As the countdown to the holidays begins, we’re starting to think about what our New Year’s Eve outfit will be. Sometimes we go for what’s safe… and sometimes we want to try something new. This year, we’re looking to one of Hollywood’s most stylish actresses, Rooney Mara.

No one can contest that Rooney’s red carpet outfits are conceptual. The sophisticated vamp look is something that she adopts so effortlessly. But even if the idea of “vamp” puts you off a little, Rooney takes it to another level by making edgy dresses something we all want to wear. It’s not just her limited monochromatic color choice (black, white, nude) but also her simple yet bold beauty look that make us rethink the self-tanner and opt for a matte light powder instead. Not to mention, she has perfect taste in lipstick from bright reds to inky burgundies.
Besides her stellar acting (we’re still hoping that they will be making the second Stieg Larsson adaptation), she inspires us to take fashion risks, for a result that is just as elegant as it is current. So, like Rooney, this New Year’s Eve we’ll be taking the Little Black Dress to another level by choosing one with a slightly edgy feature such as an organza sleeve or an asymmetrical cut. Then we’ll polish the look off with a slightly darker shade of red lipstick to give a hint of warmth.
Shop Rue: 1. Coat // 2. Dress // 3. Finishing Powder // 4. Clutch // 5. Shoes // 6. Lipstick