Dressing for New Year's Eve is pretty easy as long as your plan involves shining as bright as the Hope diamond. That's a super valid look, but there are other ways to get decked out and still look ready to party. Of course you can (and should, if you are so inclined) buy a foundation piece that you'll be moved to wear more than once, and that you dress up with the help of accessories. Or, you know, just get something golden and sparkly and hope for the best. Ahead, 10 great picks whether your look skews bright and shiny or dark and understated.
Alison Baitz is a freelance fashion and culture writer. When she's not busy chatting about online shopping or rooting out cool new designers, she's interviewing up-and-coming musicians or sampling food for articles and calling it research. She's proud to be a part of the DC-based food zine The Runcible Spoon. Yes, she is on Twitter: @itsmealison.