What to Wear on New Year’s Day

You guys. This is IT! The last post of my 12 Days of Holiday Outfits series with Kristin from BonBon Rose Girls and Cindy Spivey from Walking in Grace and Beauty!! I sincerely hope you’ve enjoyed it. I’ve never done a series quite like this, and I had a lot of fun with it.

Today we’re going to wrap it up with What To Wear on New Year’s Day. 

12 Days of Holiday Outfits: What To Wear to EVERY event this holiday season

I realize that some people spend New Year’s Day nursing a hangover (I hope that’s not you!) We often use this day as our last hurrah before the holidays are said and done.

Growing up, my grandmother always had a big gathering at her house on New Year’s Day. I recall homemade candy and finger foods all day long. In our early married years, we had family friends who would always host a similar event, and that was always fun to attend.

Nowadays we play it by ear, but we usually have neighbors over to hang out, order pizza, something casual but still try to make it festive. So attire is generally casual and I shop my closet to wear something cute and comfortable.

I was curious about New Year’s Day traditions, so I went googling and discovered that New Year’s Brunch seems to be a thing. Even for that, which sounds a bit more posh than a house party, the outfit suggestions are pretty casual.

What to Wear on New Year’s Day

What to Wear New Year's Day

You can shop your closet for similar looks. Or if you’re interested in these pieces, I’ve included shopping links below.

I’m crushing on that Boucle Cardigan from H&M. I’ve never bought a thing at H&M but I might have to finally try it.

You can find distressed skinny jeans almost anywhere. The ones in the image above aren’t available (thank you, Polyvore) but these are similar (and spendy) and these are similar and more affordable, also with less distressing.

The black drawstring bag is from Modcloth, and the Sam Edelman Petty ankle boots are available at Zappo’s.

As for look #2, the black boyfriend cardigan is also from H&M, but you can find them almost anywhere. The tank top is from AE. The bag is one I’ve had my eye on for months, but I can’t bring myself to pull the trigger. Backpacks are super on trend right now, and this Julian Backpack by Rebecca Minkoff is drool-worthy! I’m trying to resist the temptation. Hold me back!

The riding boots are Naturalizer. I have a similar pair that I love. And the cargo pants, again, you can find anywhere. These I grabbed on Polyvore because I liked them but they appear to be no longer available. This pair is is sorta similar.

As usual, all jewelry is Stella & Dot.

Or if you have nowhere to go, feel free to wear something like this.

cozy new years day outfit

Whatever you do, be sure to enjoy your day because on January 2nd, it’s all about nose to the grindstone, New Year’s resolutions and being efficient and productive. Bah humbug.

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