There were many trends we saw this year, but these are the trends that were fresh and have staying power.
1. The Boyfriend Blazer - Seen on and off the red carpet, the boyfriend blazer was a Hollywood staple this year. Adding a casual touch to cocktail dresses, and a sophistication to t-shirts and jeans, this is a must-have piece for most starlets.
2. Color - Stars were no shrinking violets this year as we saw a range of candy colored hues on the red carpet.Cobalt, as seen here on Charlize Theron, was especially popular and is one color that never goes out of style.
3. Over -the-Knee Boots - We've seen the knee high boot, and we've seen the bootie, but not since the sixties has there been such an interest in over-the-knee boots. Worn with short dresses as well over skinny jeans, these boots got some serious mileage from today's hottest celebs.
4. Formal Shorts - We love a great dress on the red carpet, but we found it refreshing to see a spin on red carpet dressing with stars wearing the formal short. The shorts, usually made out of silk or satin, have a nice sheen and made the gams on the ladies who wore them look a mile long.
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