Thanks to the beachside locale and indie mentality of the Independent Spirit Awards, stars take this more relaxed event as an opportunity to showcase their unique style. With a good number of the nominated independent films starring fashion mavens such as Cate Blanchett and Lupita Nyong'o, the wide variety of looks do not disappoint. Click through for some of our favorites.
The Best Looks From The Independent Spirit Awards Red Carpet
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WHO: Cate Blanchett
WHAT: Nominee for Best Lead Actress in Blue Jasmine
WEAR: Roksanda Illincic Lea Dress with Belt from the F/W 14 collection; Nicholas Kirkwood Cream and Gold Studded Heels from the S/S 14 collection.
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WHO: Zoe Kravitz
WEAR: Balenciaga Leaf Wing Dress ($11,500)
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WHO: Lupita Nyong’o
WHAT: Nominee for Best Supporting Female for 12 Years A Slave
WEAR: Stella McCartney jumpsuit; Casadei heels; Devi Kroell clutch; Neil Lane Jewelry.
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WHO: Sarah Paulson
WHAT: Actress, 12 Years A Slave
WEAR: Honor top and skirt from the F/W 14 collection; Rupert Sanderson heels; Bottega Veneta clutch; Piaget jewelry.
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WHO: Brie Larson
WHAT: Nominee for Best Female Lead for Short Term 12
WEAR: Maison Martin Margiela dress and Smythson Soho Diary Clutch
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WHO: Melonie Diaz
WHAT: Nominee for Best Supporting Female for Fruitvale Station
WEAR: Preen by Thornton Bregazzi dress from the S/S 14 collection
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WHO: Lake Bell
WHAT: Nominee for Best First Screenplay for In A World
WEAR: Stella McCartney dress from the Pre-Fall 14 collection.
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WHO: Anna Kendrick
WEAR: Dior White Stretch Cotton Garbadine Dress and clutch from the Resort 14 collection; Jimmy Choo heels
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WHO: Reese Witherspoon
WEAR: Giambattista Valli Couture silk beaded top and silk skirt from the S/S 14 collection.
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WHO: Aubrey Plaza
WEAR: Preen dress from the P/F 14 collection; Shylee Rose earrings and ring.
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WHO: Greta Gerwig
WHAT: Presenter and Actress in Frances Ha, nominee for Best Feature
WEAR: Narciso Rodriguez dress from the F/W 14 collection.