The 2016 Oscars have come and gone, but the urge to replicate the trends remains strong.
Sure, we may not be able to wear custom gowns on the daily or even afford designer stilettos, but with the help of Tracy Taylor, senior style editor at Net-A-Porter, you can look red carpet-worthy even at home.
“There is no one better suited to showcase the season’s neo-Victorian look that Riccardo Tisci sent down the catwalk in his FW16 couture show than Rooney Mara, who pulled it off effortlessly,” noted the style expert. “This lacy Victorian look works everywhere from a breezy sundress to a blouse worn with tailored pants. To give the look an edge in real life, try a dark lip with a barely there eye, or try your hand at a futuristic half up/half down hair look with accentuated partings.”
H&M Lace Dress, $29.99; Mango Openwork Cotton Dress, $129.99; Jonathan Simkhai Embroidered Cotton-Blend and Tulle Mini Dress, $1,195
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“Brie Larson turned Gucci’s brand of vintage, quirky chic into a red carpet moment worthy of an Oscar winner,” said Tracy. “She paired her dress with an embellished belt, drop earrings and a center-parted, ‘70s hair nod with an embellished hair clip. [With] vintage-inspired jewelry, put some long earrings, collar grazing necklaces, jeweled bracelets and costume jewels on more than one finger, pair with a men’s shirt, pajama-inspired silk top or preppy sweater, throw on some flared cropped trousers or jeans with some loafers and you will be perfectly on trend this season. Everyone wants to be a Gucci Girl these days. Think geek-chic.
ASOS Filigree Disc Hair Comb, $14; Anthropologie Iris Twist Barrette by Les Cerises de Mars, $81.50; Maison Michel Khloe Gold-Tone Hair Slide, $360
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“When it comes to black-tie footwear, the perfect shoe is not to be underestimated even if it barely shows,” said Tracy. “While Charlize Theron‘s single-sole, gold sandal was barely visible beneath her floor-sweeping red Dior gown, what one did notice was a wisp of metallic, a hint of a glimmer helping her glide effortlessly down the red carpet. The metallic shoe or sandal is a must for any fashion girl now. Take this trend to the max for a day with a silver loafer or sneaker, but keep the shape and shine pared back for evening with a single-sole sandal like Charlize.”
Topshop Limbo Chunky Platform Sandals, $90; Alexander Wang Antonia Sandals, $475; Gianvito Rossi Metallic Leather Sandals, $790
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