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For those of you who own and/or occasionally consult a calendar, you may have noticed that New Year’s Eve is approximately a week away. While I worship at the altar of organizational office supplies, somehow I failed to notice that this holiday was quickly sneaking up on me, and I had no solid plans.
Of course, that realization hasn’t actually prompted me to make plans because procrastination is my forte. It has, however, prompted me to consider what I might wear for New Year’s, because what’s more fun than planning your outfit for an event that may or may not exist.
Without further ado, let’s take a look at a few outfits for whatever the night might bring.
Falling Asleep Before Midnight
Gone are the days when I could somehow survive on coffee, alcohol, and pasta, and start my nights at 11 pm. That’s not to say that I’m older and wiser, but drinks cost a lot more in a city than they did at your local college bar (you’re forever in my heart, Tom and Marty’s), and I’m too lazy to work extra shifts just to afford an alcohol problem. For that reason, I haven’t entirely ruled out spending New Year’s Eve with my cat, who’s better company than most humans anyway.
I’m not biased, but I do think a cat is a crucial element in the perfect lounging outfit. Of course, you could substitute a dog for the cat, but science tells us that dog people are more social so this probably isn’t an issue you have anyway.
New Year’s Party/ Your Regular Bar
New Year’s, much like Halloween, seems to have become an excuse for every bar and drinking establishment to charge a $40 cover charge for the privilege of drinking watered down drinks in the same musty back room where you normally waste away your nights. Bonus points if they promise free champagne at midnight, and then run out of champagne before you even get any. Of course, I complain about this every year and then continue to subject myself to it, so really I have no right to criticize.
I am obsessed with these boots, and wear them every chance I get. My boyfriend–bless his soul–informed me that I look like I’m about to hack into the Matrix, which I assume he did not mean as compliment, but really who didn’t secretly covet the style in those movies?? Besides which, they’re absurdly comfortable for boots with a heel, and I’ll take any chance to tower over people I can get.
Every once in a while, you might have an occasion that calls for something every so slightly dressier. I’m typing this while wearing a shirt covered in fat cats in Santa hats (here, for those interested), so really this seems somewhat presumptuous of me, but I’ve been known to clean up well when the occasion calls for it.
I understand that not everyone is willing to risk breaking their neck on the slippery streets just to look nice on New Year’s Eve, and that’s perfectly understandable. Depending on where you live, snow and ice may be enough of a factor that you wouldn’t want to wear sandals, much less heels. However, not for nothing, many cities have ordinances requiring businesses and homes to clear the area in front of their building for pedestrians, so if you do end up falling and injuring yourself, most likely there is someone you can sue. There’s always a silver lining.