Even if your New Year’s Eve plans involve staying home there’s no reason why you can’t bring a little glitz to the proceedings! Who better than Free People, with its many multitudes of sparkle and glam?
Whether it’s a night on the town you want to be super sparkly for or a party where you just want a little shine, inside I’ve gathered up some great pieces and divided them into three categories…
Let’s begin with the super party-ready items. These are items with tons of sparkle, shine, glam or glitz, like the Surry Sequin Dress ($300, above).
1 | Sparklette Mini Dress ($250) — not as short as the model shots make it look. I’m a big fan of it with the Lux Faux Fur Coat With Printed Lining ($298).
2 | Galactica Mule ($178) — dance the night away in comfort in these scene-stealing dusty silver mules.
3 | If your New Year’s Eve involves a concert or dancing, I highly recommend the eye-catching Shake It Up Cami ($98).
4 | Going to a party at a museum or art show? Everyone will want a closer look at you in the Zebra Maxi Dress ($420).
5 | Sparkle and shine all night long in the Glitter Marigold Block Heel ($148).
6 | These Gigi Slip-On Loafers ($128) go for the gold and score one hot pair of shoes!
7 | Want your bag to do most of the celebrating? The Starlight Crossbody ($78) is up to the task.
8 | The Chainmail Mini Backpack ($298) is the kind of bag you bring to dinner but leave up on the table.
9 | The Jinhai Baguette Crystal Earrings ($358) look heavy as hell, but also so very wonderful.
10 | You won’t be able to wear 2017 glasses with the Belle of the Ball Sunglasses ($30)…but, well, does it really matter??
Next up, here are some items with a medium degree of glitz, glam, sparkle or shine. They can take an outfit from casual to party-ready, but aren’t so loud that they steal the show. The Cloud Dancer Flats ($80, above) are a great example.
1 | Going to be somewhere warm? Your feet deserve the all-night comfort of the Stella Kitten Heel ($180).
2 | Whatever you’re wearing, throw the Wild Thing Coat ($298) on over it for a subtle yet stellar glam arrival.
3 | Going to a low-key get-together with friends? Be festive without going over the top in the very cute (and very cool, check out that construction!) Star Studded Pullover ($168).
4 | The lace-all-over She’s Got It Slip ($88) is great under long sweaters, like the Back To Back Sweater Mini ($168). Or wear it on its own for a concert or dance party! I own it in three colors myself, and it runs true to size.
5 | Another lace piece I love is the Secret Origins Pieced Lace Tunic ($128), which rocks for dinners out or evenings in public waiting for the ball to drop (I recommend faux furry leather over it). In warmer weather? Try its sleeveless counterpart.
6 | Glam is all over the Alice A Line Dress ($148)!
7 | For shows or events where you’ll be on your feet, I love both the Metallic Hi Top Chucks ($65) for casual events and the Degas Ballet Flat ($68) for more festive atmospheres.
Perhaps your party is a work event, a multi-course dinner or a party at a fancy hotel. If so, subtle glitz and sparkle may be the way to go. Items like the Eve Maxi Dress ($250, above) mark the occasion with just the right amount of shine.
1 | Stun your dinner date in the chic Morita Dress ($590).
2 | Soft and saturated, the Sneaky Feelings Velvet Tunic ($58) promises to be a conversation starter without hogging the crowd.
3 | It will need a slip underneath for sure, but the Kendall Trapeze Slip ($68) brings color without overdoing it as a pretty dress.
4 | Go for easy and good-looking in the Alma Drop Waist Mini ($168).
5 | For house parties or outdoor parties (beach or boat especially), the Walking The Line Mini ($68) has endless potential.
6 | The Studded Suede Party Pouch ($68) is an easy way to bring some glitz to the party, and then take it off to revel.
7 | If color is your style language, the Audrey Shearling Clutch ($528) is ready to be your New Year’s Eve favorite!
Or you could forget about glitz, glam, sparkle and all that stuff altogether and go for something cool like the Palomar Heel Boot ($298, above).
1 | The Retro Love Suede Dress ($168) is just asking for a night — or many — out on the town!
2 | Whatever you are wearing on New Year’s Eve, the Military Fur Trench ($750) would look perfect over it.
3 | Hide the Solar System 3D Hoops ($28) behind your hair, or show them off.
4 | The Lexie Rose Delicate Choker ($28) is a beautiful, simple piece.
What items are on your New Year’s Eve radar?