At the recent Los Angeles premiere for "Getaway," stars were just as explosive as the film's special effects. Every starlet looked radiant, but each opted for a very different red carpet look. When it came to accessories, though, there was one common theme: All of the lead actresses chose just one statement piece to complete their striking ensembles.
Wondering if one accessory from fine jewelers is enough? Take a cue from these trend-setting celebs and you're sure to achieve a look that's understated while still incredibly bold.
Lately, Gomez can't seem to go wrong fashion-wise. The pop star nailed it with her outfit at the MTV Video Music Awards, and once again, she hit a style home run at the premiere of "Getaway," in which she plays the sidekick to Ethan Hawke. She donned a demure Vera Wang Collection floral minidress with a tulip overlay, which looked utterly feminine without being too frilly. By pairing the frock with pointy lace heels, though, she took the outfit from sweet to sultry.
What was the only piece of jewelry she wore to top off an impeccable outfit? An unusual pair of oversized fuchsia jewel earrings, which tied in the electric blooms on the bottom of her dress and matched her pink pout. Take a hint from Gomez, and don a pair of brightly colored studs next time you're trying to tone down a busy printed dress. They'll help to make the look more cohesive without distracting from an intentionally elaborate outfit.
Former soap star Budig managed to wow attendees in relatively simple attire. She rocked a strapless little black dress, which truly never goes out of style, with a pair of nude strappy wedges. The actress also kept her hair and makeup simple: soft waves, a subtle smoky eye and a radiant glow accentuated her natural beauty.
So how do you amp up such a minimalist ensemble on the red carpet? Budig chose matching cuffs on each wrist, but the pièce de résistance was an edgy gold collar necklace that almost looked like a string of bullets. The necklace provided a tough element that was perfectly fitting for "Getaway," considering the pace and subject matter of the fierce action film. If there's a lesson to be learned from Budig, it's that you can't go wrong with black and gold, especially when your jewelry creates balance and symmetry.
Who says you can't wear red on the red carpet? The daughter of Gene Simmons looked flawless at the movie premiere in a vibrant cerise dress that hit mid-thigh, a pair of pointy black suede heels that criss-crossed at the ankle and surprisingly – barely any accessories. Long, tumbling curls and barely there makeup gave her the look of a Greek goddess, while coordinating red nails were a glamorous touch.
Like the other attendees, she stuck to just one piece of jewelry: a geometric silver necklace with a black stone, which added some drama to an otherwise delicate, flowy minidress. Since a red gown attracts enough attention on its own, follow Simmons' lead next time you're rocking the color crimson and keep your makeup as well as the rest of your outfit super simple. Adding any other colors into the mix will end up looking garish and overdone, so opt for neutral jewelry. A silver choker is an ideal choice, especially with plain white or black crystals. You could also opt for a statement ring with one large onyx stone, and tie in the color with black shoes like Simmons did.