Monday, January 16, 2012

Pink Julep Picks: Golden Globes Red Carpet Trends You Can Wear in Real Life!

I just love the red carpet and one thing I love is trying to find trends and looks that I can translate into my not-so-red-carpet lifestyle. Here are a few trends from the Golden Globes red carpet that you actually can wear day-to-day with of course a little commentary from yours truly about the looks... I have to put my 2 cents in somewhere!

It's a Cinch!

Belts were all over the red carpet at the globes! Emma Stone looked lovely in her belted Lanvin goddess gown!

Kate Winslet chose a two-toned Jenny Packham dress that nipped in her waist and accentuated her feminine curves to the max! This isn't at all my favorite gown, but it looks lovely on Kate... However she played it safe and looked a little boring.

Laura Dern's sparkling green Andrew Gn belted gown is like a blast from the past - kind of like her. Glad to see them both back and well on the Hollywood scene!

Sarah Hyland uses the old contrast belt trick wearing a vintage Dolce & Gabanna frock.

You can rock the belted look yourself! Take a favorite belt and cinch the waist of a dress, ether casual or formal! It's a great way to add that extra splash of style!

Back in Black!

Who said black dresses have to be little? I personally love an all black or mostly black evening gown - it's super glamorous! Claire Danes looked sleek and chic in her black & white J. Mendel gown.

Debra Messing stole the show in Monique Lhuillier! STUNNING!

Rooney Mara is the new it girl, so it's only fitting she would prance down the red carpet in a stunning Nina Ricci gown! The dress is beautiful, but Rooney looked a bit too severe and strongly resembled Wednesday Adams with the sleek black hair and pale skin.

Zoey Deschanel was flawless in Prada!

Black never goes out of style! For extra glamour in your every day life, add a structured dress to your wardrobe that is all black or only has a pop of color. Style it by wearing dramatic accessories, fabulous heels and sexy hair!

A Mad Case of the Blues...

Blue was a trendy color on the red carpet and Bernice Bejo nailed this trend in a sapphire blue Gucci frock fit for a winner!

Sarah Michelle Gellar followed suit in a dramatic way in blue tie-dyed Monique Lhuillier! I love this gown! So fun and fabulous... She killed it!

Tilda Swinton has a cooky style - no question about it, but I think this powder blue Haider Ackerman suit gown is one of her best looks ever! It suits her style while looking red carpet ready at the same time!

Get this look by investing is a great blue piece that you can wear now and in the Spring like a great cardigan or a sheath dress in a color of blue that suits you.

It's All About the Accessories!

Some looks are saved or made by bold accessories! We all remember when Eva Mendez wore that gorgeous white gown with turquoise Van Cleef jewelry and stole the show on the red carpet. Well, Heidi Klum's Calvin Klein Collection gown is the perfect blank canvas for her fabulous turquoise jewelry! She looked fabulous!

Julianne Moore's Chanel Haute Couture gown is even better with statement earrings, don't you think?

If anything, this trend should tell you that you're going to get a lot more wear out of your Kendra Scott earrings and if you don't have a pair of flashy turquoise earrings or a statement necklace, now is a good time to start shopping! Get the look by wearing monotones or outfits made up of complimentary neutrals and accessorizing with one piece of statement jewelry like big earrings, a cocktail ring or a statement necklace. This look works really well with turquoise and a white, fuschia or black dress! Keep the style plain so you don't have too much going on at once.


Charlize Theron has been topping best dressed lists all over in Dior Couture, but the headband is what stole the show!

Michelle Williams topped off her trendy Jason Wu dress with a headband as well and looked like a perfect gamine!

Headbands are a dime a dozen - this trend is so easy to wear. If you want to dress up a headband for a night out, try pinning a brooch on it!

Nude Attitude

Elle Macpherson shows that wearing nude doesn't have to be boring in Zac Posen.

And Kate Beckinsale looks flawless and glam as always in a gorgeous nude Roberto Cavalli gown. Love!

Nude is tricky, but if you want to wear it, try a dress in a flattering color that isn't too short (you don't want to look naked - or do you?). Accessorizing a nude look with gold or diamonds can be very chic, but for a bolder look, choose accessories in a bold contrasting color like red, black or turquoise.

Red Alert!

Red has been a hot color for a while and it's still trending like crazy! Reese shows that glamorous red doesn't have to be too fussy in a gown by Zac Posen.

Stacy Kiebler looks very put together in red Valentino.

Not sure if red is your color, but want to wear the trend? Try red lipstick! Otherwise, take the plunge and invest in a little red dress... You'll get your money's worth!

Texture, Texture, Texture!

I love texture on a garment! It's so fabulous and can look really interesting! Feathers added interest to this already stunning Gucci Premiere gown on Evan Rachel Wood.

Jessica Alba's Gucci gown shows that texture can be really girly.

Keep it classy with lace like Jessica Biel in Elie Saab Haute Couture.

Texture can be as simple as a bit of ruching on a bright dress like Paula Patton's Monique Lhuillier frock.

Or it can add drama in all the right places! Sophia Vergara's dress has texture in all the right places so that her figure looks it's best in her Vera Wang gown. She is by far my choice for Best Dressed at the Golden Globes!

To get the look, find pieces with a bit of added flair such as rosettes, feathers or embroidery. Lace is great as well! I tend to find lots of great pieces with texture at Anthropologie. Make sure you don't wear too much embellishment on parts of your body you're concerned about. For example, if you're chesty, you might not want to wear a lot of texture on your chest... it will only make your boobs look bigger, but if you're flat chested, a few ruffles around the chest is just the ticket for an optical illusion!

Who was your pick for best dressed at the Golden Globes?
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  1. Oh wow, cool Blog! *__*
    Greetings from Germany :)


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