Happy post-Oscars day! Last night was packed with beautiful dresses, gorgeous makeup styles, and of course a whole lot of entertainment. But now its time to share how you can bring the red carpet into your closet.
Watching the Oscars is definitely fun, but how often are you left ooh-ing and ah-ing at the dresses, feeling like those styles are out of your reach? 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 (without wearing 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.
You’ll love this trend too; 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. (Looking for more trend ideas? You’ve gotta see these posts: 2019 Winter Trends and Spring 2020 Trends.)
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. “How do I look put together?” Fit is the #1 key and this dress is proof! It highlights her arms (one of her strongest assets), creates a slimming effect with the waterfall-like beading (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 in Spring 2020 fashion), 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 makes 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 something you’d like to try? Just try it in an accessory. (You might also find this video helpful: “How do I accessorize?“)
Not shocking, but this was a big trend at the Oscars this year. So many gowns were decked out in full-on beads. This is one spectacular trend you can definitely pull into your evening or date night looks.
This was my second favorite look from the night! The way the beads fall down to create that long proportion and that nod to pink again. Brie is essentially dripping in rose gold- who wouldn’t want that!?
While you might not have an occasion that calls for a ball gown like this one, you can easily infuse this concept into your date night looks in one of 3 ways:
My third favorite look of the night! You’ll love it for 3 reasons:
Stunning. Asymmetrical. And again, that fit. Can you see a theme here? Here are a few things you can apply from her look:
Finally we have statement necklaces, one of the easiest trends to add into your wardrobe. From Mindy Kaling’s bold necklace to Julia Louis- Dreyfus’ simple one to Greta Gerwig’s pop of color, all of these leading ladies show how statement necklaces that you can add to your date night looks AND 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!