It’s so easy to dismiss what you see on the red carpet as a fantasy that will never fit into your real life. But, use what you see as an inspirational launch point to punch up your personal style. As I tell the ladies in the C’est Chic Crash Course, the nuance is in the details, so let’s get to it!
Feminine Spin On A Tuxedo
I love a spin on tuxedo dressing as a super feminine way to dress. Yes, menswear on a woman can be very sexy.
After surfing the Interwebs, tuxedo jumpsuits were still plentiful, even this far after the holidays. Wearing a sleeveless version like this AnnTaylor Tuxedo jumpsuit, above, bares enough exposed skin without going low-cut like Julia’s version.
An Unexpected Evening Belt
Adding a simple belt, makes something bare, Like Claire Danes dress, above, instantly look more polished and elegant.
Think of clever ways to wear a belt, like over your coat or to tzuj up your basics with an unexpected accent. A chic and clean satin style like this Fausto Puglisi belt adds shape and color to an outfit without any unnecessary hardware to compete with the rest of your outfit’s lines.
A Body Chain
The super sexy appeal of body chains can be intimidating. Just look at Jennifer Aniston’s WOW version above.
BUT…. why not wear a body chain to add some unexpected interest to a very simple outfit? Maybe a black turtleneck, or a simple sheath dress like Leaf It Be Body Chain Body Chain is worn the e-shop example. Really, why not? It’s a fun way to switch out something that you’ve probably worn the same way a million times. Try it!