We love the idea of a lady rocking the pants and the chic overcoat on the red carpet. There are all kinds of red carpets, which allow for an entire range of styles, yet most ladystars and their stylists default to cocktail dresses – or gowns, if they’re feeling ambitious. It’s so limiting.
On the other hand…
Amanda Peet attends the premiere of “Nebraska” during the 2013 New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall in New York City.
We think if you’re going to do a look like this when you know you’re going to be photographed, it requires a little more thought and polish than what’s on display here. Let’s break this down.
Love the coat, love the bag. Together they make a great foundation for a look. But the shirt is wrinkled and drab-looking, the pants are badly shaped and the shoes don’t go with them. A simple white blouse, slimmer-cut black pants, and a far more elegant shoe than that (possibly even a flat or an oxford). Alternately, a full boot. That’s how you do it. Or at least, that’s how we’d do it.