Women's Fashion

29 Last-Minute NYE Party Pieces from Zara, M&S and River Island

Is it just me, or did this year go incredibly quickly? I’m known among my friends and family for being the first person to buy and wrap Christmas presents, but as the last 12 months flew by I didn’t even have the time to make my usual October deadline and this year I’ve been guilty of a lot of last minute purchases. Given that I’ve only just finished my shopping with a matter of days to go until they’re unwrapped again, I also haven’t had the opportunity to think about the event that some people will have been counting down to for the last 364 days–New Year’s Eve, but more specifically, what I’m even going to wear.

There is the same pressure every NYE to not only find the most exciting party, but also to wear the perfect outfit, and if like me your mind is still focused on Turkey timings and perfecting the roast potato technique, I doubt you’ll have had the time to give either much thought. Allow me to reassure you then, this is not your last minute warning to frantically search the high street to find the outfit–in fact, I’ve already done that for you. Given the number of new pieces that I look through every day in my role as Who What Wear’s shopping editor, I come across a wealth of otherwise hidden gems that I store in my mind for exact moments like these, and when you need to put together the best outfit in an instant, three shops instantly spring to mind–River Island, Zara and yes, Marks & Spencer.