I love looking at red carpet fashion, but I often find myself wondering how I can take the style lessons learned on the red carpet and translate them into the real world. After all, I rarely find myself wearing ballgowns, but I can take the trends of the red carpet and apply them to everyday dressing. Below are 7 major trends from recent red carpets that you can wear wherever!
1) Black & White
How can one go wrong with this classic color (or technically speaking, color-less) combination? Black & white go together perfectly, and amidst all the talk about Pantone colors of the year or seasonal shades, it can be nice to take it back to basics with this combo.
Shop The Look: Iro Mofu Patterned Overshirt
This black and white overshirt with abstract paint brush designs will look great paired with a full neutral-hued ensemble or balanced against bright colors.
2) High & Low
High-low skirts are having a comeback moment if the Emmys red carpet is any indication. Both Ayo Edebiri and Kerry Washington wore gowns that from the front appeared as mini dresses but featured long floor-length trains in the back.
Shop The Look: LoveShackFancy Tola High-Low Skirt
Add a little whimsy to your next vacation ensemble or festive party with this romantic high-low skirt from LoveShackFancy.
3) Hot Pink
The shocking pink hue that Valentino has been pushing is still holding strong, and if the popularity of Barbiecore is any indication, this will continue until at least summer 2023 when the Barbie movie premieres.
Shop The Look: JW Anderson Raglan Sleeve Turtleneck Jumper
Rein the girly Barbie pink in a bit by wearing it in the form of a cozy turtleneck sweater. A pop of color in a winter outfit will instantly lift your mood.
4) Flared Pants
I have been loving flared pants and jeans for myself, but this fall the men are taking a turn with wider legs and flared styles. Both Nicholas Hoult and Tyler James Williams rocked this 70s-inspired style recently.
Shop The Look: Valentino Wool Pants
These Valentino pants will add a kick to your step, thanks to their chic flare design.
5) Gunmetal Metallics
Silver and gold get all the love, but this fall, opt for copper, steel, and other less-appreciated metallics. And while allover sequins and metallics may not make sense for everyday outfits, seek out statement purses or a lamé blouse in copper or bronze for an off-the-carpet take.
Shop The Look: Cinq à Sept Marta Cami
This elegant camisole, featuring a slight cowl neckline and done up in dreamy silk, is a great layering piece for fall. Wear it with blazers, under cropped sweaters, with jeans…I could name a million ways to style this!
6) Party Suits
Consider this a prime option for your office holiday party. A fun suit in gorgeous jewel tones or snazzy sequins will turn heads, as proven by Sandra Oh and her regal purple pantsuit.
Shop The Look: Badgley Mischka Glamorous Velvet And Sequin Blazer & Pants
This dazzling Badgley Mischka suit is red carpet-worthy indeed, but you will bring the A-list style wherever you go in this festive suit.
7) Cut Outs
Cut outs can be fun and avant-garde, not just sexy (but they can be that, too). They are a great way to show some skin, even with a piece that is otherwise full-coverage, like a long-sleeve shirt with cut outs along the arm, or a midi dress with cut out details at the waist.
Shop The Look: The Wolf Gang La Joya Cut Out Maxi Dress
This maxi dress features cute cut-outs along the sleeves and at the hem line, in addition to an open back detail.