For the girl who has big plans for ringing in 2013 — but isn't big on frills or sparkle — we're here to give you a different kind of punch up in our latest Countdown to New Year's Eve installment. Alexa Chung's leopard-print ensemble is just the thing to inspire your own take on exotic styling. Follow suit with a printed sheath dress (with a black lace-trimmed slip dress peeking out from underneath for added texture) or get creative with an oversize leopard-printed blouse and lacy shorts. Then layer up with a slick black trench coat and tights. While we're all for showing off some leg, unless you're lucky enough to be in a year-round warm locale, you're going to need some Winter-ready wares for the inevitable chilly trek outside. A glossy pair of flat Chelsea boots, a chain-strap bag, pyramid-shaped stud earrings, and a bold red lip offer up the perfect combination of standout accents to round out an already statement-making outfit. No towering heels necessary. Listen, if you're dressing for the last night of the year, why not take a walk on the wild side, right? Shop our key pieces below to channel your version of Alexa Chung come Dec. 31.
Clockwise from top left: Giambattista Valli Leopard-Print Cotton Dress ($889, originally $2,540), Burberry Brit Double-Breasted Trench ($914, originally $1,305), Club Monaco Heavy Opaque Tights ($30), Dr. Martens Flora Chelsea Boot ($140), Guerlain KissKiss Lipstick ($33), Tom Binns Clash Pyramid Stud Earrings ($132), Forever 21 Studded Chain Strap Crossbody Bag ($25)