Let’s take a short break from all the glitter and glamour of the American Music Awards to check in on that other style of awards season appearance: The serious, low-key “for your consideration” look, of which this is a prime example:
Girlfriend’s savvy enough to know that you don’t campaign for an Oscar in a museum, even though that’s exactly what she’s doing. In other words, she needs to show up in something high-end, with a respectable designer’s name sewn inside, but not something glamorous or something that speaks of money. A jumpsuit is a decent split-the-difference choice and the plaid helps keep it somewhat business-like and sober in tone. The whole look takes a picture and isn’t boring. Personally, given the weight of the fabric and time of year, we’d have rec’d a pair of boots for it, rather than something open-toed. And we think a black leather belt might add some interest and bump it up a little. Still, it does exactly the job it sets out to do. And as professional red carpet tea-leaf-readers, we can tell this gal’s in the game to win it. Expect Redmayne/Hathaway levels of campaigning, except we’d bet she’s smart enough not to make herself annoying or too conspicuous about it.
Ralph Lauren Collection Checked Jumpsuit with Belt from the Spring 2018 Collection
[Photo Credit: INSTARImages, vogue.com]