What to Wear on New Year’s Eve – 5 Casual Glam Outfits

There are few occasions to wear sparkle and shine, so on New Year’s Eve, why not glam it up, even if the dress code is casual? I’m sharing five casual glam outfits to ring in the new year.

Check out my post, and visit three of my favorite 50+ influencers: Jo-Lynne @jolynneshane, Jennifer @awellstyledlife, and Tania @50isnotold. They also have some other fabulous New Year’s Eve looks for you!


New Year's Eve outfit velvet top

1. Velvet Top or Pants

When Christmas arrives, so does the velvet. After all, it is Santa’s favorite fabric. Velvet pants and tops are rich, luxurious, and a gorgeous starting point for a relaxed but elegant New Year’s Eve outfit.

Velveteen and velour (faux velvet) are popular, too, since they’re lighter and less expensive than velvet. A cute velour top like this with a pair of black pants is an effortless look.

I’ve taken it further by pairing my velvet wrap top with these luxurious black velvet jeans. They’re soft, stretchy, and super comfy as you countdown the clock!


red velvet top

new years eve tops satin blouse

2. A Silk or Satin Blouse

Another easy way to create a gorgeous New Year’s Eve Outfit is to pair a shiny silk shirt with holiday dress pants. This is a simple, glamorous combo that always works! Ivory, green, or gold silk shirt looks lovely with black pants or a skirt, but my favorite color this time of year is always red!

I love this stunning Lilysilk Shirt in this gorgeous Claret shade. It’s warm and rich, and the pretty pearl buttons give it an elegant, upscale feel. This blouse would also be perfect for Christmas and Valentine’s Day.

You could also wear it to work with a suit jacket or create a casual-chic going-out look the rest of the year by pairing it with jeans and a chic belt.

Please pick up a Lilysilk Shirt (10 colors) for yourself, or give it as a gift!



new years eve blouse - red satin



holiday party outfit -top with bow3. Anything with a Bow

New Year’s is a fun, playful time, so why not play up that vibe with a festive holiday bow? This darling black top with the oversized bow is just what I am talking about.

See how cute and feminine it looks with these sparkly plaid pants and sexy heels.

This is perfect for the classic gals who crave a touch of drama as the clock approaches midnight!

holiday top with a bow



new years eve top- black jewel sweater

4. Crystal Embellished Sweater

Anything embellished feels party-ready and the perfect thing to wear to count down the New Year. Every year, this time, you’ll find lots of black embellished sweaters that look classy and chic with a pair of black pants.

This is a great evening look when you want something cozy that feels special. This is a sweater I have owned for a while, so it is not available,  but I have rounded up some similar black sweaters below.

Don’t forget a swipe of brighter lipstick with black. Some sparkly jewelry always helps, too.

I love black, but it can wash you out since it is pretty high contrast against other skin, so be sure to pump up the makeup a bit when you are wearing all-black

new years eve sweater- black embellished




new years eve top- pearl embellished

5. Pearl Sweater or Top

Here’s a sparkly look for a more soft and romantic New Year’s. Pearl-embellished tops are popular this time and give off a warm holiday glow.

I love this classic pearl sweater worn with inky black velvet pants. This one is from last New Year’s, but I have linked some other sweaters with pearl embellishments below.


new years eve sweater pearl embellished


So there you go! Five easy ways to create a casually glam outfit for New Year’s Eve. Just remember:

1. velvet top or pants | 2. Silk or Satin blouse | 3. Anything with a Bow | 4. Crystal Embellished Sweater | 5. Pearls

With festive details like this, plus a pair of dressy black pants, you are ready to party. You’ll feel relaxed and comfy and look right on trend!

Be sure to drop by Jolynneshane, awellstyledlife, and 50isnotold to see how they styled their New Year’s Eve outfits.

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9 thoughts on “What to Wear on New Year’s Eve – 5 Casual Glam Outfits

  1. You look absolutely stunning! I love all your outfits but the all black is my favorite. So glamorous!! Happy Holidays my friend!

  2. Your outfits are always so classy and stunning. You are absolutely my favorite fashion guru. I love and look forward to your very well done “live streams” with you and Harrison. ❤️

    1. Thanks Marian,
      I really appreciate that. I love doing the livestreams, and I’m so glad you are watching. Please jump in and chat one night in the chatbox. I’d love to say hello!

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