From the Grammys to the Golden Globes, there was no shortage of stunning red carpet ensembles during the 2017 award season. We’re breaking down our favorite looks and providing some tips on how you can transform these extravagant outfits into functional, everyday wear with a fashion-forward flair.
Here are some of our biggest takeaways in terms of what’s trending in the fashion world and how you can replicate that look in a manner that reflects your own style and budget.
Michelle Williams – Luxurious in Lace
Lace, off-the-shoulder shirts and choker necklaces were pretty big trends in 2016, and we don’t expect that to change anytime soon. Manchester by the Sea’s Michelle Williams showed up to the Golden Globes wearing this luxurious Louis Vuitton ensemble featuring all three of these trends. The great thing about this look is that it is extremely versatile and can be successfully pulled off in both formal and casual occasions. Nordstrom at Easton carries several different off-the-shoulder looks that are sure to impress at your next party or professional function, such as these Dress the Population pieces featured here.
Evan Rachel Wood – The Perfect Power Suit
Every woman needs a power suit, as Evan Rachel Wood proved with her outfit of choice for the Golden Globes. In replicating this look within your own wardrobe, feel free to play around with various patterns and colors. No matter what design you go with, though, it’s crucial that your pantsuit is well-tailored to fit your figure. Many stores at Easton, including Nordstrom, offer on-site alteration and tailoring to help you look your absolute best.
Solange Knowles - Romantic Ruffles
Solange is known for bringing a unique flair to the red carpet. In her latest Grammy appearance, she made great use of ruffles and dramatic sleeves - a major fashion trend we expect to pick up steam in 2017. Like the off-the-shoulder look, this style is popular for its casual/formal versatility, but it can be tough to pull off correctly. If you’re finding difficulty incorporating this trend into your closet, take advantage of expert advice through complimentary personal styling services at Easton.
Nick Jonas - The Statement Jacket
Nick Jonas dazzled red carpet photographers with his attention-grabbing statement jacket at this year’s Grammys. For men who want to replicate that style, it’s important to keep in mind the importance of tailoring. Regardless of design and color, an ill-fitted jacket can hinder, rather than help, your look. Versatility is also important. With a statement jacket, it’s recommended you choose something that can be worn with dress pants and jeans alike. We recommend checking out the various Topman jackets available at Nordstrom.
Rami Malek - The Pattern Pro
While his character on Mr. Robot sticks to streetwear, Rami Malek pulls off major fashion risks on the red carpet - like wearing a Houndstooth black and gray suit with hand-embroidered red stitches at the 2017 SAG Awards. When it comes to mixing patterns, there should always be a common denominator - like a static color - to mesh the outfit and make it look good. If you’re having trouble deciding how to best mix patterns and colors, confer with an expert personal stylist at your favorite Easton store.
Sam Smith - Dapper Dresser
Pop singer Sam Smith is a consistently dapper dresser on the red carpet, always opting for fashionable suits and accessories. If you’re looking to add some pizzaz to your formal wardrobe, accessorizing is critical. Pocket squares and statement watches help make an otherwise bland outfit pop. Another big fashion trend for men in 2017 is wearing fun, non-traditional socks with a formal outfit, as men look to step out of conventional norms to give their style a more personal touch. If you choose to go that route, wearing shorter length dress pants is a good option to maximize the look.
Which 2017 red carpet looks are you hoping to replicate in your personal wardrobe? Tell us in the comments below!