Why not fake the romper look? Tuck a sleek tube top into this season’s peg trouser for a silhouette you won’t see on every other girl at the party. To avoid taking this ’70s throwback too seriously, stick with all black and keep accessories to a minimum—of-the-moment ruffled heels and a modern statement necklace are all you need.
Proenza Schouler pleated peg pants, $227.50.
Blu Bijoux onyx-facet bib necklace, $125.
Topshop plain black boobtube, $28.
L.A.M.B. Rhett high-heel sandal, $177.50.
There’s no night quite like December 31 when it comes to dressing to get noticed. Ring in 2010 with an avant-garde micro-minidress, patterned with black-and-white stripes for an ’80s-rocker edge. A boyfriend-length tuxedo jacket will keep you warm while waiting in line—just make sure it ends at the hem of your dress so your electric-purple ankle-strap pumps will be properly showcased. With an outfit this loud, an extra-large graphic cocktail ring and simple black studs are all the jewelry you need.
Need Supply Co. Alice strapless dress, $68.
J. Crew tuxedo jacket, $228.
Steve Madden Tayla suede pump, $95.82.
Lola Rose black nadia facet ring, $146.85.
Kate Spade black gumdrop studs, $38.