Let's be honest here: There's a slim chance any of us are really going out this New Year's Eve. While a walk to look at some fireworks (a safe distance from others) is definitely on the cards, partying the night away in a pub with a G+T in your hand is looking extremely unlikely. A shame, I know, mostly because NYE feels like that last opportunity to get dressed up in something sparkly and festive. I appreciate this sounds rather doom and gloom, but I don't mean it to. For starters, sequins aren't just for Christmas (wear them in the summer, people!), and who says you can't dress up for your sofa? This year, I very much plan on wearing the black sequin trousers I bought from Mango three years ago with a top TBD and a full face of makeup.
There are other options out there of course, which is why I've turned to my favourite fashion people on Instagram to show us how it's done. There are outfits that include head-to-toe sequins but also more pared-back looks that will suit minimalist tastes. There's a classic LBD or the LRD (little red dress) and plenty others, too. All you really need to know is that each and every one of the below looks can be worn with slippers because heels on the final day of 2020 is probably asking a bit too much of us, quite frankly. Keep scrolling for more.
Style Notes: Don't be deterred from getting out the sequins just because you feel like there's nowhere to wear them. That's what Instagram is for! Get all dressed up, post a selfie, and feel great looking like a disco ball in the living room.
Style Notes: Arguably the most practical of outfits on NYE, fancy pyjamas allow for the smoothest transition from sofa to bed.
Style Notes: You can't beat a nice-top-and-trousers combo. Add a bright red lipstick to really give it oomph.
Style Notes: Want to be smart on NYE but don't want it to look corporate? Add a graphic tee. Take off the jacket when you want to dance around your home to Jools' Annual Hootenanny.
Style Notes: The ultimate unbeaten classic. If you want to make it feel a little livelier for NYE, add bold matching accessories.
Style Notes: As much as the LBD is a classic, I have a soft spot for the LRD, too. Keep it sheer and frothy for a super-cute party dress.
Style Notes: It's not all about sequins and bright colours. You can just as easily get into the "party on the sofa" mood by wearing a satin slip skirt and your favourite black jumper. Understated elegance.