All That Glitters

It’s almost time to ring in the new year! Whether you’re c­­elebrating the countdown at a glamorous soiree or hosting an intimate party at home, put the Midas touch on your New Year’s Eve look with splashes of gold sparkle, inspired by the Spring 2013 runways. Add just a touch (such as a row of rings, a la Balenciaga) or go all out (hello Oscar de la Renta!) with our roundup of the web’s best and brightest 24-karat pieces.

SPRING 2013 RUNWAY

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From left: Vera Wang, Balenciaga, Oscar de la Renta

ALL DRESSED UP

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Stand out and shine all evening in a shimmering mini. We found a trio on sale at The Outnet (Net-A-Porter’s digital outlet–a goldmine for designer steals!) such as this sweet scalloped strapless by Rachel Gilbert (marked down to $478 from $1,365), seductive bodycon by Herve Leger ($770) and sizzling one-shoulder dress by Opulence England ($160).

PRETTY LITTLE PIECES

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Or, ease into the trend one piece at a time. Tuck this sequined tank ($20 from Target) into a flouncy skirt or pair Diane Von Furstenberg’s metallic twill shorts (on sale for $150 at Net-A-Porter) with a billowy blouse and black microfiber tights for a look that’s as good as, well, gold. Watch how Rag & Bone’s luxurious bronze blazer ($895 at Net-A-Porter) instantly dresses up your plain LBD.

FINISHING TOUCHES

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Dance till dawn in Christian Louboutin’s jaw-dropping peep-toes (a whopping $3,995, available exclusively at Bergdorf Goodman in honor of their 111th anniversary) adorned with millions of crystals & studs. Tuck lip gloss, cash and compact essentials in Diane Von Furstenberg’s lustrous clutch ($295 at Nordstrom), which has a crossbody strap to keep hands free for a glass of bubbly. Or, jazz up a strapless neckline with Kate Spade New York’s heavy-duty gold & pearl necklace ($155, take an extra 25% off with code 25SALE)—the perfect accessory for making a gleaming statement.

GET GLOWING

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And finally, switch up your beauty routine with a dose of shimmer. Dust eyes with Bobbi Brown’s Long Wear Cream Shadow in Goldstone ($24 at Sephora, take an extra 20% off sale items with code EXTRA20) for solid gold sparkle that won’t smudge. Or, turn up the heat with Gucci Guilty ($61 at Macy’s, enjoy an additional 15% off with code JOY) —a sleek, sexy fragrance infused with violet and amber. Lastly, look polished to perfection with Essie’s Golden Nuggets nail lacquer ($8 at Essie.com) at your fingertips.