Ring in the New Year with Head-Turning Sparkle

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by Paige Schultz, Fashion Writer

Dramatic head turns, jaws dropping to the floor and jealous stares. When envisioning her perfect New Year’s Eve ensemble, these are the reactions that inspire every girl to go all-out. However, styling an outfit that will fulfill these narcissistic desires is easier said than done. With a plethora of stylish options to choose from, many girls become discouraged and end up settling for last year’s lackluster LBD come NYE.

Yet in order to catch everyone’s eye before the stroke of midnight, a modest little black dress will not suffice. To truly become the center of attention, embellishments are essential. Simply begin by designating one embroidered piece as the focal point of your ensemble and then pair it with less ostentatious accompaniments. The idea is to have subtle, complimentary hints of sparkle not an overabundance of glitz. After all, we may adore the ball that drops in Times Square, but no one actually wants to look like it.

For a little extra inspiration and guidance, consider the ensembles below featuring a scintillating alice + olivia top and a dazzling dress from Motel. Both have just the right amount of sparkle with accessories highlighting the best parts of each. Substitute a few personal embellishments and you can make the look your own. Either way, you’ll be sure to light up the night well into the New Year as you welcome 2013 with style.

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