How To Interpret Red Carpet Trends For Real Life

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While jaw-dropping looks were evident at the SAG Awards this past weekend, the idea of emulating red carpet fashion in real life seems pretty far fetched for the vast majority of us. But with a helm of diverse trends hitting the carpet and help from Net-A-Porter’s Senior Style Editor, Tracy Taylor, it seems apropos to channel Hollywood’s leading ladies with everyday pieces that are glamorous, yet wearable. “One standout trend from the night was shimmer and shine,” said Taylor. From head-to-toe sequins like Alicia Vikander’s long-sleeved Louis Vuitton gown to lurex sheen à la Uzo Aduba’s gleaming Zac Posen number, shine was everywhere you looked in a range of colors and patterns. “The key to success with this trend is allowing a sequin statement piece do the ‘heavy lifting’ so to speak, and keep accessories to a minimum. If you’re looking to wear the look on a casual night out with friends or for date night, pop a sequin blazer over a black top and jeans. Another great idea is taking an event that might seem routine and really having fun by amplifying your look with a sparkly piece.”

While we know styling tips are often easier said than done, we’re giving you three real-life appropriate looks (and a little red-carpet inspiration) to get you started.

Would you wear these sequin looks in real life? Tell us in the comments below!

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Shimmer And Shine

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Style Muse: Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton

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Style Muse: Uzo Aduba in Zac Posen

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Style Muse: Julianne Moore in Givenchy

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Style Muse: Kristen Wiig in Roland Mouret

Wedding Guest

Taking a cue from Alicia Vikander, a patterned mini in allover sequins looks best with simple sandals in a neutral tone.

The Nudist Sandal

$398

Stuart Weitzman

All-Over Sequined Mini Dress

$3,055

Balmain

Black Tie Event

A black tie affair is the ultimate opportunity to rock floor-length sequins. Keep the look elevated by opting for a sleek silhouette and heels with subtle intrigue.

Slithur Sandal

$110

Steve Madden

Khalo V-Neck Maxi Dress

$1,598

Alice & Olivia

Girl's Night Out

A sequin jacket with tried and true basics is effortlessly cool for girl's night out.

Le Skinny De Jeanne Crop Mid-Rise Jeans

$185

Frame Denim

Sequined Stretch Crepe Jacket

$2,150

Maison Margiela