There’s nothing like getting dressed up for a New Year’s Eve party. Spirits are up. The air is filled with excitement. (The actual air is also nipping at your nose.) Transitioning into the new year always brings hopefulness. The classic way to celebrate the end of the year is to get together with your loved ones—friends or family members—to ring in the new year in style.
Some of the options for an NYE party include: hosting one yourself, getting together with the neighbors for a potluck, leaving the kiddos with their favorite auntie and going out to a sleek restaurant with your #1, or joining in on an extravaganza planned at your city’s museum or other cultural institution.
Regardless of whatever party you choose, plan to arrive in your best-dressed version of 2021. You’ll be sure to bring the past year to a close and welcome 2022 feeling confident and stylish. Since you’ll no doubt want to plan for colder temperatures, even if it’s toasty warm inside, wearing or taking along a sweater makes sure you’re prepped for any occasion. There are so many looks to consider: chunky and cozy, cardigan-ready, or even luxury cashmere turtleneck. Read on for some tips on the best sweaters for your New Year’s Eve Party.
A women’s cardigan sweater offers the versatility you love with the softness you desire in a sweater. First things first: pick out your favorite blouse, maybe one with a boat neck or a ruffle at the neckline. You can even go with your favorite sleeveless top that you haven’t rocked since the summer barbeque. Something with a bit of sheen or beading makes it feel very NYE-ready. Pair it with one of our open long cardigan sweaters that offer a bit of fun movement as you walk. If you’ve got a brightly colored top pick out a more neutral-toned cardi like black or gray. But if you’ve got a white or black blouse, we love setting it off with the soft magenta or toasted nutmeg heather. What’s NYE if not the time to be big and bold when it comes to color combinations? Throw on your perfectly worn-in black jeans and boots, a slick pair of hoops, and the night is yours.
If you want to elevate your look for maximum luxury check out a cashmere cardigan. In similar styles as our cotton versions, the cashmere is like an end-of-year gift that you give yourself. Nothing is as beautiful and luxurious as the fine delicacy of high-quality cashmere. We love the cocoon style with the curved hem which gives some visual interest to your look that’s subtle but elegant. Topping it off with a long, fringed cashmere scarf and matching gloves keeps the look tight and coordinated. A long wool coat and your chunky heels seal the deal. Watch out, NYE!
Our women’s tunic sweaters are a great option for those that love the oversized look. They look effortlessly stylish and would be a great match for a party where you want to feel confident and breezy. We’re loving the neutral color block sweater this season and it’s cashmere to boot. Best of both worlds. Plus, the pronounced V-neck and stitching at the hem make it an especially unique piece. If cotton is your speed, our dolman sleeve V-neck comes in soft magenta and rich red to be the statement piece you’re looking for. Tuck either of these into some high-waisted, dark wash jeans and a pair of your wow-factor stilettos to pump it up.
A tunic sweater is also a great opportunity to layer up. A lightweight turtleneck or your favorite T-shirt gives you the bonus of warmth without needing to carry around a coat. And just because you’ve got warmth around your neck doesn’t mean you can add a bit of sparkle. Some long, layered necklaces in fine gold or silver plus some matching stud earrings will complement this look beautifully.
The trends in women’s wool sweaters this season are mock necklines and gorgeous cable knit patterns. Sure they’re perfect for a cozy night in or the hot tea after you hit the slopes, but they’re also versatile enough to wear out at a party. The cozy, lofty cable sweater in burgundy or green marl is a sight to behold—gorgeous interlocking cable knit with flecks of white for that Donegal look. Half tuck or even back tuck this sweater into some high-rise black slacks with a pair of black boots and you’ll be surprised by just how elegant this look can be.
The best part about our wool sweaters is that that it’s a blended knit which makes for extra softness. You don’t have to worry about the itchiness that wool often brings. Plus with a drop shoulder, the look is both wearable and super comfy.
There’s a sweater for every New Year’s Party occasion that won’t let you down. And when you get home from the night out (or say goodbye to your guests) get into that women’s loungewear stat for the ultimate in comfort for the new year ahead.