Ready to ring in 2015? From a swanky dinner with a champagne toast to staying in for the night and watching the ball drop on TV—we’ve got your bikeable outfit covered from head to toe. You’ll be making your list of resolutions, eyeing up someone to smooch, and singing your heart out to Auld Lang Syne in no time.
So, where are you off to?
An uptown house party hosted by your cool best friend
Headed to a party at your uptown friend’s home? She probably has a cowhide rug, a fair number of artistic screenprints on the wall, and an elusive cat lurking about. The occasion calls for a cool tank with a hint of sparkle. We like this option pictured above from Dynamite, or this slightly riskier number from Theory. You’re in the spirit, but effortlessly cool. Someone will probably mistake you for a Parisian. You’ll neither confirm nor deny.
Pair the tank with your most flattering skinny jeans, cuffed ever so haphazardly at the ankle, and your trusty simple pumps, like these from Madewell. (If you’ve got a long ride ahead of you, throw the pumps in your bag and leave your practical shoes at the door when you arrive.)
An upscale restaurant in the heart of downtown
Spending the evening with a special someone at the city’s chicest eatery? Arrive in a stylish jumpsuit and be ready for whatever adventures the night may bring. Major plus: many jumpsuits feature a tapered or straight leg, which means your silky fabric stays far away from that greasy bike chain. We like this piece above from Rachel Zoe. We guarantee, that sheer back will have heads turning. Similar (and cheaper) versions here or here.
The hotspot nightclub with your best girls
You’ve made plans with your gals to hit up the city’s quintessential New Year’s Eve nightclubs. This is your opportunity to rival the disco ball in shine and sparkle—don’t let it pass you by. We suggest Garnet Hill’s (on mega-sale!) sequined skirt and tank combo. Pick your favorite color and shine on. We also give the Bird Industries stamp-of-approval to this lovely frock from ModCloth and this high-necked dress from French Connection, via ASOS.
Your neighborhood dive bar
Anything goes at your neighborhood dive bar. You’re a regular, and you feel completely at ease. New Year’s Eve is your opportunity to inject a little glamour and sparkle into the regularly plaid, denim, and cheap beer scene. Throw ’em for a loop in a glitter tee or tank (like this above or this) or some sparkly sneakers (like these Kate Spade gems). With distressed jeans, this look is completely bikeable.
Riding to the liquor store and back home, staying in for the night
Staying in for the night means you have complete creative license to get as outlandish as you want. For your ride to the liquor store, we suggest some sparkly leggings that border on obnoxious (this pair pictured from American Apparel should do the trick), your snuggliest sweatshirt, and a pair of 2015 glasses that you pick up from someone on the street. Home alone? Pick up extra booze and make people think you’re throwing a raging party.
As you cuddle up on the couch to watch New Year’s Eve Live with Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin, smile to yourself because you actually made the best plans of all. Want to go to bed early? We won’t judge.
As always, ride safely and smartly this New Year’s Eve, and here’s to a very happy 2015!