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When you think “New Year’s Eve outfits” you probably think sparkly, short and tight. There’s nothing wrong with those descriptors, of course, but this year we’re eschewing the expected in favor of outside-the-box combinations. Here, eight that will ensure we start 2018 off with a stylish bang.

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A Bell-Sleeve Jumpsuit

Jumpsuits are a total lifesaver when we want to look dressed-up but don’t want to wear a run-of-the-mill dress. Try to find one with an interesting detail, like a cut-out back or the bell sleeves above.

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A Silk Pantsuit

If you have to stay out past midnight, you might as well be wearing glorified pajamas, right?  

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A Sequin Skirt

OK, so admittedly this look only works for a very specific type of person and New Years celebration, but if you can get away with a sparkly midi worn with a graphic tee and sneakers, do so.

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A Feather-y Miniskirt

With a tight and revealing top, this skirt might come across as a little much, but with a chunky sweater, it strikes the perfect balance between fancy AF and chill. Another tip: by wearing all the same color (tights and shoes included) your legs will look next-level long.

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A Leopard Print Mini Dress

We might suggest wearing this little number with opaque tights, but the general idea stands: a fun mini dressed down with a moto jacket and ankle boots is effortless and chic.

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A Black Suit

What is it about a woman in a suit that looks so damn good? Forgo the whole girly New Years thing and wear a pair of perfectly tailored skinny pants with a matching blazer. To spice things up, you could also swap out the standard black pumps for something a little more show-stopping.

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Leather Leggings

How to get away with wearing stretchy pants to a party? Choose a pair that looks like leather. They’re cool, comfy and look great with a structured blouse.

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Statement Trousers

If you are going to opt for sequins, try a pair of high-waist trousers instead of a short or tight skirt. It’s unexpected but still festive and, paired with a cozy sweater, way more comfortable than a bodycon mini.

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