Thematic Repelling: New Years Eve

Leandra Medine | December 28, 2011
Out with the reindeer, in with the sequins. Sure, we live our lives like every eve is New Years Eve, but this week(end) in eves that are factually New Years Eve: well, what do you know, New Years Eve! As you can guess, getting back into the swing of writing still renders a little rough. Close your browser should you feel so inclined, I will take no offense. In any case, this particular year I had planned to throw off the masses, disregard sequins and instead dress up as, you know, the apocalypse or something of that more simple capacity. If not because it is a celebration–and I use this term loosely–of 2012 then most certainly because everyone else will be in sequins and we reject societal fash-norms. The plans changed last month when these pants fell into my lap, then in a seamless chain reaction, on to my legs.
 They’re sequined, they’re harem, they know how to party. This works because: paired with the proper armor on top, won’t feel too contrived in the look-at-me-it’s-new-years sense of that word. A sweater and blazer seem the decent solution here. It’s New Years, so you want to get frisky, cue the silk blazer. It’s January, so you’re cold, cue the sweater. And if it gets too caliente, an over-sized and super loose tank under sweater will remedy the sweat marks. This repels because: 80 percent of the women in your radius will translate New Years to mean the sister of Halloween. Skirts will be short, shirts will be tights, heels will be high. And in that environment, you’ll do yourself proud in your leg engulfing sequin-suit and the very same sweater you wore on Christmas at grandma’s. It’s a win-win, really. And your shoes rock. But ultimately, you know, it’s all about expression, so do the inevitable and emote.
And when I say emote, I mean really feel 2012 creeping up.
necklace: DANNIJO, blazer: Alexander Wang, sweater: T by Alexander Wang, pants: thanks Calypso, shoes: Valentino 
Really, really feel it. This was fun. Okay, bye! All photos by Naomi Shon.
  • Mary


    Maria Onorio

  • Inside my head and wardrobe
  • modern Suburbanites
  • Blaming Beauty

    Those sequinned trousers are amazing, I NEED THEM. You've styled them perfectly x

  • Collections

    Love this outfit. Love love love those pants.

    Fashionable Collections

  • Meghan Marie

    AHHHH I just got sequin pants from topshop for New Years!!! CANT wait to wear them, yours are amazing!!!!!! Love them paired with the silk blazer!! xx


    Those are the trousers you were wearing at the Calypso party party, right? LOVED them.


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  • Carla

    Love those pants! Been wanting to get a pair of sequined ones for myself for a while. Also, love how you paired it with a more simple, yet comfy sweater. 🙂 Thanks for sharing. – Carla

  • Anonymous

    you know, i can literally wear this and flaunt it..! love those shoes and those pants–ohmygawd…!


  • Styledrive

    Love the outfit!

  • Girlie Blogger

    Oh nice! Totally in with the sequins.

  • Alexandra

    Gorge! I never get sick of these pants. They're perfect for NYE, and I love what you've done on top. Hope your feet don't freeze. NYE always seems like the coldest night evah! Happy 2012

  • Barchbo

    This is my fave outfit of yours EVAH! HNY to you!

  • Kathrina

    Perfect outfit! LOVE IT!

  • Trips & Treasures

    every item you are wearing is a designer piece, very expensive NYE outfit, but I have to say it looks great ! love it, wouldn't consider it man repelling though
    fashion & lifestyle in Belgium

  • Ricardo Vasquez

    Those pants! Oh my god 😮 *dies* Love the outfit!!!! Flawless! 😀

  • Thefashionguitar

    Totally love your look (I believe I say that almost every time I give a comment LOL). But the colors, sequin and wool, just so lovely together!!

    XO Charlotte

  • Lucia Petruchová

    I looove those pants!! Sorry but you dont repell well this time! 🙂

  • Lina

    WOW to the last photo!!!!!

  • Elizabeth

    Oh, man. Those pants are seriously incredible

  • Brighton

    haha love it!! Great pictures! 🙂

  • The Fancy Teacup

    Totally spellbound by your dazzling harem pants. x

  • Summer J.

    The last picture of you is the best photo I've seen in eons. Salud! Enjoy your New Year's, my heroine.

  • GiGi Reed

    I can't stop drooling. Seriously, those pants are aaammmmmaaaazing. LOVE!!

  • Mary

    Smart gorgeous! Sequines make the outfit not that strict! everythign goes together so well!

  • anna

    okay, gotta say this: the last pic really feels like New Years Eve! hehe (it's all about expression, you are right!)

  • Fashionista

    amazing look!

  • Diana

    Hahaha that is fantastic. Love how the sweater is framed by all that shine and glitter

  • Egle

    i love this look


    hahahah omg you are hilarious and LOVE these pants…

  • South Godfrey

    great post. really great writing.

  • modelovers

    The Pants is gorgeous!!! Great Post! You look fantastic!!!


  • mary alexandra

    love how the sequins are sparkling on to the wall behind you.
    excellent outfit, as always.

  • Melissa

    such a fun post, those pants are the bomb!

  • Nicole @ Giraffelegs

    Need the pants.

  • Style Croissant

    I really love those sequin pants, they remind me of the stella forest ones I saw last year ! Did you change something to your hair ? Is it not ombreed anymore ? You still look amazing though 🙂 Your fiance is a lucky guy !

  • B.

    Oh this pants are great! I would definitly wear them for New Years Eve. Isn't getting attention the sense of celebrating a big change like a new year coming up? I think you'll have a good time on December, 31th 🙂

    Love, B.

  • Monse Fuentes
  • Sally

    That outfit is gorg. My mom's birthday is on New Year's so my sis and I are always off the hook for celebrations with friends in favor of some old SVU eps, checking in with Andy Cohen on Bravo, then a Happy Birthday kiss at midnight to the Mom while our family of four takes the elevator to the rooftop of the Wales — nice lil view of the city from there!

  • Dress and Dish: Lana

    I can't believe those pants are Calypso!!! I love Calypso but never knew they did such fun pants!!! Awesome!

  • Joana
  • everybodies fashion

    Perfect as Always 😉 loved the Valentino shoes 😉

  • Caitlin

    You've never looked so graceful as in that last photo!


  • Yumi

    You are truly amazing! Love your blog

  • eDina

    I'm sorry but this is not a repelling outfit 🙂
    Although I'm not a man, so I don't see into theyr brain 😛
    I love it, that is sure!

  • evie stothert

    omg, those trousers
    peace and love

  • alexandra

    LOVE those pants and love your style!

  • Elisabeth

    Love those wonderful sequin pants, they look stunning! Price? 🙂


  • A

    Such an amazing pants! I love the neckles!

  • Romina C.

    I just love your outfit! It is simple, but still soficated and makes it glamorous with the sequin pants.

    x Romi

  • meghan

    oh sorry. i really love this outfit. i think it's super cute…

  • Ría

    The pants are amazing! I hope you have a great time in New Years Eve.

  • Annissh

    I love your pants!!!

    Bisou honey

  • Holly


  • blackcatwildfox

    LOVE those pants, happy new years! xx

  • Bri

    Ahah, adore the last photo.
    Love this look.

  • onbeauty

    love it! really! the white blazer with the sequined trousers looks g o r g e o us!
    love your blog, and i wrote u once a message on fb, no answer, i know u are busym just wanted to thank you for being such a great inspirational source.

  • Lisa

    Love the pants! Party in your pants indeed!


  • Vicky


    honestly i would love to rock some this man-repelling on new years, love your humor in the writing as well as the wonderful outfit! thanks for the repelling!

  • pelin

    😀 Will pull off this look 🙂

  • Jessica

    i agree about the slutty outfits on NYE! This is so appropriate and you rock it! The pants are KILLER!! 🙂

  • Anonymous

    those PANTS!!!!!!!!! *dying*
    i love love love them!

  • Tomi DF

    oh my goodness! soo chic! love the shoes!

  • Laura

    ah you look so stunning again
    love it

  • Duke Nuke Emily

    this is an incredible outfit! looooove it x
    Moloko & Honey

  • girl in the poodle shoes

    want those pants. ship those to me please?
    Girl in the Poodle Shoes

  • DNA (designers+artists)

    Sequins and New Year's Eve go hand in hand. It's religion.

  • Karissa

    2012 will surely be off to a good start with this sequin party. Those pants are amazing and the blazer and shoes are pretty great too.

  • sara tee

    your style is seriously perfection. i love your blog

  • Laureen Gazio

    Hahaha love this outfit ! You're my favorite blog to read anf thnaks to you I learn new vocabulary everyday ;b

  • Eddy

    I L-O-V-E the minimalism in this outfit, yet it makes such a big statement! The charcoal color of the sweater slightly tones down the drama of the pants making them more wearable. But, the blazer still makes it sophisticated and the shoes make it edgy! It's amazing how one outfit can display so many ideas! I love your blog! –xoxo Eddy

  • Medical Bracelets

    Laugh loudly…..Live proudly…..

  • Jacqueline

    You have overdone yourself with this!!! This rocks so hard, I just celebrated you in front of my computer with a little Hawaiian dance!

    xoxo, Jacqueline

  • Bang and Buck

    lace shoes and sequin pants. wow, you rule.


    Bang & Buck

  • realelinkling

    O M G ! Women…..

  • The life after

    Super nice pics and outfit. You're always great!

    The Life After

  • soffi
  • BubblesAndPolkaDots

    Your pant, your shoes, your outfit is perfect!!!!!!

    Should I comment all your post with the same thing???

  • Serea

    You look like a Rockandroll star baby!!!

  • Feelgoodlookcute

    Gorgeous outfit!!!
    Your booties are so cute 😉

  • Raspberry and Rouge

    I def need those in my life! XO Rebecca

  • VPS Confidential

    the shimmery simplicity is wonderful. great outfit

  • Amanda

    love the less is more for NYE!!

  • ﻌFashionQamarﻌ

    Perfect Outfit! Would love to wear this on silvester!

    XO; Rabea

  • Anna

    you are STUNNING!!!!

  • Dani

    these pants make me a sequin believer!!


  • Brittany

    Love the pants! Love the entire ensemble! It's making me rethink my NYE outfit choice.

  • Ally

    these pants are literally amazing. love everything!!! i want everything!!!

  • Prim and Polished

    I LOOOOVE anything that shines , so I abs love those pants, oh my oh my!

  • Veronica

    OMG – best New Year's Eve outfit ever – you miss the repelling, though. It's sexy, subtle. I would totally wear it and I'm from a small town.

  • Stream

    I was gonna go for the sequined skirt.. then you saved me and I'm totally repelling!! Love the whole combo!!

  • The Edit

    Absolutely love this look. The pants..those shoes..amazing! xxx

  • Fashion Treatment

    These pants are amazing! So perfect for NYE! I love it!

  • Dionne

    the third image is my exact expression when i saw you in those pants…

  • Anonymous

    I love the shoes!! I want these shoes 😀

  • Asia

    Amazing, loving it!! I know harem pants are a repeller staple but effs it I really love these pants and there is nothing man repeller about it. As a matter of fact the entire casual/luxe/menswear vibe is very sexy in an understated way!!

  • Anita Hendrieka

    I really like these pants!! I want!

  • DressedWell

    Great pants! Love them!

  • Anonymous

    you are awesome

  • samantha erin

    Love this.

  • Anonymous

    love this !!!!!
    perfect !

  • BobbieAustin27

    love your pants
    you have amazing style
    huge fan 🙂

  • Molliee

    obsessed with these pants! love!

  • Moni

    awesome pants, exactly made for this party season!! 🙂
    verila by si že toto je kolekcia SLOVENSKEJ navrharky? [:)]

  • jas

    sequins and harem pants – can't get any better

  • Meg Galvin

    what i would do for these pants. so perfect.

  • Nastja
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  • Liliana P.
  • seekingstyleblog

    Seriously, amazing!

    xo jennifer

  • Rudy

    Oh wow those are very beautiful .Your excitement is clearly justified! I want to tell youtrue religion shorts is my favorite and hope you can come in and see.

  • Shawnee Rajala

    ugh i’m in LOVE. i need these.

  • Grace Davies

    Really nice looking dress…I like it.

    try at home

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