Get Lauren Cohan's Look From the Spike Guys' Choice Awards 2014
You may recognize star-on-the-rise Lauren Cohan from her tougher-than-nails role on Walking Dead, and based on her much-anticipated appearance at last night's Spike Guys' Choice Awards 2014, it appears that at least the male portion of the population is very familiar with the actress. However, Cohan isn't simply a zombie-defeating television icon; she's also progressing into quite the red carpet fashionista.
While other stars find themselves stuck in uncomfortable of stuffy silhouettes, Cohan favors crisp, modern shapes and bold patterns. So when it came time for the star to bring out her A-game for the awards on Sunday night, she neither kowtowed to the overtly provocative wares traditional for Guy's Choice, nor did she choose an excessively prim ensemble. Her cheeky red carpet ensemble consisted of a boldly embellished mini skirt and a matching crop top, paired of course with a delicate clutch and a beautifully styled bob. And amid a sea of scantily clad women whose ensembles were memorable only for their lack of fabric, Cohan's chic ensemble made a more lasting impression. Read on for the four items you need to replicate Cohan's spunky Nicole Miller ensemble.
1. A CHIC CROP TOP
With a skirt as detailed as Cohan's, your top need not be overly embellished. Try looking for a chic silk or cotton top in black or cream; if you love sparkle, search for one with embellishment that appears to fade into the pattern of your mini. Carolina K's Crochet Huichol Top will add subtle bohemian glamour to a standout skirt.
2. EMBELLISHED MINI SKIRT
A beautifully embellished skirt is the focal point of this ensemble, and looks best when the pattern appears somewhat linear as opposed to chaotic. Endless Rose's Sequin Embellished Mini Skirt emulates the striped look of Cohan's skirt, in a neutral palette of grey, taupe, and black which highlights the subtle shimmer of its golden accents.
3. BLACK HEELED SANDALS
With an ensemble this bold, you don't need a pair of statement heels to polish off the look. Try a paired of heeled sandals with an ankle strap in black or taupe; the heels will give you a bit of extra height without detracting from your outfit. Carvela's Garland Chain Strap Barely There Heeled Sandals are rendered in black, but have a subtle chain detail for added drama.
4. A SIMPLE BLACK CLUTCH
Polish off your ensemble with a simple black clutch filled with your essentials. A square or rectangular bag won't overpower your look, and will add another element of sophistication to the ensemble. Natasha Couture's Box Clutch will add a subtly gilded finishing touch to your outfit.
Images: Carolina K Crochet Huichol Top, $57.50, shopbop.com; Endless Rose Sequin Embellished Mini Skirt, $89, piperlime.gap.com; Carvela Garland Chain Strap Barely There Heeled Sandals, $247, asos.com; Natasha Couture Box Clutch, $38, shop.nordstrom.com