Best Over-Looked Accessories for New Year’s Eve


It’s the glitziest party of the whole year. It’s also the perfect time to let go of the old, and ring in the new, to embrace the possibilities and hope of the future. That means it’s quite a big night, huh? So even more incentive to look a-ma-zing then, right down to your purse, pumps, and pedicure. Well we’ve got your hit list of the best NYE accessories right here!

The red lip – It’s not that NYE isn’t the time for a nude lip…it’s that NYE is the perfect time to rock a bold red! And if you always wear red, it’s a chance to change it up with a nice, deep berry. This night isn’t like every other night, so your lip color shouldn’t be the same as every other night either. Some of the year’s top sellers include NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella, Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Outlaw, Rimmel The Only 1 Lipstick in One-Of-A-Kind, and Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick in Bad Blood.

The mani/pedi – You basically have 3 stand-out options for nails on NYE. You can go bright and festive red, dark and moody, or glitz and glam. You can’t lose with any of the 3, that’s for sure…but if you’re feeling really daring, add a glitter accent nail or two to either the festive red or the dark and moody. Just imagine the attention your beautiful nails will get as you’re raising your glass to toast the New Year! Some of the best options include Dior’s Rouge 999, Rimmel’s Double Decker Red, Dior’s Nuit, Essie Nail Color in Wicked, and Sally Hansen Gem Crush Nail Color in Big Money.

The purse – Here’s the thing about NYE purses…you need to carry some necessities, but you really don’t want to be babysitting a big bag all night. So, you’re looking for a small wristlet or a small clutch with a long, delicate chain strap. And don’t go boring here…the NYE purse is your chance to really shine. Literally. Think lame, sequins, metallics, embellishments, velvet, or even gold or silver mesh.

The heels – NYE heels can be tricky. You need something you sparkle in, something gorgeous, but also something you can dance all night in. So if you’re gonna go all-out, might as well do it right. Consider some stellar NYE show-stoppers like these, these, and definitely these. However, the best NYE heels of all are actually not heels at all! We’re talkin’ packing a pair of nifty roll-up flats for the after party and trip home. Trust us, your tootsies will thank us.


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