NYC Red Carpet K.I.S.S. (keep it simple sexy), or DIY

New York? Fashion mecca. It represents style, icons of fashion, NYFW and business, business, business. It is voguish and ALWAYS well put together. It is modern, without being crass.

It is what is in, makes red carpets glow and is easy to do at home. We’ll call it DIY NYC Red Carpet.

Using the NY Tribeca Film Fest as an example I will share 2 easy ways to ‘bring it’ like you are straight from the big, bad apple and just stepped out of a limo.

Pure and Simple

I recommend using caution with all white outfits. There is the chance it can make you look uncomfortable and dirt/accidents can kill your fresh look. Leelee does prove how stunning it can be. By adding a bright red lip and emphasizing her waist line (figure is everything w this look), it’s a WIN.

Try a blouse from Banana Republic’s ‘Madmen’ collection and add full skirt to recreate this. Stay away from tiered skirts ladies. Your figure gets lost, and are best left for fiestas and country casual

Color Blocking

This is a great look that has shown up on the runway’s for the last year and a half. It’s not going away and can be worn any season.

Colorblocking CasualLily Cole, Color Blocking Casual

Easy to do and not leaving the runways any time soon color blocking is everywhere. Lily Cole chose this with a casual flat and it’s stunning and easy on the eyes.

For red carpet DIY, choose a neutral colored dress with color in the blocking. It’s easy to decide where your burst of color shows and keeps things interesting. Pair it with a neutral or metallic heel and it’s easy to turn this in to a day/to night event outfit.

It’s  easy to overdress. In New York you need to bring the classic sophistication without looking like a loud party girl, LA Style. Too many accessories and an outfit that screams too much is too often a fashion foul. We try more when it should be less. These are just a few easy ways to go with my K.I.S.S. method (keep it simple sexy) for the Fashion Capital of the US.

This proves that over doing it, is best left to the Lady Gaga’s of the world, or that special look known as LA style.