Several stars welcomed 2013 in style at various events. From Las Vegas to New York City, celebs were decked out in sequins, statement jewelry and playful patterns. Black was a popular palette, but concentrated pops of bright color also made notable appearances on the red carpet.
Fergie Hosting Dick Clark
It was a specially designed chartreuse yellow one shoulder silk chiffon Oliver Tolentino gown with draped details for Fergie as she hosted the Hollywood portion of the ABC special. She accessorized with a pair of statement earrings and mainly obscured embellished platform pumps.
Taylor Swift Performing on Dick Clark
Taylor performed several of her songs in New York City outfitted in this IRO Longina red sequin jacket. She finished off her rather edgy look with a pair of leather pants and black Jimmy Choo Bili boots.
Brandy Performing on Dick Clark
Brandy once again opted for a look from Esteban Cortazar, this time pulling from the designer's Resort 2013 collection. Her white dress with funnel collar and asymmetrical cut-out accents was partnered with Tom Ford over-the-knee stiletto boots.
Brandy Celebrating New Year
The singer also managed to celebrate New Year's Eve in Las Vegas. Brandy's slightly modified Mary Katrantzou Fall 2012 graphic patterned dress with yellow accents was teamed with a coordinating clutch as well as Christian Louboutin Zoulou black sandals.
Jordin Sparks Hosting a New Year's Eve Party at Tab
Nicole Miller's distressed ruffle dress was Jordin's perfect party pick for her New Year's Eve event in Las Vegas. She rounded out the look with a playful hat and black peep-toe pumps.
Carmen Electra at The ACT at The Palazzo New Year's Eve Celebration
Carmen's sparkling Louis Vuitton mini featured a front-and-center sheer inset panel. She polished off the look with black Christian Louboutin platform booties and some extreme cornrows.
Helen Mirren Recieving a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Helen looked simply elegant in Escada as she was honored with her star. She styled her periwinkle blue dress with the brand’s matching coat, Neil Lane gems and neutral Stuart Weitzman pumps.
This Milly Ainsley patterned wool-blend and silk-twill dress was a surprisingly playful choice for the star. Beyoncé wrapped up her look with a wool coat, Prada Baroque round sunglasses, black tights, a Diane von Furstenberg bag and Marni Mary Jane suede pumps.
Essence Atkins at the Los Angeles Premiere of A Haunted House
Essence stood out at her film’s unveiling in a rather revealing blue and black printed dress. An embellished silver clutch and corresponding pumps served as accessories.
Beth Ostrosky Stern at the National Geographic Channels
Howard Stern’s better half decided on the minimalist approach with this black and white sheath. Beth completed her sleek look with gold jewelry and pointed-toe pumps.