Celeb-Inspired Style Resolutions
Revamp Your Style In 2011
For this new year, evolving your personal style should rank right up there with more exercise and more pampering.After all, a chic wardrobe is another way to love and express yourself. Not sure where to start? No problem! We've mapped out twelve stylish resolutions just for you-inspired by some of the most stylish celebs from Kelly Rowland to Queen Latifah.
Rock Bold Prints Like Rihanna
Zebra prints? Polka dots? Leopard spots? Pick the pattern and Rihanna has worn it and worn it well! Follow suit by injecting a pop of bold patterns in your everyday wear this year.
Step Your Style Up: Tribal Print Bangle
Try this Cara bangle with white tribal print fabric bangle, $23. Available now at Bluefly.com.
Find Your Fave Designer Like Kerry Washington
Calvin Klein is a professed favorite label for Kerry Washington, who also happens to be good friends with the brand's Creative Director, Francisco Costa. Pay attention to the brands you wear often-you may already be wearing your favorite!
Invest in a Great Boot & Bag Like Mary J. Blige
From red carpets to concrete sidewalks, Mary J. Blige always steps out in style with amazing shoes and bags. Walk her way buy investing in a stylish-and solid-pair of shoes and back to carry you through 2011.
Step Your Style Up: Signature Boot & Bag
Criollo Leather Boot, $245. Available now at Allsaints.com; and Alina Satchel Black Bag, available now at Vanmildert.com.
Step Your Style Up: Calvin Klein Sheath
Wool sheath dress, $432. Available now at TheOutnet.com.
Highlight Your Assets Like Serena Williams
Long legs? Toned arms? Perky breasts? There's a part of your body that looks amazing, figure it out and dress to flatter it, as Serena Williams' constantly does.
Step Your Style Up: Strapless Mini
Red Strapless Cocktail Dress, $35. Available now at 2cute2trendy.com.
Go Glam At Every Turn Like Beyonce
Stepping out to the beach or stepping out to a formal event? If you are Beyonce both events call for the same look: glam! Incorporate sexy shades, head turning bags and bold accessories to up the glam factor in your daily wardrobe.
Step Your Style Up: Glam Shades
Balenciaga Shades, $390. Available now at Solstice Sunglass Boutiques.
Flatter Your Figure Like Queen Latifah
Whether you are blessed with killer curves, like Queen Latifah, or a petite frame-dress for your body. Opt for pieces, as Latifah does, that flatter your body type.
Step Your Style Up: Cardigan Sweater
Splendid Vintage Sherpa jersey cardigan, $60. Available now on Net-a-porter.com.
Get A Little Black Dress Like Zoe Saldana
Zoe Saldana knows how to score major style points from premiers to parties: a little black dress. Sleek shape, luxe fabric and a sexy mini length are all elements to look for in a staple dress for 2011.
Step Your Style Up: A Little Black Dress
James Perse Twisted cotton-jersey dress, $225. Available now at Net-a-porter.com.
Invest in Luxury Goods
Monica knows the secret to dressing up casual jeans and a shirt: luxe jacket from Balmain and fierce round toe pumps from Yves Saint Laurent. Once bills are paid, put a few coins aside to treat yourself to a luxe piece too.
Step Your Style Up: Luxe YSL Pumps
Leopard Platform Tribute Pumps by Yves Saint Laurent, $880. Available now at Bergdorfgoodman.com.
Seek Your Sexier Side Like Kelly Rowland
Since going solo from Destiny's Child, Ms. Kelly has tried it all cute girl next door to sequined glam goddess. But lately, she's struck style gold with a consistently sleek and sexy look. Try it by dressing in sultry head to toe color!
Step Your Style Up: Leather Leggings
TOPSHOP Leather Look Skinny Trousers, $80. Available now at TOPSHOP.com.
Elect to be Eclectic Like Solange
From sequin studded disco queen to turban wearing African goddess, there isn't a look Solange hasn't tried. Take notes from her willingness to try new things. If it doesn't work-change your mind!
Step Your Style Up: Missoni Print Turban
Missoni Turban Multicolo Turban, $225. Available now at Jades24.com.
Select a Signature Style Like Meagan Good
If there's one thing Meagan Good knows, it's that she looks good in jeans and a t-shirt. That's why nearly every outfit she wears is a variation of this. Focus on your signature style in 2011 and make it work year round.
Step Your Style Up: Perfect V-Neck Tee
dELiA Penelope v-neck Pocket Tee, $25. Available now at Delias.com.