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Style Ideas: Winter 2012

As modern girls-on-the-go, you probably have a calendar jam-packed with events, which in turn raises the question: what to wear? Happily, today’s Style Ideas story is here to help.

Style Ideas: Winter 2012

As modern girls-on-the-go, you know that just because winter has arrived doesn’t mean that life becomes any less busy. On the contrary, you probably have a calendar jam-packed with events, which in turn raises the question: what to wear? Happily, today’s Style Ideas story is here to help. We have rounded up four outfit ideas for four events that are sure to take place for many of you this winter—specifically, gift shopping, a family reunion, a winter vacation, and a New Year’s Eve party. So what are you waiting for? Click through to discover what to wear and how to wear it!

Gift Shopping
When shopping for gifts, you need an outfit that is as sensible as it is stylish, which is why we suggest you look to Zoe Saldana for ideas. There are a few things to note about Zoe’s outfit. Firstly, Zoe has made sure to choose a pair of flat leather boots, which allow her to walk from shop to shop without losing steam. Secondly, Zoe has opted for a preppy sweater and button-down combination, which looks stylish, but is also effortless and unlikely to weigh her down with fussy details. To make this gift shopping-ready look your own, pick up J Crew’s Cashmere V-Neck Sweater ($168) and Loft’s Button-Down Shirt ($40) and pair them with your favorite jeans. Then, simply throw on Enzo Angiolini’s Zapata Riding Boots ($159) to complete the look.

Family Reunion
Whether you are heading home, having the whole family come to you, or heading somewhere in between, figuring out what to wear will be the least of your worries. On that note, we suggest you look to Kristen Bell for outfit inspiration. Let’s break her outfit down. By pairing a cropped pink sweater over a light pink top, Kristen has given her outfit a fun and feminine element. Her black jeans ensure that the outfit errs on the casual side, while her silver heels add a festive and glamorous twist. Inspired? To try this family reunion-ready look for yourself, pair Silence & Noise’s Cropped Tee ($34) and Guess’s Long-Sleeve Brynn Tee ($44) with a pair of skinny jeans. Then, finish the look with Pour La Victoire’s Metallic Irina Snake Platform Heels ($183).

Winter Vacation
If you are jetting off for a vacation this winter, make sure you look to Sienna Miller for outfit ideas. Sienna was recently spotted at the airport wearing a striped tee, a soft knit cardigan, blue jeans, and Vivienne Westwood boots. This outfit is perfect for a few reasons. It is comfortable enough for a flight, but chic enough for a stylish arrival. Plus, the different layers mean that it can be cozy in a cold location, but breezy if you are landing in a warm location. To make this winter vacation-ready look your own, pick up Sienna’s exact top—Rag & Bone/Jean’s Long-Sleeve Pocket Tee ($125)—and layer it under Topshop’s Hand-Knitted Cable Cardigan ($170). Then, simply add a pair of jeans and Aldo’s Bubb Side-Buckle Heeled Ankle Boots ($73).

New Year’s Eve Party
If you are coming up short when it comes to New Year’s Eve outfit ideas, just look to Olivia Palermo for outfit inspiration. Notice how Olivia has picked out a little black dress embellished with sequins? This ensures her outfit will stand out from the crowd. Additionally, by adding a small selection of smart accessories—statement heels, a clutch, a bracelet, and a cocktail ring—Olivia has given her outfit a glam twist without stealing focus from her dress. The result? An outfit that is as effortless as it looks. To try it for yourself, pair a dress like Rachel Zoe’s Yvonne Sequined Wrap Dress ($525) or Staring at Stars’ Dolman Sequin Knit Dress ($59) with Valentino’s Rockstud Sandals ($895) and Ted Baker’s Minkie Bobble Matinee Clutch ($145). Voila!

Photos: Getty Images, Splash News

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