Style File: The Best Dressed Celebs of 2012

Desperate for a little fashion inspiration? Look no further! Marissa Rubin, Senior Market Editor of PEOPLE StyleWatch, gives GalTime the inside scoop on the mag’s coveted 2012 Best Dressed list. From glam girl to fiercely bold to everything in between, find out how to achieve the look of your favorite A-lister in 2013. 

CATHERINE, DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE: We chose her for her feminine and classic style. This fresh-faced fashionista has made pretty dresses and subtly elegant extras her signature.

Achieve The Look: If you love Catherine, try incorporating a nude-colored pump into your wardrobe! She swears by them, and we love them because they add height while elongating the leg. (Try: Jessica Simpson Adeni, $55.99)

JENNIFER ANISTON: She is the queen of simple and sexy--and her style continues to wow. Jen works the LBD and strappy heel better than anyone in Hollywood.

Achieve The Look: If you envy Jennifer, grab an LBD!  Every woman should own a little black dress--it's simple, it's easy, and above all else, it's flattering! (Try: Alice + Olivia Victoria Peplum Dress, $264)

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SOLANGE KNOWLES: Beyonce's lil' sis has come into her own with a fiercely bold style. She loves color, and isn't afraid of an exotic print/pattern.  We just love that she pushes the envelope!

Achieve The Look: If you want Solange’s look, wear prints! Go for a printed pant or jean--it's a totally fun way to add pattern into your daily look.  If not so bold, opt for a printed handbag or shoe. (Try: Paige Denim Leopard Verdugo Legging Jeans, $189)

MIRANDA KERR: The Aussie model can do no wrong when it comes to her sleek and modern street style.  Whether in her signature dark blue skinnies or favorite leather leggings, her effortless personal style can't be beat!

Achieve The Look: If you covet Miranda, add a dark blue skinny jean to your wardrobe.  The leggy model swears by them, and we think they provide the perfect blank canvas to add anything to. (Try: Mavi Jeans ‘Alexa” in Rinse Super, $98)

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JENNIFER LOPEZ: JLo is sexy and glam personified.  In showstopping dresses, luxe extras, and sky-high heels, the star has never looked better.

Achieve The Look: If you’re jealous of Jennifer, then add sparkle!  Jennifer is the ultimate glam girl and you can be too.  Try a sequin tee or jacket with your jeans--it's an unexpected, but fresh approach to an everyday look. (Try: Zara Long Sequinned Blazer, $129)

ALEXA CHUNG: The UK fashionista has become a household name here with her enviable cool and eclectic style.  Whether edgy or ladylike, her clothing and accessories are always ahead of the curve.

Achieve The Look: If you like Alexa’s style, throw on a sweatshirt.  It screams casual, but add a fashion spin and pair it with something dressy like Alexa did.  We love the leather skirt combo, we even suggest trying it with a printed work trouser. (Try: STYLESTALKER City of Dreams Sweatshirt, $99)

OLIVIA PALERMO: We love her stylish and sophisticated look. Her mix of plush textures, rich colors and shots of sparkle earns her a place in our spotlight.

Achieve The Look: If you swear by Olivia, buy a statement necklace. Whether incorporated into a casual day look or added as some night out bling, we love the versatility of this piece! (Try: Baublebar Midas Mesh Bib, $44)

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EMMA STONE: Emma's youthful style is fresh and flirty.  This leading lady always experiments with a range of looks from girlie to polished. She has fun with fashion and we think it shows.

Achieve The Look: If you can’t get enough of Emma’s clothes, go for a flirty dress.  Try a fit-and-flare dress--it's fresh, it's feminine, and it's universally-flattering! (Try: Pim + Larkin Ponte Bow Dress, $89)

VICTORIA BECKHAM: Having shed her Spice Girl image, Victoria is now every bit the chic and refined fashion designer.  In form-fitting dresses, knockout shoes and her signature pout, she is a style force to be reckoned with.

Achieve The Look: If you’re into Victoria, wear a form-fitting dress. Victoria embraces this silhouette in her signature collection and we love it too!  It's a classic that works with everything. (Try: Club Monaco Letitia Sheath Dress, $199)

ASHLEY MADEKWE: The startlet and Ring My Bell blogger has a remarkably edgy and playful style. Her leather minis, bright booties and love of Chanel bags have earned her major buzz this year.

Achieve The Look: If you’re all about Ashley, try on a leather mini!  Leather is so hot right now--in fact, it's become a year round wardrobe staple. Try something short, flippy and flirty! (Try: Free People Vegan Leather Skirt, $89.95) 

Which famous fashionista is your favorite? Let us know below!

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Originally from Virginia, Marissa Rubin came to NYC with the goal of landing a career in fashion.  Since then she has held fashion editorial positions at Us Weekly, Mademoiselle, Marie Claire, Teen People, and more.  For the past 6+ years, she has called People StyleWatch her home and spends her days meticulously scouring the clothing market from designer showrooms to fashion shows and retail boutiques.  She's always on the hunt to find the latest and greatest fashion to feature in the magazine each month.  In a perfect world, her NYC apartment would be a bottomless closet. Rubin is a graduate of NYU and currently resides in Manhattan. 

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