What to Wear to a New Year’s Eve Party

We’re of the opinion that every guy needs to look his best, no matter the situation, and that’s especially true for perhaps the dressiest holiday of the year. That’s right — New Year’s Eve.

If you’ve got the right place to go or the means to host your own party, NYE is 100 percent the time to go all-out and dress to the nines. We’re not suggesting a full tuxedo in terms of what to wear for New Year’s Eve, but a velvet jacket, some killer chelsea boots, and a fancy-ass tie will definitely do the trick. Check out our favorite picks for a sharp, tailored way to ring in the new year.

Express Velvet Slim-Fit Blazer – $124
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Looking to go bold  (within reason) for New Year’s Eve? Reach for an on-trend, affordably priced jacket that’ll help you stand out for the right reasons (and maybe catch someone’s eye before midnight, ya dig?).

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Uniqlo Non-Iron Slim-Fit Shirt – $30
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Yes, you can certainly dress in style and on a budget for New Year’s Eve. Picks like this crisp, white shirt are classic, timeless, and ready to pair with a tailored topcoat, a cashmere sweater or, naturally, a velvet blazer.

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Drake’s Plain Navy Tie – $175
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So you’re going affordable with your shirting, so you best step things up on the necktie front then, right? This Drake’s tie is incredibly well-made, subtly stylish, and easy to wear to the office in the new year, too. No one else at your party will have a tie like this, we guarantee it.

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Club Monaco Sutton Herringbone Pants – $180
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Trust us, you don’t need to overthink holiday dressing, and that’s where these trim, tailored wool herringbone pants come into play. They help tone down the velvet jacket accordingly, and they’re another staple you can again wear to the office next year.

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Thursday Boots Duke Chelsea Boots – $199
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Want a winter-friendly alternative to slick dress shoes? Enter Chelsea boots, especially this pair with a sleek profile and weather-ready grip. Wearing these means you look great without even trying.

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Anonymous Ism Tweed Knitted Socks – $39
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Hey, socks can be a big part of your outfit, so why not reach for a pair that’s seriously well-made and guaranteed to keep your feet comfortable all night long.

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Timex Marlin Automatic Watch – $249
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The Timex Marlin launch was a favorite of ours earlier this year and remains so today. These watches blend affordability with classic looks. If that sounds agreeable to you for New Year’s Eve, then you’d best pick up this handsome timepiece now.

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Don’t have New Year’s plans yet? We’ve got you covered with the 7 most over-the-top New Year’s Even parties in the world.

Article updated December 20, 2018 by Beau Hayhoe.

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