This weekend the Teen Choice Awards held its annual ceremony in L.A. While I wouldn't normally turn to an event that's meant to appeal to teenagers for fashion inspiration, this blue carpet was walked by all manner of ingenues and hotties, in a variety of sexy, going-out looks. Emmys and Oscars it's not—but that's a good thing when you want to embrace celeb style in a way that's relatable to your actual wardrobe and budget.
I was loving Katie Cassidy's pink lace dress with a fluted bottom and long sleeves. Simple black pointed-toe pumps (with a telltale red bottom) gave an edgy vibe to the look, as did her collection of silver rings and black nail polish. Her stylist was right to go for a cheeky ever-so-slightly undone top knot. When your dress is doing that much talking, no need to add to it with flowing, wavy locks. Let it be its own star.
Here are a few pieces I was able to uncover that should have you well on your way to Katie's look, or something very much like it. Don't think you have to relegate this to date night. Feel free to make it conservative with tights, a blazer, or casual with a denim jacket. You'll be surprised how many looks you've got under your own stylist cap with these simple pieces.
1. Butter London Union Black Jack – $15; 2. VSXNSTA The Wide Silver Stackable Ring Set – $22.95; 3. Genevive By CZC Diamond Stud Earrings – $30; 4. Diane von Furstenberg 'Zarita' Lace Sheath Dress – $325; 5. ASOS Clutch Bag With Bar and Zip Detail – $13.50; 6. Nine West Women's Goulding Pump – $35.16 – $89