Don’t get us wrong—we love the idea of wearing dresses to holiday parties during this festive time of year. That said, more likely than not, you have a handful of fêtes scheduled throughout the remainder of 2018, and after attending even just a few, you might find yourself with dress fatigue. Unfortunately, the cause of this is often confusion on what to wear instead versus a breadth of bubbling outfit inspiration. Not to worry, though; we’ve got you. New Year’s Eve outfits (that don’t include dresses) are easier to create than you might think. This year, we’re taking a cue from some of our favorite It girls.
Rather than wearing a standard party dress for the special night, try wearing for a head-turning metallic pantsuit or jumpsuit for an equally festive approach. Or, opt for a chic skirt and a blouse for an ensemble that’ll never go out of style. If you’re feeling bold, pull out all the stops with a cool sequin top layered over a sweater and a skirt—now’s a better time than ever to go big.
Without a doubt, these ladies will give you the right amount of inspiration as you plan out your NYE look. Scroll down to see all their outfits, and then wear them right into 2019.
You can't go wrong with a sleek jumpsuit. If you want more coverage, add a mock turtleneck underneath.
This jumpsuit is so chic.
The perfect layering piece.
A metallic suit is a perfect alternative to a party dress for the night.
We're loving this metallic croc print.
You'll get so many compliments on these pants.
An easy outfit to wear for New Year's Eve is a classic button-down shirt and a pair of pale trousers.
We love a good sleeve detail.
These are so chic.
Nothing says party like a metallic skirt. Style yours with a tee to dress it down.
This looks so comfortable.
Wear this with a silk camisole or with a graphic tee.
Sport a stylish feather top, or a minidress as a top, with a pair of leather pants for a unique look.
Wear this as a top or as a dress.
Easily worth the investment.
We'll never get tired of a pair of velvet pants with a classic shirt.
How pretty are these fancy pants?
White heels are not going out of style anytime soon.
Wear a cute leather miniskirt with a sweater for a look you can wear all day and throughout the night.
Wear this every day this winter.
This skirt is just so cool.
Style a puff-sleeve sweater with a patent skirt for a look that pulls from all of the season's best trends.
Always yes to a puff sleeve.
You'll feel so cool in this.
Wear a camisole and matching skirt with a pair of white boots to have a standout look all night.
You'll get so much wear out of this.
It girls love these.
With a lightweight sweater and a pleated skirt, layer an out-of-this-world tank top over the top to take your ensemble to the next level.
Wear this as a layering piece or on its own.
Turn heads in this.
A pair of patent black pants will dress up your outfit in seconds.
Proenza Schouler has some of the coolest shoes.
Have a dress you've been itching to wear but don't want to wear another dress? Style it as a top over a pair of trousers for creative layering.
This slip is so pretty.
You'll never get tired of these.
Wear a cool pair of leather pants with a wrap top for an easy and chic New Year's outfit.
This top was made for a party.
Wear these for years.
Be sure to save these—you'll want to wear them year after year.