Holiday Style Guide: New Year’s Eve Party Steals and Splurges

Have you RSVP’d to a New Year’s Eve party yet? The last bona fide NYE party I attended happened back in my college days, and like most good parties, there are a lot of things about that night that I don’t remember! Even if you do partake of the festivities and end up losing swathes of memories of what happened during the night, what’s certain is that you shouldn’t forget to stay in style with some steals and splurges.


It’s never wrong to put on something shiny for new year’s; in fact, it’s highly recommended in most circles! But ditch the floor-length gown and go for a cocktail dress: it’s different, more fresh, and easier to move around in when the dance floor opens up.

Splurge: Votum. Steal: Minimal, IDR 490,000

Alternatively, you can always go with the classic LBD — but change it up this time with trend we’ve been seeing plenty of recently: black and white. A black dress with a sliver of white panel peeking out makes it a little different from your usual run of the mill LBDs.

Splurge: Etro, USD 927. Steal: Dotdtails, IDR 209,000

And since black and white is making its way back onto fashion trending topics, the above dress would be a good choice especially if you want it to go with your…

Two-tone Shoes

See what I mean about black and white reasserting itself as a trend this new year? Singapore-based shoemaker Charles & Keith have come up with an entire catalog that pays homage to the comeback kid that is black and white.

Steal: Charles & Keith. Splurge: Saint Laurent, USD 960

Steal: Charles & Keith. Splurge: Gianvito Rossi, USD 594

Steal: Charles & Keith. Splurge: Tod’s, USD 567



Nothing says “New Year’s Party” louder than all things bedazzled. When it comes to ringing in the new year, don’t be afraid of looking like a traffic hazard by wearing as many reflective surfaces as possible. This is the only time besides Halloween that most people can get away with it, so take advantage of it and do not hold back!

Splurge: Mawi, GBP 675. Steal: Quinn, SGD 62

Steal: Quinn, SGD 26. Splurge: Alexis Bittar, USD 225


Steal: Bl!ng, IDR 109,000. Splurge: Erickson Beamon, USD 407

What do you plan on donning to your new year’s eve party of choice, and what style resolutions do you have for 2014?