Celeb-inspired NYE Outfits

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Emma Stone
Emma Stone
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Almost everything Emma Stone wears is fit for a true starlet (which she is). She tends to wear bright colors (ignoring all rules of what pale blondes/redheads are supposed to wear), and always looks pretty damn fabulous. This blue/green peplum/sequined Burberry Prorsum dress is somehow simultaneously pure understated simplicity and flashy glamour.
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Zooey Deschanel
Zooey Deschanel
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All hail Queen of the Adorkables. Zooey Deschanel has a signature style, and she sticks to it. Whether it's red taffeta Oscar de la Renta and Wilma Flintstone pearls, or a lovely Red Valentino number like she's wearing here, the sweet factor is always turned up to 11. Go for vintage-inspired numbers and voluminous skirts if Zooey is your girl!
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Carey Mulligan
Carey Mulligan
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Taylor Swift may be known for her metallics, but Carey Mulligan is the one who really gets them right. This mixed-metal dress is absolutely fabulous in every way; from its fishscale detailing to its delicate halter neckline and futuristic a-line skirt. If you're going to wear the traditional metallic dress this NYE, go for full-on drama like Carey!
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Keira Knightley
Keira Knightley
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Do you swoon over Elizabeth Bennet's white muslin gowns (oh, and those pearls in her hair) and Elizabeth Swann's faint-inducing corseted numbers? Then Keira Knightley might just be your style muse. Although her street wear tends towards the tomboy-ish, her red carpet dresses are (almost) always floaty and romantic - as evidenced here by this lovely Rodarte confection.
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Krysten Ritter
Krysten Ritter
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Krysten Ritter: a cool girl if there ever was one. With her striking features and jet-black baby bangs, she has quite the kicky aesthetic. If you're looking for something bright and a little (though not too much) out there, Krysten here has the perfect dress inspiration for you.
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Allison Williams
Allison Williams
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If you're looking for something a little more conservative (say for a work party), you might want to take inspiration from Girls star Miss Allison Williams: she knows how to dress to impress. This dazzling (and shiny!) purple L'Wren Scott number is only the tip of the iceberg of a wealth of work-appropriate outfits.
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Alexa Chung
Alexa Chung
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Alexa Chung may just have the definitive je ne sais quoi sense of style. She has a great blend of effortless-tomboy-quirky-British chic: she has a sort of laidback glam that's imminently wearable (not to mention covetable). Why not take inspiration from Alexa - pair a fabulous LWD with a striking red lip and a slouchy coat for a look that's very (for lack of a better word) cool?
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Kerry Washington
Kerry Washington
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If your tastes run more towards the romantically feminine, look no further than Kerry Washington: while her fairy princess-Marchesa-explosion of an Emmys dress might be too much for your standard NYE party, this tongue-in-cheek Stella McCartney shift is pitch-perfect. Don't you love the little matchsticks (oh, and the punky black lips)?
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Diane Kruger
Diane Kruger
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Did you know that Diane Kruger has no stylist in her employ? Somehow, without outside assistance, she's become queen of the red carpet (though I'm sure her time as a fashion model in Paris didn't hurt - nor does her BFF status with Karl Lagerfeld). Emulate her look with something impeccably well-fitted and brightly-colored: don't be afraid to stand out, be it with sequins, as she employs here, with a voluminous skirt, or a kicky print.

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