With the end of 2019 fast approaching, it’s time to celebrate both the end of the year and mark the new beginning of 2020!
This year’s looks are all about that sparkle. You wouldn’t want your Champagne to be flat, so your outfit shouldn’t be either!! Here are some looks to inspire you and help you ring in the New Year, 2020, in style.
Style Tip: Remember not to leave your outfit to the last minute, especially if you are an online shopper. Make sure you receive your items with plenty of time to try them on, just in case they don’t work or need to be tailored. It’s best to avoid that last-minute stress!
1. Stay Stylish At A Rooftop Event
You will have the best views of the Hong Kong skyline and it gives you the excuse to dress up a little warmer.
This Reiss off the shoulder knitted dress is the perfect combination of style, comfort and warmth. Put your stamp on it with a great belt, statement necklace or fabulous pair of diamante studded tights like these from Calzedonia and glittery Jimmy Choo boots! A girl can never have too much sparkle. This versatile dress is also great for a cosy evening at home, or a casual night out with the kids.
2. When The Party Calls For Glitz And Glamour
This Sau Lee dress has everything you could want to start a celebration. An ombre tulle gown covered in glitter with a sheer hemline, this can be worn either as a ball gown or a cocktail dress. This local designer knows how to dress a woman for a party. Pair this sexy plunging neckline with a silicone adhesive cup from ASOS to make sure you don’t have any wardrobe malfunctions. Make sure to keep your accessories minimal and let a statement dress like this do all the talking. These 18k white gold hoops with pearls from Jemocracy are the perfect complement for this show-stopping dress. Simply pair with a simple black strappy heel to complete the look.
3. Keep Cosy En Route In Fur (faux, of course!)
Local Hong Kong designer, Dyus K, has a beautiful edgy and powerful winter collection, which this faux fur coat features in. It’s perfect to get you to and from any party, looking and feeling fabulous!
Paired with a simple velvet slip dress from Zara and sparkle hair clips from Wan Chai market, you will not only feel fabulous but look like you have just arrived from Hollywood! “Alright Mr DeMille, I am ready for my close-up”.
4. Budget-Friendly Sparkles
If you are the family accountant and the wallet is looking a little thin after all the Christmas spending, but still want a new and sparkly look, check out this Zara cross-over dress. It has both sequins, pattern and colour and won’t break the bank— the dress is only $599! Pair with an elegant black boot like this one from J Crew and a fun New Year’s Eve novelty tiara. This is a fabulous look for a party at a friend’s house or at any bar.
5. Chic And Elegant In Ivory
Toast the New Year in this strapless ivory jumpsuit by Reiss, that’s classic and effortless. It can be beautifully complemented with a glistening crystal necklace from J. Crew. For an additional look, match with a black blazer for a daytime option, or dress it up with a fabulous pair of snakeskin pumps with flecks of gold from local designer La French Cut. This is such an effortless chic look to bring in the New Year with style and grace, even Victoria Beckham would approve.
6. Baby On Board
Just because you are an expectant mother, this does not mean you should miss out on the pleasure and excitement of dressing up to celebrate the New Year.
This satin maxi dress from Mayaraya has a great stretch and a luxurious feel, which will make any mother-to-be comfortable without compromising on style. Coordinated with an embellished metallic beaded bag from Reiss and a shimmering chandelier earring from J.Crew, you will be ready to dance the night away.
This is also a great dress for breast-feeding mamas, and it can be easily transformed into a day look with a simple pair of sandals.
Amanda is Founder and CEO of 'Amanda Leigh Style', a Hong Kong-based fashion consulting business, which is committed to empowering its clients to achieve their unique sense of style and build confidence to maximise life’s opportunities.