New Year's Eve fashion
Usher in 2009 in style.
Silver sequined party dresses and black pants are the staples of New Year’s Eve garb, but they’re also so last year. Chuck those traditions for a new one: toasting at Lincoln Square’s DANK Haus in a party-inspired outfit. Channel a bit of a Polish folk costume with floral prints and lace. Fellas, since you’ll be partying at the German American Cultural Center, use the vest silhouette from traditional German-festival wear (but leave the lederhosen at home) and strengthen the look with a military twist of epaulets and army boots. New Year’s Eve isn’t complete without a fun “polka” dot tie.
For Love and Liberty short silk mini, $185 at Le Dress (1741 W Division St, 773-697-9899); oval stone ring, $35 at Noir (1726 W Division St, 773-572-6084); vintage drop earrings, $72 at Ouest (1751 W Division St, 312-421-2799); Max Studio salsa heels, $144 at Akira (1849 W North Ave, 773-342-8684); FV onyx bracelet, $28 at Pump (1659 W Division St, 773-384-6750).
Ben Sherman button up, $89; Creative Society vest, $110 both at Akira (1910 W North Ave, 312-423-6693); Insight pipedown vest, $72; Inside polka dot tie, $35 both at Una Mae’s (1528 N Milwaukee Ave, 773-276-7002); Wrath Arcane slim-fit classic jean, $130 at Bonnie & Clyde’s (1751 W Division St, 773-235-2680).
The Polkaholics’ New Year’s Eve Party For the price of a pair of socks, you can welcome 2009 in style. As part of the DANK Haus’s package, guests will be treated to a set in the Marunde Ballroom by the Polkaholics polka party band, who continue to tweak polka traditions with irreverent songs and punk-rock guitars. The night also includes dancing and a cash bar. For an all-inclusive package, purchase a $50 ticket for the second floor, which includes dinner, dessert, a late-night snack and fire bowl punch. 4740 N Western Ave, fifth floor, between Leland and Lawrence Aves (773-561-9181). El: Brown to Western. Bus: 11 Lincoln/Sedgwick, 49 Western (24hrs). Wed 31 at 8pm. $4.99.