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Anya’s Emmy fashion diary: Let the trends inspire your wardrobe

Stars were shining on the red carpet at the Emmys this year and the winning color was any kind of yellow. I always say that if you want to get noticed when you walk into a room, wear yellow! Other hot trends of the night were metallics, deep burgundies and under the sea shades of aqua. Here are my top picks of the night and how these trends can then translate into your daily life.

Julie Bowen

Look #1: Julie Bowen

She was a showstopper in her citrine Monique Lhuillier gown. She glowed from head to toe as she was bronzed, had loose beachy hair and dark eyes with a light lip, which created an effortless California glam look. By making her one main accessory statement drop earrings that complemented her gown, she created a buzz the second she hit the red carpet.

Take the trend home: If you’re going to an event, whether it’s a baby shower or a high school reunion and you want heads to turn when you walk into the room, wear yellow. Many people shy away from wearing yellow because they don’t think it looks good on them. I have news for you: There is a shade of yellow that looks good on every single person.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Look #2: Julia Louis-Dreyfus

She not only took home a trophy, but she also hit it out of the park with her Emmy look. Vera Wang custom made her gown in fall’s hottest color: a coppery, deep burgundy. By accenting this deep color with turquoise jewelry, she made her look more fun and let us know she doesn’t take herself or her fashion too seriously. By wearing her hair up and off her face, she showcased her jewelry and the design detail of the top of her gown.

Take the trend home: You can add a pop of color to any outfit through your accessories. Whether it’s a cocktail ring, a belt, earrings or a clutch, try pairing a bright-colored accent with a dark neutral outfit for a styled look.

A guide to yellow

  • If you’re a red head or have red tones, try a deep, mustard yellow with a little bit of green in it.
  • If you are a blonde, try a bright and lemony yellow.
  • If you have dark hair, go for a more canary, darker yellow.
Lucy Liu

Look #3: Lucy Liu

She sparkled in her metallic Versace gown and got it right with her minimal jewelry and hair pulled to the side. This metal grommet gown was such a statement on its own that she didn’t need any extra accessories taking away from her gown. Her dress had so much going on, all it needed was a big stud earring. By wearing her hair loose and swept to the side, she gave this look a fresh, modern twist. If she had worn her hair in an updo or tightly pulled back, it would have made this look too severe.

Take the trend home: When you wear metallics, keep your accessories minimal. Remember that embellishments on your outfit, like sequins and grommets, count as an accessory.

Hayden Panettiere

Look #4: Hayden Panettiere

She stunned viewers in an aqua and gold Marchesa gown. With her hair pulled up in a bun, she showcased the best makeup of the night, keeping it fresh, glowing and red carpet chic. She matched her gold clutch to the gold underlay of her dress and kept her accessories to a minimum, letting the gown be the focal point of the outfit. This dress was fashion forward and a little bit of a risk, but it paid off as she got people talking.

Take the trend home: When wearing an intricate dress, keep your makeup fresh and natural. Opt for a dewy bronzed face with a peachy blush, light lip and golden eye. This keeps the focus on your outfit and your face and not your bright lipstick or distracting eyeshadow.

This year’s Emmy looks were so impressive that I can’t wait to see what everyone wears at the next award show. In the meantime, practice these tips at home and you’ll look like your own red carpet starlet.

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