Noncommittal partygoers have dinner plans, countdown plans, dance-all-night plans, and twilight breakfast plans that'll make forgetting about coat check altogether seem like a great idea tonight. It might be the best idea ever had on New Year's Eve, a celebration definitely not known to produce much good thinking. Before we take all the credit, it was the Marni coat Katy Perry wore to the Carole King Broadway musical Beautiful that sparked this lazy girl solution to nonstop party-hopping: the stay-on statement coat.
Lightweight enough so you don't suffocate while you're indoors, but warm enough so you don't freeze while waiting for a cab, a coat in a party print won't look out of place at any gathering, which means you can keep it on all night. Added benefits? Well, for one, it's got pockets, which will come in handy when your mini minaudière starts to give you a migraine. Two, it's a piece you can wear deep into the New Year (you can't say the same for that sparkly mini you were thinking about getting). And three, you can spend those precious extra minutes you would have spent waiting in line for coat check downing another glass of Champagne (or waiting in line for the bathroom, instead, which you probably should've already queued up for). Even if your next location is "So Far Away," your cool coat will ensure you arrive in style.