It's New Year's Eve, and The New York Times has already said we may see record-setting lows for the night. Needless to say, my friends and I will not be in Times Square ushering in 2018 with frostbitten fingers. Instead, we've decided to throw a house—or rather an apartment—party. I've been battling with what to wear to the party, but I've finally chosen an outfit that's as dramatic as 2017.

Getting a head start on my New Year's resolution to wear more colors, I'm sporting this red Marc Jacobs cashmere sweater. I'm often hesitant to wear red with my pinkish skin tones, but I couldn't resist the brilliance of this sweater. The ribbed detailing of the back further elevates the look with a unique introduction of texture. 

As you all know by now, I have a bit of a certifiable obsession with black clothing. However, I've recently taken to pairing red and black pieces and how perfectly the colors contrast each other. Here, I've added a black layer—my three-button Jil Sander overcoat. This wool coat is one of my favorites because of the structured silhouette it creates and its slightly oversized sleeves. 

To complement the ribbing of my sweater, I'm also wearing ribbed socks, which are able to peek out from beneath my cropped trousers. Wearing white socks calls for white footwear—a risky decision in winter weather. A new year means taking new risks though; I'm wearing my new Dior leather low-top sneakers. These sneakers give the appeal of streetwear edginess and intensity.

Lastly, it's important to have a good timepiece to countdown the final seconds of 2017! I'll be wearing my black-on-black Skagen watch. As I mentioned in my last post, I like to wear my watch over my sweater in the winter to keep it from going unnoticed. 

I hope you've enjoyed my last outfit of the year! Stay tuned for a new year with The Whittle Things, and let me know what you'll be wearing as you enter 2018 in the comments below!

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