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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
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.
Sequined Mini Shirt Dress, Anthropologie
A loose fit, short sleeves, and a low-cut collar modernize the classic sequin dress.
Don't overthink it: With a couple minutes of zhooshing and the right headband, any outfit's a blowout.
Paily Heels in Silver, Dolce Vita
Loathe to start 2022 in anything but heels? Make Dolce Vita's metallic sandals winter-friendly with some pearled sheer ankle socks ($10).
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.
Nyla Velvet Dress, Reformation
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.
Dark Metallics Wine Baggu Set of Three, Prism Seattle Local
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.
Shoulder Pad Jacket, Zara
The '80s called, and they're just glad to see the core tenets of fashion—namely, shoulder pads—still abide.
Chapeau Ring in Gold and Pearl, Faris Local
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.
ASOS Velvet Button-Up Shirt, Nordstrom Local
Our wish for 2022: More genuinely cool sparkly looks for men (Lil Nas X clothing line, anyone?). Until then: velvet button-ups.
United Nude Jacky H Boot, Corre Local
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).
Satin Jacket, H&M
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.
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.
Joah Brown Invisible Zip Long-Sleeve, Pipe and Row Local
Today we truly understand what day-to-night means: This top zips seamlessly between business and party and back again.
Paris Circa 2000 Mini Dress, Dyspnea
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).
Jerome Dreyfuss Clic Clac L Clutch, Flora and Henri Local
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.
NVLT Faux Fur Bunny Coat, Nordstrom Rack Local
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.
Nadine Flapper, Pretty Parlor Local
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.
Vans Old-Skool Shiny Party Sneaker, Urban Outfitters
For anyone wary of dancing the night away (or, uh, simply walking to any Capitol Hill destination) in clubbing heels.
Anecdote Candles 2022 Candle of the Year, Alair Seattle Local
A gift for the party host who's resolved to drink a little less wine in 2022.
Rhode Pia Mini Dress, Sway and Cake Local
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.
& Other Stories Glitter Knit Wide-Leg Pants, Nordstrom Local
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.
Palate Polish Gumball Nail Polish, September Local
Single-handedly atone for the dearth of rainbow disco balls.
Bebe One-Shoulder Sequin Notched Lapel Sheath Dress, Saks off Fifth
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.