Watch 2 longtime friends experience a transformational Ambush Makeover

Their new styles are the perfect way to transition into the new year!
By Megan Foster

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Lasting friendships can be tough to come by — but this morning's Ambush Makeover guests prove that strong relationships can stand the test of time.

Patricia and Maxine met years ago when they joined their college sorority, Omega Mu Zeta chapter of Zeta Phi Beta. At the time, Maxine held a leadership chair position and helped mentor Patricia throughout her time at the sorority.

Both ladies visited TODAY to celebrate 100 years of sisterhood with some of their fellow sorority members. Though they live in different places, they continue to stay friends and were thrilled to be treated to a transformational Ambush Makeover.

Lifestyle contributor Jill Martin and celebrity hairstylist Louis Licari helped Patricia and Maxine achieve a brand new style to take them into the new year. See their looks below!

Patricia Jenkins

Patricia is originally from Los Angeles, California but moved to the East Coast after marrying her husband, Christopher. She has three kids — two girls and a newborn boy who was welcomed into the family in November.

Black Moto Jacket

White House Black Market Moto Jacket

The coated moto jacket from White House Black Market will add a touch of edge to your wardrobe. The snaps on the collar give the jacket additional details that will stand out at any event.

Style & Co Moto Jacket

This faux-leather jacket is versatile and sleek. It comes in eight colors so you're bound to find one that fits your personal style.

Leopard Sweater

J.Crew Tippi Sweater

This darling top is made from merino wool that will keep you warm without the bulk. Finish the look with a practical black crossbody bag.

Aqua Cashmere Leopard Sweater

Introduce some animal print to your wardrobe with this pattered cashmere sweater. It's 60% off right now, so snag it before it sells out!

Classic Black Pants

Talbots High-Waist Jeans

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A timeless pair of black pants should always have a place in your closet and this classic pair is both versatile and on-trend.

Levi Strauss & Co. Shaping Jeans

These figure-flattering jeans are made from a cotton and polyester blend for all-day comfort. Though they have a slight stretch in the material, they won't lose their shape over time.

Suede Booties

J.Crew Pointed-Toe Sadie Boots

Step into the new year with a practical pair of suede booties. This J.Crew style is designed with leather lining, a block heel and a zip closure.

Lulu's Tan Suede Booties

You can get these neutral tan booties for under $50. Buyers say they are super comfortable and fashionable.

Maxine Robinson

Maxine is visiting from Somerset, New Jersey with her longtime friends. She is married to her husband, Rodney, and also has three kids who range in age from 20 to 34.

Chic Poncho

Ann Taylor Ribbed Turtleneck Poncho

The poncho is a style is one of the top fashion trends of 2020. Right now, you can get this fashion-forward staple for under $80.

Lou & Grey Ribtrim Poncho

Lou & Grey is known for creating ultra-cozy sweaters and this poncho is no different. The alpaca-blend material provides a soft and warm composition that is sure to work well for winter.

Slim-Fit Jeans

Ann Taylor Sculpting Pockets Jeans

Made in regular, petite and tall sizes, these pants are designed to flatter your shape. Pair it with anything in your closet from a classic white shirt to a dressy blazer.

Levi Strauss & Co. Skinny Jean

For under $25, you can snag a pair of these top-rated jeans by Levi Strauss & Co. They come in 15 colors and have nearly 7,000 reviews on Amazon.

Leopard Ankle Boot

Banana Republic Block-Heel Ankle Boot

Ankle booties are a style staple that you can wear year-round. This pair is crafted from 100% hair-calf leather.

Fralissi Leopard Bootie

These boots were originally $135 but they are currently just $39. Steal this deal and wear them everywhere from the office to dinner with friends.

Loved both styles? Check out Patricia's other look here.

Faux-fur Jacket

Rebecca Minkoff Brigit Jacket

This chic jacket is bound to be your next winter staple. It's made from warm faux fur and it has a boxy silhouette which makes it easy to layer underneath.

Leopard Print Faux Fur Coat

Look fabulous in this short faux fur coat. It's currently 30% off the original price so you can keep up with the hottest trend without breaking the bank.

Shimmer Turtleneck

Ann Taylor Shimmer Turtleneck

This fitted turtleneck pairs well with everything from a sleek pair of pants to a flowy skirt. It's made with stretchy ribbed material that features a touch of sparkle.

INC Shimmer Turtleneck

Shine in the new year with this shimmery turtleneck from INC International Concepts. The top comes in three colors including mauve, burnt orange and a deep silver tone.

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