Rosemary Mac Cabe

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What are you wearing on New Year’s eve?

I think you’ll find that you have two choices, when it comes to what to deck yourself in while you ring in the new year (and wave goodbye to the old): sequins and, eh, sequins. I know, I know, Man …

Thu, Dec 29, 2011, 16:30

   

I think you’ll find that you have two choices, when it comes to what to deck yourself in while you ring in the new year (and wave goodbye to the old): sequins and, eh, sequins. I know, I know, Man Repeller already told you. And her post on sequined trousers made me go out and do a bit of research on the subject, and find three excellent options for you to choose from.

This pair, by Clemens en August, are €185.61. I’d pair ‘em with an oversized wifebeater from American Apparel and some kind of Mongolian wool cardigan, or my trusty knitted vest from H&M … basically, whatever I could find that was oversized and black. (And, obviously, a pair of chunky, clunky boots.) See?! I man-repel without even thinking about it!

Then, y’know, if you have €1,000 to spare, you could go all Beetlejuice (on your own ass) with this pinstriped pair from Balmain at the Outnet. What would go? A loose tee, maybe by Helmut Lang (seriously, you don’t know T-shirt joy until you’ve tried Helmut Lang’s) and a white, fitted blazer. And a coloured pump! Amazing.

Lastly, Reiss‘s Hero trousers just cost me €200 (yes, I bought them) and, I hope, are as gorgeous as they are pretending to be. But I’m not going to wear them on New Year’s eve. Why not? Why, because I’m wearing this amazing number from Shutterbug.

Obviously, this dress does not look exactly like this on me. It is quite loose on Lauren, in case you didn’t notice, whereas . . . well. You can imagine! So there you have it. New Year’s eve, in a sequined nutshell.