How to build 5 New Year's Eve outfits around staples you already own

How To Build 5 New Year’s Eve Outfits Around Staples You Already Own
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How to build 5 New Year's Eve outfits around staples you already own

A White Button-Down: Chances are, you’ve acquired one (or several) of these over the years. (No? We give you permission to lift one from your boyfriend for the night!)

How to style it for NYE: Sure, they’re great to wear to work, but a New Year’s party? Bear with us. First, layer your favorite statement necklaces and unbutton the first few buttons, and loosely pop your collar. Pair with high-wasited black pants and sky-high heels for a super-chic uptown look. For a more downtown approach, button the shirt all the way up, add leather skinnies, a killer pair of ankle boots and a leather moto jacket or tailored blazer. Top it all of with a super-bright matte lip.

H&M Cotton Shirt, $12.95
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The Patterned Silk Scarf: Whether it’s vintage or brand-new, vibrant printed scarves bring an effortlessly chic element to just about any outfit.

How to style it for NYE: Try tying it around your head turband-style (a la Hermes) to bring some serious glamor to any ordinary outfit. Alternatively, try tying it around your neck for an effortlessly cool look (here are cool ways to do it!

Fabryan Silk Scarf, $121
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Denim Shorts: We have far too many pairs of denim shorts, so why not bring ‘em out of storage for NYE? You’ll be comfortable and cute.

How to style it for NYE: Grab a pair of ankle-strap platforms or ankle boots, and a pair of opaque black tights. On top, opt for a cropped sweater if you’re heading to a house party, a structured black blazer for a swankier shindig, or a silky blouse that trails behind you as you dance your way into 2014.

Topshop Moto Vintage Denim Shorts, $60
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The Grey Sweatshirt: We all have one!

How to style it for NYE: Got some leather shorts? Good. Got a blingy mini-skirt? Great. What about a pleated midi-length skirt or a pair of silk pants? Those work! This comfy top will not only keep you toasty as you bop from party to party, but pairing it with dressy bottoms ensures you’ll be the most effortlessly stylish gal in the room. Add an eye-catching statement necklace, push up the sleeves and you’re good to go.

Helmut Lang Dynamite Cotton-Terry Sweatshirt, $160
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Beat-up Boyfriend Jeans: Because December 31 doesn’t have to be all about skin-tight pants.

How to style them for NYE: If you’re in a rush, grab these bad boys, cuff them, and add a killer pair of stilettos or heels. On top, we love the idea pulling out a metallic number you might not normally think to pair with denim. Have an ultra-embellished blouse or one with a plunging back? Go ahead and mix-and-match. Add a pop-of-color lipstick or a super-smoky eye, and you’re good to go!

Zara Ripped Jeans, $49.99
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Yikes! If you're anything like us, you completely forgot to shop for a New Year's Eve outfit in the frenzy of holiday shopping, partying, and lounging. If your budget happens to be completely wiped due to gifting, have no fear-you're probably already storing the perfect NYE outfit in your closet and you just might not know it yet.

Above, we share how to build a New Year's Eve outfit around 5 staples you already own. See you all in 2014!

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