How to look chic for New Year’s Eve

How to look chic for New Year's Eve

A touch of sparkle. 2016 may not have been the best of years for a variety of reasons. However I believe in staying optimistic. Let us start the New Year with hope in our hearts and a touch of glitter in our wardrobes. Subtle sparkle can throw a flattering light onto our complexions and brighten up a deep mid-winter evening.

I have a beautiful vintage sequin jacket which used to belong to my grandmother. A very elegant lady. I shall be getting it out on New Year’s Eve and teaming it with my velvet trousers. I would advise keeping your accessories simple when wearing sequins. A simple pair of plain earrings will complete the look.

ABOVE: Blue sequin top by Boden // Black velvet trousers at Topshop // Oval stud earrings at Nordstrom // Fracas eau de Perfume at Nordstrom // Black patent pumps // Bag John Lewis.

Talking of complexions an illuminating primer can do wonders for our tired winter skins.


Charlotte Tilbury primer at Nordstrom and John Lewis

Now for some sparkly tops. You can either wear them casually with a pair of smart jeans or dress them up with a skirt or wide let trousers.


Blue sequin top by Boden

Long sleeve black sequin top by Oasis at John Lewis

Burgundy sequin top by Phase Eight at John Lewis


Many of the styles featured above are already reduced in the sale.



  1. Eleni
    26th December 2016 / 14:16

    I love sequins ! This year I gave my daughter a sleeveless black sequin top which belonged to my mother, she absolutely loved it. Fracas has been my favourite perfume for the last 25 years. However, sprinting towards my 80th I have found it to be a little on the heavy side. Perhaps a body lotion would suffice.

    Happy New Year!

    • Sasha Wilson
      26th December 2016 / 14:33

      Eleni, I love the idea of your sprinting towards your 80th and well done for being so positive. I, too, am going in that direction and find that I like much lighter scents like Green Tea by Elizabeth Arden.

  2. SusanD
    27th December 2016 / 09:43

    Wishing you joyeux noel. Thank you for another year of interesting and informative postings. Would love to see you in your grandmother’s vintage sequin jacket.


    • 27th December 2016 / 12:03

      Hi SusanD
      I will see what I can do about photographing it in the new Year.

  3. 30th December 2016 / 02:05

    How special to be able to wear your grandmother’s sequinned jacket! I, too, would love to see a photo.

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