It’s no secret that I’m partial to sequins. When cleaning out my closet earlier this year, I discovered that I own five sequined dresses. Five. I also own five pairs of black booties and 18 plaid shirts, which basically sums up my personal style- Tinkerbell meets Kurt Cobain.
But I digress (when don’t I?). If there was ever a time to wear sparkles, it’s NYE. On New Year’s Eve, there’s just something so magical about all the glimmer and shimmer that this night brings, from the gleaming bubbles inside a champagne flute to the giant dose of glitter that you know that one friend is going to wear. It’s an evening about celebrating the the achievements of the past year and saying goodbye to what lies behind us.
But frankly, New Year’s Day doesn’t get enough credit. Instead of prying open one eye to put on yoga pants for brunch, why not let that sparkly dress have another moment in the sun? I made my go-to sequined dress more daytime-friendly by adding tons of black leather and flat boots. Sure, this look might still turn some heads, but why not live it up a little? Adding a moto jacket, glam booties, and my new favorite bag made the ensemble feel just a little more relaxed.
Have a Happy, Happy, Happy New Year’s Day! Hooray for 2014!
Photography by Pete Hopkins