Pulling together the ultimate New Year’s Eve outfit that says “Yeah, this whole style thing? I’ve got this,” is a true test of sartorial know-how. There’s just so much to consider: the sparkle factor, the cold factor and how to strike the perfect balance of the two for the night. If you ask us, nailing it all comes down to a detail you might be passing over: Your coat. A killer statement coat — one that you don’t necessarily need to take off the second you make your entrance — is the key to putting together an Insta-worthy look during the winter, so we’re highlighting our favorite statement toppers to wear over your NYE duds. Follow these easy outfit combos and you’re sure to make a major impression the minute you walk through the door.
NYE Coat Combo: Fur Coat + Jumpsuit
Nothing says partayyy like diva-approved faux fur — so go there. For a little disco-era glam, team it with an elevated jumpsuit decked out in velvety accents or shimmery sequins. Drop earrings that shine are a major must and lace-up suede pumps strike the perfect balance of being subtle and on-trend.
NYE Coat Combo: Wrap Coat + Midi Skirt
A clean-cut wrap coat is *the* topper you need for an of-the-moment twist on classic separates. A metallic midi and sleek halter-neck combo is straight up sophisticated without compromising on that cool factor you crave. With a just-below-the-knees silhouette, you can keep cozy while showing off a little of that impeccable style.
NYE Coat Combo: Boyfriend Coat + Sexy Separates
For you, New Year’s Eve is all about busting a move out on the dance floor — which means hot, yet easy-to-move-in duds are non-negotiable. That’s where jacquard pants and a super sass velvet top come in. Pair your two-piece getup with a boyfriend style coat for an effortless look with a hint of boy-meets-girl edge.
NYE Coat Combo: Shearling Coat + Statement Sequins
Sequin-studded trousers make a bold statement. Create balance within your festive ensemble by pairing up those eye-catching bottoms with a sleeveless sweater and suede shearling jacket. A little bit throwback and totally unexpected, it’s a combo that will make you stand out from the crowd.
NYE Coat Combo: Leather Jacket + Longline Vest
A leather jacket is the epitome of cool and yeah – you can wear one in the middle of winter. Real deal leather will help keep you warm with a longline vest adding an any-temp-ready edge. Don’t forget sleek gloves and a structured hat (think fedora). Shine bright with shimmery tee and play with proportions with a pair of trend-right culottes.
NYE Coat Combo: Wide Lapel Coat + Mini Dress
A sassy mini dress or romper calls for a coat that will keep you bundled up as you party hop and that’s where this wide lapel number comes in. The cuddly collar cinches shut for extra protection and the wooly fabric throws off serious warmth.
NYE Coat Combo: Cape Coat + Winter Shorts
If a blizzard is the last thing on your NYE radar, skip the classic coat and opt for a cape instead. Over-the-knee boots and a sequin turtleneck make for a solid base for the playful topper. They work in sync to keep you covered so you can focus on the good times ahead rather than how to stay warm. Shorts add a playful punch to this already eclectic outfit.
NYE Coat Combo: Puffer Coat + Pretty Skirt
A puffer might not be your first choice on a fancy night out, but rock it just right and it might make your go-to list of toppers for times when you want to stand out. Pair it up with a statement skirt to break the look up and go there with quirky, colorful pumps. You’ll be bundled up, but definitely not overlooked.
NYE Coat Combo: Longline Coat + Short n’ Strappy Dress
Going super short + strappy? Get those gams under wraps with a sophisticated longline coat that is straight up class. Next level ankle boots and a few statement baubles work together to give the getup just the right amount of wow-factor.
NYE Coat Combo: Teddy Coat + Maxi Dress
Long and lovely gowns get a funky free-wheelin’ feel when teamed with textured teddy coats. Go boho in a big way by completing the look with a sparkly skinny scarf, mules and a swipe of red hot lipstick.
How will you stay fashionably warm in the first hours of 2016? Tag us on Instagram @britandco with your New Year’s Eve style!