It may be too late for a made to measure suit, but that is not reason to ditch the party. Veer off the beaten path and you will find that all it takes for a stellar look is an ingenious spot of styling and an experimental streak. Mix and match your wardrobe favourites, from larger than life prints to the occasional velvet, to put together these impactful last minute New Year’s Eve looks that will ensure a stellar appearance at every occasion.
The Pop Star
Rockstar costumes are best suited for concerts, but with a little fine-tuning the music star look transitions to parties more gracefully than you might think. Pair statement prints with a dark bomber and add a hat to the mix for a look that pays homage to Pharrell Williams’s inimitable style. High top sneakers and subdued bling will add to the polished look dominated by a jet black hue.
Wear it to: The hottest nightclub in town.
The Preppy Gent
How to wear a suit without looking like you belong to the Sixties? We love Mad Men but Don Draper’s prim look doesn’t make the mark on a night out this season. Knot a bow instead of a tie and pick a pretty pair of prints on your shirt. Blue may be your daily colour but a suede/velvet texture makes it more party appropriate? Keep to the colour scheme and add a fedora for a youthfully dapper vibe.
Wear it to: Frat parties and hipster revelry
The New Dandy
While we expect the modern gentleman to retain some old-school good manners, his suit certainly deserves a party upgrade this season. Swap the plain old shirt for a printed sweater and layer under a dark suit for a contemporary take on a traditional look. Pay attention to the details—invest in a dress shoe and keep your hands free with an understated bag.
Wear it to: A-list house soirees.
Images: Farfetch; Mr Porter, Zara.