Red Carpet Trend Report: Clear Clutches, Messy Braids and Saying Goodbye to Tights

03/29/2013 at 06:00 PM ET

Kristen Stewart, Rosario DawsonMichael Bowles/Rex USA; PicureGroup; John Phillips

Yes, we’re looking forward to trying these two hot-right-now red carpet trends, but what we’re most excited about is the fact that it’s just about time to stash our tights out of sight for the next nine months.

Up: Lucite Clutches. Everyone from Elisabeth Moss to Solange Knowles to Rosario Dawson, above, has been spotted carrying these crystal-clear, hard-sided bags. They look so cool and modern that we’re ready to give this trend a try, with one major caveat: we don’t have special handlers to carry the seven million things we normally need in our purse, so the effect might be somewhat less striking.

Up: Messy French braids. Braids never go out of style, but Kristen Stewart‘s Kids’ Choice Awards fishtail (see the how-to here) had everyone in the office studying YouTube tutorials to perfect the look for the weekend. Not feeling as ambitious? Emmy Rossum’s pretty style is a little easier but still feels fresh for spring.

RELATED PHOTOS: Vote on more star style here!

Down: Heavy, wintery tights. Yes, in many places it’s just a little too cold for bare legs, but after an especially long winter, we’re ready to ditch our stockings and brave the elements. Leona Lewis’s outfit might have looked cute in early January, but with April just around the corner, this look feels drab and heavy. If you still need to bundle up, try printed or bright tights — or just stick to jeans — until the warmer weather arrives.

For more on which trends to follow check out our thoughts on center parts and white heels.

–Alex Apatoff

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carlosavs7 on

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Snowbird on

let down.

~H~ on

Kristen Stewart looks greasy

SteveRR on

Leona Lewis’s outfit is not the question… anyone remember the tan lady ( Illeana Douglas) that George was dating on Seinfeld??
It was a joke… not a look.

situpgirl on

It is only in the 30s today in Minnesota so we need tights to stick around well into April. Sorry but don’t judge when you don’t live in these cold states!

AJ1 on

Why does Kristen Stewart always look like she slept in what she’s wearing???

Marcia on

Not crazy about anything lucite. The braid could look pretty.

Becky on

I agree with situpgirl! I actually live in California, but in the mountains- not in one of the beautiful, sunny Southern California beach cities. We have snow in the ground, and today was one of the highest temperatures we’ve had so far this year. 42 degrees. With rain and hail part of the day. While in theory I would love to put away the tights for 9 months, we only have warm weather from May-September if we are lucky. I won’t be able to pack mine away for a while. I envious of those that can though! Not a fan of the lucite clutches, or the messy braid. Maybe next weeks trends will tempt me more…

just my opinion on

The polls are in messy braid is the winner. But I am not a fan. Wait until you try to undo it and you are screaming because it is all tangled. I would put money on it that she even lost a patch of hair.

Leanna on

SteveRR – Leona Lewis isn’t “orange” or too tan, she’s actually half black.

Kristen doesn't look good ever on

None of them look good, Kristen as always looks a hot mess, that color does not look good on her, and her hair always looks messy. The other two don’t look good either, one looks too hot in her clothes, and the other one dress doesn’t seem to fit right.

Lisa on

Kristen looks awesome! Can not wait to try out the hair style!

Wendy on

Rosaria and Leona look a right mess

Nora on

I loved Kristens whole look at this event!

Claire on

Not usually a KStew fan but she won me over with this style. I like it a lot.

Bec on

Definitely going to try the braid!!!! Looks fab!

Sarah on

I really like Kristen’s messy braid but I doubt I’ll be able to do it.

Maria on

Right, like I really worry about making sure I look like some semi-celeb on that everlovin’ red carpet. I have enough to worry about.

blst3xs on

Kristen is out of style and old news!

Emma on

It’s currently -6 Celsius where I live. I’m not going to “brave the elements” and go bare legged no matter how much I’m looking forward to warmer weather – I’ll get frostbite – I do have half a brain.

jillianblackburn on

I love the idea of the lucite bags, but I really don’t want everyone to be able to see what’s in my purse! I think they all need to come with a cool patterned bag that you stick all your stuff in, then put that in the clutch.

hayley on

I liked Kristen’s hair & makeup at KCA. I think it’s a beautiful look for Summer.

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