This time of year always has us wanting to take a trip somewhere. And with so many New Year’s Eve celebrations to choose from, it can be hard to decide where to spend your countdown to 2020. Wherever you’re headed (or even if you call one of these cities home), we’ve curated four outfits to help inspire you when choosing what to wear on New Year’s Eve.
Ball drop in New York City
There’s a reason NYC remains a top travel destination for New Year’s Eve—it’s a dazzling city all year long, but experiencing the Times Square ball drop in person is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. In order to successfully brave the cold, you’ll need to have some warm layers on hand. Try a hoodie, skinny jeans, knit beanie, and a durable jacket that packs down easily to save space in your suitcase. And since you’ll be walking around a lot, a comfortable pair of winter boots is a must-have for your packing list.
Dinner cruise in Chicago
If your plans include a dinner cruise along the lakefront, you’re in for some spectacular views of the skyline while you toast to 2020. But keep in mind that the weather is predictably cold and windy this time of year, so you’ll want to pack a few winter essentials. Dependable options like a turtleneck, chinos, and chelsea boots make a solid foundation to build your New Year’s Eve outfit around. We also love a leather biker jacket and printed scarf to tie the look together for a modern finish.
Live music in Nashville
If you’re headed to Nashville, a casual and laid-back outfit is key. Seeing a live show (or a few) is a great way to spend your time in this city, and New Year’s Eve is no exception. Pack classics like a knit shirt, slim-straight jeans, and comfortable sneakers that make it easy to walk through the crowd and get close to the front row. Nashville’s mild weather at this time of year is another good reason to go—but if there happens to be a chill in the air, throw on a jacket in a rich texture like corduroy to give your outfit an eclectic vibe.
Cocktails in Los Angeles
While LA offers a seemingly endless amount of big-name bashes for New Year’s Eve, a sophisticated cocktail bar certainly has its own appeal. To match the mood of a refined speakeasy, go for a dressed-up look. Pair a crisp button-down with cropped pants in a classic print, and add a sleek pair of loafers for a polished touch. Elevate this outfit even more by topping it off with a sport coat and a coordinating pocket square.
Celebrating New Year’s Eve somewhere else this year? Connect with one of our stylists to put together a curated outfit for your travel plans.