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First of all, how is 2019 nearly over? Seriously, time flies by way too quickly.
But with the New Year comes exciting new beginnings, and it’s important that we start 2019 off the right foot. Out with the old, in with the new, right?
So that just leaves us with this question: How do you plan on ringing in 2019?
Obviously, there is no wrong way of celebrating New Year’s Eve. Some of us enjoy big family gatherings or clubbing with friends, while others might like a romantic dinner with their significant other. Whatever the case is, every occasion will call for different types of attire. Thus, to ensure you’ve got the perfect outfit for your NYE celebration, we’ve got some guidelines that will help you dress accordingly.
For a Traditional Family Celebration…
This is as casual at it gets, especially if you’re celebrating back in the province. If you haven’t been to the province for the holidays, normally people wouldn’t wear anything fancy. Think smart casual, so classic skinny jeans and a nice top or even a simple dress would do, and as casual as it is in the province, please resist the temptation to wear tsinelas. Sneakers, ballet flats or strappy flat sandals will do. Although you might want to avoid heels since they’ll only be of an inconvenience.
As for hair and makeup, any easy hairdo that will help you survive the humidity is key, and keep your makeup to a minimum since your face will be sweating the entire night. Just go for the basics, and maybe a matte lip or some eyeliner.
For a House Party with Friends…
The dress code depends on the host, but for the most part, a house party with friends is quite similar to a fiesta back in the province, with the only major difference being that you can take some more risks with your outfit, whether that’s a bodysuit with jeans or a mini skirt. There’s more room for freedom in clothing, since you’ll be among friends and not surrounded by judgmental or conservative relatives. You can also play with different makeup looks, if you’re not into the light, barely there makeup finish.
For a Dinner Out with Family and/or Friends…
Here’s where you can be a little dressier than usual. Instead of summer dresses, cocktail frocks and tailored separates are great for restaurant dining, but you can always dress it down with perhaps pleather leggings or dark jeans and a beautiful blouse. Heels are suited for the occasion since you’ll be sitting for the majority of the time anyway.
Unless you’ve go long lasting or smudge-proof lip wear, maybe ditch bold lippies for dinner. Nudes are definitely better, and they match smokey eyes if you like going heavier in your eye makeup in general.
For an All Day Celebration…
For those that want to start the festivities a little early, the most important thing to consider for your NYE outfit is comfort. Since it’s highly unlikely you’ll have time for an outfit change, you’ll need an ensemble that will blend in as you jump from place to place, and something that will keep you comfortable all day. One-pieces are the go-to in this instance, with the V-neck Short Sleeve Jumpsuit or Striped Cape Sleeve Romper being your best bet. If you prefer dresses, don’t go for anything body hugging or restrictive. The Self Tie Kimono Dress is flattering on all body types.
Keeping your hair up will help prevent your tresses from getting greasy. For makeup, minimal is easy but a full coverage face could work as long as you set it with setting powder and/or use setting spray. It also helps to use longwear makeup.
For a Night Out at the Club…
This is where your party dresses come handy. Because it is New Year’s, you don’t want to go for your usual slinky black dress. Rather, go for daring colors, such as neons, metallics and shimmers. It’s all about having fun, and it’s not that often you can wear a glittery pink bodycon without sticking out like a sore thumb.
Smokey eyes are a staple for nightlife, though a bold, vampy lip with winged liner would also be sexy. If you’re planning on curling or straightening your hair, make sure you are generous with your hairspray.
For an Intimate Dinner Date…
And now for anyone that wants to ring in the New Year with someone incredibly special, a simple, yet sophisticated LBD or LWD (little white dress) would work for any romantic dinner setting, whether you’re at the Fort Strip, a rooftop restaurant and lounge, or even something less fancy. Black and white blend seamlessly into any environment, which is why they’re staple hues in our wardrobe.
Glam looks are best for the date, but make sure not to go over the top like you may do with a night out clubbing.
That’s all, folks. As the last post for 2018, Pretty Me wishes you a Happy New Year! See you pretty ladies in 2019!
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Sheena is the lead fashion writer here at Pretty Me Philippines and has contributed articles for numerous lifestyle blogs and online publications. Other than keeping up with the latest trends, she loves baking and home DIY projects.