The date is here, rien ne va plus: what’s planned is planned, for 2018’s New Year’s Eve. So what’s your plan: a classic dinner at a friend’s house, an intimate retreat in some chalet, a club party in the heart of the city, a super chic gala dinner, or an outdoor celebration?
Most importantly, what do you plan on wearing? Not to worry, whether the dress code will be casual or formal, here are a few suggestions on how to dress to impress for the year’s longest night.
New Year’s Eve in the city
It’s a classic: a countdown in the city square, one drink after the other, and before you know it, it’s six in the morning. If you’re planning to party well into the early hours, and want to bring the new year in with style, don’t be afraid of making a daring colorful choice for your outfit: leave that classic blue ensemble at home for once.
You can have fun choosing different patterns (why not opt for an overcheck fabric?) or you can mix your dress shirt and trouser’s opaque colors. Try matching a two button burgundy suit (a nice variation from the more classic choice of red, for the new year) with a shirt in saturated tones, and contrasting accessories. Without a doubt, the smartest and most elegant way to greet the first dawn of 2019.
A Chalet or lodge dinner
In case you were wondering, ‘informal’ and ‘comfortable’ does not necessarily apply only to pijamas. If your intention is to enjoy the evening lounging in front of the fire with a few close friends and lots of brulé wine, there’s only one solution: a soft flannel shirt paired with a casual blazer or a warm pull jacket, the perfect item of clothing for the more relaxed and intimate context of a mountain chalet or lodge.
And if you don’t want to renounce to comfort, you can pick a soft and classic cable-knit sweater. And what should you wear underneath? You can choose between a pair of jean, chinos or soft velvet trousers.
A Galà dinner
The most beloved occasion for true lovers of elegance, and the most formal event of the year to display all your savoir faire: an end of year Gala dinner. It’s a unique opportunity to show off your style and look in the passage from 2018 to 2019, with elegance and refinement.
If there is a black-tie dress code, you have two options: follow the rules and wear a black tuxedo – a timeless classic – or be more audacious and pick a blue tux. In either cases, wearing a white shirt is a must, paired with cufflinks and a bow tie, along with a satin sash.
If, on the other hand, the dress code is less formal, the more indicated suggestion is to wear a blue suit, white shirt and satin tie (or be more daring and wear a satin bow tie for more eccentric celebrations)