The American Country Music Awards took place on April 5, 2009. The evening was a complete success after America’s sweetheart, Carrie Underwood, went home with the “Entertainer of the Year” Award and adorable Taylor Swift won “Album of the Year”. But these two young country starlets have more going for them than just raw talent, read on to see how these two beauties also captured the essence of style on the red carpet!
Carrie Underwood has style, grace, and she sure can sing. This American Idol winner hit the red carpets at the ACM Awards looking absolutely stunning in a ruffled white gown. Any stylist knows when it comes to accessorizing with a gown like that, less is more. Carrie paired simple jewelry – like some sterling silver Graduated Earrings and a sterling silver bangle with the ensemble. They complimented the silver sequined neckline of the gown beautifully.
You can easily accomplish this exact same look for under $200, and the best part is you don’t have to be attending an awards ceremony to pull this look off. Sterling silver obviously looks great for a formal event, but it can also be worn with a plain pair of jeans and a white t-shirt. Not even to mention the fact that sterling silver jewelry is classic and won’t go out of style – you will be able to wear it for decades to come, while still staying in line with the trends. What’s more, most sterling silver jewelry comes with a clear protective layer called Rhodium-plating, which keeps the jewelry from tarnishing or getting nicks. This way, your sterling silver will last even longer and still have that shiny luster.
You can find similar sterling silver graduated bead earrings like Ms. Underwood’s at many of your favorite online jewelry retailers for a very reasonable price. For a pair of Carrie Underwood Inspired Graduated Bead Earrings in .925 sterling silver, you will pay right around $30. Simple sterling silver bangles another huge hit this season. You can wear one by itself or pair several together for the layered look. Also, don’t be afraid to mix silver with other metals, which is another hot trend to hit the streets. Some Tiffany Inspired bangles will certainly help to achieve Carrie’s put-together look. Try the Tiffany Inspired Cushion Bangle, or even the Tiffany Inspired Etoile Bangle for a little extra sparkle. Each piece ranges from $100 to $60, respectively.
Taylor Swift is the newest thing to hit the country scene. Taylor’s new songs, such as “Love Story”, have everyone singing her praises. But it’s not just her vocal chords that have people up-in-arms, Ms. Swift’s sense of style is also turning the heads of fashionistas all across the nation. Not unlike Carrie’s, Taylor’s ensembles were bright and sparkly, which means the accessories were kept to a minimum. When Taylor wore her gorgeous floor length red gown, she kept it simple with silver teardrop earrings and again, a simple silver bangle. When she wore her white eyelet gown, a sequined headpiece was her main accessory. She did wear several leather and turquoise bangles on her left wrist to add a little color to this boho-chic ensemble. You can pick up turquoise beaded bracelets like Taylor’s for less than $20! Oh, and to complete Taylor’s look, cowboy boots are always a must!