It’s all about the accessories.
While the red carpet at the Academy Awards never lets us down for sheer spectacle and breathtaking beauty, an ongoing parade of the best Hollywood has to offer—in the most over-the-top pieces designers have to offer—isn’t necessarily the easiest place to take inspiration for everyday life. Unless, of course, you can tear your eyes away from the gorgeous gowns and focus on the details (it’s the little things that count, right?).
From go-big-or-go-home earrings to serious statement necklaces, the accouterment at the 2017 Oscars were just as covetable as the couture, and while most people may be able to afford the 59.9 carats worth of diamonds that adorned Charlize Theron’s ears, we can all work a little bit of star-powered accessory inspiration into our real-life wardrobes (the same just can’t be said for a strapless sequin gown with a train).
Read on for a few of our top Oscars accessory picks, how to wear them IRL, and where to find similar pieces at much more reasonable prices.
Charlize Theron in Chopard Earrings
The most eye-catching thing about Charlize’s baubles? Surprisingly, it’s not the millions of dollars of diamonds, or the 18-karat white gold setting (although those details are nice, too). It’s the ever so slightly edgy vibe set off by the fact that this is a mismatched pair, comprised of two differently shaped earrings. The trend has been going strong in the accessories world for a while now, but this appearance on the red carpet is sure to reinvigorate it. You can pull the look off in a more everyday (and much less expensive) way with this pretty pair from Kate Spade.
Get the look: Kate Spade earrings, $58; macys.com.
Karlie Kloss in Nirav Modi
One perk of being a professional model is picking up styling tips from all the top pros along the way. Karlie Kloss showed off her sartorial prowess last night, using her sleek white dress as a blank canvas to flaunt a few seriously stunning sparkly pieces—like her choker. The delicate floral design lends the collar necklace a femininity that makes it feel more fresh, less '90s grunge revival. Want to cop her look for yourself? Opt for a white collared shirt instead of a floor-length gown, and let this dainty, delicate wrap style peek out from underneath.
Get the look: Johnny Loves choker, $39; asos.com.
Janelle Monáe in Jennifer Behr
Never exactly one to shy away from a high-fashion moment, Janelle Monáe stunned on the red carpet in a resplendently beaded Elie Saab gown and a bold statement necklace. But the real crowning glory was the slightly-more-subtle golden headband that accessorized her new pixie cut. Unlike most of the one-of-a-kind pieces celebrities get to sport to awards shows, Janelle’s headband is actually available for purchase on the designer’s website, jenniferbehr.com, for a cool $750. For a more wallet-friendly take on the trend, try this vined version instead. Whether you add it to an up-do, long beachy waves, or a cropped cut like Janelle’s, it’s the perfect unexpected piece to top off an evening look.
Get the look: Dareth Colburn headband, $30; shoptiques.com.