The red carpet at the 2016 Academy Awards offered no shortage of recap-worthy trends this year.
And while the night’s big winners took home Oscar gold, our eyes were busy scanning that celebrity sea for every color, jewel, and embellishment affixed to the well-toned figures of Hollywood’s A-Listers.
If you caught our 2016 Golden Globes recap, you know the drill.
Below are our Top 5 fashion trends from the 2016 Academy Awards with suggestions for how you can emulate each look with eyewear from Eyeconic, VSP’s newly redesigned and in-network online retailer.
To the trends! Click the images to shop the looks on Eyeconic…
TREND: A Thing for Bling
“All that Glitters” could very well have been the theme for this year’s red carpet. In addition to the usual treasure trove of gems adorning necks, wrists and fingers, the dresses themselves took on a bedazzled charm with stars like Margo Robbie, Daisy Ridley and Naomi Watts proudly affirming their commitment to sparkle motion (Donnie Darko, anyone?!) in gold, white and navy, respectively. Shine on, ladies.
EMULATE WITH EYEWEAR: When your future’s so bright you gotta wear shades, make sure they feature star-quality rhinestone accents. Because duh.
TREND: Green with Envy
From Irish actress Saoirse Ronan’s glittering column to Rachel McAdams’ slit-to-there halter, Team Green was out in force this year. Softer offerings of the springy hue sashayed by in seafoam and mint from the likes of Sophie Turner and Cate Blanchett, too (also see “Flower Power” below). It ain’t easy being green—except when you look this good.
EMULATE WITH EYEWEAR: Become your own emerald idol with these cat-eye optical frames.
TREND: True Blue
We spotted this trend at the Golden Globes and it appears Hollywood’s blue period has only deepened with swaths of lapis, midnight and navy at this year’s Oscars. Best Actress winner Brie Larson set the bar pretty high with sapphire ruffles, while other gals like Naomi Watts and Sofia Vergara followed the blues clues in deeper shades (with ample sparkle). Honorable mention for the gents: Mark Ruffalo eschewing black-tie tradition with a navy jacket.
EMULATE WITH EYEWEAR: Feel blue (in a good way!) with these cat-eye sunglasses.
TREND: Flower Power
Spring is in the air! It’s also on the clothes, as evidenced by a number of floral-infused accents. Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Heidi Klum were a veritable garden of delights (mostly) in pastel ensembles that bloomed with petal appliques. Lace also embraced the theme thanks to Rooney Mara and Chrissy Teigen. So we guess the secret’s out: Garden is in.
EMULATE WITH EYEWEAR: Say OK to the bouquet with optical frames that suggest a floral look through a subtle blush tortoise color.
TREND: Back to Black
The gents played it relatively safe this year, mostly staying within the traditional black-tie theme. And while a few outliers stood out with colorful jackets and bold accessories (we see you, Jared Leto), the pendulum swing back to classic style is A-OK with us. We also loved the subtle and soft accents of velvet, courtesy of Eddie Redmayne and Henry Cavil. Classic, timeless, with a twist. We’ll back that.
EMULATE WITH EYEWEAR: Black on black accents on these vintage-inspired suns offer a classic look with a modern twist.