2012 was an exciting year for InStyle on Instagram! From coast to coast, our editors took our 204,000-plus followers up-close with celebrities (like Mad Men’s Jessica Pare at the Emmys), inside the most exclusive events (like Cartier’s dinner), behind-the-scenes at New York Fashion Week (where we spotted Alexander Wang’s niece, Alia), and previewed collections before they ever hit stores (like when we saw these Brian Atwood fringe heels). Click through to see our most memorable Instagram moments of the year, and then make sure to follow us @instylemagazine to see the latest all-access photos!
It can be a daunting task to find the perfect outfit for New Year’s Eve, which is why we turned to celebrity stylist Cher Coulter for advice. “The holiday season is no time to be a wallflower,” said the stylist, who works with Kate Bosworth and Elizabeth Olsen. “If your dress, jewelry, and shoes are standout, keep the hair sleek and the make up pretty and not too heavy.” For those who prefer to tone it down, she suggests striking a different balance. “If you decide on more understated holiday attire, then make a statement with a strong red lip and maybe a more interesting blowout or up-do.” Her bottom line: Don’t be afraid to mix it up!
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Talk about sparkle! When we posted Harry Winston’s engagement ring and band they lit up the screen so much that you made them this week’s top pin! After all, who could say “no” to the famed jeweler’s flawless cushion-cut diamond. Vote for these jaw-dropping rocks or any of our jewelry loves, then let us know what else you’re obsessing over at pinterest.com/instylemag by repinning, liking, or commenting on any of our 67 stylish boards—or by clicking the link below.
If you haven’t already picked out your outfit for New Year’s Eve, it’s time to start the last-minute search! Sure, there are always the standbys (something sparkly, something black, and something snug), but if you want something different, consider a jumpsuit. ”For the daring, try a jumpsuit,” say styling duo (and sisters!) Wendi and Nicole, who work with Elizabeth Banks and Octavia Spencer. “Height is a must for shoes, but make sure they are comfortable so you can dance the night away.” Go for it, ladies!
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Keira Knightley’s asymmetrical bob is one look that never goes out of style. The star’s crop has been a fan favorite in our Hollywood Makeover Tool ever since we added it in 2010, and with over 300,000 try-ons this year, it’s the top-ranking style of 2012! If you have yet to sample the graphic cut, simply head over to our Hollywood Makeover Tool and upload your picture. You’ll be able to preview Knightley’s angled bob on yourself, without committing to the real thing. Then, share your look with your friends on Facebook and Twitter! Could this be the inspiration you need for a New Year, New You look? Try it! Click the box below to get started.