Forget job hunts and exam revision – the most challenging task you'll face this year (and every year) is finding that perfect New Year's Eve outfit. NYE is notoriously difficult to plan for; buy an earlybird ticket for that big club night if you must, chances are you'll find yourself at a house party full of strangers watching the resident wildcard downing the world's grimmest dirty pint and then dance on the roof with their pants around their ankles. On this night, anything goes. Cover all bases with your NYE outfit, plan for any eventuality, and let the night take you where it may – at least your outfit will be on point.
With the help of Northern treasure troves Mad Elizabeth Vintage and POP Boutique, we present you some NYE stylespiration for guys and gals. Have a browse through our morning-after-the-night-before photoshoot – hangovers never looked so good!
The Jaw Dropper
Girls, if you're looking to wow the crowds this NYE, look no further than POP Boutique's metallic shirts. Team this shimmery beauty with a pair of sequinned disco hotpants for an eye-catching ensemble. Because who doesn't want a sparkly arse?!
If you're heading somewhere formal, try pairing a purple silk shirt with a suit jacket and trousers for a refined look with an alternative twist. For casual attire, wear this shirt with jeans (and any ironic hipster footwear of your choice).
Going out on the town? Make sure you stand out from the masses by adding a touch of sparkle to a POP Boutique velvet daisy dress with one of Mad Elizabeth's delicate sequin capes. Fairy lights sold separately.
All Black Everything
This versatile 90s shirt is perfect for any NYE scenario. If you wish you were as fly as Simon, try teaming this shirt with skinny jeans and Chelsea boots – and complete the look by carrying vinyl records at all times, obviously.
Heading to a house party? For a cute and kooky NYE look, go for one of Mad Elizabeth's fun cartoon sweats paired with a bodycon skirt. If you're super hipster like Lizzie, accessorize with a top knot and a pair of reflective rays.
Smooth in Silk
POP Boutique's black silk shirt is effortlessly stylish. This sleek and suave ensemble would be equally suited to chilled NYE drinks and to a heavy night on the town.
If you're looking for more casual NYE attire, we've got you covered. Try pairing a turtleneck crop with this simultaneously classy and casual checked skirt, or wear a leather mini skirt with a coloured denim jackets.
Guys or gals, everyone needs a 90s abstract print shirt (or five). Pick up one of these oversized must-haves from Mad Elizabeth and team it with a pair of ripped jeans for a grunge chic look.
Return of the Sequin
NYE is probably the only time you can get away with wearing sequins, so embrace it while you can! Team this lovely sequinned skirt with a simple dark top, and stick to the minimal with your accessories – unless you warn your friends to wear sunglasses before seeing you.
If you cringe at the thought of sequins and garish colours, play it safe this NYE and stick with dark colours: black is timeless, sophisticated and infallibly stylish. Wear POP Boutique's black velvet midi skirt with a sheer blouse for a wonderfully whimsical look.