It’s a dilemma even the coolest dressers face: trying to assemble the perfect outfit to usher in the New Year. Now, we’re all familiar with the standard NYE uniform of sparkles and glitter (and NGL, we love a slinky sequinned number) but who wants to look like every other girl at the function? Trust us when we say there are plenty of ways to embrace the glitzy glamour of the season and still keep it fresh.

Ahead, we’re rounding up some of the most-eye catching outfit ideas and accessories to help you put together the coolest NYE ensemble possible. From holographic earrings to statement jackets and yes, disco ball dresses, we’ve got you covered. And if you’re going for a more laid-back vibe, there’s something for you, too.

Let’s dive in.

Smythe Mock Neck Top, $495 CAD

For those who love a sequin but want something a little more elevated, may we introduce you to the paillette? Flatter and larger than the standard sequin, this light-catching spangle brings the sparkle—along with a little more refinement. Contemporary Canadian fashion brand Smythe makes a case for the material with its mock neck top, which is available in copper, emerald and lavender colourways and features a contrasting jersey back. Pair it with an oversized blazer and skintight pants for a sleek look that won’t go unnoticed.

Reformation Alisha Dress, $310 CAD

Come now, it wouldn’t be a New Year’s Eve dressing guide if we didn’t include a reflective mini dress! Get the look in the most stylish way possible with sustainable fashion label Reformation’s Alisha dress. This slip dress has a relaxed fit, adjustable straps and straight neckline which works great if you’re looking for something to throw on and go. And if you’re not big on the disco ball look, try the black version, which is a little more subdued but still makes an impression.

Area Cropped Blazer, $1870 CAD

Nothing says “I am the party” like pulling up in a jaw-dropping blazer with nothing underneath. This cream-coloured cropped piece from Area includes a gorgeous scalloped edge and crystal-embellished fringe details, making it a statement piece for the books. Pair it with tailored trousers to keep it low-key or slip on your slinkiest black mini skirt and sky-high heels, if you dare. PS: Order it ASAP to snag it in time for the midnight countdown.

Jenny Bird Ear Cuff, $110 CAD

If you’re on the hunt for an accessory that will do the heavy lifting style-wise, lean into this ultra-cool holographic cuff by Canadian jewellery brand Jenny Bird. Its tubular shape and multi-hued tone give it a super futuristic look, while the solid construction ensures it stays securely in place throughout the night. Simply position it at the thinnest part of your ear and push it over the edge until it hooks inside. Then, adjust it to your liking by wiggling it into the perfect position. Chic.

Babaton Industry Shirt, $110 CAD and Slip Skirt, $98

For those that simply can’t give up their co-ord sets, this button-down shirt and slip skirt set from Aritiza will do the trick. The high-sheen satin material is undeniably festive, and the jewel-toned colour options—ranging from deep emerald to fuschia and berry—are simply divine. Wear this fit to clink glasses at a buzzy cocktail party or a cozy gathering with friends.

Paco Rabanne Bag, $925 CAD

Let your accessories do the talking with Paco Rabanne’s silver nano sparkle bag. Made with a timeless chain-mail style design and an adjustable chain link shoulder strap, this instantly recognizable accessory is a forever piece and an elegant way to bring a little shine to your look without going overboard.

Paris Texas Boots, $768 CAD

ICYMI, Pantone’s colour of the year for 2023 is “Viva Magenta”. Take the opportunity to revel in the vibrant shade with some fun and expressive pieces, like these pointed stiletto boots from It girl-approved shoe brand Paris Texas. Yes, it takes a special kind of person to be able to pull these bad boys off, but if you have the confidence (and the dopest closet around), they’re well worth the splurge.

T Line Rowan Organza Shirt, $175 CAD

If your closet tends towards all-black classics, this stunning and remarkably easy to wear cotton and organza tee from T.Line is sure to suit your tastes. The brand’s signature Rowan T-shirt has been remixed with sheer organza puff sleeves. making it a versatile go-to option while you’re making your way through the party circuit. Plus, you can get away with wearing this year-round at just about anywhere, paired with anything, at any occasion. It’s a no-brainer.

Ba&Sh Enora Dress, $425 CAD

Speaking of all-black closets, this one is for the lovers of the LBD. Introducing the Enora dress from Ba&Sh, a body-hugging, stretchy number. Made with a textured velvet material that has a touch of silver thread peeking through, it features a plunging neckline and long sleeves for a sexy look that still leaves a little to the imagination.

Ellie Mae Silk Pyjama Shirt $495 CAD and Pants, $465 CAD

Staying in this NYE? That doesn’t mean you can’t do it in style. Treat yourself to a fabulous sleepwear set from Ellie Mae Studios and set the very best of intentions for yourself going into 2023. We love this breezy patterned shirt and pant combo, which is bespeckled with multi-coloured stars and polka dots. Pick up the matching eye mask, scrunchie or silk pillowcase for the most perfect end-of-year gift to yourself. We’re manifesting rest, self-care, and abundance.