New Year Party Style Guide

Wishing You a Glittering New Year

New Year Party Style Outside Hotel MinneapolisNew Year Party Style

The New Year is upon us, and you’re probably busy making plans for how you want to ring in 2015. These plans might be fancy with sparkly drinks and glittery heels, or totally low key with sparkly drinks and comfy pants. Either way is a totally valid excuse to glitter up. I teamed up with a glitter loving makeup artist and some local style brands to bring you this New Year Party Style Guide. Read on for style, makeup and accessorizing advice for the most casual and fancy affairs of New Year’s.

A little everyday sparkle

First, here are the casual looks! Naseem is in a comfy, oversized sweater and I am in thermal leggings with sweater cuffs and a simple, blousy dress.

Minneapolis hotel shootNaseem, the makeup artist, did one beauty look for both the casual and the festive party look. “I don’t think glitter should just be reserved for fancy occasions. Just a hint of sparkle can really enliven even a basic look!”

naseem For everyday, she favors neutral sparkle in silver, gold, white or champagne.

Minneapolis hotelDressing down on NYE doesn’t have to be drab! Leggings paired with cute boots and accessories mean warmth, comfort and style.

glitter shootDon’t forget a little color–make neutrals like black and gray pop with teal, fuchsia or red.

A little party time glam

Holiday photo shoot 1When it’s time to get a little fancier, don’t be afraid to stand out with sequins, metallic thread, or a graphic print that pops. Jewels that shine are the perfect icing for a classy, party-ready ensemble.

On the streetNaseem’s beauty tips for new year party style

1. Good makeup relies on good skin care. It’s dry and blustery in the Midwest, so drink a lot of water and make sure you moisturize night and day to keep your skin soft and nourished. Use a gentle exfoliator once or twice a week to help keep skin fresh.

2. Apply just a hint of glitter in the center of your lid on top of a sticky base. Staying within a color family and pairing a glitter that matches the hues of your eyeshadow for the day will help keep the look contained.

3. For loose glitter cosmetics to stick, you need something to make it adhere to the skin. A couple of my favorite glitter bases are Sephora Gltterguard Primer and the Clearly Liquid Base by Lit Cosmetics. You can support small businesses by shopping for cosmetics at places like Midwest Makeup Supply in Uptown Minneapolis. You can also find glitter products at Sephora and at MAC counters.

outfitsMany thanks to the highly talented local boutiques and artists who collaborated on this shoot. Venue: The Hotel Minneapolis // Jewelry: Realia By Jen // Apparel: Karma Boutique // Photography: Emily Gable // Makeup Artistry: Makeup by Naseem // Styling by me, Abbie of The Pink Paperdoll

8 Comments on New Year Party Style Guide

  1. Alyssa
    December 28, 2014 at 1:27 pm (3 years ago)

    These looks are beautiful and the shots are fantastic. Love how you played up these prints and textures. 🙂

    Reply
  2. Maricor
    December 28, 2014 at 1:42 pm (3 years ago)

    Love the outfits! Great advice!

    Reply
  3. Melody Sim
    December 28, 2014 at 2:55 pm (3 years ago)

    I like the party style! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Reply
  4. Hayden
    December 28, 2014 at 3:40 pm (3 years ago)

    I love these photos!

    Reply
  5. Dezzie
    December 28, 2014 at 7:35 pm (3 years ago)

    I love these looks, especially for the night time. None of them look too overdone and I LOVE those glitter gold heels.

    Great looks!

    hcxo,
    Dezzie | dezziedarling.com

    Reply
  6. Emily
    December 28, 2014 at 9:00 pm (3 years ago)

    I love the way you paired that sequin shirt with the floral midi!

    Reply
    • admin
      December 29, 2014 at 10:49 am (3 years ago)

      Thanks Emily! It looked even more gorgeous in real life.

      Reply

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