Today, our lucky number is 12. With December 25th finally behind us, we can take a 12-month breather from gifting, holiday parties, mistletoe, and holly, and begin to plan our fashion itinerary for the ever-anticipated New Year's Eve. But with the onslaught of holiday how-tos, glitter tutorials, and dress guides tackling every single holiday detail, it's easy to get a little overwhelmed.
To clear the clutter, we've sourced our 12 favorite NYE-ready cheats, tips, and style ideas. No need to get your Google on in your search for the perfect New Year's ensemble. Consider this your one-stop source for ringing in 2012 in style, chock-full of confetti nails, glamorous hair, outfit inspirations, and ball-drop-ready shoes aplenty.
If all the glitter is making you feel a little cray-cray, swap out shimmer for heavy metal. Metallic eyes are fancy and as cool as it gets. Pro tip: Metallic accessories take the look to the next level.
Bonus tip: If you are planning on stretching your party purchases into the new year, make sure to take a gander at our picks for wardrobe-friendly looks that'll be countdown-appropriate, too.
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