There's no set way to do New Year's, and over time everyone develops their own traditions, whether it's watching fireworks along the Thames, sipping cocktails with old friends or cosying up with a cup of tea, either way, it's the perfect excuse to let your hair down and celebrate with your favourite people.
This year, team Who What Wear all have very different plans when it comes to the countdown, but it's safe to say that each and every one of us has been planning our outfits for weeks. We can't help being fashion nerds, okay? The plus side to our over-zealous planning is that we now have a wide range of looks to inspire your New Year's style. You're welcome.
So if you're currently running around like a headless chicken (we've all been there), let us give you a little helping hand. There's something for everyone: From Alyss's smart-casual pub-ready ensemble and Zoe's cocktail attire to Emma's dinner party-chic look and Joy's statement feather-trim, scroll down to see what the Who What Wear team are wearing this New Year's Eve.
Joy Montgomery: Dinner and Drinks Out
Style Notes: My typical New Year's usually revolves around a boozy dinner party with friends, but this year, we're venturing out, which is a great excuse to dress up a little. The moment I saw this Zara co-ord it was love at first sight. I've been pining after feather trim this party season and this offers plenty of drama without being too OTT. I would finish the look with platform heels and a sculptural bag.
Style Notes: "My birthday is NYE, but especially over the past few years—and genuinely not because I have a toddler—I've enjoyed having a night in and eating lots of great food and watching Jools Holland (I'm embracing middle-age early). My outfit needs to reflect this, so I tend to stick to comfy staples but that feel luxe it doesn't feel like any other night in. Isabel Marant joggers, a COS T-shirt and knitwear from brand-of-the-moment Khaite is a great start, but a pair of sparkly socks from & Other Stories and some gold earrings make the outfit feel a bit festive but still cosy. My final accessory is an M&S cracker topped with stilton and pear."
Alyss Bowen: Night at the Pub
Style Notes: "I love dressing up, but if I'm spending my NYE in a pub, I'm going to don a good pair of straight legs and a sparkly top and finish it off with a staple red lip! Comfy, classic and failsafe."
Emma Spedding: Friends' Dinner Party
Style Notes: "I am not really a New Year's person, so I want my outfit to look like I've made some effort but don't take 31 December too seriously. I usually just spend New Year's Eve having dinner at friends, and this Topshop top feels fancy enough to ring in a new decade but is comfortable enough to sit on the sofa and make my way through an entire bag of Doritos pre-starter. I'd pair it with these split-front Zara trousers, and in a dream world, this Totême camel coat and this Prada velvet pouch bag."
Zoe Anastasiou: Night Out
Style Notes: "For me, New Year's Eve is all about having fun with friends. Usually, that means throwing on a cute dress, and preferably, a pair of shoes I can dance all night in. Whether at someone’s house or out at a bar, comfort is key, so I’m always on the lookout for a sturdy, block heel. I’ll then finish the look with a stand out accessory and this pearl bag will do just the trick. It is New Years, after all!"