Celeb-Worthy Style Tips for Your #BestNightEver

I derive style inspiration from everywhere imaginable - magazines, street style blogs, Pinterest (follow me here!) and of course, celebrities. My recent red carpet favorites run the gamut, and include women who both take risks and have a clearly defined sense of style - think Diane Kruger, Rooney Mara, Solange Knowles, Tilda Swinton, Michelle Williams, Gwyneth Paltrow or Emma Stone.

It's a diverse group when I look at the list, but in short (key learnings, if you will!), I gravitate to four key qualities, namely: confidence, clear skin, touchable hair and a GREAT smile. If you've got these four things, you're well on your way to having the best night ever - whether it's a girl's night out, a highly-anticipated date or...the Oscars red carpet.

If you need a little style inspiration, here are a few more celeb-worthy trends to incorporate into your look this summer:
  • Get a playful manicure! It's a low-touch way to add a little color, whimsy (think Zooey Deschanel's tuxedo nails) or sex appeal to your look. Nails are one of my favorite accessories. 
  • Beach hair! Start with a strong foundation by identifying the perfect shampoo/conditioner duo for you from CLEAR SCALP & HAIR BEAUY THERAPY. Then try a texturizing spray, or simply mix a little sea salt in a mister with olive oil and water, spray liberally throughout your strands for added texture and sensuality, a la Blake Lively. I love this look for day or night!
  • Big Bold Lip! Many of the most stylish women I know are best known for one thing - their commitment to a bold, bright lip. Find a summer-perfect hue that works for you (think red, pink, orange or coral) and sweep on an otherwise muted face for a lip that truly pops! Bright lips work on every skintone - I love the cool toned red seen here on Michelle Williams.
  • Waterfall, fishtail, or Emily Blunt's sweetly sophisticated milkmaid? Regardless of your preferred plait, one thing is for sure, braids are a hot look for summer. I have yet to master the DIY, so I rely on John Barrett's Braid Bar at Bergdorf Goodman (they created the masterful braid seen above).

Want even more celeb-worthy style tips? Join me, @SydneSummer@FashionStBeauty, CLEAR SCALP & HAIR BEAUTY THERAPY celeb stylist @AtkinJen and, of course, @ClearHair for a Friday afternoon Twitter party today at 1pm EST! We'll be sharing style advice that will guarantee your #bestnightever, and we'd love for you to join in the conversation. 
Don't forget, CLEAR SCALP & HAIR BEAUTY THERAPY is the source of strong, beautiful hair and your #BestNightEver. Tweet your “get ready” tips for the chance to win one of four great prizes. For more information, visit Bestnightever.promojam.com. 
This post was produced in association with Style Coalition and CLEAR SCALP & HAIR BEAUTY THERAPY.