As the bidding of 2019 into a new year (2020) is in process, it’s only right to go out with a show-stopping New Year’s Eve outfit to match your personal style.
Thanks to the country’s increasingly rising climate, your options have diversified; which makes dressing for the party season more confusing than ever.
But one rule remains unchanged: It is not the time to play it safe, and whether you’re hitting the town, going to church or having an at-home photoshoot with your best friends, it’s the perfect opportunity to experiment with trends you’ve been intimidated to try.
Sparkles, shimmer, and glitter take front and centre on the last night of the year, but we found ways to make you the best-dressed person in the room without even trying too hard. Ring in the new decade with these New Year’s Eve outfit ideas, inspired by some of the most stylish celebs of 2019.
Dakore Agbuson-Akande and Lala Akindoju gave us all the outfit inspo, from Dakore’s bi-coloured silk dress to Lala’s bright red jumpsuit. A vibrant party-ready outfit is a foolproof way to put a luxe spin on your NYE look. Go for classic black-and-white if you’re not a fan of bold colours or your favourite jewel tone.
It’s 2019’s favourite fabric and, with its sheer finish and iridescent sheen, organza is actually ideal for the evening. Woven from silk, see Bam Bam’s Instagram for inspirations as well as Adunni Ade’s because they sure wore the heck out of the fabric this year. The best part is that you can wear it with almost anything.
Feather fashion has been a trend all year long, and if you haven’t yet worked plumage into your closet, New Year’s Eve is the time to dive into the Beyoncé–approved style. Take note from the Queen herself.
You can drop your fear of resembling a disco ball for the night, because New Year’s Eve is one occasion when that’s kind of the goal, anyway. If you’re ready to go head-to-toe sequins, take after Ini Edo and Nancy Isime.
Leave it to Rita Dominic to reiterate the staying power of a good pantsuit. For New Year’s, pair a structured suit with strappy sandals and a glittery accessory for a feminine twist on the classic formula.
Not only are the Kardashian sisters literally obsessed with it, our CEO and Editor-in-Chief Ono Bello also approves of this in-demand clothing. Pair a corset top with jeans or trousers, and pair with a dark smokey eye.
Bonang Matheba bought her undying fierce energy and simple cutouts to Instagram recently. Convinced you’re not (ahem) cut out for the edgy trend? Balance it out with the right pants if it’s a top and the right accessories if its a dress.
Co-ord is the equivalent of chic loungewear. Slides are a deliciously nonchalant addition, but you can make it more party-appropriate with heeled sandals and lashing of appropriate jewellery.