Frugal Fashion: Golden Globes 2012 accessories
Watching the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards show last Sunday was a reminder of the power of a single accessory to transform a look.
Emma Stone, Charlize Theron and Michelle Williams expertly used accessories to add an extra touch of style and whimsy to their red-carpet gowns.
Stone accentuated her maroon and fuchsia pleated Lanvin gown by cinching the waist with a bold leather belt with jewel-encrusted buckle in the shape of an eagle. The belt, looking like something you might expect from a biker, was unexpected and a playful contrast to the ethereal quality of her gown.
Theron wore a small Cartier museum piece jewel fastened to her Dior couture gown, proving that brooches aren't just for the over 50 set. They can be timeless pieces that add a hint of sparkle and elegance to any outfit, regardless of the generation.
Williams looked 1920s glam with her jeweled, vintage Fred Leighton headband and Jason Wu gown. The small detailing on the headband was a perfect addition of sparkle to her pixie-cut strawberry blond hair and petite earrings.
Headbands can be a fun way to dress up a T-shirt and jeans or, like Williams, to add a youthful touch to an evening gown. For a similar piece try the Full Tilt rhinestone infinity headband from Tillys.com for $7.99, Candie's rhinestone headband from Kohls.com for $8, or the Cara Accessories masterpiece headband from Nordstrom.com for $32.
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-- Jenn Harris
Photo: Actress Emma Stone arrives at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Jan. 15. Credit: Frazer Harrison / Getty Images
Photo: Eagle belt buckle, $17.95 / Hotbuckles.com; Rhinestone eagle belt buckle, $19.95 / Hotbuckles.com.
Photo: Charlize Theron. Credit: Chris Pizzello / Associated Press
Photo: Monet brooch, crystal flower pin, $25 / Macys.com; Austrian Crystal brooch - dogwood, $49 / Silverandjewelry.com.
Photo: Michelle Williams arrives at the Weinstein Company 2012 Golden Globe After Party at the Beverly Hilton. Credit: Katy Winn / Associated Press
Photo: Full Tilt rhinestone infinity headband, $7.99 / Tillys.com; Candie's rhinestone headband, $8 / Kohls.com; Cara Accessories masterpiece headband, $32 / Nordstrom.com