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#Stylespiration: The Emmys

The red carpet is one of the best places to look for fashion pegs. So we took a peek at what the stars wore at the recent Emmy Awards to give you the best looks, styles and trends that you can get plenty of inspiration from – whether you’re deciding what to wear to a big event or you simply want a wardrobe update. Here are our picks:

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Kerry Washington

The top trend of the Emmys red carpet seems to be metallics. Christina Hendricks, Sofia Vergara, Cat Deely, Liz Hernandez and Kerry Washington posed for pictures showcasing the style and we have to say they all look great. Shimmering hues, gold-silver ombrés, bejeweled and bedazzled: everything is on the table. Obviously, this isn’t an everyday look but if you’re looking to spice up an ensemble, having a metallic element that pops is surely the way to go.


Hardware shoulder straps

Claire Danes

Add a little industrial realness to your outfit by opting for a top with hardware shoulder straps. The style is seen on the red-carpet dresses of Tajari P. Henson and Claire Danes in the form of chain links. There’s something really edgy with mixing such hard elements into feminine draping. It works on so many levels. And it says a lot about you as the person wearing it. This could be a hot emerging trend.


Colorful stripes

Ellie Kemper

We are so in love with the almost psychedelic Naeem Khan on Ellie Kemper, who plays the titular role in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. The dress is fun and sparkly and the directional stripes are flattering on any figure. Because it’s colorful, it exudes playfulness and youth. Truly a fantastic style peg for any occasion.



Jane Lynch

It’s chic, it’s cool, it’s a refreshing alternative to the traditional ball gown. Just ask Lisa Kudrow and Jane Lynch. Menswear as women’s wear is an emerging red-carpet theme and it’s really taking off this year. This should definitely be an option for your next formal event.


No makeup

Frances McDormand

Actress Frances McDormand, who took home two Emmys the evening of the ceremony, literally turned heads when she arrived with what appeared to be a makeup-less face. This is 100 percent “stylespirational” as it says so much. It challenges beauty standards and gender inequality like no other. If an award-winning actress can go to an awards show and win two awards without fussing about her face and in a ponytail, perhaps you shouldn’t be worrying too much about a bad hair day. Right?


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