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Red Carpet Trend Report: The Scoop On Metallic Heels, Shades of Blue and the Leather Shorts No One Can Wear

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In our weekly round-up of the looks that are gaining fashion ground (and the ones losing their style street cred), we noticed several stars stepping out in mirror-like heels and wearing all-blue designs, and we spotted one pair of shorts that should’ve been left on the hanger.

Up: Metallic heels. After four stars (Naya Rivera, above, Rosario Dawson, Kelly Rowland and Aubrey Plaza) swapped summery sandals for fierce reflective heels on the red carpet this week, we knew a major trend was in the making. Can’t decide between silver and gold? Follow our Style Director’s favorite advice and buy both hues.

Up: Shades of blue. Back in June so many stars were wearing black and white that we were wondering if “summer brights” were no longer a thing. Fast-forward to July and we’re seeing vibrant colors, particularly blue, everywhere. Mel B. just wore cobalt head-to-toe and Rachel Bilson (above) chose a pretty blue Oscar de la Renta dress for the To Do List premiere.

Down: Long leather shorts. Just typing those three words feels wrong. Yes, hot weather leather is still a huge trend, but Piper Perabo’s skintight bike shorts are not to be emulated. To find out how we’d fix this look, click over to Style Rx.

For more on which trends to follow, check out our thoughts on bejeweled ensembles and draped dresses.

–Brittany Talarico