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.
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!
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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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.
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.
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 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?
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)?
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.