The best way to kiss the year goodbye is in an outfit you absolutely love. And to help you create your look for the special occasion, we turned to the stars for inspiration. After all, they’ve been hitting party after party all year round—and while doing so, we’ve been taking tabs on their most festive ‘fits.
Olivia Palermo gave us fringe-envy and Zoe Saldana showed us how it’s done in an all-white look; Jennifer Lopez gifted us with a new excuse to buy yet another LBD with her refreshing full-skirted style, and Claire Danes reassured us that we can look monochromatically chic while in route. If you want to stand out in a sea of sparkle, be sure to check out Nicole Richie’s sophisticatedly covered-up look and give it a try—you’ll be sure to inspire others yourself.
To recreate each look we gathered the key pieces and extra add-ons, ranging anywhere from under $100 to just below $500 (it is splurge season!). Read on for styling tips on how to reinvent our favorite festive looks and shop the style that speaks to you. No matter where you're headed to kick off the new year, we've got you covered.
1. SWING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH FRINGE
Keep your look monochromatic, and steer clear of tights-you want the focus to be on the skin-to-fringe contrast. Pull your hair back and let the fringe be the only thing free-flowing.
2. Shimmer Angelically
Go for a wintery look with a shimmering mini-dress paired with silver crisscross strappies. Go for a high neckline, which serves as a platform to show off your legs. Create loosely tousled curls and swipe on a creamy pink lip to keep your look frosty.
3. Experiment with Covered-Up Elegance
If you’re uneasy about trying winter-white, book-end it with black; it’s slimming and reassuring. To nail a winter-white look, you need to go with a hearty material. This fluted skirt is a blend of wool and angora. Bare a little tummy to break it up, and have your skirt and sweater slightly graze each other. Finally, add gold-tone cluster earrings.
4. TRY A NEW LBD SILHOUETTE: THE MIDI
Undeniably figure-flattering, this style is a no-brainer: all you need to do is add high-shine accessories. Throw on stackable rings á la Jennifer Lopez and, rather than piling them on one or two fingers, dress each finger with a thin shiny ring and add chunkier styles to your other hand. Keep hair loose.
5. Ring in The New Year Monochromatically
Your coat is a key piece in this look. The trick here is all about the shade. Either match your colors perfectly or purposely go for separates that aren’t of the same tone but work together.
6. STAND OUT IN ALL WHITE
Layer an elongated blazer over a lace-top tank and tapered trousers for a sexy-sophisticated look. To keep it refined, team with pointy-toe stilettos and a red lip, but effortlessly roll up your sleeves like Zoe Saldana to achieve a chic, party-ready look.