All wrapped up in Louis Vuitton, Leighton Meester caused quite the buzz at the “Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion” Costume Institue Gala at the Met in NYC.Say what you will about Leighton’s look, you have to admire her bold approach to fashion. I mean, it isn’t east to pull off that many strong statements in one ensemble.
The voluminous shoulders, bold print, contrasting patterns, stand out shoes, tightly curled hair, bright red lips- while this look was a bit crazed, we don’t think Leighton was confused because she sure got everyone talking! All of these elements combined might be a bit too much for everyday-wear, but separately, you have some great trends to try.
Check out some fabulous pieces inspired by Leighton’s wild Met Gala style after the jump!
Haven Red Snake Print ‘Cayman’ Ruffle Dress, $79. It’s hard to pull off some prints but with the right silhouette it can be done. I love how to bold print is softened with subtle elements, like the cinched waist and delicate ruffles at the shoulder. Pair this with heels for a night out, or with sandals for a rooftop bbq.
See by Chloe Floral Twill Mini Dress, $470; NOW: $329. A metallic sheen gives a flirty floral style a totally glam edge. Let this dress do all the talking by pairing it with simple shoes or take Leighton’s approach and throw on a few more statement-making elements.
Zimmermann Dusk Triple Fold Soiree Dress, $717. Don’t stray away from tie dye, one of the biggest and best summer trends. This gorgeous print is like a piece of arm some to life and this dress is sure to make you the envy of everyone!
Designers Remix Sleevedres Dress, $337 This pretty purple dress touches on the puff sleeve trend without over doing. Perfect for birthday parties and cocktail hours.
Tibi Heathcliff Ankle Wrap Sandal, $351; NOW: $160 There is nothing I love more than a great deal on an amazing shoe. The shoe keeps its sophistication even though it’s adorned with an oversized bow. Try these with a daring mini skirt for a sweet, yet totally sexy, look.
Dolce & Gabbana Satin Wedge Sandals, $664. These phenomenal wedges have the elusive ability to infuse even the most basic outfits with an avant-garde sensibility.
Emoda Factory Girl Skull-Print Leggings, $64. Standout leggings are all the rage right now. Pair these with a graphic tunic or dress a-la Leighton or wear them with a basic top- the fabulousness will translate either way!
Susan Hanover Assorted 3 Stone Cuff, $130. The mixture of metal and oversized stones adds drama and life to any ensemble.
– SHAUNA BELLOW
Splash image by Mike Kohn.