She Leads, You Follow: SAG Awards Edition

The best and brightest stars of Hollywood came out in droves to the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Saturday, Jan. 30 for the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. The awards, presented by the Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, is a celebration of the year’s best performances in film and primetime television. But prior to the awards ceremony, the honorees took to the red carpet to show off their best style.

Catching our eye first was a hot pink number by Sofía Vergara, who became the object of everyone’s gaze as she took her turn down the red carpet in a stunning Vera Wang gown, says E!Online. She topped off her look with a gold statement necklace and a fuchsia clutch to rival her bright dress.

Following suit in another pink ensemble was Saoirse Ronan, who opted for a subtler blush look by Michael Kors, says E!OnlineThe Brooklyn star let the simple elegance of her lace gown be the star of her look, as she swept her hair up in a tousled top-knot and accessorized with sparkly diamond earrings.

Kristen Wiig decided to take a different approach, opting for a chic Rouland Mouret jumpsuit instead of a gown. Wiig paired her black, white and embellished one piece with a silver barrel clutch and heels to match while styling her hair in a refreshing updo.

Bessie star and SAG Award winner Queen Latifah showed us just how beautiful a simple black gown can be when she hit the red carpet in a sparkly Michael Costello number. Done in a kaleidoscope pattern, the gown’s beading caught the light of every photographer’s flash, illuminating the already-glowing Queen Latifah.

Draped in merlot was Orange is the New Black star Laverne Cox, who opted for a flowy Prabal Gurung number for the night’s festivities. She completed her goddess look with wavy tresses, strappy heels and a sparkly clutch.

Rounding off our favorite looks of the night was Amy Poehler, who wowed in a black embroidered Stella McCartney gown, according to E!OnlineThe actress completed her simply, yet elegant ensemble with straight locks and simple diamond jewelry.

While these stars are all dressed up for an event in the height of awards season, there are certain things we can take away from their looks and apply to the way we dress every day. Each star obviously wore an outfit that accentuated her shape, done by seaming, beading or embellishment. Although color, in its various hues and shades, was a big theme throughout the night, traditional black was elevated through beading and embroidery, as well as through a modern black and white color combination.

The details of every single red carpet look are important, but what is perhaps most important is the way each actress carries herself — with confidence. Because each woman is confident in who she is, her outfit merely complements her personality and enhances her sense of confidence.

Beauty doesn’t come from a stellar outfit, flawless makeup and flashy accessories; it comes from the confidence within. And each woman on the SAG Awards red carpet showed us that very thing.

 

Take Her Look [For Less]

Although we are a few months beyond the reach of the summer blockbuster season, the show must go on, and red carpets are being continually rolled out for the latest movie premieres of the fall. And on Oct. 19, the stars of the recently released Nasty Baby strolled down the red carpet at the film’s premiere at ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood, California.

Our favorite look of the night came courtesy of Kristen Wiig. According to Just Jared, Wiig wore a pale blush Brandon Maxwell crop top that she paired with matching trousers, pairing the whole ensemble with Sophia Webster shoes. She completed her look with a tousled updo and minimal jewelry.

Wiig’s sexy-meets-sophisticated look stole our hearts, but its hefty price tag, however, left us cold. Her crop top — the Suit Top Bustier — is from the Brandon Maxwell Spring 2016 Collection, which alone costs a lofty $825 from Moda Operandi‘s Brandon Maxwell trunkshow. Couple that with her trousers — the Cropped Wide Leg Trouser — for $795, and we’re looking at an outfit that costs upwards of $1,620. But if you want to take this look for your own, we’ve found all the pieces necessary to recreate Wiig’s entire look for under $200. Read on for the results!

Finding a crop top and trousers in this unique blush/oatmeal hue was rather difficult, which led us to expanding our search to include other neutrals. Just then, we landed on the Notched Crop Top from Forever 21. Although it’s done in a stark white, the straight neckline invoked the top of Wiig’s crop top, while its notched hem served as an attention-getting device that works in a similar way to the rounded hemline on the Brandon Maxwell top. Coming in at only $12.90, this top is a great piece from which to build our look for less.

The Notched Crop Top, found on Forever21.com.

The Notched Crop Top, found on Forever21.com.

To complete this look, we opted for the Premium Crepe Wide Leg Trousers from Missguided. Featuring a similar wide-leg silhouette and high-waisted design, these trousers will perfectly complement your crop top, and it will do so for only $51.

The Premium Crepe Wide Leg Trousers, found on Missguidedus.com.

The Premium Crepe Wide Leg Trousers, found on Missguidedus.com.

Although Kristen Wiig’s Brandon Maxwell ensemble cost upwards of $1,620, we were able to recreate her entire look for not only less than $200, but less than $100, coming in at a mere $63.90. At a price like that, you can go splurge on some killer heels to pair with your new outfit.

Happy Shopping!