Have A Haute New Year!

December 26, 2008

The year 2009 is almost here. It will be a new year, a new U.S. administration and an opportunity for a new outlook. It has been a stressful and adventurous year for so many. And although the upcoming year will most likely include similar emotions, hopefully we will be able to find a way to relinquish some of our fears. The celebration of the end of 2008 and the arrival of 2009 may be more than just a ritual for so many. So, don’t be afraid to let loose & celebrate this New Year’s Eve! Celebrate the best in your life, those in your life and don’t forget to celebrate you!

Corporate Fashionista always encourages building a well-edited capsule wardrobe that works for you and your lifestyle. However, sometimes it is just as important to intensify your look and go bold or go home! Particular occasions call for wearing something over-the-top, less practical and out of your comfort zone yet still reflecting a part of your personality. New Year’s Eve (especially this one!) is the perfect opportunity. It is a new year; it is a fresh start and New Years Eve is the kick off party! So, celebrate accordingly! Let your New Year’s Eve outfit set the tone for the upcoming New Year. Here are some standout trends:

MIX LIGHT AND DARK

In his Fall/Winter 2008 collection, Peter Dundas for Emanuel Ungaro demonstrates a wonderful way to mix light colors and fabrics with darker hues and warmer materials. The contrast is intoxicating. This paradox appears sophisticated yet still exhibits a relaxed, comfortable and at ease expression.

Emanuel Ungaro – FW08 – Style – Marcio Madeira

Emanuel Ungaro – FW08 – Style – Marcio Madeira

Emanuel Ungaro – FW08 – Style – Marcio Madeira

Valentino and Peter Som for Bill Blass additionally validate this effortless yet stylish trend of mixing light and dark colors and fabrics. A chiffon dress worn with black opaque tights and a winter white coat accompanied by dark sheer hose are quite lovely.

Valentino – FW08 – Style – Marcio Madeira

Bill Blass – FW08 – Style – Marcio Madeira

BOLD AND VIBRANT COLOR

Selecting effervescent and unexpected colors and color combinations for a New Years Eve outfit would be absolutely an inviting and appealing choice. Color can often affect our moods, as well as the moods of those around us. Decide upon those colors that are super flattering with your skin tone plus stir up a bold and vivacious energy within yourself so that you can feel and share this dynamism with others. Here are some ideas to ignite your imagination:

Koi Suwannagate – FW08 – Style – Marcio Madeira

Diane von Furstenberg – FW08 – Style – Marcio Madeira

Aquascutum – FW08 – Style – Marcio Madeira

3.1 Phillip Lim – FW08 – Style – Marcio Madeira

Tuleh – FW08 – Style – Don Ashby & Olivier Claisse

THE WOW! FACTOR

New Years Eve is the perfect time to go all-out with your look. And wearing an abundance of sparkle in your outfit does just the trick. If done well it can be a show stopper but more importantly it is just plain fun! Opt for contemporary pieces that have loads of sparkle attributes on them to get the desired Wow! Factor in your outfit.

Vera Wang – FW08 – Style – Don Ashby & Olivier Claisse

Lanvin – FW08 – Style – Marcio Madeira

Valentino – FW08 – Style – Marcio Madeira

Gianfranco Ferre – FW08 – Style – Marcio Madeira

In addition to sparkle another way to achieve that Wow! Factor in your New Years Eve outfit is to choose pieces that display some sort of abundance in them. This could be executed through a multitude of ways including breathtaking design features like a surplus of ruffles, valiant fabric prints or unexpected sexy silhouettes. Select those desired design elements that are in proportion to your stature and figure to eliminate the possibility of the outfit overshadowing YOU. Each of these options that create that WOW! Factor in your outfit immediately reveal the WOW! Factor in you and coincide so well with the festive evening.

Bill Blass – FW08 – Style – Marcio Madeira

Blumarine – FW08 – Style – Marcio Madeira

Bottega Veneta – FW08 – Style – Marcio Madeira

METALLIC SANDALS

Sometimes all you need to add that extra glam to an outfit is an exceptional, light-hearted and sexy pair of shoes. In Missoni’s Fall/Winter 2008 collection, gorgeous metallic strappy sandals in vibrant electric colors insert the necessary allure to add the finishing touches to a sensational New Years Eve outfit.

Missoni – FW08 – Style – Marcio Madeira

Missoni – FW08 – Style – Marcio Madeira

Missoni – FW08 – Style – Greg Kessler

The year 2008 is coming to a close and so many of us are ready for a fresh start in the year 2009. By simply wearing festive and celebratory New Years Eve outfits you can jump start your intentions for a prosperous new year. It can be a positive driving force in your attitude and energy not only for the evening but hopefully for the upcoming year. Why don’t you let your New Years Eve outfit be a metaphor for 2009? Mix things up, pump up the color and make a style statement… give it the Wow! Factor. Go for it and Have a Haute New Year!

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