You’ve waited all year for Hollywood’s biggest night, the 86th Academy Awards on March 2. OK, so maybe you won’t be sharing the red carpet with Lupita and Kerry Washington, but a girl can dream! We’re giving you some celebrity-inspired style cues to guide you so you’ll be red carpet-ready when that golden ticket comes your way. By Britt Middleton
Speaking of Lupita, this Sunday marks her Oscars red carpet debut. If you want to stand out like the 12 Years a Slave star, go for bold pops of color and feminine details, like the dramatic caped sleeves of her scarlet Ralph Lauren gown.