Deconstructing your NYE look

How do you bring 2015 in with a bang? Learn to seamlessly coordinate the various elements that make up an outfit. Here are five things to zero in on to be NYE prepped and ready. 

5. HAIR 

Hair is such an important part of any look because hair can make or break an outfit. If your hair's a hot mess, you can forget about anyone noticing anything other than that. For NYE, try something you rarely do. Create retro curls, put it up in an elegant bun, or incorporate a boho braid. 

CLICK THROUGH TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO courtesy of LOVESTITCHED.com 

CLICK THROUGH TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO courtesy of LOVESTITCHED.com 

RITA ORA   CLICK THROUGH TO GET INSPIRED courtesy of POPSUGAR.com

RITA ORA   CLICK THROUGH TO GET INSPIRED courtesy of POPSUGAR.com

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4. NAILS

This little detail doesn't go unnoticed. It's the icing on the cake. Just like the rest of the look, the nails must match. Go RED for a ballroom bash, go GOLD for a house party, go BLACK for an underground spot, and go PURPLE for an eclectic restaurant (that's where I'll be). 

      Goldeneye by OPI

      Goldeneye by OPI

      Black Onyx + Goldeneye by OPI

      Black Onyx + Goldeneye by OPI

      Vodka and Caviar by OPI

      Vodka and Caviar by OPI

    Viking in a Vinter Vonderland by OPI

    Viking in a Vinter Vonderland by OPI

3. SHOES

Go big or go home. There is a very specific pair of shoes I dust off for this occasion every year. To give you an idea of what they look like, they also double as my Vegas heels.  If you also have that special pair of metallic, no less than 4' heels, pull them out. NYE is the perfect time for over-the-top fashion. After all, you'll only be bringing in 2015 once. 

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CLICK THROUGH TO PICK YOUR PAIR. 

2. EMBELLISH

Despite the decadent nature of all the other elements of your outfit, keep the accessories to a minimum. Perhaps a cuff? Or knuckle rings? Or try something new this year: Flash Tattoos! Visit Headdress on South Lamar to find your perfect pack. 

                 CLICK THROUGH TO FIND HOW TO WEAR YOURS. 

                 CLICK THROUGH TO FIND HOW TO WEAR YOURS. 

1. CLOTHING

Of course clothing is #1, because it will bring everything together. Whether you're in pastels or pewter, there is one thing to consider: formality of your event. If you're at a NYE cocktail party or wedding, don't come in something less formal, because you didn't plan ahead. Figure it out now, before you're scatter brained the night of. And don't forget! your layers should match the event too.