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Nina Dobrev has certainly stepped up her fashion game this year, but she hasn’t done it totally on her own. With the help of celebrity stylist Ilaria Urbinati — clients also include Ashley Greene, Emmy Rossum, and Krysten Ritter — the Vampire Diaries star has turned the heads of the Who’s Who in fashion. (Not to mention, has landed herself on numerous Best Dressed lists.)

Of course, with the holiday season in full swing, we’re looking for ways to stay sparkling through New Year’s Eve. Thankfully, we, too, can look red carpet-ready with some of Ilaria’s party-dressing tips. Yes, the ones she uses on Nina herself!

“I love bright colors,” says Ilaria, who’s been busting out bold reds, greens, and blues for Ms. Dobrev. “[If] you wanna get kissed under that mistletoe, don’t cower in the corner in a Little Black Dress!”

Ilaria’s second tip? Notice-me accessories! “Skip the office heel and go for adventurous shoes. Details like spikes or cut-outs are always sexy and add a little edge.”

When in doubt, Ilaria says you can never go wrong with metallics. If Nina’s gown at the MET Ball is any indication, we’ve got to say she’s right!


Source: InStyle