She Leads, You Follow: ‘Star Wars’ Premiere Edition

The fashion force was certainly with those in attendance of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens premiere in Hollywood, California. The Dec. 14 event that took over three theaters on Hollywood Boulevard — The Dolby Theatre, the TCL Chinese Theatre and El Capitan Theatre — brought out the stars of the film and other Hollywood A-listers who were all decked out to celebrate the long-awaited film’s debut.

Wowing us with an out-of-this-world style was none other than Lupita Nyong’o, who took to the premiere’s red carpet in what InStyle says is a Alexandre Vauthier Haute Couture gown. Her green and silver crystal-drenched gown was offset by cutouts marked by black satin bands. Adding bling on top of bling, Nyong’o completed her stunning ensemble with Chopard jewelry.

Following suit in a sparkly number of her own was Modern Family’s Sarah Hyland, who worked the red carpet in a glitzy black mini-dress. She completed her look with fringe-embellished black sandals and some diamond jewelry.

Although Nyong’o and Hyland are dressed for the galactic event of the year, there are some things we can learn from their looks to apply to the way we dress every day:

  1. Go bold or go home – Nyong’o’s gown has many bold features, from its all-over crystal embellishment to its satin-trimmed cutouts. Fashion risks like these worked completely in her favor; the crystal embellishment added visual interest while the cutouts framed in satin accentuated her natural waist. All of these bold features were well planned and well placed, allowing the risks to pay off. She even paired her look with a bright red lip and sizeable diamond earrings — more bold choices. While sometimes it is best to incorporate only one bold element into your outfit at a time, there are moments when you can break all of the rules — just be sure that when you do break the rules, you are intentional about the way you do so. For example, Nyong’o added a large drop diamond earring not only to frame her face and her bold lip color, but to play off of  the crystals from her gown. Having a method to your madness always helps tie together your bold choices in a cohesive way.
  2. Don’t fear fringe – If you are intimidated by fringe, look no further than Hyland’s sandals as an example of how you can incorporate the trend into your wardrobe without overdoing it. Her sandals are a great way to try out fringe in small doses because each shoe only has one small tassel on the front to give just a taste of the trend. If you’d rather start even smaller, another great way to incorporate fringe into your outfits is through fringe jewelry; these pieces can range from necklaces to bracelets, and they’re great ways to add hints of the trend into your everyday looks.
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