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Red Carpet Trend Report: The Scoop on Funky Heels, Fun Prints and Fewer Accessories

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In our weekly round-up of what we’re seeing sizzle (and fizzle) on the red carpet, we saw lots of great graphic prints, some seriously fun shoes and a surprising lack of bold earrings.

Up: Funky Heels. Maybe the warm weather has stars feeling bold, because we saw fewer nude pumps this week and lots more risky shoes. And we think the risk paid off in these fun styles seen on Elizabeth Banks (in Coach wedges, above), Jada Pinkett Smith and Heidi Klum. After all, if you can’t have fun with your footwear, where can you?

Up: Graphic prints. In a similar vein, while we’ll always love a great LBD, we appreciated that stars were showing their spots (and florals, and watercolors) in fun, bright print looks. Stacy Keibler did the trend on the biggest scale in her Michael Kors two-piece outfit, but we liked it on Hilary Swank and Maria Menounos. Rita Ora got in on the look too, though we’re withholding judgment on that one.

Down: Shoulder-grazing earrings. We love ourselves a pair of chandelier earrings — and we’re hardly saying this look is out. We are just saying we noticed a surprising lack of stars wearing major statement danglers. Nearly every star we saw sported either tiny studs or totally bare lobes, perhaps choosing to showcase a bold lip or fab necklace instead.

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For more on which trends to follow, check out our thoughts on jumpsuits and peep-toe booties.

–Alex Apatoff