Happy post Oscars day! Last night was packed with beautiful dresses, attainable makeup styles and of course a whole lot of entertainment. But what I’m really excited to share is just how to wear what we saw on the red carpet.
Watching the Oscars is fun and all but how often are you left oo-ing and aw-ing at the dresses and then moving on with your day? That’s why I joined Maureen Kyle on Cleveland’s WKYC Channel 3 this morning to share my expert style opinion on how to take these trends and actually wear them (short of putting on a ball gown to work!)
The first major trend we saw all over the red carpet was pink. From blush to cotton candy to berry- everyone had a take on this trending color.
I loved this trend because not only was it big this winter, but pink will be everywhere this spring too. It was a great way to foreshadow the upcoming season.
This was my favorite look of the night, not only because this blush pink looked stunning on her, but also because of the fit of this dress. Fit is the #1 key to looking put-together and this dress is proof. It highlights one of her strongest assets (her arms), creates a slimming figure with the waterfall like beading detail (versus horizontal or vertical stripes), and it’s just the right length to elongate her frame. A+!
This cutie patootie was rocking it last night. From her on trend color, to the satin fabric and ruffle details (something we’ll see a lot of this season), to her sparkly clutch packed with a turkey sandwich snack, Julia really stole the show.
Last but certainly not least was the beautiful Idina Menzel. This berry shade of pink got me SO excited… I mean look at it! It’s so rich and bright and really helps her pop. Not to mention Berry is a trending color this winter. You can try it in a sweater, earrings, or even a blazer! If it’s in your color palette…. you need to add a piece to your wardrobe in this color. Not a color you wear often but like it? Just try it in an accessory.
Not shocking… but this was a big trend at the Oscars this year. So many gowns were decked out in full on beads. So much so that it is certainly a trend and one I think we can all pull into our evening out looks too.
This was my second favorite look from the night! The way the beads fall down to create that long proportion to that nod to pink again. I mean she’s essentially dripping in rose gold.. who wouldn’t want that!?
While we might not have an occasion that calls for a ball gown like this- you can easily infuse this concept into your date night looks in one of 3 ways:
My third favorite look of the night! I loved it for 3 reasons:
Stunning. Asymmetrical. And again that Fit. Can you see a theme here? A few things you can notice and apply from her look:
Last but certainly not least we have statement necklaces. One of the easiest trends to add into your wardrobe. From Mindy Kaling’s bold necklace to Julia Louis- Dreyfus’ more simple one to Greta Gerwig’s pop of color version, all of these leading ladies show off a different kind of necklace you can implement into not only your date night looks but also your work looks too.
A few things to remember when trying a statement necklace:
And that’s a wrap! I hope you enjoyed my take on the Oscars and are excited to implement these trends into your wardrobe too!
It's been a fun journey from 10 year old "designer" to full-time entrepreneur and stylist. I'm now a wife to my hilarious and genius husband, Collin. A Mom to my two favorite boys, Jack (6 month old) and Henry (our furbaby). And proud to be back in Cleveland where we were both born and raised!