Grammys Red Carpet to Street Style Looks for Less

Celebrating the accomplishments of talented artists in the music industry, the Grammys is music’s night out and the night begins with the red carpet. After all, music and fashion are an inseparable marriage. Speaking of marriage – congrats to the 33 couples who were married during the show to Macklemore’s “Same Love”. The 56th annual Grammy Awards made music history, proving that music truly is the soundtrack to our lives. Unity just seemed to be the theme of the night as unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime collaborations took to the stage bridging generations of music and talent. This year music took a risk to address what some may see as a controversial issue, so how did fashion do on the red carpet…? What were the trends? Did the stars play it safe?

This is part 2 of discovering style for everyday wear in 2014 on the red carpet. Discover Card asked me to translate celebrity trends I spotted on the red carpet of the Golden Globes and the Grammys into everyday head-to-toe ‘street style’ looks for less, and share how I created each look on a budget. You can check out my Golden Globes’ red carpet to street style translation here.

Grammys’ Red Carpet Trends

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Metallics

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Black

white trend
White

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Red

Metallics in silver and gold made the stars look like stars but the reviews are in, most played it safe- And, no, we’re not talking about Beyonce, of course. Where we saw the black and white trend at the Golden Globes, celebs went for either black or white this time around. White with metallic accents and accessories is a fresh spin on a classic look. We also saw a lot of “red dresses on the red carpet”. It’s all about the details with these dresses. Deep-v neck plunges and florals for spring are currently trending- reads counter intuitive, I know. I think my Grammys red carpet to street style translation may surprise you. I thought it was too easy to do metallic, black, white or red.

Grammys Red Carpet to Street Style Translation- Ariana Grande’s floral Dolce & Gabbana dress

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Now, floral on black first made its return a few seasons ago, but Glamour and other authorities in fashion are forecasting that the trend will continue for spring 2014. First worn by the younger crowd, dark floral has also been seen on celebs like Katy Perry, Kelly Ripa, Kerry Washington, and Nicole Kidman. Honestly, I haven’t worn floral in years, but I think this look is edgy and can easily go from day to night. Ladies, it’s floral all grown up!

My inspired street-style looks for less

The First Look

Lonza Dennis Grammys

Dress – Flecity & Coco Floral Fit and Flare, $25.20 at Nordstrom Rack

Shoes – Michael Kors at Macy’s, in-store sale $54

Total= $79.20

The Second Look

Lonza Dennis Grammys

Dress – Maggie London Printed Bodice with Black Lace Floral, $29.40 at Nordstrom Rack

Shoes – Michael Kors at Macy’s, in-store sale $54

Total= $83.40

Additional style tips from the red carpet can help in the hair and accessories department. The low left side-part is easy to do and looks Hollywood glam. Less is more when it comes to accessories. As CoCo Chanel would say, before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off. Don’t over-accessorize the dress. Also be sure to rock the Pantone color of the year. Kelly Osbourne’s Radiant Orchard hair color added flair to her otherwise drab look. I’m not saying go out and dye your hair purple (unless you want to), but a handbag or a pair of heels in this shade of purple is all you need to dress up your jeans this year. Consider it the new black for 2014. So where do you discover style for less?

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