1 Jumpsuit: 5 Ways
Happy day, dearest reader!
I pray you are having a wonderful week, and are getting some rest! New Year’s Eve is almost upon us, so it’s a good time to think about how to greet the New Year. I thought I’d look back at what I styled on Polyvore (RIP, Polyvore. Sigh.) last year, and take a look at what I might style from my closet this year! If you are looking for other holiday style ideas, I pulled together a 10 Piece Holiday Capsule earlier this season that can cover you for New Year’s Eve just as well as it did for Christmas. I avoided the Red and Green/Ugly Christmas Sweater theme to make it more versatile.
Here’s that peek at last year. I took this one silver wrap dress, and styled it for a few different personality types…
Fun, but not necessarily what I need for an hors d’oeuvres and bubbles evening at home. We usually watch a movie or some Midsomer Murders and turn on the ball drop near midnight. If I can find some decent grapes, we’ll do grapes as the bells toll, one for each bell. It’s much harder than it seems! We have been fortunate enough to live in many different places, and have carried some of those traditions into our life as we go. Red underwear is another! Not just underwear, mind you… I don’t want to greet the New Year unprepared!
This year I’m basing my NYE styling options on a navy jumpsuit. I bought mine at the end of summer to wear to a wedding rehearsal dinner, and have styled it since then for work. I want to amp it up a notch and enter the New Year in style! (Best foot forward and all that…)
This first look is luxe and understated, navy and pewter grey. No flash here, just a brocade jacket over the jumpsuit for texture. I piled on my grey pearls, some dainty brushed silver earrings, and grabbed my trusty pewter clutch. (Owned longer than I can remember. Which is impressive, because I can usually remember where and when I bought things…) I finished the look with some gunmetal peeptoe pumps. I kept the sash tie simple, nothing fancy or cute. The brocade jacket with the oversized collar does all the work!
This next look has a little more going on… I exchanged the subtle pewter for more knock-out shiny silver pieces. The necklace and earrings are high sparkle, and bold, as is the oversized silver clutch. The faux-fur scarf and crackled silver pumps give some texture and a bright red lip finishes off the look. I tied the sash in a bow here for a more flirty and feminine feel.
Going dancing? More subdued again… But with a nod to disco! I kept the huge hoops, added a long tassel necklace, and those gunmetal peeptoes for dancing the night away. Since the necklace is so long, I tied the sash in a knot in the back to define the waist, and keep the tails out of the way. It gives a cleaner look. I think I’d like this even better with a pile of bangles for even more sparkle on the dance floor!
Next up, a look that goes from work to play with just a quick shift! The work look combines the jumpsuit with boots, a pink cardigan, and some shiny but small scale rose gold toned jewelry. To take it into the evening, swap the boots for rose gold d’orsay pumps, lose the watch and throw on another bracelet for more sparkle. Go bigger for the earrings, and add the sparkly pendant for a festive feel. The brocade bag here really gives both versions extra interest, and can be worn cross-body so you can hold your bubbles and a plate of nibbles at the same time!
If the jumpsuit feels too dressed up, I may just go for one of these styling combos paired with jeans and the navy cami that I included in my winter capsule, for just these sort of evenings! If jeans and a cami feels too “fancy,” I would feel perfectly appropriate styling jeans and a navy sweater with any of the accessory combinations above, too!
How about you? How do you greet the New Year? In jammies, your best, or somewhere in-between? What are your New Year’s traditions? Let me know in the comments below, I love to hear from you!
Stylishly yours… And wishing you a 2019 filled with a new blessing every day!