In the Club - Women
The Trends: Barbie doll look, shine
The Colour: Turquoise
To stand out in a dance floor of little black outfits this New Year's, opt for some colour and flash. The sequins and shine that were a staple of fall fashions remain prominent in the New York spring 2010 collections, and the L.A. Times says the trend isn't going to fade anytime soon. Soothing, gorgeous turquoise has been named one of the hot colours for the year ahead in the Pantone Fashion Colour report for spring, and has a welcome tropical feel in the dead of winter.
Dovima is devine, flickr.com, jcbonbon, flickr.com
The Romantic Date - Women
The Trends: One-shoulder, wavy, flowing hair
The Colour: Red, red, red
If you plan to ring in the new year with your beloved, add some romantic touches to your outfit with a few key 2010 trends. An exposed shoulder goes a long way, and one-shoulder dresses (shown here on Rachael Ray) have made a comeback and were popular both with the celebrities and on the runway at the 2010 collections. Look for this trend to emerge in swimwear and bridal gowns as well. And we all know that red is the colour of love, but a ripe tomato tone is also the hot hue for next spring. Pair these trends with sexy wavy hair (shown here on Carmen Electra), and get ready for some enthusiastic midnight kissing.
The Heart Truth, flickr.com, AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana
Dinner With Family and Friends - Women
The Trends: Pulled-back hair, leather jackets
The Colours: Violet, yellow, khaki
Dining with family and friends for a NYE meal means you can keep things simple and comfortable but still have fun dressing up. Neutral beige or khaki gets a lift when paired with a vibrant, satiny violet, and both will have currency into spring 2010, according to InStyle magazine and the Pantone Colour Trend report. Sleek, pulled-back hair was all over the runways in New York; wear it low at the neck for an elegant, modern look. A leather jacket is a stylish way to keep out the cold, and will carry you through the new year - spring's versions will boast bright colours.
AP Photo/Stuart Ramson, AP Photo/H & M
Outdoor Celebration - Women
The Trends: Military style, feather accessories
The Colour: Charcoal
Those ladies who are willing to brave the cold to ring in the new year at an outdoor celebration should be armed with the right gear to face the wintry conditions. If you loved the free-wheeling, hippie look of this summer and year past, brace yourself, because military is the new bohemian. Military jackets were seen on the runways at Marc Jacob - choose one as the focus of your outfit and pair with feminine accents, such as a feathered hair band, to balance out the strong lines of the military cut.
carbonated, flickr.com, Neukoln Blackout
City Celebration - Women
The Trends: Military, Over-the-knee Boots
The Colours: Olive Green, Black
If you intend to usher in 2010 with thousands of your fellow city-mates, show off your urban style with a fitted jacket and the hottest footwear trend this winter - over-the-knee boots. You'll get coverage for your legs as you celebrate outdoors, and footwear that will take you through to the warmer weather. A structured updo will help keep things in place if things get windy.
Jef Harris, flickr.com, ldhren, flickr.com
House Party - Women
The Trend: Girly, flowing fabrics
The Colour: Deep orange
House parties these days can range from lavish to 'kegger', but whatever the vibe, one always wants to make an impression. Orange is big this season and will continue to appear on the streets and runways next year as well. Opt for orange in a long flowing blouse, paired with a black or silver high-waisted skirt. Although Michelle Williams sported this easy chignon at the 2006 Oscars, this hair style is going to be big in the New Year, so get your practice in now. Put all of this together and you have a stunning, elegant outfit to carry you into the New Year.
AP Photo/Kathy Willens, prettyinprint, flickr.com
At Home - Women
The Trends: Ripped denim, chunky knits
Even if you plan to stay in this new year's, you can still incorporate some of next year's trends into your 'comfy clothes.' Ripped denim is part of a 'deconstructed' look that figured prominently in several 2010 collections, and it has already trickled down to mainstream brand lines. Try a lighter colour jean to keep current. Stay cozy with a chunky knit sweater on top and you're ready to watch the Big Apple drop from the comfort of your couch.
photog boy, flickr.com, SwanDiamondRose, flickr.com
Romantic Date - Men
The Trend: Structured double-breasted
The Colour: Navy, Black
If it's a New Year's for two this year, impress the lady with a more polished look. Double-breasted is an elegant, structured alternative to the regular blazer. Neutrals like black and gray will ensure your blazer has more life beyond New Year's Day. Try pairing stripes with stripes or mixing patterns to give the solid pattern of the blazer a boost.
contraquien, flickr.com, AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews
House Party - Men
The Trends: Blazers, Ripped Denim
The Colours: Gray
Alright gentlemen, let's up the ante at your local New Year's Party and do New Year's in style with a nice suit jacket, yes? Try a grey suit jacket to start. Opt for a dark wash jean with a bit of ripped detailing - just to let everyone know you're polished but still ready to party.
AP Photo/Thomas Kienzle, AP Photo/Antonio Calanni