I love dressing up for any reason, but I especially love dressing up for the holidays. A few years back however, my mother and I showed up to a family gathering wearing the exact same top… that we actually bought on the exact same day. (We obviously have similar taste.) Neither one of us knew about it and even with the 27 year age difference, it was funny how differently we bore wore it. It still looked age-appropriate on both of us!
So when you’re thinking about what to wear this New Year’s Eve, here’s a few ideas that will work for different age groups. I’ll tell you how to put them together!
My best advice is to wear what makes you feel good!
Party Looks 1 of 13
Not sure what to wear New Year's Eve? Check out these styles for men and women of all different ages. This was my own party look from 2 years ago, and it remains one of my most favorite outfits.
A Dress For Your 20s 2 of 13
This little black dress is young and carefree. The strapless detailing and the dress length keeps it flirty enough for the under 30 set.
Available at H&M, $60
Details For Your 20s 3 of 13
When you're in your 20s, you should be as rebellious as you want to be with your wardrobe. (Those days won't last forever!) Forget the pearls and the black pumps. They'll go nicely with your dress, but they also make me yawn. Try a bold bootie, a fun necklace, and a faux fur and leather vest to layer over the entire look.
A Look For the Stylish 20s Man 4 of 13
One Bold, Focus Piece For Your 30s 5 of 13
Sexy, loud, and still playful. At 30, we know what we like and we know that we still got it! So have fun with your style, it's New Year's Eve after all.
Sequin pant available at Nordstrom, $68
The Details For Your 30s 6 of 13
An Outfit For The Dapper 30s Man 7 of 13
Men in their 30s are most likely working on their career trajectories and wearing a suit every day. Come time for the holiday parties and they will need to loosen up and have a little fun, mixing some casual in with their dress attire.
Image (and suit pieces) via Express.com
Rock That Leather In Your 40s 8 of 13
Women in their 40s have mastered their sense of style and they like to show us all how it is done. This New Year's Eve, all of you ladies should wear a classic style like a pencil skirt. BUT, give it some edge.
Skirt available at Talbots,
$24940% sale until 12/24 $149.40
The Details For Your 40s 9 of 13
The Elegant 40s Man 10 of 13
Men in their 40s have become a bit more comfortable with their sense of style. They find trousers work better than jeans and they can appreciate a well-tailored blazer more than their younger counterparts.
Find the whole look on Zappos.com
Prints For Your 50s 11 of 13
Your 50s are for having fun and showing off your hard-earned sense of self and style! Try a simple, fitted dress in a bold print or, in this case, a brocade fabric.
Dress available at Loft, $89.50
The Details For Your 50s 12 of 13
The Full-Grown 50s Man 13 of 13
The man is his 50s understands that blazers are still a must for dinners out and that you can never go wrong with a well-fitted suit. Never.
Entire look can be found at Zappos.com