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New Year's Eve Style

Sequins, little black dresses, one-shoulder tops, more NYE fashion tips

 Ladies and gentlemen, let the New Year’s Eve games begin. What to wear, what to wear, what to wear?

 NYE suggestions for the ladies:
*Beading and sequins are everywhere (see Dolan top at left from Nordstrom). Whether dresses are completely embellished or a simple bit of sparkle, NYE is the night to shine. Capricorn Boutique, in Bird Rock, is showing a one-shoulder top with an asymmetrical silhouette—an all velvet and tinsel vibe by Yumi Kim (pictured bottom right). Pair the cute top with a jeans or a sexy high-waisted pencil skirt—very sexy.
*Cool and fun textured tights. Keep your party butt warm without losing the pizzazz. You can find some great options for tights at Target. They’re $11.00, and I found them to be a better quality and more fun.
*If you’re looking for one great party dress, the one line that appears to youthful, cutting edge, and classic glamour is Alice and Olivia (pictured bottom center). Look at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, or online. The fit is perfect and the style is a must-have.
*Black tuxedo jackets are the hottest practical additions this season. The satin lapels dress up any outfit. Check out Plastic Island exclusively carried at Capricorn Boutique.
*Hemlines are up down and all over the place. From just at the knee to below the butt, this season anything goes.
*60’s style shift dresses are all the rage because they’re flattering on almost every body type. The Eva Franco line (bottom left) is very Jackie O and well known for their party dresses—Cecelia’s boutique; in Mission Hills has a wide selection.
*If you like it, put a ring on it. Oversized cocktail rings and double rings are a sure way to add that extra ingredient of flash to the big night.
*This is one night where it’s ok for beauty to be over-the-top. Body glimmer, red lips, smoky eyes, and glittery nails—don’t be shy—shine.
*Keep handbags small and bold. 
We asked local SD style expert Jason Wimberly, of Wimberly Worldwide, his men’s fashion recommends for the big night. 
  • NYE is a time for new beginnings. Forget trendy and keep clothes clean and classic. A simple black suit works for every occasion.
  • By 25 a man should own two suits: One black or pin stripe for dress events, and a khaki or navy for more casual nights out. Paul Smith and Hugo Boss offer a starter label and suits for under $1,000. 
  •  By 30 a man needs to own a tuxedo. Once you have it, you’ll have it forever. Zara has a tuxedo jacket for under $200.
  •  Men don’t need pleated trousers. Ever!

Last but not least: Get fancy, be yourself and have fun, but San Diego Magazine asks that you please drink responsibly.




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