abs are here! New Year’s Eve is tomorrow and if you’re going out, do you know what you’re going to wear? I’ve learned that guys are notorious for putting outfits together at the last minute, especially when it comes to formal wear.
Whether you’re going to a cocktail party, a club or a house party for NYE, it’s a great opportunity to be dressed to the nines before you count down from 10.
A few weeks ago, I dressed up my sister in sequins for a New Years preview outfit, but today it’s my brother’s turn. He wasn’t exactly thrilled to take pics in a slim-fit suit for my blog when he’d rather be watching an NBA game, but he did. Here’s a few formal wear ideas if you’re looking to suit up this New Year’s Eve.
My brother-Drew suited up. If you don’t feel like wearing a tie, try a pocket square.
You don’t have to drop a grand on a suit, this one is from H&M for under $300.
If you need a little help from a higher power in terms of fashion, take a stylish friend with you shopping or ask a well dressed employee in the men’s section.
Fool Proof Suit Tips*
1. A suit should be two matching pieces. It’s not a DYI project creating your own look out of a sports coat and pair of pants that seem like they go together. The colors won’t match up well.
2. The best colors for suits are neutral, unless you’re Lloyd and Harry. Go for black, brown, navy blue, grey or a thin pinstriped pattern.
3. Your best friend in the fashion world is named “Tailor.” Buying a suit off the rack will need altering
almost 100% of the time. Getting it tailored is crucial, because why wear a suit unless it fits perfectly?
4. As for a tie (ditch clip-ons) and only wear one if you want. It’s NYE, so you really don’t have to wear a tie. You’re there to celebrate, not conduct a business meeting.
*5. If there’s just no time, wear dress slacks, a nice collared shirt with dress shoes. Make sure it’s all ironed and fits well.
For even more details on how to avoid suit faux pas, check out this AskMen.com article
Don’t forget to wear dress shoes. Brown or black work with neutral suits.
Slicked back hair optional.
Every man should own one suit if possible for any formal event throughout the year including weddings, business, cocktail parties and NYE.
Special thanks to my brother, Drew, who suited up for this post. He’s also throwing a NYE bash as mentioned before here in San Francisco. There are still last minute tickets available you can email him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or find out more details at SFPartyCrew.com in the video below.
Do you prefer casual or suited-up every now and then?
I hope everyone has a Happy New Year!
See you in January :)