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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Best Dressed: TCAs

The Teen Choice Awards took place in Los Angeles last Sunday, and I've narrowed down to just a few fashion favorites of mine from the show. While I was going through the looks on the red carpet, I found myself annoyed by how many young starlets were seemingly unaware of how mature, or even matronly, their outfits were for them. So many of them clearly have no grasp of who they are yet as a woman and fashionista, and therefore blindly oblige whatever a stylist or designer throws their way, even though it does not complement them. The looks I'm showing today present a few stars present at the TCAs who I think really "get it." 

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 Yes, Selena Gomez has been dressing extra sexy on the red carpets this past year, however, I always feel that she keeps it fresh while doing so and doesn't bite off more than she can chew - so to speak. I absolutely love this teal, double-slit Cushnie Et Ochs dress she's wearing, it is stunning and tailored to perfection! She let the dress do its thing, and kept the accessories minimal with Nicholas Kirkwood heels and Neil Lane jewelry. 

 Not everyone was a fan of Lily Collins' look here with a Fausto Puglisi printed mullet skirt and Houghton top. Here's why I like it: while prints such as this palm tree one and cuts such as the mullet skirt are not my typical jam, I love Lily in this look because she doesn't allow it to overbear her. She still appears effortless, whereas, I promise you, manyyyy other starlets would be swallowed by this outfit. Lily is able to pull off funky couture like this without appearing, even the slightest bit, like she's trying too hard. I love that about her.

 Nina Dobrev smashed it in this matching J. Mendel top and pants with Dolce & Gabbana shoes. I love the bold splattered print, and this entire ensemble is tailored perfectly, so it fits her like a glove! I like that she kept her hair in a ponytail and makeup very light and minimal looking to balance out her cleavage baring neckline. The light makeup allows for the plunging neckline to be perceived as "slightly risqué" and less "extremely sexy." It's a smart and safe technique to use in order to balance out certain risks with your look ;)

 With her naturally striking looks, I really enjoyed how Alexandra Daddario put her look together. She wore this white DVF dress with a jeweled collar and stunning Jimmy Choo heels. With her red-orange lip color, the white dress, and black heels, I normally wouldn't put all these colors together in an outfit, but I love it here on her!

Lastly, we have the gorgeous Shay Mitchell wearing a Jenni Kayne jumpsuit and Jimmy Choo gold pumps. I feel like this is a real woman's outfit, and to pull it off you need to have both confidence and attitude - and Shay nailed it! The plunging neckline adds just the right amount of sexiness to the outfit without overdoing it, and I like that she kept her hair, makeup, and jewelry light and fresh to balance the look. She definitely knows what she's doing ;)

So there you have it, my best dressed ladies from the TCAs! Who were your favorites? Let me know!
xox ~ KB  

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