You spent weeks hunting down the right dress to rock at your New Year’s Eve bash, but once the shiny, happy holiday has come and gone, you might be thinking, “What to do with that standout frock?” Sequin-studded stunners are fab and all, but they aren’t exactly the easiest to strut around in during daylight hours. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try — these glittery bad boys are *too* good to put back into the closet just yet. Luckily, with a little creativity and sartorial know-how, you can keep the party dress party goin’ anytime, anywhere. These seven super simple outfits look to closet basics and clever layering to give a festive getup new life. Here’s how to wear your New Year’s Eve dress after the holidays.
Short and sequin-flecked might not fly at the office, but it puts a totally unexpected twist on your off-duty duds. Grab your favorite pair of boyfriend jeans and turn that frock into a top by tucking it in and layering it under a cropped jacket. Team it up with slide-on flats and finish the look with a laid-back beanie.
A glitzy t-shirt dress gets casual with an overall dress in tow. It’s the perfect way to bring a little glam factor to a tried-and-true piece. Toss on a set of slip-on high-top sneakers and get cozy with a wooly kimono coat. For days when you need an extra warm boost, throw a pair of fleece tights and a longline cardigan into the mix.
Whether you decided to go big or keep things more on the mellow side this holiday season, layering a wool midi skirt on top of your party dress will instantly take your look down a whole new route. A shimmery stunner becomes a striking, strappy top that’s perfect for date night or drinks with the girls, while a sophisticated, long-sleeve dress transforms into a fab finishing touch for a nine-to-five getup.
Antik Batik Appoline Mini Dress ($375), Babaton Johan Skirt ($145), Cities in Dust Turquoise Dagger Door Knocker Earrings ($60) + Dr. Martens 1460 Boots ($140)
Show ’em that your mad style skills don’t stop once the ball drops. Team up this season’s subtle, yet hot-right-now separates — turtlenecks and flares — and layer them under a striking glitter-flecked dress. Seal the sartorial deal with a pair of snakeskin ankle boots and a long-line wrap coat for good measure.
Give your go-to bodycon an ultra casual treatment by tossing it on with the most comfortable pieces in your closet: A classic tee, sleek leggings and an oversized sweater. Simply slip off the sweater and zip up a pair of ankle boots for a night-out look that’s funky, not fussy.
Who says your workweek wardrobe has to be boring? Send your office style into high gear by incorporating a glimmery gold dress into your on-duty rotation. Wear it over a long-sleeved bodysuit to give your getup a hint of mid-century flair. A sleeveless jacket and obi belt put on a polished finish that’ll rival even the most classic of jackets. In the shoe department, go androgynous with a slick set of patent loafers.
Laid-back never looked this good thanks to pieces from across the style spectrum coming together into one cool off-duty ensemble. The shimmery turtleneck dress becomes a high-shine skirt *and* an ultra glam top, with a zip-front plaid shirt that will showcase the right amount of sparkle up top and below the belt. A badass bomber jacket is the cool girl’s cardigan equivalent and will keep you feelin’ cozy straight through spring.
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