Dazzling at a New Year’s soirée
Start with your own black turtleneck sweater…
Most of us have at least one black turtleneck stashed in our closet. Why we love the simple staple? The versatile sweater looks great with any bottom, from casual jeans to sparkly skirts, and the high neck keeps us warm during the winter chill while concealing a double chin or loose neck skin. Another benefit: The soft, thin knit can be worn tucked in to highlight an hourglass or untucked to help hide any holiday-related belly bloat, notes celebrity stylist Ali Levine. When it comes time to ring in the New Year, Levine recommends pairing the plain top with a few eye-catching pieces to really add a dose of dazzle to your look.
Update the look with…
GLITZY HOOP EARRINGS: Gem-adorned hoops pull the eye up to “lift” features.
FIRST pick: Charming Charlie, $10 (CharmingCharlie.com, 10MM Marquise Huggie Hoop Earrings)
SILVER MINISKIRT: The metallic shine adds sass and the mini hem spotlights gorgeous gams.
FIRST pick: Mango, $100 (Shop.Mango.com, Reversible Sequin Skirt)
BEADED CLUTCH: Twinkling beads lend an elegant touch to a tote-your essentials clutch. Bonus? It doubles as a crossbody bag for hands-free partying.
FIRST pick: Zara, $50 (Zara.com,
Beaded Crossbody Bag)
BLACK PUMPS: Matching shoes to your top pulls the eye up and down to elongate the figure.
FIRST pick: Call It Spring, $45 (CallItSpring.com, Fririen in Black)