- The year in books: our 2011 must reads
- Watch Robert and Kristen's hottest moments of the year
- 5 sweet peppermint recipes for the holidays!
- How to do a holiday marble manicure
- Straight from the North Pole: 15 inspiring places to put your elf on the shelf
- Fool-proof outfits to ring in the new year
- Get a sneak peek at West Elm's Spring 2012 collection!
- See Tom Cruise let loose in the first Rock of Ages trailer
- Doable DIY gifts: $5 plant arrangements
- Healthy and delicious Winter dessert ideas
- Check out the best tech trends of 2011
- Get a Vogue-approved holiday look under $100
- Reminisce over the cutest new celebrity couples of 2011!
Posts for December 13th 2011
Between the sequins and party dresses, the options for your New Year's Eve are limitless — and a little overwhelming. Now, with only a couple of weeks to go before we ring in 2012, the pressure is on to find your perfect look. That said, we've styled up five fool-proof looks to make outfitting your ultimate NYE ensemble a little easier. This year, we're drawing on the menswear trend with tuxedo-inspired separates, crafting a look that's fit for any party girl, and looking to luxe additions like velvet and sparkly sequins to further the festive vibe. Click through to shop five chic ways to get decked for the holiday.
Blond beauty Amber Lancaster sparkled in front of the cameras at an Alice and Olivia holiday party in LA. Her embellished blouse and metallic skirt — both by Alice and Olivia — paired together perfectly for a festive and fashionable look. She accessorized with a white bauble ring, matching Jimmy Choo clutch, and gray ankle-strap platforms. Get Amber's exact skirt with other like items here.
Fashion reporter Louise Roe was all smiles at an Alice and Olivia holiday party for Baby Buggy in LA. She took her Alice and Olivia separates — green trousers and a fur scarf — to new heights with patent platform loafers and an emerald sequin Edie Parker clutch. Finish off this fun and festive look with a glossy orange lip to steal Ms. Roe's killer style.
As we're a little preoccupied with nailing down our holiday looks, we're especially susceptible to the sequins this time of year — but it seems we're not alone. We've spotted our favorite celebrities making their way to premieres and parties decked out in the sparkly stuff, adding shimmer to their look with jackets, dresses, miniskirts, and more. With each turn, we're newly inspired to get decked in festive shine. Should you fear going overboard, take a cue from these chic celebrities' examples — and avoid the glitter-coated effect. From Jessica Alba's sweet take to Kristin Cavallari's party-ready look, step inside to get inspired and shop our favorite sequin-adorned styles.
Whether you want to rock laid-back cool or channel a '20s flapper for your holiday brunch, get inspired with Steve Madden's style blogger collaboration. Natalie Off Duty and Late Afternoon put their unique takes on the day and night styles of Coachella and The Great Gatsby for the STEVE BRINGS IT campaign. See how you can re-create the looks featured in the gallery and refresh your wardrobe for the new year by entering the Win 12 in '12 sweepstakes.
Citing Jane Birkin and 1960s Yves Saint Laurent as muses, Vera Wang offers up a Pre-Fall collection that's teeming with both the whimsical and the vintage — all while being totally grounded in a modern woman's aesthetic. Rife with textures and layers and dotted with full-bodied prints, Wang marries older references, like 16-button gloves, with newer purposes, like wearing those gloves as sleeves. Rich fabrications feel all the more wearable layered up from head to toe — for every wisp of a dress, she counters with ribbed knee socks, vests, and overcoats, giving us the downtown girl with a flair for Parisian polish.
- Trends: Layering, gloves as sleeves, sportswear, abstract prints.
- Colors: Gray, black, rich multihued prints, orange, purple.
- Key Look: The soft, purple print high-low dress and cropped gray jacket.
- Accessories: Gloves, knee socks, loafer pumps.
- Who Would Wear It: The modern femme.