What to Wear For NYE When it's Cold AF Outside

What are you doing New Year's? The correct answer is "staying warm at all costs", because the Ottawa weather reports have not been too kind! A wind chill that feels like -33 degrees is not something I'm too keen on.

While I'm usually an advocate for fashion over function, I'd rather not ring in the new year with a fresh case of frostbite. That said, I still want to get glammed up for the occasion! I've been rooting around in my wardrobe and I found some pieces that look smokin' hot, even in the iciest of forecasts.

Of course, I want you to ring in 2018 in style (and warmth), too! I've even found scouted out some similar items for you to shop each look.

Velvet Trousers 
Top: Altuzarra for Target Collection, Pants: Vintage, Shoes: Old Navy, Earrings: Joe Fresh

Velvet is a hot trend right now, and I can guarantee you'll be seeing a lot of velvet slip dresses out and about on NYE. Rather than blend in with the crowd (and risk freezing), why not opt for a pair of velvet trousers instead?

These are a great statement piece, as they add that touch of texture and dress -up an otherwise basic ensemble. I love to pair these with a variety of tops; crisp blouses, chunky knit sweaters, or even a fun embellished tee! You'll be amazed at just how versatile they can be.

Plus it's like wearing PJ pants, and nothing is more comfortable than that!
From left:
Topshop Velvet Ruffle Trousers - $69 CAD
Nasty Gal Velvet Peacock Pants - $60 CAD
Dolls Kill Velvet Pants - $56.80 CAD
H&M Wet Look Velvet Pants - $59.99 CAD
Gap Washwell Super High Rise Velvet Pants - $69.95 CAD
Fuzzy Accessories 

Who says the cold weather adornments have to stay on the coat rack all evening? You can easily keep your fur accessories on all night long, even if just to keep extra warm.

This faux fur scarf I scored at Target (RIP) doubles as a super chic shawl, so I can stay cozy and feel glamorous! Plus I love the vibrant jewel-tone teal colour, it compliments my metallic skirt so beautifully!

Fur scarf: Target, Top (actually a dress): vintage, Skirt: Zara

Thankfully there are a ton of ways to incorporate something fuzzy & fabulous into your NYE style. Whether that be a fur coat, a handbag or even a pair of shoes, you'll find something that looks and feels extra nice! All the items below are faux, too!

From left:
Zara Faux Fur Top - $12.99 CAD
Dolls Kill Leopard Crossbody Bag - $53.02 CAD
Zara Faux Fur Coat - $139.99 CAD
H&M Faux Fur Stole - $29.99 CAD
Zara Faux Fur Heels - $39.99 CAD
Thermal Tights

If you insist on wearing a dress for the occasion, I cannot recommend thermal tights enough. You can find them just about anywhere, and I find they last much longer than regular hosiery because of the thicker knit. I love these because while they have a very plush lining, they aren't bulky. They look just like a regular pair of opaque tights, but much, much warmer.
I have at least 2 pairs on hand in the winter, because I even like to wear them as long-johns under my pants if it's really cold out.

Sweater: Vintage, Sequin shorts: H&M, Tights & Shoes: Old Navy, Purse: Vintage

If you can't find fleece-lined or thermal tights, opt for a pair with a high denier (this tells you how thick/thin they are). The higher the denier, the warmer they'll be!

Wearing these also means you can ditch the razor for the evening. I just cut 10 minutes out of your getting ready time, you're welcome.

From left:
Angelina Brushed Thermal Tights in 'Berry' - $44.99 CAD
Hue Styletech Cool Temps Tights w/ Control Top in 'Navy' - $28.13 CAD
T-Max Heat Tummy Control Tights - $22.99 CAD
Hope you all enjoy the festivities ahead, and ring in the new year with style! Please stay safe and cozy out there, and drink responsibly as always.

See you all in 2018!


  1. Love the velvet trouser and green shawl!!! I’ve actually seen the H&M trousers and was looking at buying them it decided against it. Now I regret it !

    1. I honestly want more pairs, myself! They're just so damn versatile!

  2. I'm liking the velvet trend! I only own one velvet dress and one skirt though. Thermal tights are amaaazing! I'd wear them under other pants just to be extra warm because I can't stand the cold

    1. They are definitely effective longjohns (and they're much less bulky)! I've been wearing them under my jeans all week because of how cold it is here in Ottawa!

  3. the blue dolls kill look soft but back in my day when we wore velvet all the time it was itchy AF

    1. Oh yes! I remember itchy velvet, too! I find it's all a matter of how the pants are lined; thankfully I haven't had any issues with mine.

  4. girl, I love the title of this post! ahah and I have to admit that I just love all of your sugestions! and your hair! stunning!

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    1. Thanks so much, lovely! I'm glad you enjoyed reading it!

  5. Those velvet trousers look so comfortable!
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    1. They really are! I love that I can wear them as cozy, around-the-house pants, or dress 'em up like this!

  6. omg I need thermal tights in my life


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