Party into the night, then watch the sun rise on a brand new year

Posted on by Lizzie Watson

So here we are, on the edge of saying goodbye to another year and ready to step into a new one with all the style and vigour we can possibly muster. Wherever you are this New Year's Eve, you can be sure of a few things - a good selection of traditions. What would New Year be like without Big Ben's dulcet tones calling out across London to mark the midnight hour (we are greatly relieved that he's been reinstated to mark the occasion), or the very first kiss of the new year, said to bring a year full of love and luck. As we spend the night ringing out the old and ringing in the new, our parties are busy, loud and full of Champagne and fireworks.

Breaking his recent silence, Big Ben will sound as a firework spectacle explodes in the skies above London. It's always been popular to watch the pops and crackles of colour reflect on the Thames, but this year it really is the place to be; if you can bear to brave the crowds along Victoria Embankment.

Hosting an exclusive, celebrity style, house-party (and probably best if you've got very young children who need baby sitting, as prices for the privilege can be sky high) is rivalling the big pyrotechnic city events, and with renditions of your favourite games and with the best company, you can set a bench mark for the year ahead. 

Party into the night wearing Temperley London's Celestial Jumpsuit (£1,995>); it will set you apart from the rest with it's sophisticated and contemporary glam, and it shares the same magic that runs through Temperley's Spring '18 collection. Accompany with the smooth leather Edith Wedge (£245>) by Lulu Guiness, a Sarah Leather Handbag in spruce by Tusting (£220>) and finish with Astley Clarke's Malachite Marcel Hoop Earrings (£175>) and Moss Agate Venus Ring (£595>). Uplifting and grounding, it's all about this shade of green.


Perhaps you've left the wintery lands of the UK behind in favour of sunshine and sandy beaches - I have to admit that cocktails on a beach, or aboard a super yacht in the Caribbean sounds hugely appealing - but tradition in our house is to get up early and watch the sunrise on New Years Day, and if you're inclined to do the same, this is about 08:06am on 1st January 2018 (GMT).
It's a magical thing to watch the sun come up on the very first day of a new year and feel a part of the newness of the year ahead. Those resolutions seem far more achievable in the pink wash of dawn.  

Catch that sunrise in effortless style and pull on a pair of Sweaty Betty's Contour 7/8 Working Leggings (£60>), Amanda Wakeley's Kinishba Mercury Oversized Sweater (£425>) and a pair of Mulberry's Jump Quilted Slip-on Gold Metallic Sneakers in nappa leather (£365>). 


Throw your essential (apply wherever you are) Charlotte Tilbury Mini Miracle Eye Wand (£29>) and Legendary Lashes Mascara (£25>) into your Taylor Yates Mavis Drawstring Bag in Petrol (£375>) and you're ready to follow the sun into tomorrow.