On Feb. 15, LL Cool J hosted the 58th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples center, honoring our favorite masters in music.
With awards season in full swing here in LA, the excitement behind the Grammys sets the tone of the season by not only celebrating the songs that shape our world, but also by setting the style that influences how we express who we are.
The artists who march their way into our hearts with the melodies they create, also take risks on the red carpet that inspire all of us to do the same.
Taylor Swift, who broke the record this year as the first female to ever win the coveted Album of the Year Award twice, also took the opportunity to give an empowering speech to women all over the world. Swift, who is known for being able to channel her life experiences through the songs she writes, also captures that same type of poise when it comes to fashion. Her bold choice in color blockings with a bright coral Versace tube top and a fuchsia skirt, radiated a confidence that catapulted her straight into owning a style that is completely her own.
Taylor and her date, best friend Selena Gomez, dominated the night with a sweet and sassy vibe that although exhibited through different looks, told a shared story. Gomez donned a gorgeous Calvin Klein gown with oblique cutouts, wowing the world with her fearless choice in fashion.
Cutouts were a reappearing trend of the night as we saw on Bella Hadid, who wore an embroidered haute couture gown by Alexandre Vauthier, and Kaley Cuoco, who earned quite a few best-dressed nods in a gorgeous sequined pantsuit.
The pantsuit was another look that made its comeback this year. 19-year-old Disney star, Zendaya, turned heads on the red carpet in a loose fitting Dsquared2 suit, which she wore buttoned up and paired with a white shirt. She brought the crossover tuxedo-look full circle as she rocked a mullet that hasn’t been that fashionable since the early ‘90s.
We also saw big trends in colors other than the traditional black and white. Blush pink took center stage as Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine, who was just announced this past Friday as Gucci’s new brand ambassador for timepieces and jewelry, wore an enchanting dress designed by Gucci Creative Director, Alessandro Michele. The goddess’ look managed to perfectly exemplify that delightful feeling where romance meets rock ‘n’ roll.
We saw the same color on Ellie Goulding. She wore a gorgeous floor-length Stella McCartney gown that made a bold statement with chain detailing in the back. Also on everyone’s radar now is former football player-turned-country star Sam Hunt whose Dolce & Gabbana suit was a reminder that real men do wear pink.
From rock ‘n’ roll royalty like the Hollywood Vampires and Lady Gaga, to the standout style we saw from artists such as Ciara, Kasey Musgraves, and Demi Lovato, the 2016 Grammys told the world that when it comes to fashion, we can be heroes.