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How To *Not* Get A Full-Body Sequins Rash On New Year's

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While most of our NYE plans end up being a lot more chill than Gossip Girl prepared us for (I literally didn’t leave the couch last year), there’s still something exciting about getting dressed up to ring in the New Year. If you want to look comfortable, cool, and festive (but not so festive that you end up with a full-body sequin rash) going into 2024, a one-to-one ratio of shiny and soft elements in your New Year’s Eve outfit is a fool-proof formula. A.K.A. girl math, but make it fashion.

Brooke DeVard attends Gwyneth Paltrow and G. Label by goop host Holiday Celebration in a gray sweatshirt and skilver skirt
Image Credit: Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for goop

And getting New Year’s Eve outfit inspo is a lot easier than it seems — because once you see it, you won’t unsee. it. For example, pairing metallic bottoms with a cozy long-sleeved top is a no-brainer (and TBH, I’ve been wearing this look since Beyoncé asked everyone to wear silver). But, in case you need a little help figuring it out, I put together some ~festive~ options for you to choose from. Here’s to hoping no one finds glitter in random places until August!!!

A silver skort makes a cozy top a little less basic

English Factory Faux Leather Skort
 $80

intimissimi Boat Neck Modal Cashmere Ultralight Top
 $59

TBH, leather and shine are a match made in heaven

The A&F Paloma Top
 $32 (was $40)

Good American Better Than Faux Leather Midi Pencil Skirt
 $149

Silky cargo pants and a sequin bustier give the perfect level of trying

Open Edit Satin Cargo Pants
 $59

Sparkling Temptation Black Sequin Strapless Bustier Crop Top
 $46

A satin dress paired with a shimmering shoe makes things just festive enough

LIVD Plus Size GiGi Dress
 $59

Viable Rhinestone Shoe
 $129.95

If you’re wearing metallic shoes, chill them out with a pair of knit socks (your feet say, “Thanks in advance!”)

Open Edit Cammie Slingback Pump
 $59.95

Short Ribbed Socks with Wool and Cashmere
 $6

Pair glitzy earrings with a neutral, slouchy bag

Wekicici Colorful Rhinestone Drop Earrings
 $6.79

Lucky Brand Iris Studded Shoulder Bag
 $106.80 (was $178)

Or, an embellished bag with a shaggy, faux-fur coat

TOPALL Rhinestone Handbag
 $26.98 (was $35.98)

Superdry Mid Length Faux Fur Coat
 $189.95

 

Abbey Westlin
Abbey Westlin
Abbey Westlin is a self-proclaimed iced coffee enthusiast, practitioner of beauty, and fashion connoisseur. By day, she makes a living by creating Fashion and Lifestyle content for Betches Media. By night, she enjoys cooking intricate meals, sipping a glass (or four) of rosé, and keeping up with the news. Follow her on Instagram @abbey_westlin.