Red Carpet Trend Report: Sassy Shoes, Funky Pants and Returning Coats to the Closet

04/19/2013 at 05:58 PM ET

Selena Gomez leather pantsImeh Akpanudosen/Getty; LuMarPhoto/AFF-USA; Venture

In our weekly round-up of what we’re seeing sizzle (and fizzle) on the red carpet, we noticed that stars were really into bold prints and patterns — but leaving their heavy winter wear behind.

Up: Funky shoes. No silly-putty pumps or boring black heels for many stars this week. In fact, both AnnaSophia Robb and Katy Perry wore head-turning flats from Aldo, while we saw sexy studded heels on Olivia Wilde and colorful striped sandals on Olivia Palermo. We’re now fighting the urge to do a total shoe closet overhaul.

Up: Bold Pants Outfits. Selena Gomez, Gwyneth Paltrow, Hailee Steinfeld and even Jennifer Aniston all ditched pretty dresses for something much more striking and statement-making: the dramatic pantsuit. Strong shoulders, graphic prints and structured tailoring made these looks totally traffic-stopping.

RELATED PHOTOS: Vote on more star style here!

Down: Heavy, Dark Looks. Don’t get us wrong: We like all the components of Sarah Jessica Parker’s look individually. But at a time when hemlines are getting higher, tights are getting stashed and coats are headed to the dry-cleaners before going into storage, this whole outfit together feels a little drab. Nothing wrong with a coat worn as a dress (as Princess Kate knows well): It just needs a slimmer silhouette and a more spring-friendly fabric.

For more on which trends to follow check out our thoughts on clear clutches and mixing brights.

–Alex Apatoff

RELATED PHOTOS: Vote on each star’s best angle in “Style 360!”

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The CoF on

SJP …. Really?!!!!

Diva Angie on

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cynthia on

Nothing ‘normal’ people could get away with in their daily lives. Imagine going to YOUR job dressed like a toned down circus clown or Princess wanna be. Even for off-hours fun we’d all get the looks from people, but not in a good way…’look at the surfboard shoulders’, ‘shoes, pans..does this girl have a mirror?’

joe on

I’m trying to like SJP as a person since we’re the same age….but I am SO TIRED of her so very calculated “I’m not trying” look. Every pant leg that is rolled up or askew just so….is looking tired and too planned. Please stop SJP

Guest on

Why would Miley Cyrus change the dates? Weird article about her.

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