The holidays are filled with shopping outings, festive parties and family meals. Along with all these seasonal commitments comes the need for a wide variety of stylish ensembles. Whether you fancy yourself a trendsetter, a rocker or the girl-next-door, here are six stars with some truly inspirational outfit ideas sure to make the holidays bright. Check out the following style profiles to see which celeb you identify with most and discover the pieces that best suit your busy schedule.
Trendsetter Kate Bosworth: Shopping Excursion
Kate always seems on top of the trends, but manages to work the latest looks into her wardrobe without going to extremes. Before your next trip to the mall, take a cue from her recent city chic ensemble comprised of a white leather coat and coordinating leather sweater from her own Topshop collaboration along with black pants, a Burberry Prorsum heart print calfskin bag and Topshop Aleta monk strap boots.
Trendsetter Kate Bosworth: Family Gathering
Family get-togethers are always tricky to dress for since you want to appear fashionable and event-appropriate. Kate’s pairing of an electric blue Alexander McQueen flounced hem dress, a tweed brown coat, a blue Carven bag and gray Jimmy Choo pumps works perfectly for meeting his folks or dining with relatives.
Trendsetter Kate Bosworth: Dinner Party
This stellar winter white look is a contemporary twist on party attire. Even though Kate styled her crisp Thakoon Spring 2014 slightly embellished ensemble with white pumps, feel free to add a pair of more colorful footwear or flashy sandals.
Girl-Next-Door Emma Stone: Shopping Excursion
Emma is the epitome of the girl-next-door with her effortless style transitioning between fashion-forward casual pieces and glamorous dresses. Her oversized blazer with dark elbow patches, white silk shirt, brown ankle boots and leather backpack are a great outfit option for hitting the stores in search of gifts.
Girl-Next-Door Emma Stone: Family Gathering
Suiting up for a family affair may not seem ideal, but Emma's gray Boy by Band of Outsiders version complete with cuffed pants and a button-up shirt is a relaxed way of going formal. Follow the star's lead by capping off the look with red pumps.
Girl-Next-Door Emma Stone: Dinner Party
Red is a hot holiday shade and the sweetheart Lanvin Pre-Fall 2013 brocade dress Emma wore to the Los Angeles premiere of Gangster Squad is a prime example. Complementary statement jewelry and matching pumps make the end result even more spectacular.
Rocker Gwen Stefani: Shopping Excursion
Gwen seemingly has it all, including a rock star husband, adorable kids, a fashion line and her own music career. She also has a truly fresh, rock-orientated style that never really fluctuates like when the singer amped up this Hatch denim jumpsuit with a Smythe peaked lapel coat, a plaid Vivienne Westwood bag and black AllSaints Kiss tassel boots.
Rocker Gwen Stefani: Family Gathering
Reportedly expecting her third child, Gwen managed to camouflage any sign of a burgeoning baby bump while visiting her parents for Thanksgiving courtesy of this red trapeze dress with contrasting graphic square. The black tights and boots help anchor the eye-catching dress and make it more family-friendly.
Rocker Gwen Stefani: Dinner Party
New Year's Eve is a great excuse to go all out. Gwen's fringe-accented Salvatore Ferragamo Resort 2012 creation with embellished halter neckline isn't too over-the-top for such an extravagant holiday.
Mix Master Jessica Alba: Shopping Excursion
Jessica likes to layer while intermingling prints along with bold colors. These printed Isabel Marant pour H&M pants got a lot more festive when combined with a red Saint Laurent Sac De Jour bag and a Current/Elliott x REVOLVE black jeweled top.
Mix Master Jessica Alba: Family Gathering
For a more laid-back meeting with relatives, try your hand at reinterpreting Jessica's rich street look. Her burgundy Cameo jacket, plaid Skies Are Blue shirt, Eugene jeans and leopard Tod’s shoes were all topped off with a blue Janessa Leone hat.
Mix Master Jessica Alba: Dinner Party
What makes Jessica's ivory Wes Gordon Resort 2014 dress holiday-worthy is the pleated skirt with striped inserts. Polish off the party look with cap-toe pumps and a dark berry lip.
Boho Aficionado Florence Welch: Shopping Excursion
Florence is certainly a free spirit, whether she's up on stage performing or just strolling the streets. Her brightly printed Kenzo Fall 2013 coat could serve as a great focal point for a shopping ensemble and her black Miu Miu Shiny Vitello slim flap top handle bag adds a bit of modern edge.
Boho Aficionado Florence Welch: Family Gathering
Being bohemian doesn't mean you're restricted to flowing floral pieces. Florence still managed to keep her artsy style intact when she opted for this red Gucci suit and jaguar printed Gucci 1953 horsebit loafers.
Boho Aficionado Florence Welch: Dinner Party
Retro styling will always be popular, so don't be afraid of having a little fun with the past. Florence brought a vintage spin to the red carpet in a decidedly current blue Miu Miu Fall 2013 long sleeve gown with strategic embroidery.
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Class Act Emmy Rossum: Shopping Excursion
Emmy is known for always looking classy and sophisticated. She wouldn't necessarily dress down to go shopping with girlfriends, but would probably show up wearing this navy Tory Burch lace sweater, leather leggings and the designer's Gracie pumps.
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Class Act Emmy Rossum: Family Gathering
Neutrals don't have to be shunned this season in favor of reds and greens. Emmy's champagne-colored J. Mendel Pre-Fall 2013 outfit consisting of a crewneck sleeveless top and a flared jacquard skirt just needs a cozy cardigan to finish off the look.
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Class Act Emmy Rossum: Dinner Party
Embellishments aren't strictly resigned to fancy dresses. Emmy's sparkling black open back top and coordinating pants from the Naeem Khan Spring 2014 collection were made for a holiday soiree.