Credit: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images Photo: Kelly Rutherford Attends TAO New York's 10th Anniversary Event, October 16, 2010
While Gossip Girl's main starlets all the attention, we can’t help but think that they could take a hint or two from Kelly Rutherford’s classic, polished style. For TAO New York's 10th Anniversary, Kelly donned a simple sheath in luxurious black velvet with a jeweled collar that stood in for a heavy necklace. With a slick pair of black pumps and no extra fanfare, this is an evening look that's as simple as it is head-turning. Read on to see how we brought it down to earth for those of us on a budget.

Snag a bit of Kelly's luxe appeal:
With a shorter hemline and short sleeves, this velvet dress is slightly less somber than Kelly’s — all the better to dance the night away in. Charlotte Russe Glitter-Knit Velvet Dress, $26.50; Let this chunky necklace stand in for Kelly’s embellished collar. Hive and Honey Statement Necklace, $68; Accent your accessories with a hardware-enhanced clutch. BCBGeneration Rhianna Small Clutch, $68; Toughen up the lookwith a chained pump. Rock & Republic Alayna Pump, $93