What to Wear on New Year’s Eve: Just Add Jewelry

Audrey Hepburn wearing a little black dress establishing the LBD as every woman's wardrobe staple.
Photo of Audrey Hepburn Wearing Examples of Why The Little Black Dress (LBD)
Should Be Part of Every Woman’s Wardrobe

Trying to decide what to wear on New Year’s Eve? Whether you’re invited to a gala party or simply meeting friends for a quiet drink, you’ll want to wear something festive to ring in 2016. Just add jewelry! Shop your closet and your jewelry box to create instant party looks: the secret is putting the pieces together in new and clever ways.

Update Your LBD

Take your Little Black Dress and give it a twist with jewelry and accessories. Add black tights, boots and a pair of tassel earrings to modernize the look. Or, take a page from the body jewelry craze and wear your longest necklaces in an X, cross-body bag style.

Brooch on velvet blazer lapel
Put a Brooch on the Lapel of Your Velvet Blazer

Bling Out Your Velvet Blazer

We all have a velvet jacket hiding somewhere in our closet. Add pants of the same color for a ‘70s pantsuit look, and wear it with a turtleneck and one or more brooches on the lapel. If you don’t own a brooch, a pair of clip-on earrings will work on the jacket pocket or collar. Anything goes, as long as it sparkles.

Make a Statement with a Satin Blouse

For a party-perfect outfit, just add a shiny blouse to a black pencil skirt. Wear your highest heels or your tallest boots, and top things off with pearls or a statement necklace to show you mean business.

This is the one night of the year when you can never be overdressed. If all else fails, put on a jeweled headband with a black t-neck and pants — and dazzle!

Here’s to a happy and healthy New Year from all your friends at OBJ.

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