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Fashion: Attain Grammy glitz in everyday dress

January 27, 2014

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Kacey Musgraves at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles Jan. 26.  Credit: Courtesy of MCT

Macklemore (second from left), Mary Lambert, Madonna, Ryan Lewis and Queen Latifah on stage at the 2014 Grammy Awards.
Credit: Courtesy of MCT

Bright lights, celebrities galore and so much fashion. Admit it, you parked it right in front of the television Sunday night to tune in to the 2014 Grammy Awards. For a night meant to celebrate the best and the brightest in music, though, fashion was definitely in the spotlight. Read on for some of the popular trends of the evening and ways to incorporate them into your own wardrobe.

Black, white and red all over

Though there were obviously a few outliers, many of the ensembles spotted at the Grammys featured these utmost classic chroma. Whether you saw Miranda Lambert’s crimson, floor-length Pamella Roland gown or Madonna in the head-to-toe black of a Ralph Lauren suit, these colors were everywhere. If you’re not a fan of full-on, monochromatic outfits, you can still add little spurts of these colors to your average jeans-and-cardigan garb with similar results. Black shoes are always classic, whether they’re flats with dress pants or boots worn over denim. And red is easy to add as a hair accessory, since it stands out from nearly all hair colors.

Sparkle and shine

Not a fan of the classics? Then the celebrities who brought their inner glamour girls out should be more your style. Maybe you witnessed Taylor Swift in a metallic, floor-length Gucci dress or the lovely Armani Privé princess-esque gown worn by Kacey Musgraves. Either way, you saw some of the major sparkle of the evening and can easily tone this look down to a more casual ensemble. While jewelry is obviously a go-to when it comes to adding some shimmer to an average outfit, be bold and take it a step further by wearing a sweater complete with sequined shoulders, or rock some shoes that would make Dorothy jealous. A word of warning, though: Don’t combine too many sparkly pieces at once. People might confuse you for a disco ball, and that shouldn’t be anyone’s fashion goal.

Cutouts galore

If you’re willing to brave these frigid temperatures for fashion, you might want to take a leaf out of Colbie Caillat’s book — she donned an Ezra Santos beauty with an incredibly evident cutout swirling down her chest. Though that exact location for a lack of fabric is daunting to most, you can easily still rock this hot trend and stay comfortable. Sweaters with the shoulders cut out are easy to find this season and are the perfect balance between classy and insane when it comes to this style. If you’re more interested in trying this look during a night out, a flowing maxi dress with some midriff cutouts is also doable. Just make sure nothing else is exposed — frostbite is never in fashion.

So whether you want to model your style after your fashion icon at the Grammys or are just interested in trying some new things, look to these tips and you will be well on your way to having some major fashion cred.


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