Look of the Week: City Girl New Years

It has been far too long since I* last posted, but I'm back! And I have one last Look of the Week to leave you with before the 2012 is behind us. It's hard to follow Cara's fabulous champagne post (check it out here if you missed it) but I am nothing if not intrepid, and I will forge on!

New Years, for me, is not a big deal. Almost every year has been hypehypehype and my friends and I go to a too-crowded bar for a too-high cover and then almost always chaos of some sort or another ensues (if you can't tell, I'm averse to large crowds and spending money - a terrible combination for NYE). I'd much rather spend the night hanging at home, ringing in the new year with the people I love the most, sipping on fancy (aka Andre) champagne.

That being said, I LOVE getting dressed for New Years Eve. It's the one night of the year I get to go all out and wear as much glitter and sequins as possible - in a chic way, of course. Needless to say I was very pleased when it was my job to create an outfit for Look of the Week. For her outfit, I went with an downtown vibe, with more leather than glitter and minimal jewelry:


So let's start from the bottom and work our way up. First, the boots:

These vintage Aigner ankle boots are the perfect shoe for New Years. Why, you ask? Because while you get the cool vibe with wraparound buckles, you also get the comfort vibe from how low the heel is - no need to wobble around on stilettos (plus these are warmer).
A good black leather skirt is a great basic to have. It lends a sharp edge to any outfit, while remaining a great blank canvas (and if you're against leather, there are some very fashionable pleather options out there). I've added just a regular black clutch big enough to hold all the essentials. A pair of chic black gloves will keep you looking classy and keep your hands warm when you're walking to your destination or even just the short trot from cab to bar.
This grey knit top from the 60's is so fabulous. Yes, I know it's simple, but that's the point! Simple pieces can make a huge impact. The coat is a long black wool that is very on-trend right now (you can see one of our fav bloggers, The Glamourai rock a similar coat from Zara here). Finally, throw on a beanie to save yourself hours of work only to be undone in minutes from snowfall and/or dancing. I would also wear a giant pair of killer rhinestone earrings, just to throw some glam in there.

Et voila! No muss, no fuss cool NYE outfit! Below I've included a few pieces I picked that would also be fabulous to wear:









A sequin skirt, tuxedo pants, sequin blazer and beaded wide leg pants are all excellent options to look chic and fun! Regardless of what you wear, though, we all hope you have a wonderful (and safe!) night with the ones you love the most. 2013, here we come!

MUCH LOVE,

Maggie



*No, that photo is not me - I couldn't find any photos of myself so I had to settle on the supreme specimen that is Kurt Russell. No seriously, he is perfect.