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What Do You Wear With Skinny Jeans for New Year's Eve?

by Jennifer Blair, studioD

New Year's Eve is the kind of occasion where going sparkly and festive with your outfit is entirely expected; but that doesn't mean you have to wear a ball gown or cocktail dress to look fabulous. You can be gorgeous and glam for the big night even in your most comfortable skinny jeans. The trick is pairing your jeans with the right pieces and accessories to give them a dressed-up look that's only to be rivaled by the gleaming ball itself.

Get Embellished

For New Year’s Eve, pair your jeans with a top that dresses up the look. With a skinny style, you want to choose a shirt that’s long enough to balance the tight fit of the jeans -- your top’s hem should at least reach your hips, although you can choose one that covers your backside. A sequin tank or tunic is ideal for a New Year’s Eve party, but you can also opt for a beaded or metallic version. If you want a little more coverage for the cold weather, go with a long-sleeve style that falls off the shoulder or features cutouts on the arms to make your outfit holiday worthy.

Layer Up

If you’re worried about being cold on New Year’s Eve, pair your skinny jeans with a blazer. Not only can it keep you warm, but it’s also long enough to cover your backside if your top is a bit short. In keeping with the festive occasion, don’t just wear the blazer from your favorite work suit. Instead, try an elegant velvet jacket or a lace blazer -- wear it with the jeans and a silky camisole top. If you want an edge to your look, go with a leather blazer and pair it with a silky tank top or blouse to soften the appearance of leather and denim. A satin corset-style top can also work well under a leather blazer to give your skinny jeans a sexy.

Put Your Best Foot Forward

The right shoes can get your skinny jeans ready for any New Year’s Eve party. Pumps work well with the slim cut of the jeans, so reach for a sexy pair that helps dress up your denim. Velvet or satin peep-toe heels are an ideal option -- you can even find styles that feature rhinestones, crystals or other embellishments to really stand out. Strappy metallic stilettos in a gold or silver finish also have a luxe look. If you’re worried about your feet getting cold, boots are an attractive option. Skinny jeans tuck neatly into a pair of tall boots, so choose a sexy knee-high style with stiletto heels to look fierce for your celebration.

Go Glitzy

If any night calls for statement jewelry, it’s New Year’s Eve, and adding some bling to your outfit takes your look to the height of glam. Try a rhinestone choker necklace for a sexy vibe; for a dramatic option, a bib style with colorful crystals can jazz up skinny jeans and a simple top in an instant. If you’re wearing an embellished blouse, statement earrings are a better option. For an elegant look, opt for a drop style that features pearls and rhinestones. If you want a more playful approach, chandelier earrings with colorful crystals are a festive touch.

About the Author

Based in New York City, Jennifer Blair has been covering all things home and garden since 2001. Her writing has appeared on BobVila.com, World Lifestyle, and House Logic. Blair holds a Bachelor of Arts in Writing Seminars from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.

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