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26 Fashions for a Happy New Year

Take your 2022 apprehension and cover it in sequins.

By Zoe Sayler

The products listed here were independently selected by a member of the editorial staff. Should you choose to purchase a product through a link on this page, we may receive an affiliate commission.

Pour one out for 2021.

Celebrating the start of 2022—after two sanguine new years turned massive disappointments—feels a bit like jinxing it. But there's no harm in making a grand, glittery entrance, come what may. (Bonus: These pieces are cute and quality enough to wear till 2023 and beyond.)

Saylor Martina Fringe Top, Sway and Cake Local

$298

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Cozy enough for a night at home, glitzy enough for cocktail hour, and so good you can wear it to brunch on New Year's Day without eliciting so much as a wayward glance from your fellow partygoers.

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Sequined Mini Shirt Dress, Anthropologie

$160

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A loose fit, short sleeves, and a low-cut collar modernize the classic sequin dress.

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A New Day Velvet Wrapped Pearl Headband, Target

$10

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Don't overthink it: With a couple minutes of zhooshing and the right headband, any outfit's a blowout.

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Paily Heels in Silver, Dolce Vita

$125

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Loathe to start 2022 in anything but heels? Make Dolce Vita's metallic sandals winter-friendly with some pearled sheer ankle socks ($10). 

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Jewel Trim Linen Blend Skirt, Zara

$70

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Going all out is all right. So is pairing a subtly accented skirt with a warm sweater, a nice New Year's dinner, and a cozy coupe with friends.

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Champagne Bag, Susan Alexandra

$295

Three cheers for fizzy fashion that doesn’t take itself too seriously, and a toast to the champagne of bags.

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Nyla Velvet Dress, Reformation

$178

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Some New Year's Eve celebrations call for dresses. Others call for gowns. Reformation's emerald green number checks all the boxes with deadstock velvet, a just-risqué-enough front slit, and availability up to size 3X.

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Dark Metallics Wine Baggu Set of Three, Prism Seattle Local

$34

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Want to guarantee a 2022 full of invites? Pack the night's bubbly ($37) in one bag and gift the party host a bottle of their favorite.

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Shoulder Pad Jacket, Zara

$130

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The '80s called, and they're just glad to see the core tenets of fashion—namely, shoulder pads—still abide.

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Chapeau Ring in Gold and Pearl, Faris Local

$892

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Pearls are the unsung heroes of New Year's Eve: At least as glam as full-body sparkles, just slightly less eye-catching. This stunner from local jeweler Faris flips the script.

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ASOS Velvet Button-Up Shirt, Nordstrom Local

$36

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Our wish for 2022: More genuinely cool sparkly looks for men (Lil Nas X clothing line, anyone?). Until then: velvet button-ups.

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United Nude Jacky H Boot, Corre Local

$335

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For a night that's all about looking forward, New Year's fashions so often look back: to old Hollywood, the roaring '20s, even disco. Ring in a futuristic take with these shimmering boots from the Madrona shoe connoisseurs at Corre (and, come Monday, assert your position as the best-dressed cyborg in the office).

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Satin Jacket, H&M

$40

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What makes an outfit NYE-ready? Shimmer, a bit of excess, and the right attitude. An affordable piece from H&M, like this satin jacket or cascading rhinestone earrings ($13), can dress up jeans and a T-shirt or bring just the right amount of extra to your existing glitterfest. 

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Silver Sparkle Classic Super Sheer Tights, Sheertex

$119

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These "unbreakable" tights are seriously champagne-popping-accident-, ice-skate-fall-, life-proof. If glittery intimates feel like you year-round (or if that's part of your 2022 vision for yourself) this is an investment worth making. The classic sheer is great too, and it's on sale for $59.

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Joah Brown Invisible Zip Long-Sleeve, Pipe and Row Local

$118

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Today we truly understand what day-to-night means: This top zips seamlessly between business and party and back again.

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Paris Circa 2000 Mini Dress, Dyspnea

$232

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Australia-based Dyspnea is the gold standard for short and shimmery special-occasion dresses—this one's cute and flirty but not too sheer for comfort. Another sequined mini-dress we love (a little more baby-doll, a little less Bratz): Selkie's Rainbow Sequin Puff ($249).

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Jerome Dreyfuss Clic Clac L Clutch, Flora and Henri Local

$276

Don't make it to New Year's Eve without a festivities-friendly bag. This clutch comes with a wrist strap for security; a metallic phone bag from Nordstrom ($48) or a shearling bum bag from Portland-based Primecut ($228) carry practical charm, too.

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NVLT Faux Fur Bunny Coat, Nordstrom Rack Local

$80

Faux fur coats don't obscure the outfit—they are the outfit. Pair with the aforementioned glittery tights, a sequin dress, or literally anything else. You've got glam covered.

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Nadine Flapper, Pretty Parlor Local

$98

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Um, hello, roaring '20s? We're waiting. Help summon better days with a fitted, flapper-inspired dress from Capitol Hill's go-to spot for throwback threads.

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Vans Old-Skool Shiny Party Sneaker, Urban Outfitters

$70

For anyone wary of dancing the night away (or, uh, simply walking to any Capitol Hill destination) in clubbing heels.

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Anecdote Candles 2022 Candle of the Year, Alair Seattle Local

$26

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A gift for the party host who's resolved to drink a little less wine in 2022.

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Rhode Pia Mini Dress, Sway and Cake Local

$475

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Freshen up the classic jewel-tone dress with ruched, sky-blue sapphire velvet, short puff sleeves, and a flattering fit worthy of all the special occasions to come.

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& Other Stories Glitter Knit Wide-Leg Pants, Nordstrom Local

$89

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Mini dresses? On December 31? In Seattle? Not for everyone! Don these festive knit pants and leave 2021 the way you entered it: cozy as hell.

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Palate Polish Gumball Nail Polish, September Local

$16

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 Single-handedly atone for the dearth of rainbow disco balls.

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Bebe One-Shoulder Sequin Notched Lapel Sheath Dress, Saks off Fifth

$95

Inside each partygoer there are two wolves: Femme fatale and sexy disco ball. Bebe's asymmetrical dress releases both at about a 40 percent discount. Those with fewer wolves should like this glittery, puff-sleeve sweater dress ($85), also from Bebe via Saks.

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Baublebar Champagne Drop Earrings, Nordstrom Rack Local

$23

Sometimes too much is just right.

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