With stellar perfomances by Pink and Karen O and the most retweeted selfie ever, the Oscars managed to both keep things classy and bring the Academy Awards into 2014 effortlessly. The red carpet looks set the tone of the evening with statuesque beauty Charlize Theron and Academy Award winner for Best Supporting Actress Lupita Nyong'o leading the pack of Best Dressed of the evening.
Let's take a moment to translate the winning gowns of the evening into everyday style inspiration, beginning with Lupita Nyong'o's ice blue number
Baby blue, powder blue, sky blue; Pastel variants of blue add an airy, chic quality to any wardobe element. Lupita Nyong'o looked like a modern-day Cinderella in a flowing Prada gown with a perfect-touch Fred Leighton headband. -- Russian fashion blogger Juliet Polilova styles a pale blue coat with white pumps.
Sheer and Embellished
Both Cate Blanchett (wearing Armani Privé) and Anna Kendrick (in J. Mendel) opted for sheer gowns with floral applique details. -- Kileen Cheng wears the embellished trend on a sweater, and Jenny (Good Bad and Fab) looks chic in a sheer t-shirt dress.
In the Navy
A hue that exemplifies power and commands respect, navy was the go-to shade on the red carpet by some of the most powerful starlets in Hollywood. Sandra Bullock wore a gathered-at-the-waist strapless Alexander McQueen gown, and Amy Adams opted for a strapless Gucci Première gown with a simple silhouette. -- Prosecco and Plaid dressed down a navy pencil skirt with a denim button-down shirt and a neon beanie.
#ChictopiaMen -- White Blazer, Vivid Bowtie
For the gents, take some style cues from Best Supporting Actor winner Jared Leto. Go for neutral and light jackets that can take your look from day to night. Add a bowtie to your look for a dash of old-Hollywood style. -- Get some light blazer inspiration from Jerome C and some bow tie styling tips from Martin of MK1995.
By Whitney S. Williams
Photos via Vogue