As special as a red carpet event is, sauntering down one is really just another day at the office for a model. Naturally, these ladies have learned their fair share about what it takes to make each red carpet appearance feel a little bit cooler and way less cliché than just showing up in another shiny dress. And at last night’s Guggenheim International Gala Pre-Party, sponsored by Dior, we spotted three such examples that were particularly refreshing.
Alexa Chung along with models Ophelie Guillermand and Gracie Van Gastel each made unexpected party-style choices that made their polished, pretty, and statement-making looks—all courtesy of the evening's co-host, of course—feel totally effortless. With a few simple swaps, each lady personalized her ensemble so it appeared a little less done up but was still appropriate for an evening out nonetheless. In fact, the three tricks below are so easy, anyone can test them for their next affair.
>Scroll down to see just a few of the style hacks that don't take a professional model to master.
On Alexa Chung: Dior top, coat, and bag.
A head-to-toe tailored suit is always a good idea. But swapping a cropped boyfriend jean for your trousers? Brilliant.
On Ophelie Guillermand: Dior top.
Instead of a typical going-out top, simply choose a basic—in this case, a black turtleneck—in a truly dazzling fabric.
On Gracie Van Gastel: Dior dress and bag.
In this perfect evening pairing, a ladylike silhouette meets a menswear loafer.
Style Icon: Alexa Chung
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