Whether you'll be sipping fizzy drinks under city lights, setting off sparklers at a beachside bonfire, or huddling up with a cozy group of friends in the great indoors, your New Year's Eve is likely to be a little chilly (to say the very least). Relatively speaking, if you're out, staying up past midnight in December (going on January), the temperature outside is just going to be colder than it is during your normal hours of operation — this is true no matter what coast, timezone, or line of latitude you'll occupy this New Year's Eve.
Nothing against the tried and true anorak or puffer coat you've been working all winter thus far, but this is a special night. Thus, you'll need a stylish coat or jacket to ring in 2013 looking cool and staying warm. Since the big night is right around the corner (and retailers are ALREADY starting to stock their shelves with spring collections *sound of price guns attaching winter clearance tags*), we've rounded up a few of our favorite outerwear options available right now. From luxurious faux furs and mod monochromatics to '90s-channeling downtown toppers and comfy coats fit for the Oregon Trail, there's something for almost every personal steez. Happy shopping!
FAUX FUR, REAL LUXE
Faux fur coats and jackets for a luxurious New Year's Eve.
Photo: Courtesy of Urban Outfitters/Topshop/ASOS
A big furry coat is a great way to make a statement with outerwear — just ask Macklemore — which makes it kind of the perfect New Year's Eve jacket. Better yet, finding fashionable faux furs is easier than ever whether your taste is classic like this MINKPINK "Cruella Faux Fur Coat" from Urban Outfitters ($190.00), über-trendy like this "Ombre Faux Mongolian Fur Coat" from Topshop ($178.00), or funky like this "Longline Animal Fur Coat" with a cheetah print from ASOS ($140.72).
GOING OUT GRUNGE
Grunge-inspired coats and jackets for going out this New Year's Eve.
Photo: Courtesy of ASOS/Nasty Gal/Urban Outfitters
Tuning in to the '90s revival doesn't have to be a solely daytime steez. Metallics, studs, and updated silhouettes help render the nostalgic trend for nighttime. Wear your love for grunge on your sleeve this New Year's Eve with this "Denim Jacket in Boyfriend Fit with Studs" from ASOS ($87.95), this "Plaid Drape Jacket" from Nasty Gal ($128.00), or this "Rag Union x Urban Renewal Leather Studded Foiled Biker Jacket" from Urban Outfitters ($269.00).
Monochromatic coats and jackets for counting down to the new year.
Photo: Courtesy of Urban Outfitters/Nasty Gal/Need Supply
The stark black-and-white look is trending BIG TIME. Take a monochromatic NYE look all the way with a matching coat like this "Urban Renewal Baja Bomber Jacket" from Urban Outfitters ($79.00), this "Wild Stripe Faux Fur Coat" from Nasty Gal ($88.00) or this "Alder Jacket" from Need Supply ($120.00).
Frontier-inspired coats and jackets for a fabulous New Year's Eve.
Photo: Courtesy of Urban Outfitters/ModCloth/Nasty Gal
Frontier-inspired outerwear will keep you cozy this New Year's Eve whether you're ringing in 2013 in a log cabin or with hot cocoa and an HD fireplace screensaver. Celebrate in style with this MINKPINK "Great Heights Faux Shearling Jacket" from Urban Outfitters ($120.00), this Lauren Moffatt "Small Town Charm Coat" from ModCloth ($478.99) or this "Arlet Blanket Coat" from Nasty Gal ($118.00).