December 31 is fast approaching, and though Omicron is sweeping the nation, we will ring in 2022 with as much good cheer and style as we can muster. Here’s to better days ahead, and a great outfit the night of, though it may not end with a thrilling and unexpected kiss from a stranger.
This year, all things considered, my advice is: Go all out. All the way out. And here’s where to get it.
Rust Boutique in the Barlow
With a selection of party dresses that makes me weak at the knees—including a Free People rouge ruched velvet minidress with long sleeves and a lace-up back that I am personally desperate to get my hands on—Rust Boutique is a no-brainer for New Year’s Eve party outfits. Aside from ruched velvet, mini-sequin dresses and glittery two-piece sets are also on the rack. Snag and sparkle.
Ooh La Luxe in Petaluma
Another shoo-in for party dresses, Ooh La Luxe also carries an incredible pair of Diamond in the Rough bell bottoms, which pair perfectly with the It Girl top in black satin. Or, for a one-stop outfit, the Deck the Halls Jumpsuit with a corset top and satin legs. No one can go wrong wearing a single-piece outfit. Pair with a set of dangling, sparkly earrings and a few spangled bangles. Again, glitter and glitz is the move. Be the party’s missing disco ball.
Louis Thomas Fine Men’s Apparel in Petaluma
For the gents, and/or anyone not looking for a dress, visit Louis Thomas in Petaluma. Buy or rent from a wide selection of Jack Victor, Paul Betenly and Petrocelli suits and sport coats with flawless, shoulder-popping lines. Consider a tux, a cumberbund, a silk tie—pre-tied also available—and pair the suit with a striking, eye-catching Oxford wingtip. I’m particularly taken with the Manchester patent metallic-gold Oxfords at the moment.
My recommendation for 2022: light-catching, mood-lifting, exuberant style. The sequined dress. A glitter-eyeliner cat eye. Stacked heels. Metallic-gold wingtips. Sparkling accessories. A crushed-velvet suit. Wear eye-catching, energy-producing glitter and golds we need after the fatigue of the last two years—yes, 2020 still hits—and dance until the year is over.
And enjoy 2022. We earned it.