It's New Year's Eve — do you have anything to wear? The quickest way to look festive on NYE is to add a pop of red to your outfit, just like Julianne Hough did with her all-black ensemble. She started off with a sheer black blouse, which she tucked into a pair of black high-waisted shorts, then cinched her waist with a black leather cummerbund-style belt. The actress finished with studded ankle-strap pumps, sparkly diamond studs, and the kicker, a red envelope clutch, which totally transformed her look from monotone to marvelous. All thanks to a little pop of bright red! Mimic Julianne's ensemble when you ring in 2013 by shopping similar pieces in the widget below. If it's too chilly out, we recommend adding a pair of sheer black tights.
There are party dresses of the usual sort — LBDs, fit-and-flare confections, maybe something in lace — but on NYE, don't reach for the usual suspects; instead, let Camilla Belle inspire you to reach for something sequined and totally glamorous. Sequins might seem like a forgone conclusion on New Year's, but that's just because nothing feels quite so festive — and there's nothing wrong with that. So we're taking cues straight from Miss Belle and embracing the high-wattage shine on a silvery, stem-baring minidress. The best way to complement a mini like this isn't with added glitz, but with a few well-placed jewels and a metallic clutch in hand to play off (but not upstage) the glitter. And the ultimate secret-weapon finisher? A pair of sky-high nude pumps (with a comfy platform!) that make your legs look even longer. All you have to do is shop to get the look just in time to make a jaw-dropping arrival at any of your NYE soirees.
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)
NYE will be here before you know it, and that means you should start formulating your fabulously festive look right about now. If you want the Midas touch, then refer to Kate Moss's golden ensemble, but if you seek something cozier, then look no further than Girls actress Zosia Mamet, who wore this plush outfit at a recent Broadway show in NYC. Among the many things we love about this ensemble is her choice to go with white, instead of black, trousers for a fresh feel. Zosia's black lace peekaboo top lends just enough sexiness, while her red fur jacket adds a major luxe vibe. Bright red lips and a few gold rings serve as the perfect add-ons. To ring in 2013 the Zosia way, shop our key outfit picks below!
Red leather is undeniably cool, and we can't think of a better time than NYE to bust out festive red leather shorts à la Ashlee Simpson. Aside from her bold bottoms, we love that the singer opted to soften her look with a silky white button-down blouse. Black booties, a black clutch, and a few gold jewels — including this exact Jennifer Zeuner arrow necklace ($143) — completed Ashlee's outfit. If it's too cold to go bare-legged, we recommend throwing on some black tights, too. And don't forget a chic black coat for extra warmth! To nail Ashlee's rocker-chic take for your own NYE styling purposes, shop similar key pieces below.
Searching for some NYE dressing inspiration? We love the idea of going for the gold — like Kate Moss, seen here wearing a gold lamé Marc Jacobs gown — for a look that's nothing short of jaw-dropping. With just a few pieces, you too can achieve the same stunning King Midas effect. The key piece here is the gown. We love the lamé finish on Kate's dress, but a gold-sequined gown will work just as well. Once you've found your perfect dress, finish off the look with big sexy hair, smoky kohl-lined eyes, a bold gold cuff, and a statement necklace. Yes, it's that easy. Shop the look below and get ready to welcome the New Year in major style.
You don't have to pull out the party dress to get festive for NYE. Drawing a little inspiration from the men's department, Olivia Palermo proved that the tux is a chic (and pretty sexy) alternative to the usual holiday fare. So whether you're a no-frills kind of girl or you're looking to mix up your regular dressing routine, we present to you this all-occasion-appropriate alternative that's also not hard to re-create. Look for a tuxedo-style blazer and slim trousers (note: it doesn't have to be a matching suit). Then, add a white button-down — something silky will look especially elegant. As for the finishing touches, this is where you can glam it up with some feminine flair. Add interest with unique finds, like Olivia's plexiglass clutch, and a pair of statement heels, like a leopard-print pump à la Palermo or a heel in a brilliant color. Because the suiting is pretty understated, it leaves ample room to play with accessories, so even subtle additions, like Olivia's red nails (or a red lip) will have a major, NYE-worthy impact. Just shop our editors' picks below to channel the same chic play on the tux for any of your NYE plans.
Get ready, folks: we're just days away from ringing in a new year! For those of you who haven't nailed down a New Year's Eve look just yet, we're aiming to help you out with our Countdown to NYE series — taking chic celebrity party looks and styling them with similar pieces to create an ensemble that's perfectly worthy of wearing while watching the ball drop. First up, Emma Stone's jewel-tone Burberry Prorsum look. The actress looked downright dainty in this sleek pairing of a navy-blue strapless peplum top and an emerald-green sequined skirt. She then smartly kept the accessories light, opting for a pair of black pointy-toe pumps and a slim gold bangle. It's an ensemble that's easy to put together but still packs a runway-ready punch; and you can't go wrong with something sparkly come New Year's Eve. Click through the widget below to shop the pieces necessary to copy Emma's glamorous look for yourself.