How to… MET GALA

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The Met Gala, or “Oscars of Fashion,” was earlier this month, giving celebrities a chance to don their most outlandish looks. And although the annual ball has a theme– this year’s was Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons– to inspire such outfits, it’s actually for charity as well, raising funds for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute.

Such an important showcase is sure to influence later fashions including the immediate talk amongst the community. Do ever you find yourself inspired by red carpet style? I definitely wish I could rock them but feel it might be a little out of place at Walmart or the library. So I’ve come up with some more practical ways you might be able to incorporate 2017 Met Gala inspired trends into your everyday wardrobe.

Parrots

Zendaya Met Gala
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Ok, maybe Zendaya was the only one wearing the winged creature, but she looked gorgeous in this Dolce & Gabbana dress! The bright colors are festive, and I think that birds could be a perfect emblem for tropical vacations. But I don’t think that I could wear this to the beach. Lucky for us, a Boohoo playsuit might be the perfect substitute.

Slide Slits

Lily Aldridge Met Gala

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Both Lily Aldrige and Kendall Jenner’s dresses featured larger diagonal keyholes slashing across the torso. Even Rita Ora’s and Grimes had hints of the slit. Maybe a design you can pull off in certain occasions, but if you aren’t or can’t be as daring, perhaps a more conventional cutout will help you keep cool during your workout.

Pink

Rihanna Met Gala
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Rihanna made waves with gown actually made by Comme des Garçons. But did you notice her use of blush? Apparently highlighting with high-reaching blush is called draping and a technique that dates back to the 1970s! If it’s too disco for your everyday, Selena Gomez and Taylor Hill also rocked fuschia family colored eyeshadow. Your favorite lighter, matte shades are sure to be lovely for any event.

Tulle

Gigi Hadid
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Katy Perry, Janelle Monae, Gigi Hadid and more were all covered in ruffles and layers of tulle. The versatile fabric can be used in a multiple ways and reflect just as many attitudes. You may already be able to bring out this style if you were a fan of tutus, but if you weren’t, no need to fear! Forever21 has this beautiful mauve overlay dress.

Rhinestones

cara DELEVINGNE
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Bedazzle much? Cara Delevingne sported crystal jewels atop her recently-shaved head, adding even more sparkle to her silver Chanel suit and body glitter. Allison Williams dotted some along her eyeliner, and even Cam Newton had some shine on his Giuseppe Zanotti loafers. This could also be a simple closet addition through jewelry or DIY measures. But if you’re not cutting your locks, try decorative headbands or clips.

Did I miss your favorite trend? Should I have included feathers or flapper bobs worn by Lily Collins and Kerry Washington? Let me know if you’re going to take some style lessons from this year’s Met Gala!

Stef

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