I personally have a love/hate relationship with red carpet events. Gowns just don’t thrill me (what? they don’t) but I do enjoy choosing my favorite looks as the celebrities walk down the red carpet. I also get frustrated by the fact that I’ll never get to wear any of the gowns that I see during these events. Last I checked, I have no televised red carpet events in my immediate future. So with all that in mind, I decided to make the sidewalk my red carpet by adapting the trends I spotted during the Golden Globes into something I can actually wear – and for less! I was inspired by the risk-takers on the red carpet – Zoe Saldana who wore Prabal Gurung, Lizzy Caplan in Emilio Pucci, Cate Blanchett in Armani Prive, and Lupita Nyong’o in that incredible Ralph Lauren gown. I love these women for shying away from the snooze-fest gowns that dominated the Globes. Here are some of the trends I spotted on the red carpet that can easily be translated into your wardrobe:
How amazing did Lupita Nyong’o look in her Ralph Lauren gown? For me she was the best dressed of the night. Rock this look by wearing head-to-red. A chic red pantsuit, jumpsuit (like this one from ASOS), or a red dress paired with red shoes would be killer.
Love a cape! A cape = instant chic. Clearly the cape detail was the secret ingredient to Lupita Nyong’o’s dress. I found an amazing cape years ago at New York & Company for $80 and it’s been making all of my winter looks about 10x more stylish. Nasty Gal has a great short black cape dress for $68 that will definitely get the red carpet look for less.
Lots of Lace
Lace is good. Lace is really good. Let Cate Blanchett be your guide by sporting some black lace. Zara as an amazing lace top on sale right now that would definitely help you channel this look. Zoe Saldana was also rocking some pretty fresh looking lace and if she’s wearing it, you know it’s on point.
Rich Embroidery & Beading
Lizzy Caplan was looking like a million bucks thanks the gold detailing on her dress. Nasty Gal helps achieve this look for less with this cool top that BTW, is under $50.
I also did a little shopping at Zara/pilfering through my own closet to prove that you can easily take these trends to the streets without breaking the bank.
For my final look I ended up incorporating all of the trends I spotted – with a red hat by BCBG for$35), a cape for $80 New York & Company (not pictured), beading with my Fendi shoes (on sale at Last Call Neiman Marcus), and lace with my Zara top for a cool $29.99. I pulled it all together with white jeans from Target ($14.99) to make it street appropriate.
How are you incorporating Golden Globes style into you every day wardrobe?
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