Award Show Style: Accessorize Like a GRAMMY Awards® Star

in TASTEMAKERS

By Jae Curtis

It was the hat seen ’round the world. When Pharrell wore a unique Vivienne Westwood hat on the red carpet in 2014, it was much more than just an accessory—it was a statement Men’s accessories at the GRAMMY Awards® absolutely matter.

And, while you may not have the limitless budget or style moxie of a hip hop mogul, you can probably agree that your fashion game could use an award show style boost. Using accessories is a great way to add a dash of dapper to your wardrobe without totally breaking the bank. Add these pieces to your closet to emulate the stars’ award show style (and awesome confidence):

Pocket Squares

This year’s return of the dapper dude means more formal outfits. You can spruce up your usual uniform by adding a pocket square, which creates another focal point for your jacket and overall look. Don’t be afraid to play with patterns and contrasting colors, since that’s what will set apart the traditional from the trendy. The English Silk Polka Dot Pocket Square by J.Crew would look perfect with a navy sports jacket and a contrasting striped tie.

Cuff Links

Cufflinks Inc. Round Onyx Magnetic Cuff Links, Black, from Neiman MarcusCufflinks Inc. Vintage Watch Cuff Links from Neiman Marcus

No award show–going celeb would be caught without his cuff links. They’re the perfect way to add a dose of style to a more traditional shirt.

You can go elegant with a pair of Round Onyx Magnetic Cuff Links and achieve an understated look. Or, if you want to be a little more whimsical, try a pair of steampunk-inspired Vintage Watch Cuff Links.

Bow Ties

It’s the year of the bow tie, so stash your regular tie and try something new. You’ll definitely see the trend in men’s accessories at the GRAMMY Awards®, with bow ties that have contrasting patterns that really pop. Try the Multi-Textured Sidewheeler Stripe Reversible Bow Tie by Brooks Brothers, and the rest of your outfit can be more demure. Once tied, the two patterns create a custom look that screams high-end (without you having to spend a celebrity amount).

Hats

Love the idea of Pharrell’s trendy hat? While you might not want to make quite such a loud statement, a classic fedora is one of the quickest ways to elevate your look with some award show style. The Fedora Larose Noir by Larose is something that Fred Astaire would have worn, but it would look just as current on the red carpet today.

Watches

Add personal style to your casual, work, and even formal wear by switching up your watch style.

Bulova Men's GRAMMY® Awards Special Edition Precisionist Stainless Steel Watch from Kohl'sCelebs are all about large faces and cool details, like the gold accents on the black ion-plated stainless steel GRAMMY® Awards Special Edition Watch by Bulova. If you’re choosing a watch to wear every day, consider this an investment piece. If, however, you plan on swapping out your watches based on your outfits, you can choose less expensive watches that still offer high style.

You might not be walking the red carpet, but there’s no reason you can’t steal a little style inspiration from your favorite stars. Men’s accessories at the GRAMMY Awards® aren’t about how much you spend, but how you wear it. A few stylish accessories can give your entire look a celeb-worthy spin without changing your entire closet.

Onyx cuff links offer a traditional look. Snag this pair of Black, Round Onyx Magnetic Cuff Links from Neiman Marcus!

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