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It's the last day of the year (and decade), and if you want to kick off 2020 in style, it's time to embrace the hottest fashion trends of the year.
We're talking everything from studded shoes to velvet ties, all looks that are sure to draw some well-deserved attention. Style expert Melissa Garcia joined Alex Ficquette on the 3rd Hour of TODAY to show us how to put together last-minute New Year's Eve looks that will wow the crowds.
Read on to check out her favorite festive clothes, shoes and accessories and get ready to dance the night away!
1. Cocktail Party Look
Turn heads in this sequined dress from New York & Company. This online-exclusive style features a self-tie belt, giving you the freedom to define the waistline to your liking. The multicolor stripes give this dress versatility so you can wear it well past your NYE party.
This slim-fit suit will give you a classic look. The stretch material gives you the freedom to move, too. With this suit, you can have the best of both worlds: comfort and sophistication.
A long-sleeved sweater can be worn to pretty much anything. Pair it with jeans to dress it down or with a jacket and dress pants to make it a bit more formal.
2. Dinner with Friends Styles
The company describes this dress as "worth making plans for" and we have to agree! The deep green velvet is perfect for any upscale event.
Top it off with this cozy coat from Old Navy. It's also the kind of statement-making coat that can make even jeans and a T-shirt look special.
This slim tuxedo jacket can dress up any holiday outfit. The green and black plaid is a festive touch this time of year.
A good pair of dark wash jeans are a must-have for any wardrobe.
These boots are the perfect shoe to pair with anything from slacks to jeans. They add a touch of sophistication without making it look like you tried too hard.
It might not look like it, but this elegant jumpsuit is actually made from recycled polyester! The gold details are extremely unique and the power-puff shoulders are sure to draw some good attention.
This polished blazer is both stylish and contemporary. It features a contrast peak lapel and detailed weaving.
3. Casual Family Party
Jazz up a casual outfit with a statement sweater like this sequined one from SheIn. The pastel pattern can easily pair with light or dark bottoms.
This is another statement sweater option Garcia loved. The sequin detailing at the shoulders is subtle enough that you can also throw a long necklace over it for a personal touch. Pair it with light blue jeans and white sneakers for an outfit you'll want to wear every day.
Chelsea boots are a great addition to any closet and the harness detail on the side makes these boots different from the rest.
This season is all about the long cardigan. Step up your game with this french terry shawl cardigan from Forever 21. It's another great piece that combines comfy and trendy.
Similar to the cardigan above, this is another great choice. It's the kind of staple pieces you can take from day to night easily.
If you want a jean with a more tapered look, these skinny fit Levi's fit the bill. Whether you want to let them hang over a Chelsea boot or cuff them above a nice loafer, these jeans pair well with any outfit.
This sweater from Asos is comfortable and on-trend for the holidays. It comes in plus and tall sizes.
4. Statement Blazer
Elevate a simple pair of slack or jeans with a blazer that will stand out at any NYE party. This one features metallic accents and a floral pattern that accentuates the sleek silhouette.
5. Velvet Tie Look
We're calling it: Velvet will be one of the most popular trends of 2020, so start the year off with the perfect accessory. Right now, this sleek tie is 30% off the original price and will fit right in with your 2020 wardrobe.
Loafers are practical and this velvet design gives a stylish twist to any outfit. They'll look great with everything from a suit to a casual pair of slacks and a button-up. Either way, the perfect touch to any NYE outfit.
6. Faux Leather Pants Outfit
Check out these sleek, snake-embossed boots if you're looking for a style that will really stand out. Designed with a 4-inch heel, this pair of statement over-the-knee design is made with a stretchy material for added comfort.
Want to take on the animal print trend with a more sensible approach? The pair of wide-heeled boots look sleek and are comfortable enough for a whole night of dancing.
A simple belt can change an entire outfit and this rhinestone number from Forever 21 will do just that. Wear it with pants or a dress to add a glamorous twist to any NYE look.
7. Embellished Shoes
You don't need to splurge on a new pair of shoes to get a festive look. Jazz up your favorite heels or flats with this rhinestone embellishment that easily clips on to any shoe.
Stay warm and cozy without having to wear a bulky coat by opting for a faux fur stole. Not only will it keep you nice and toasty, but it also adds a glamorous look to any outfit.
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