Sparkle this New Years Eve

St. Martin at House of Fraser

Given that NYE is the biggest anti-climax of the year for so many, it seems ironic that the 'What on Earth Do I Wear Question' has most of us in the sort of last-minute shopping frenzy last seen at, well, the office Christmas party.

If you're brave enough to face the 'January' sales on now, here are my picks to ensure you shine like a star when midnight chimes in - including some available online in case you aren't.

For those of you unlucky enough to be working NYE, Ted Baker and St Martins both do cute tailored tops and shirts that would look as good with your pencil skirt as they would with jeans. My favourite is a high collar with ruffle neckline shirt from St Martins in both black and white and on sale at House of Fraser for £25.

For 2008, PPQ, has a variety of quirky tailoring that could be mixed as easily together with skirts or jeans, and shift and wrap dresses that would look as good in the day over black opaques and a turtleneck as they would over nude legs and shoulders once you're ready to hit the town. Cheeky playsuits and Winehouse-inspired dresses also up the ante if you can face getting ready in the ladies loos at work.

Paul & Joe Sister also have a variety of colourful silk tops in big-news-for-2008 prints that look great with jeans and heels for those of you house-partying or pubbing it this year. Be prepared to shop around though - the same styles vary by as much as £60 between, and, meaning you can bag yourself a bargain even if you daren't brave the high street.

For those of you clubbing it this year there is no excuse no to go bling. Everyone from this years' comeback queen Dorothy Perkins through to Rebecca Taylor and Marchesa have beautiful metallic dresses in jewel colours with heavy embellishment. Anything in gold, cream or a deep green or ruby will last you through to spring, so sale-shop wisely.

And for this City chick? After six months of dressing conservatively, I am going back to my bonkers, fashion industry roots for one night only.

I'll be doing a Sienna in Brixton this year, and clubbing in some ridiculous black sequinned pants from Urban Outfitters that cost all of £20.

Hey, everyone deserves New Year's Eve off once in a while!

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