In the wake of the Oscars we are left with the winners, the losers, a pizza guy who made $1,000 off tips from movie stars and, of course, the fashion.
It is the Oscars that leads us into the oncoming trends of spring and gives us a glimpse into some of the looks and colors we will be wanting to wear.
By far, the strongest trends were donned by men. With the bow tie leading the way we saw almost every actor sportin’ it. Formerly known as the nerd’s go-to neck accessory, it is now the coolest thing you can throw over your throat.
Over the last few years we have, thankfully, seen men shift into a more dapper, polished look and it only makes sense that the bow tie would make a comeback. A strong second in the Oscars fad wars was the white suit. Jared Leto wore a hip combo of a white jacket and shirt teamed up with a red bow tie and black trousers. Ellen had on all white paired with a cummerbund and shirt buttons undone.
Another major trend was the electric blue suit. Ellen wore it with beautiful flare and Jim Carey looked superbly hip in his. We saw shiny pops of navy blue in outfits all throughout the ceremonies, which makes me believe this is one color we will be seeing a lot of in the months ahead.
The most powerful trends for women were from both sides of the fashion spectrum: pale and shine. Anne Hathaway wore eye-catching geometric shapes on her bodice, Kristin Chenoweth wore a gold dress that turned her into an Oscar, and even U2’s The Edge had a shiny lapel. Lupita Nyong’o’s frosty- pale blue Prada dress looked so fresh and dynamic on her that it made me want to immediately run out and buy a knock-off. Cate Blanchett and Angelina Jolie both wore dresses with strategically places shine over muted colors.
Last, but not least, we must mention Pharrell Williams’s hat. Not only did it take attention away from the plethora of dancers during his performance of “Happy”, but it looked as if it was trying to take over Pharrell.
I personally think everyone should indulge in a phenomenal statement piece that draws both positive and negative attention to them, but his hat did remind me of the Arby’s hat…and hey, who doesn’t love a sandwich?