The Hottest Shoes on the Red Carpet This Awards Season (and Where to Score Them for a Lot Less!)
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We watch So You Think You Can Dance for the performances, but last week we couldn’t keep our eyes off judge Paula Abdul’s bold pearl collar. To bead, or not to bead? That is the question.
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We thought that all the Furbies from the ’90s were dangling from the Jenner girls’ purses, but apparently snagged a couple for a snuggly lobe look.
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When we need a day off from office-wear, we rock boyfriend jeans. When needs a day off from jeans? She rocks pastel pants with gigantic thigh windows.
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We thought we knew what a “wrap dress” was until we saw Chrissy Teigen’s cozy blanket-like contraption, which is, quite literally, a wrap dress.
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THROWBACK TATTOO CHOKERS
We were as surprised as you are to see these necklaces anywhere besides the Jersey Shore boardwalk in 1999. Thank you, Keke Palmer, for reminding us that they’re still in production (and also, how much we don’t miss our necks itching from wearing ‘em).
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THE PARACHUTE BLOUSE
Elizabeth Olsen’s top looks like it either came from her Martha Marcy May Marlene rural cult-member attire or from ’60s icon Jean Shrimpton’s wardrobe. How you vote depends on in whose closet you can see the shirt.
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Hailee Steinfeld’s Miu Miu getup is the next logical step in the “sheer skirt” trend: A perforated piece of material that allows you to see what exactly is or isn’t underneath the “fabric.”
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Zayn Malik opts for the formal version of the message tee for his red-carpet appearances.
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Sure, we’ve all been in that position where we think our shorts might be a little too short for the occasion. But we’ve never done what Lucy Hale has here and added a few extra inches of tatting to up the modesty factor.
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The good news for Jessica Szohr is, even if this trend doesn’t take off, she can always find a barbershop quartet to sell her topper to.
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SOLO SWEATER VESTS
You’ve probably seen a less-shiny variation on this look on Dave from accounting. But you’ve also probably seen it worn over a button-up shirt, unlike Greta Gerwig’s geeky-meets-cheeky take on the top.
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COLOR-BLOCKED WINGED EYELINER
In what appears to be a formidable cross between Betty Draper and Jane Jetson, January Jones adds a second periwinkle flick just above her sassy cat-eye.
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WORKOUT LEGGINGS WITH HEELS
It appears that knows how to, ahem, pump it up even when she’s not in the gym!
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FLUFFY SHOES OUTSIDE THE BOUDOIR
These are not your grandma’s marabou slippers! Please tell us if you’d be down to try the fluffy shoe trend like Lena Dunham, who veers more whimsical, or , who’s more “I woke up like this literally.”
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THE SHEER TUNIC
We thought pretty much anything would go with a pair of denim cutoffs, but Ashley Benson has us rethinking our definition of “pretty much anything.”
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We really consider Diane Kruger one of our fashion first mates, but this head-to-toe boater look is a little less “aye aye, captain” and more “Ay yi yi.”
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Are Greta Gerwig’s trousers a smart way to show off the thinnest part of your leg (the ankle), a way to make athleisure work with a formal top, or both?
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THE SKIRT REVEAL
Mamie Gummer got the memo on the “sheer skirt” trend of 2015, but gave it her own spin, revealing not high-waisted briefs but a second skirt instead. It’s decidedly demure, but you decide if it’s wearable.
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DOUBLING UP ON BELTS
Who says fashion has to be practical? Take Kendall Jenner’s outfit, for example: One leather belt holds up her jeans, while the other (by Lovestrength) is strictly ornamental. So does that make it a waist necklace?
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THE SKIRT/SHORTS SWAP
You know what they say: If you find something you love, buy it in two colors. Never one to do anything on a small scale, has taken this advice to the next level by buying this Milly tropical print in three pieces.
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ATHLETIC SNEAKERS WITH A GIRLIE DRESS
The model-off-duty look practically requires a pair of chic sneaks, but the overall aesthetic tends to be athletic (see: Karlie Kloss). Is Alexa Chung managing to mix sweet and sporty, or should she confine her kicks for more tomboy-esque ensembles?
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We barely bat an eye when celebs choose to rock briefs under a sheer skirt, but Gigi Hadid’s peekaboo panties definitely had us doing double takes. It’s like she’s a living, breathing Calvin Klein ad.
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THE CUTOUT TURTLENECK
Forget cleavage; it’s time to highlight the clavicle, as seen by Cara Santana’s bright Minkpink mock-turtleneck number.
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Pulling off this tricky trend is anything but easy-breezy. And case, we mean that literally, since she’s opted for a leather Zac by Zac Posen pair. So either she’s immune to the summer heat in N.Y.C., or she’s simply demonstrating the way we’re going to want to transition the trend into fall.
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It’s late July. Temps are soaring. But Selena Gomez is eschewing the seasonal standard of crop tops and cutoffs in favor of a much more wintery mix: leather pants and leopard coats.
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Just because you’ve got the legs to pull off the most micro of minis, doesn’t mean you have to constantly put them on display! We’re guessing that was ‘s train of thought when she chose this patterned Bermudas pair.
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We know what you’re all thinking: “Finally, a formal flower crown!” Just kidding. But even if such a headpiece isn’t on your wishlist, don’t you think that Poppy Delevingne’s tiara is (thankfully!) more suited to couture than Coachella?
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THE SATIN CHEST HARNESS
Call it the reverse of a plunging neckline: Ashley Benson’s dress looks like it has an extra layer of silky candy-colored bandages across the front. We’re just glad she was able to find a purse that matched them perfectly.
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THE ELAINE BENES
No one’s commitment to the ’90s resurgence is stronger than , whose Marni dress, chunky shoes and huge head of curls seemed to pay tribute to another style icon: Seinfeld’s Elaine.
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One way to make sure you’re always on time for the arm party? Stack tons of watches at once ( are from her Harajuku Lovers x Q&Q Smile collaboration).
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SENSIBLE JEAN SHORTS
Subtract the rips and add a fanny pack, and Kylie’s denim shorts could have been seen on any mom at Disney World circa 1994.
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THE CASUAL CAPE
This We Are Kindred topper is far from the first cape we’ve had you vote on in this section, but it is the only one you can throw on with your everyday outfit to run errands.
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THE U-NECK TOP
Creative cleavage baring is practically an Olympic sport among the Kardashian/Jenner/West family, so it makes sense that Kendall had to take it to the next level with this super-low-cut tunic.
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THE FULL-FRONTAL CROWN BRAID
If you love the idea of flower crowns but they’re just too, well, flowery for your taste, Victoria Justice’s super-thick plait just might be the tress obsession you ve been looking for.
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THE PEEKABOO REAR VIEW
The backs-of-the-thighs are the new fronts-of-the-thighs, right, Olivia Palermo? (You can’t go wrong by borrowing style inspiration from Taylor Swift, we always say.)
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There is a certain song that popped into our heads when we saw Jennifer Morrison’s hair at EW’s Comic-Con party. Please sing it with us: “I’m not a braid, not yet a pony!” We know you love the song, but do you love this do?
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We’re used to military jackets as casual-wear, but we’re not quite sure we’re (ahem) on board with military overalls like Amal Clooney s just yet.
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Is the butt-out the new cut-out?! Just ask Nicky Hilton, who has big grommet-lined holes on her minidress, along with micro mesh peekaboo panels that reveal quite a bit of skin.
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JUST ONE HOOP
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It’s kind of hard to believe that Cara Delevingne needs anything more than her show-stopping brows to make her eyes stand out, but this terra-cotta shadow definitely has our attention!
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These wide-leg wonders are the bigger and badder older brother of the (way easier to pull off) pinstriped pants. But even though Gigi Hadid and Cassie are rocking them, we’re thinking we might have to stick to the small scale when it comes to our stripes.
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SHEER PETER-PAN COLLARS
How do you turn a typically prim neckline into something significantly sexier? Make it mesh, as did.
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traded her micro-minis for maxi-pants – which come with a side of “Careful, don’t trip!”
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MAJOR WRAP-AROUND BLOUSES
Whether it’s a sarong layered over a silk tee or one glorious asymmetrical cummerbund, Solange is one of the few celebs with the confidence to rock this striped statement sash.
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BANDANAS AS NECKWEAR
This quirky take on the tie is everywhere, from the music festival (Suki Waterhouse is at Glastonbury) to the sidewalk (Vanessa Hudgens is out in N.Y.C.).
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Going Clear isn’t just the name of a documentary about Scientology, it’s also what designer Reem Acra was doing when she made this metallic sheer-sleeved mini that Jenna Dewan-Tatum rocked at the Magic Mike XXL L.A. premiere.
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SIZABLE STATEMENT NECKLACES
Talk about jewelry with personality! We can’t decide if we can support Susan Sarandon’s gigantic piece strung with metal figurines. Literally, we don t know if we can support it, because it looks like it weighs 50 lbs.
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Think that warm-weather style is all about breezy frocks and sassy shorts? Not if you’re Olivia Palermo, and you’re down to rock a one-piece made of the super-insulated material.
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WEARING A SWEATSHIRT AS A MINI
Shirt dresses are definitely a thing, but sweatshirt dresses? We’re thinking this only works if you’ve got model-long legs like Kendall Jenner.
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HASHTAG CUSTOMIZED MOTOS
Did Gigi Hadid never get her own letterman jacket back in high school? She’s really got a thing for personalized duds (remember her silk button-down with her moniker on the back from a few months ago?). And this cropped coat is some #nextlevel monogramming.
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We’re totally on board with childlike drawings appearing on high fashion dresses (ahem, Angelina’s wedding dress), but can Emilia Clarke pull it off?”
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GIANT PUFF SLEEVES
Jane Austen fans, gals with big shoulders and the extremely modest will be excited to note that super-structured leg-o’-mutton sleeves are making a comeback on stars as stylish as Kendall Jenner.
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Comfy slides, lace-up Chucks – they all have their sporty, active appeal. But what do you do with a pair of sneakers when they’re too stacked to allow much movement, à la Gigi Hadid’s?
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THE CROPPED TURTLENECK PONCHO
One of the many eyebrow-raising elements of Lady Gaga’s unusual garment is its tendency to expose quite a bit when doing something as simple as waving.
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It was only a matter of time before this ubiquitous summer trend got its own “capri” version. Add January Jones’s waist-tied shirt and crossbody bag and she could pass for someone’s wacky dad at Disney World.
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Are they spats? Pump-boot hybrids? Part of her pants? We have a lot of questions about footwear, but the primary one is: How are you voting on them?
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THE HALF-HANGING BELT
We know it takes effort to look effortless (do you know how much work goes into an undone updo?), so Cara Delevingne’s outfit begs the question: Did the belt go rogue, or is the dangle intentional?
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THE SHEER-BACK BLAZER
Just when you thought you could retire the slogan “Business in the front, party in the back,” Jordin Sparks steps out in this J.Brand jacket that perfectly embodies the phrase.
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TURTLENECKS UNDER SLIP DRESSES
Some of us would rather leave the slip-dress trend to the likes of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley – but has found a way to make the look wearable for everyone, no matter the weather, by layering hers?
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