You’ve got a killer dress and a plan for the night. So as party crunch-time approaches, it’s just about the details.

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Accessories are the easiest way to elevate your New Year’s Eve look or punch up what you already have in your closet. Whether you’re heading out for a night on the town or planning a more laid-back fête with friends, consider these party-ready pieces to help kick-start 2016 in style.


A pair of party-hopping pumps are a perfect cap to a New Year’s Eve outfit. The Vince Camuto Nayz Pump ($129 at Nordstrom), in black suede, has metallic gold straps that wrap around the ankle for a subtle touch of shine.

Don’t be afraid to shine in the Glint Mari Sandal ($100 at Nordstrom), in champagne printed leather. Crystal embellishments lend an elegant touch to the formal-occasion sandal.

Up your street style in a pair of Zara Cut Work High Heel Ankle Boots ($70), a shoe that pairs perfectly with jeans or adds edge to a girly dress.


Keep your necessities on hand with the shimmering Rebecca Minkoff Leo Clutch ($95 at Nordstrom) in crackled metallic leather.

Rebecca Minkoff Leo Clutch
Rebecca Minkoff Leo Clutch

If you have more to tote, opt for the H&M Bag with Fringe ($25), with an extra-long gold-colored chain you can sling over your shoulder, and swingy fringe for pop.

Make your designated driver duties more fun with the MICHAEL Michael Kors Extra Large Fur Pom Key Charm ($48 at Macy’s), a playful touch that can be attached to keys or clipped on to a handle to personalize your bag.


Don your favorite black dress and glam it up with some new statement jewelry. Try the INC International Concepts Gold-Tone Glitter Cuff Bracelet ($39.50 at Macy’s), a modern accent that pairs well with a sleek black ensemble.

Make your hands pop with the Banana Republic Deco Trillion Ring ($38), featuring dozens of glittering glass stones.

Delicate layers come easy with the H&M Circle Necklace and Rings set ($20). It includes an open necklace with strings of rhinestone and gold, as well as three rings with rhinestone accents.

Your nail polish can be all the jewelry you need with Allure for butter LONDON Nail Lacquer in disco nap ($15 at Nordstrom), a textured glitter polish that makes for a party-perfect manicure.


If you’re always chilly, swap your usual cardigan for the Zara Flocked Kimono With Fringing ($70). Its sheer texture and swingy fringe lend boho appeal to a range of outfits. Or try the slimming Talula Radnor Blazer ($185 at Aritzia) in a fun and festive velvet texture.

Leave a lasting impression with a pair of Wolford Paris Tights ($140 at Why $140 for tights? They feature three dozen delicate Swarovski crystals up the back of the leg that catch the light from all angles and will ensure you’re not forgotten as you head out the door.

Make your outerwear a part of your look with the cozy Zara Faux Fur Jacket ($70), in dark blue. It will help you withstand the elements in style as you walk from dinner or stand on a rooftop to watch the fireworks.

Talula Radnor Blazer; Allure for butter LONDON Nail Lacquer in disco nap; Wolford Paris Tights
Talula Radnor Blazer; Allure for butter LONDON Nail Lacquer in disco nap; Wolford Paris Tights

For the guys

Keep things simple with jacket that will keep you warm and stylish all winter. Try the fully lined Banana Republic Charcoal Topcoat (on sale for $248) over a shirt and sweater, jeans and a nice pair of dress boots.

If the temperature drops, a scarf is a gentlemen’s best friend against the cold. Try the luxurious Uniqlo Cashmere Scarf ($50), available in a range of colors and big enough to be loaned as a wrap if your date needs something warm to buddle up in.

Get your kicks in the Monte Rosso Torino Cap Toe Boot ($425 at Nordstrom), a versatile leather dress boot that works well with just about any style of clothing. For a more casual occasion, pair them with a trousers, a button-down or T-shirt and a shawl-collar cardigan.


Monte Rosso Torino Cap Toe Boot; Uniqlo Cashmere Scarf; Banana Republic Charcoal Topcoat
Monte Rosso Torino Cap Toe Boot; Uniqlo Cashmere Scarf; Banana Republic Charcoal Topcoat