It's time for a new year, new experiences, new resolutions and an all around new start, and you can't step into all of the aforementioned without looking your absolute best.
Like Christmastime, New Year's Eve is the time you can whip out all the most eccentric show stopping items from your wardrobe. Pull out the glitz, the glam, the spike and the sequin, because for New Year's, more is more.
Of course we are fans of throwing on the old reliable sequin dress for a shining night on the town.
While sequin dresses seemed to be the party fave of the past, this year's trends have left us with so many more options when it comes to dressing fashionably fab for the holidays.
Check out our guide to dressing for New Year's parties this year, but first, note the things that can never fail: A standout bright lipstick, shiny over the top accessories, and a killer pair of pumps.
Check out some ways to add a little fun to your New Year's look.
The Little Black Dress:
There really is no failing when it comes to the LBD. No matter the body type or personal taste in clothing, there is a little black dress for everyone. Pair it up with something that sparkles, a statement lip and an up do (depending on your event) for a polished look to get you into 2013.
Glitter manicures of the past used to be limited in their ability to shine and have great coverage, but this new crop of glitter polish has coverage, shine and serious bling. Prep for the New Year with a blinging manicure from brands like O.P.I, Essie and Deborah Lippmann.
Sparkle in Stride
Scared of bling in the clothing area? Brighten it up with shoes that have metallic, studded or glitter additives. Pair them up with a chic pantsuit or a stellar plain dress to let them do the talking and walking.
Seriously, who needs to bring a whole lot of baggage into the New Year? Travel to your party destination in style with a fun, funky purse that adds some personality to your look. You can go big with bling or opt for a pop of color with the shoes and purse as long as you keep it simple with the color of the dress.