The tricky part about ringing in the new year in NYC is that it’s usually cold AF outside. I have to fight my instinctive urge to wear sweatpants and call it a night and once I do, outfit planning for New Year’s Eve becomes all about strategy. How do you look festively fashionable without freezing your ass off before midnight?
There’s always the option to pair a puffer coat with your party dress, but I prefer to avoid the coat check at all cost, especially considering how crowded bars are on New Year’s Eve. Instead, I’m taking the long-sleeved route with this floral skater dress. Sleeves to keep me warm and velvet to keep me on trend – it’s the perfect dress to celebrate the new year. Just add pumps, a clutch and maybe one of those light-up 2017 sunglasses and I’m ready for the countdown to begin!