10 CMT Beauty Looks to Steal for All Your Summer Events
You know why we love the CMT Awards? Even though it was a star-studded evening, the ladies of country don’t feel the need to go over the top to rock the hottest styles. They show us the perfect look for every summer event — from blasting T. Swift and driving with the sunroof open to rocking out at the music festival of your choice. The looks are soft, feminine and natural. We can’t think of better style ethos to kick off the summer season.
Kristen Bell: CMT’s veteran emcee shows us glamorous doesn’t have to be hard work. Grab a salt spray for easy beach-y waves, play up your lashes and finish the look with a coral lip.
FOR A DAY AT THE OFFICE
FOR A FAMILY AFFAIR
Carrie Underwood: The Video of the Year award winner showed us her sweet side on the red carpet. Loose waves and a dewy pink cheek combined with her signature smokey eye make the girl-next-door look oh so chic.
FOR DATE NIGHT AT THE DRIVE-IN
Hillary Scott: Lady A’s star songstress channeled Old Hollywood with her look. Her big retro curls and berry pink lip are perfect for snuggling up with your sweetie in the truck bed and taking in a flick.
FOR AN AFTERNOON OF RETAIL THERAPY
Jennifer Nettles: Jennifer’s straight bang, shimmery pink eyeshade and natural lip are perfect for an afternoon of shoe shopping and froyo. And boy did she and John Legend blow us away last night.
FOR A DAY AT THE BEACH
Kimberly Perry: Messy beach waves stole the show last night, and The Band Perry lead singer followed the trend. We love her natural waves, big lashes and pink lips (with SPF!) for effortless look while sunbathing.
FOR A GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT
Miranda Lambert: Miranda broke the mold last night with her edgy, rockstar styles. Here she rocks lots of volume on top with a smokey eye, pale lip and bronzed summer skin. Pair this look with your favorite skinny jeans and sky high stilettos for a night of bar hopping with the girls.
FOR A DINNER DATE
FOR A SUMMER MUSIC FEST
FOR AN ALFRESCO HAPPY HOUR
BONUS: FOR GETTING DOWN WITH YOUR BAD SELF
Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert: These BFFLs brought down the house at the end of last night’s show with a premiere of their new collab, “Somethin’ Bad.” And their style matched the song. Carrie went big on the hairspray with sexy, voluminous waves while Miranda brought the glam with faux undercut braids.
What was your favorite beauty look of the night? Let us know in the comments below!
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)