5 Perfect Outfits For Every Kind Of L.A. New Year's Eve

New Year's in L.A. tends to require a hefty amount of planning: Where to go, who should drive, and of course, what to wear. In order to cross off at least one of those questions from your list, we've curated five next-level outfits that guarantee you'll ring in the new year with serious style.
So, whether you're off to a chic dinner shindig, showing face at a house party, spending a cozy night in with the girls, or anything and everything in between, we've got you covered — literally. As for who to kiss on midnight, we'll leave that one to you.
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In The Club
If you're spending New Year's in L.A., there's a good chance you're spending it in a club — or some space with a dance floor, at least. So, for this more typical kind of NYE, we've assembled a getup full of pieces that resonate with the occasion: A sequin dress, blinged-out baubles, stilettos, and glitter nail polish. But, we made sure not to conform to the cliché completely, choosing a frock that possesses a chic, more up-to-date silhouette than your average party dress and adding in a sleek, modern blazer to finish off the look.

Gianvito Rossi Posted Ankle Strap Sandals, $720, available at Barneys; Lizzie Fortunato Inca Gold Cuff, $195, available at Shop Les Nouvelles; Alice + Olivia Elliotte Beaded Shift Dress, $797, available at My Theresa; Mango Essential Straight-Cut Blazer, $109.99, available at Mango; Deborah Lippmann Nailpolish in Cleopatra in New York, $19, available at Deborah Lippmann; Balenciaga Classic Ring in Gold/Palladium, $325, available at Balenciaga; Pour la Victoire Yvonne Frame Clutch, $275, available at Pour la Victoire.
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House Call
Sometimes, a house party feels like the perfect way to ring in the new year. Whether you're attending a small gathering with your closest friends or a larger event with fresh faces all around, we've got a standout outfit for you. For an all-hit and no-miss getup, center your ensemble around one eclectic piece, styling it with strong basics (like your standard tee and a moto jacket) and some bold accessories.

French Connection Minaudiere, $43.98, available at Nordstrom; Helmut Moto Washed Leather Jacket, $898, available at Intermix; Dannijo Ramona Necklace, $300, available at Charm and Chain; Opening Ceremony Broken Stripe Front Snap Skirt, $385, available at Moda Operandi; See by Chloe Lace-Up Bootie Sandals, $320, available at Neiman Marcus; T by Alexander Wang Cropped Boxy T-Shirt, $175, available at Far Fetch.
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Guess Who's Coming To Dinner?
For some, the best sort of New Year's Eve is spent sitting around the dinner table with some great food, a glass of bubbly, and wonderful people. Whether you're planning the shindig yourself or attending a friend's, a sophisticated dinner party calls for an elegant ensemble. For a look that's sure to turn heads, try a fun, fringed dress with some cool, metallic accessories. Oh, and a little mascara can go a long way.

Miu Miu Metallic Leather Crystal-Heel Sandals, $950, available at Saks Fifth Avenue; Saint Laurent Letters Leather Pouch Clutch, $563, available at Matches; Zara Fringed Crepe Dress, $69.99, available at Zara; Robert Lee Morris Soho Sculptural Cuff, $58, available at Bloomingdales; Dolce & Gabbana Secret Eyes Lengthening Mascara, $30, available at Sephora.
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Romancing The Home
If you're spending a romantic evening in with your beau this New Year's, then you'll need a top-notch outfit to match. For something that's casual enough for home, but still takes the value of the evening into account, try an embellished minidress with a stylish blazer, pointed ankle-strap flats, and some delicate — but striking — accessories for a flirty-meets-sophisticated getup he'll love just as much as you do.

Tarte Lipsurgence Natural Lip Luster, $24, available at Ulta; H&M Jacket, $29.95, available at H&M; 3.1 Phillip Lim Dandelion Dress in Midnight, $650, available at Forward by Elyse Walker; Stella and Bow Regent Necklace, $121, available at Stella and Bow; Steven Elina Ankle Strap Flats, $79.20, available at Shopbop; Alexander Wang Medium Leather Bag, $925, available at The Corner.
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Girls' Night In
And last, but certainly not least, if you and your girls decide to skip the drama and stress of planning a hectic NYE and opt for a fun, cozy night in, we have an ensemble that's fit for the occasion. A comfy, super chic look: a cashmere sweater, leggings, a beanie, and a few other sleek accessories to boot. And, since every New Year's Eve outfit should have some bling, we've included a pair of dainty earrings you won't want to take off 'til the morning.

Topshop Cable Pom Beanie, $28, available at Topshop; Vince Striped Cashmere Sweater, $474, available at Browns; La Garconne Moderne Malin Merino Cashmere Leggings, $295, available at La Garconne; Shylee Rose Mini Moon and Stars Studs, $430, available at Shylee Rose; 7 Chi Echo Park Leather Backpack, $250, available at Nasty Gal; Tory Burch Bennie Mid Heel Boots, $395, available at Bloomingdales.
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