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Get Inspired – Men’s Award Shows 2021


Where do you find wardrobe inspiration? Back in the 90’s and 2000’s, most of us would open a magazine to see the latest trends and designer looks. So many of us got inspiration there.  In the last 15 years it has evolved.  Many of us look to athletes, celebrities and reality stars.  I personally love watching what the men and women wear to the pregame shows (NFL, NCAA, NBA, etc).  Their style is wearable for today’s men and woman.  The color combos, pattern choices, accessories and fits are on point.  You can take ideas from their looks and make them your own.

Another place to get inspiration is award shows.  Since Covid, a lot of the celebrities have not been photographed dressed up at events (thanks Covid!). It’s great to see their style and outfits at the award shows this season and get inspired.  Most award shows are not having the traditional red carpet.  Instead, celebrities are turning to remote red carpets and posting their looks virtually.  I really like how many of them aren’t dressing super fancy and buttoned up.  They are choosing to show style with bold color, layering and couture styling.  Their looks are rich and exciting.  Colors all of us can wear and love how the wore the color.  Here are some of my favorite looks:

Leslie Odom Jr. in Berluti at the 2021 SAG Awards

The use of color is so exciting and much needed after a year of restrictions.  Sure this suit ins’t for everyone, however, try wearing these bold colors in polos, shorts, ties and accessories.  Even sneakers

Dan Levy in Dior at the 2021 Critics’ Choice Awards

Love the military inspired look. It’s not stuffy and buttoned up but casual and playful

Kingsley Ben-Adir in Dior Men at the 2021 BAFTAs

This is the modern-day tuxedo!! Collared shirt is replaced with a turtleneck, jacket has shine and love the belt.  He looks formal but not stuffy.  I’m a sucker for anything head to toe in black.  Next time you have to go to a black tie, try wearing a black shirt and even a turtle neck.

LaKeith Stanfield in Louis Vuitton at the 2021 Critics’ Choice Awards

Love this allover print.  The colors are modern and eye catching.  This maybe too much for your next client meeting, however, try adding an allover printed shirt, jacket and even slacks

Riz Ahmed in Louis Vuitton at the 2021 SAG Awards

I’ve seen so many men wearing a shirt that matches the jacket color exactly.  I love that his shirt matches his pants.  I’m making myself this look.  I hope you all try it.  Sure, maybe orange isn’t your color.  You can try navy, white, green, red, etc (shirt and pants).  The key is to have your jacket a different color but a complimentary color.

Jared Leto in Gucci at the 2021 Golden Globes

This look screams Gucci and a total modern-day tuxedo (Gucci style).  Influenced by the 70’s and screams sex.  What I especially love is the relaxed look and fit of everything is loose.  Since we are all used to wearing relaxed fitting clothing, try a suit with a wider pant and looser jacket. Try in linen, seersucker or silk.   Perfect for the summer.

Leslie Odom Jr. in Versace at the 2021 BAFTAs

This bold color is fun and what we all need.  Defiantly time to add a bold colored jacket, pant and/or polo to your rotation this spring.  I absolutely LOVE this look.

Sacha Baron Cohen in Dolce and Gabbana at the 2021 Golden Globes

Love seeing green in a suit and this look works because the shirt matches.  The entire look is all about 1 color.  There are 2 things you can take from this look:  1 – The color green.  Especially in this darker tone.  2 – Is the monochromatic look; head to toe one color.  Don’t be afraid of either idea.  Try it in navy, black or dark grey if green isn’t your color.  Wear this look/concept to your next dinner party, date or client dinner.

Dan Levy in Valentino at the 2021 Golden Globes

Another great way to wear color and monochromatic color.  I think he is wearing a yellow sequence shirt under his suit.  As much as I love the sparkle, maybe keep the shine on your watch, jewelry or your arm candy.

Regé-Jean Page in Louis Vuitton at the 2021 SAG Awards

Another great modern-day tuxedo.  Monochromatic and no tie.  I love his silk shirt.  Try this for your next party.  Pair a tux jacket, silk shirt and pants (all the same color).  It’s relaxed yet sexy and shows you are ready to party.

After a year of isolation and restrictions, its great seeing male celebrities entertain us with their style.  It’s time to pack the sweats away and wear something that entertains the world.  Hope this helps you add color and excitement to your wardrobe.

All photos from WWD


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