Only Watson could make an outfit composed of all pale neutrals look so good, and that is exactly why she deserved to be at the 2011 Elle Style Awards. The pops of skin, the cutouts and short hem stop her look from being boring, while a pointed toe and stack of gold bangles keep things fresh.
A simple style calls for equally simple hair and makeup. Keep jewelry minimal and focus on one key piece for the perfect daytime look.
Cut-out dresses have a tendency to fall into the category of daring or even scandalous sometimes. Choosing one in a blush, light pink, white, cream or other pale tone adds just the right dash of innocence to keep the trend classy. A fuller skirt and modest neckline also make a world of difference.
2. ASOS Mesh Dress with Cut Out Side ($61)
Women often pair neutrals with colorful shoes to spice up the outfit, but as Watson proves, sometimes understated is better. Nude heels elongate the leg and don't detract from the true standout -- the dress. A pointed toe adds a touch of class for a look that's sophisticated and fun.
3. Steve Madden Unityy Pump in Blush ($90)
4. Gabriella Rocha Averie in Nude ($65)
Jewelry can make or break this outfit and gold warms up the neutral theme, especially for those with fair skin like Watson. Choose one piece to feature: gold hoop earrings, a flashy ring, a long chain or a stack of bangles.
5. Gold multi-bangle pack ($14.50, Torrid)
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