Today’s guest post is outfitted by Katie Ellis, brand marketing, Rent the Runway.

Heading to a party this New Years where you’re sure to dance the night away? With cutouts and sparkle you’ll be the best dressed in the room. Pair this Badgley Mischka sequin mini dress with simple accessories and a Judith Leiber clutch for a stand out ensemble. For a daring but chic outfit, work the Pencey Dance To The Beat dress with a Janis Savitt statement necklace.

Date Night

If you have a date this New Year’s Eve, go bold and classy in raving red or molten metallic. We love this one-shouldered number by Black Halo that is ultra glam when paired with gold accessories. Go with a champagne colored clutch and gold drop earrings to round out your perfect date night look. If you’re more of a neutral girl, try this metallic strapless See by Chloe number with unique black accents. To add texture and shine wear this Elizabeth Cole bracelet and a Cara Accessories chain braided necklace.

Dinner with Friends

For a dinner party with friends this New Year’s Eve, go casual glam in sheer black or bold blue draping. We love Milly’s Flutter dress that can be dressed up or dressed down. Rent a vintage Chanel necklace to make your night that much more memorable, and pair with a metallic clutch. If you’re heading out after dinner, wear this gorgeous blue Yigal Azrouel dress and you’ll surely be the envy of all your friends. Accessorize with a statement Erikson Beamon ring and stardust Kara Ross clutch.

Black Tie Gala

If you have big plans that require black tie attire this New Year’s, make sure you dress the part. We are loving one shouldered gowns for winter that combine glitz with glam. Wear this celeb-worthy Carmen Marc Volvo gown with bold crystal drop earrings and a stone cuff and you’ll light up the room. For an eye-catching look, try this gold sequin gown by Blugirl paired with a hammered cuff and gilded clutch.

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