It really seems that once it finally arrived, fall brought with itself a breath of fresh air even on the red carpet. Some braver celebrities dared leaving behind the ethereal, super-feminine and glamorous gowns in favor of the newest trend that first took over the runways during spring. More and more stars are now being photographed attending all sorts of fabulous events, sporting sleek, tailored and masculine suits, playing upon the boyish trend while looking edgy and super-confident. The perfect autumnal ensembles draw their inspiration from the old-classic suits, and work wonders in defining that clean and fitted silhouette women seem to adore. In order to inspire you to recreate the androgynous style this season, we chose our favorite red carpet moments involving sleek suits and chic silhouettes. It’s time to learn how to infuse some individuality to your looks from Hollywood’s leading ladies. Let the inspiration take over.
Don’t think that just because this trend promotes the idea of super tailored suits looking all that serious, you can’t add your own personality to the outfit. The trick is to keep things balanced, but other than that you can easily infuse fun elements or experiment with other styles while trying out this trend. Jessica Alba looked like a walking doll while attending the 2012 Environmental Media Awards earlier this month. She sported a black and white Narciso Rodriguez Spring 2013 look, featuring a stylish blazer and a pair of tapered pants. While rocking the boyish trend she kept things feminine and playful with a side-part ponytail, nude lips and smokey eyes. Easy enough, right?
Amanda Seyfried kept the contrast alive while sporting her menswear inspired suits in a bold red hue while in Paris. She put an accent on the edgy style with plum lips and modern platform pumps. The actress kept her hair down and wore minimal jewelery, this way she made absolutely sure the suit was the main point of attraction. And we clearly see why.
If you want to emphasize the masculine features in your outfit, take a cue from Julianne Hough, as the beautiful actress totally rocked the androgynous style for the 2012 Stars Benefit Gala. She kept things classic in basic black and white, and styled the look with an even sleeker side-part bun.
If you want to avoid any kind of risks while opting to wear a sleek pantsuit this season, embrace the classic black and white combo, as its the safest and more reliable one out there. To avoid your look from translating into boring, keep things interesting by adding original elements to the outfit. Just like Kate Hudson did while attending the Glee Season 4 Premiere in a classic Alexander McQueen ensemble. She made her outfit seductive and fresh, by teaming the masculine suit with a low-cut feminine chemise and golden jewelry. A high bun complemented her appearance.
British star Alexa Chung looked beyond lovely and gorgeous in a black tuxedo inspired ensemble, paired with a classic white button down shirt. She added a touch of girlie via her cute black bow tie and her super bold red lips. Noted and noted.
For the 2012 Mtv Video Music Awards, singer Taylor Swift ditched the glamorous and intricate gowns she loves so much, in favor of a clean and super stylish J.Mendel silk crepe suit. Her surprising appearance was styled with straight hair, gold sandals and a rich red lip color.
If you want to feed your adventurous spirit this season, go for the fun and colorful printed pantsuits. Alexa Chung looked her best in a gray, black and white Stella McCartney ensemble that’s far from anything boring. The shiny fabric pant inserts in a contrasting pattern, made sure the look stood out loud and clear on the red carpet.
Supermodel Karolina Kurkova was a vision at the Bergdorf Goodman anniversary celebration in her super-fitted Roberto Cavalli pantsuit. The blue-and-white trumeau print was accented by the silver Christian Louboutin pumps, providing Karolina with a flawless take on the androgynous trend.
Before going for this trend make sure you always keep in mind this three simple rules: wear only pantsuits that feature an impeccable fit, add little touches of femininity to your ensembles and keep things as clean, and as simple as possible. A menswear inspired suit is powerful and sharp enough on its own, so it doesn’t need much help to become noticed. Time to suit up!