velvet Maxi Skirt

This snow leopard maxi skirt screams party all night long, even if your New Year's Eve plans consist of take-out and Netflix. The pleated shimmering glow on the luscious velvet fabric makes me want to twirl around with this sparkling skirt wrapped around my waist. Whether you're planning a (safe) intimate dinner party or relaxing with a glass of red wine, this skirt will leave you feeling like you're in the heart of the chaotic New Year's Eve Times Square extravaganza ringing in a year that doesn't include a pandemic! Available at DVF.

Diane Von Furstenberg Sala Lucido Velvet Cropped Mockneck

This top gives me both timeless and chic vibes. Like the skirt above, this adorable mock neck is crafted with similar material based on a cropped silhouette. Match this top with the maxi skirt or keep it simple and classic with dark jeans or a mini skirt finish. Oh, and did I mention the delightful puff sleeve's embedded shoulder pads for complete comfort? This little top just has it all, doesn't it? Available at DVF.

Diane Von Furstenberg Savanna Sequin Mini Dress

You're doing New Year's Eve wrong if you don't have a sequined dress on! Okay, that was a little dramatic, but it's never a fun time without some sparkle, right? Set in a loose A-line, swinging design with mid-length sleeves, this mini dress allows for a modest yet show-stopping look for whatever your plans are this untraditional year. There is also a twist knot featured on the waist that adds a flattering bonus to this glossy mini! Pair with either trendy black or gold block heel pumps or high slouchy boots, and you can essentially create whatever style you want with this dress. Available at DVF.

Kate Spade Red Sequin Bow Dress

I'd wear this darling fit and flare dress any time of the year, but with New Year's Eve drawing near, I've noticed how much this dress belongs to a New Year's Eve event. I already said you can't do New Year's without sequins and this dress has both sequins AND bows! There's literally a party happening within the dress itself! In charming and vibrant red, how can you go wrong? My New Year's plans this year include binge watching Friends and thinking about life post-apocalypse, and you bet I'll be rocking this red number during that pity party. Available at Kate Spade.

Tory Burch Jewel Embroidered Shift Dress

This dress was so desirable last year that Tory Burch had to reissue this gorgeous piece this holiday season! Be prepared to feel like a jeweled princess in this exquisite number displaying delicate tonal beaded embellishments scattered throughout this elegant crepe draped sheath dress. This classic black dress boasts a removable ivory collar made of quality silk organza, making it the perfect attire for the preppy girl's New Year's Eve. Available at Tory Burch.

Akris Punto Metallic Polka Dot Dress

This fun shift dress with a peplum flared finish is polished with large polka dots, both in matte and metallic and pops of shimmer throughout. I absolutely adore all that this dress offers; with its subtle dazzle made on a shift silhouette, this navy, golden, and white beauty gives me vintage chic vibes, and I can fully imagine Midge Maisel doing a little comedy act in this playful look. Wear it on New Year's Eve and beyond! Available on sale at Neiman Marcus!

Hill House Home Ellie Gold Nap Dress

With a rather unique New Year’s Eve than ever, a nap dress is definitely one of my favorite picks this NYE. Whether you’re heading out or staying in, this comfortable midi complete with elasticated smocking and a tiered skirt is the optimal dress for this year’s plans. Super soft and made in golden jacquard, this dress is made to wear either all day or all night. Grab this stunning piece quickly as this popular cozy, yet luxury dress sells out super quickly! Available at Hillhousehome.

Cinq A Sept Maura Top

This top that comes in both blush pink and classic black is the ideal top for your relaxed NYE night. Made in lush taffeta with a puffed short sleeve and peplum finish, this cropped cutie is essential to your closet even after New Year's Eve. Keep it minimal and easy while still sustaining your fashionable look by adding black pants with a pop of vivid colored pumps. However, if you select the pink top, make the outfit sleek and clean with black or blue jeans and an understated shoe to make the light pink standout! Available at Cinq a Sept.

Alexander Wang Scrunchie Mini Bag

I don't care if you're going out or not; this mini bag belongs with your NYE outfit. Made in luxurious velvet with a glittering rhinestone trim on the ruched strap, this bag is the perfect accessory to add to this year's outfit. Even if you're staying home, just use it around the house and pretend like you're at a ball at the New York City Plaza. Even though this year is weird, we all deserve some sparkly energy. Available at Shopbop.

Marc Jacobs The Jeweled Button Cardigan

This classic black sweater is taken to the next level with a delicate floral rhinestone neckline and matching rhinestone buttons. Simple and elegant, this twinkling cardigan is the optimal option for a leisurely New Year's Eve get together. Finalize this look with a black bottom and the addition of some boots or comparable embellished pumps and you can make this lovely sweater into a more dynamic style. Available at Shopbop.

Rebecca Taylor Organza Check Dress

Crafted with sheer organza silk in a checked print, this light mini dress, which comes in timeless black and radiant red, is a terrific option for in or out. With fabulous puff sleeves and designed in a feminine shape, as well as the ruffles that line the tail of the skirt, this pretty dress is both comfy and breezy, and when placed along with black tights and fun heels or booties, it quickly transforms from ordinary to an elevated look to embrace the New Year in!

Available on sale at Rebecca Taylor!

Alice + Olivia Tayla Metallic Mini Dress

If you want to turn heads this year (less than 10 heads, that is), this is the d