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Ask BB: New Year's Eve Party Looks for Cold Climes

Do you have any suggestions for NYE outfits for the girls in the frigid Midwest??? —Tweet from @M_Schraiber



I grew up in Chicago and now call Connecticut home, so I know cold! I'm all about layers, boots, cashmere and a few shiny things (sequins, bling, nail polish or makeup) to dress up a look. Here are 11 stylish ways to help you winterize your New Year's Eve party look so you can look hot without freezing.


{Shown above: Celebs stay stylish even when the temperatures drop.}


1. Don a sweaterdress: The easiest way to dress up and stay warm in frigid temps is to slip on a cozy sweaterdress. Spice it up with tights, tall boots and some fun jewelry.



Victoria's Secret at ShopStyle




2. Try tall boots: Few items are as sexy as tall, high-heeled boots. Score extra points for over-the-knee styles and boots adorned with faux fur. Wear them with skinny jeans, skirts or cocktail dresses.



Express at ShopStyle




3. Reach for a statement-making coat: If you have to bundle up, you might as well look good doing it. This retro femme coat will make you feel fabulous no matter what the thermostat says.



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4. Layer your look with a white tuxedo blazer: One of this season's hottest trends has been the white tuxedo blazer. Layer it over a dress or pair it with black pants for a chic menswear inspired look.



Victoria's Secret at ShopStyle




5. Pull out your pleather pants: Faux leather pants are notoriously hot, as in, they make your legs sweat. Use this to your advantage to stay warm and look cool.



Sparkle & Fade at ShopStyle




6. Shine in a sequin sweater: Shimmering sequins make anything look more festive. This particular sequin pullover by Free People is a little pricey but I love how they've styled it with a rose chiffon dress/skirt. Try a sequin striped sweatshirt or sequin cardigan over a LBD for a cozy and cute party look.



Free People at ShopStyle




7. Feel fuzzy in faux fur: Another popular item this season is faux fur, whether it's a shaggy vest or cropped jacket. A little faux fur adds a fun, luxe feel to your outfit, not to mention another layer of warmth.



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8. Slip on some funky tights: The thought of going bare-legged in cold weather gives me goose bumps. If you're wearing a dress, make sure you wear tights - sweater tights are warmest but even something like these whimsical polka-dots will keep you warmer.



Madewell at ShopStyle




9. Go for a glam jacket: A sequin jacket will definitely turn heads no matter what else you're wearing, whether it's a simple t-shirt and jeans or a white blouse and skirt. Brocade or lace are other good options for a festive holiday look.



Topshop at ShopStyle




10. Energize your look with a bright blazer: A jolt of neon blue, hot pink or other bright color will bring any outfit to life if you don't feel like freezing in a skimpy cocktail dress.



Forever 21 at ShopStyle




11. Keep it classic with a black blazer: Your faithful black blazer will keep your look polished and prevent hypothermia. It's also nice to have a tuxedo blazer on hand for special occasion, something with a satin or leather lapel feels extra posh.



Forever 21 at ShopStyle



Comments
Thank you, thank you, thank you for this post!!! :-D
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#1.1 snowbootonly (Homepage) on 2012-01-05 21:40 (Reply)
Love Blake's look as well as the sequins.
#2 Nicole @ Giraffelegs (Homepage) on 2011-12-29 10:50 (Reply)
Thank you for thinking of us that are freezing our butts off during the winter. Any tips for winter work wear?
#3 Lauren L. (Homepage) on 2011-12-29 12:13 (Reply)
I second this request for winter work wear!
#3.1 Stacy on 2011-12-29 21:54 (Reply)
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