Trends From the Red Carpet: Met Costume Gala

There were certain looks from Sunday's red carpet that just would not go away! And if you were as inspired by them as I was, they may ne...

There were certain looks from Sunday's red carpet that just would not go away! And if you were as inspired by them as I was, they may never go away. I've got 5 of my favorite trends from the best Met Gala looks and RTW looks for this Spring and Summer!


Emma Stone in Lanvin; Hilary Swank in Michael Kors; Jaime King in TopShop
Red was a pretty big deal on the red carpet as it is on any red carpet event. So I wasn't surprised to see it came in many silhouettes from Emma's short and flirty crystal embellished Lanvin Dress to Swanks flowy draped Michael Kors gown.
Red for your closet this Spring and Summer is essential! Its sultry and sexy but also fun and bold.

Metallic Gold

Jessica Pare in L'Wren Scott ; Jessica Alba in Michael Kors; Karolina Kurkova in Rachel Zoe
I was a little caught off guard to see liquid gold as a Spring Trend but not so surprised to see it on the red carpet! Its the perfect compliment to the red velvet. While Jessica Pare and Alba went for hot metallic gold gowns, Karolina kept it soft in her rose hued gold Rachel Zoe dress.

You've already been doing so well keeping it bold in gold, now soften it up with more feminine silhouettes and tiny gold embellishments here and there; studs, metallic toes and jewelry

Ginnifer Goodwin in Monique Lhullier; Katherine McPhee in Elie Saab; Kristen Bell in Tommy Hilfiger
Ginnifer in her Monique Lhullier gown may have won top honor for best dressed at the gala in my book. And like last year, when she rocked kelly green on the same red carpet, Ginnifer picked the trendiest color this year.  The beading and leather belt: she certainly does this color justice! 
Tangerine orange is must try this summer. If you generally shy away from bright colors but want to give it a try this season, try splashes tangerine in your look. Just try it.

Rosaria Dawson in Calvin Klein; Shailene Woodley in Christopher Kane; Rihanna in Tom Ford
I guess the matrix leather trends will never really die down. Now we're wearing leather sheath dresses. It maybe a lot for the spring and summer heat but you can certainly wear it in comfortable doses.
Don't forget leather comes in all colors! From red hot reptile, to cool pastel greens and pinks. And for a wittle leather influence, get in on some leather trim action.

Solange Knowles in Rachel Roy; Amy Poehler in Fotini; Eva Mendes in Prada
Peplum is the perfect way to upgrade a plain dress, skirt or shirt to flirty and playful. It was one of the biggest trends on the red carpet and one of the biggest trends this Spring.
If you just want a tiny taste of peplum this Spring get a peplum skirt or shirt! Dress it up or down, in bold oranges or reds or soft pastels; in lace or leather... however you want your peplum, have it.

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