It’s cold out, you guys. I don’t know about you, but this time of year has me wearing dark colors (and dark lipstick ;) all the time — black, gray, brown, dark green and maroon have been my go-tos recently. Wearing anything remotely bright just doesn’t seem right, you know? But while lots of us are sporting a moodier palette lately, you can’t help but feel that it gets monotonous after a while. That’s why we were excited + surprised to see celebs at the 27th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards showing up on the red carpet wearing unexpectedly bright hues that are usually reserved for the warmer months when boldness + brightness are on full display.

Helen Miren, Brie Larson and Cate Blanchett all wore cool-colored, gemstone-toned dresses and looked straight up incred. While a majority of the rest of the stars showed up wearing black dresses, these three women really stood out and brightened up the otherwise gloomy feel of the red carpet’s fashion. Getting inspired for your next night out? Us too!


Brie Larson’s emerald green dress proved that you can’t go wrong with a simplistic design and strong color choice. The deep green hue of this dress reminded us of a wintery evergreen tree while her glowy, fresh-faced makeup and fuss-free hair kept her look current — and really pretty.



Cate Blanchett’s aquamarine-hued dress was a welcome escape from black dress after black dress on the red carpet. The conservative neckline + sleeves made the show-stopping sparkly detail on the torso really stand out. Flattering ruching added another detail that totally changed the look of the dress.



Helen Miren’s cobalt blue, long-sleeved outfit looked simply stunning on her — blue (it reminds us of tanzanite) is def her color. The deep cut of the neckline, slight sheen on the fabric and a bright red lip (with blue undertones) pulled everything together.

(Featured photo + photos via Jeff Vespa/Getty)