Dress Tips

How to dress for the New Year’s Eve party

By on December 30th, 2016

Are you ready to ring in 2017?! New Year’s Eve is tomorrow and if you’re going out to celebrate, we wanted to offer up some guidance on dressing to impress. So, whether you’re in the Denver area or in Scottsdale, here are some tips on how to dress for the new year’s eve party.

Wear a sportcoat

The single best way to dress dapper this year is to wear a jacket, be it a sportcoat or a dark suit. The key is just to wear a jacket. Why? Aside from looking suave you have pockets! Fill your chest pocket with a pocket square and your side pockets with some kazoos.

However, it’s important to wear the right jacket. As you are well aware, the ball drops at midnight, so that means evening attire. Your sportcoat should be nice and dark. No tans, greys, or light blues. You don’t want to look like you just got out of a meeting.

Add a pocket square

Even if you’re the kind of guy that rarely wears a pocket square, now is your chance. The louder the better. And don’t fret about folding it. If there’s one thing that us guys tend to overthink, it’s how to stuff a piece of colored fabric into our pocket. Just stuff it in there in a way that makes you happy and head out the door.

If you’re on a budget, try Nordstrom’s Rack. They tend to carry a handful of decent pocket squares between $5 and $10.

Skip the neck tie

In recent years, the necktie has really fallen out of popularity. And while that may be a sad thing, depending on where you stand on the issue, New Year’s Eve is certainly a time to loosen up and go open collar. Plus, if you don’t normally wear a tie, I don’t think New Year’s Eve is a good time to start.

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Wrap up

This year, I hope you decide to up your style game. It’s easier than you think to figure out how to dress for the New Year’s Eve party. Just adopting one of the above tips will turn some heads 🙂


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Thinking of pulling off a T-shirt and sportcoat combo? Read this article on Scottsdale style first.