2020 Red Carpet Recap

As the beginning of the year draws to a close, so does (arguably) the greatest time for fashion– awards show season! Celebrities from all over come out dressed by the hottest designers in hopes to make every fashion sites’ “best dressed” list. As viewers, we also love these fabulous looks, but not every girl feels comfortable enough to rock a head-to-toe sequin ball gown in her day-to-day life. Lucky for you, we’ve gathered inspiration from some of our favorite trends we saw on the red carpet and are turning them into everyday, wearable looks for the average woman.

Think Pink

From millennial pink to bright magenta and every pinky-hue in between, pink was, is and continues to be one of the hottest colors both on and off the red carpet.  If you’re heading to work, a matching blush pink suit set is both trendy and office-appropriate. Weekend wear? Look no further than a vibrant pink top with some classic dark wash skinny jeans. This color isn’t going anywhere, anytime soon, so embrace your girly-girl side like Brie Larson, Priyanka Chopra, and Regina King did on the red (or should we say pink) carpet.

Blush Pencil Skirt, Blush Blazer, Pink Ruffled Neck Top, and Essential Jeggings

(Blush Pencil Skirt $19.99, Blush Blazer $29.99, Pink Ruffled Neck Top $19.99, Essential Jeggings $25.99)

Say It With Sleeves

In years past, dramatic skirts and electrifying shades could be seen on every woman on every red carpet. Recently, statement sleeves have been the “it” trend to follow. Some of our favorite looks come from Sandra Oh, dressed by Ellie Saab in a fairytale-esque gown, and Isla Fisher dressed by Monique Lhuillier in a show-stopping off-the-shoulder purple ensemble. While some of these couture looks might not be for the everyday woman, organza sleeve tops are a more wearable approach to this style. A sleek LBD with statement sleeves is a look that needs no words when paired with a statement heel, and skinny jeans look amazing with a puff shoulder top.

Organza Sleeve Dress, Dotted Puff Sleeve Top, and Sheer Puff Sleeve Top

(Organza Sleeve Dress $29.99, Dotted Puff Sleeve Top $22.99, Sheer Puff Sleeve Top $22.99)

Girl Boss

Step aside, boys! This year, the red carpet was overtaken by the boss-babe power suit. In a variety of luxe fabrics, striking details and edgy looks, this modern take on a classic tuxedo is both chic and timeless. Glenn Close wore a tuxedo gown in a rich blue velvet fabrication, and Kate McKinnon sported a sequin set that we still can’t stop thinking about.  When it comes to your daily #ootd, a blazer in a neon shade will look amazing paired with a simple tee and some girlfriend jeans for a casual weekend look. If you’re in and out of meetings all day, coordinating sets will have you put-together and make getting ready in the morning a breeze.

Yellow Scalloped Blazer, Fresh Floral Blazer, and Floral Belt Pants

(Yellow Scalloped Blazer $32.99, Fresh Floral Blazer $32.99, Floral Belt Pants $21.99)

We hope we’ve inspired you to put any fashion fears aside and to be bold this year with these inspired looks!  We’d love to know, who do you look to for fashion inspiration? And what trend did you love on the red carpet this year? As always, share your Cato fashion finds and looks at @CatoFashions and #CountonCato!


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