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67 Stylish Red Carpet-Inspired Ways to Dress Up Your Summer

Aug 9 2013 - 8:30am

Now that your casual Summer style [1] is in check, it's time to dress things up — all with the help of our favorite best-dressed celebrities. After all, why do the legwork when we have these amazing red carpet hits to do it for us? With many to choose from, our favorites include Miranda Kerr [2] in a printed bustier dress, Nina Dobrev [3]'s little red number, Jordana Brewster [4]'s blue minidress, and Sienna Miller [5]'s floral dress. But that's only the beginning of the fancy Summer style inspiration you're about to experience. Head inside to soak it all up now.

Sienna Miller [6] went fully feminine in a floral bustier dress at the BMW i3 Global Reveal event in London.

Nina Dobrev [7] was red-hot in a short-sleeved Versus Versace minidress and gold T-strap pumps at the Power of Youth event in LA.

Jordana Brewster [8] took the plunge in a blue suede V-neck dress and black add-ons at TNT's 25th Anniversary party in Beverly Hills.

Miranda Kerr [9] waved to fans wearing a printed bustier dress and white pumps at a Kora Organics press conference in Tokyo.

Naomi Watts [10] was casual and cool in a white tank and black shorts at a Rag & Bone Summer dinner in East Hampton.

Naya Rivera showed off her retro side in a pink strapless Michael Kors dress and silver ankle-strap pumps at the 2013 Giffoni Film Festival in Italy.

Heidi Klum [11] donned an embellished minidress with black T-strap pumps at an America's Got Talent event in NYC.

Shailene Woodley bared her midriff in a fashion-forward white crop top and matching skirt at a Samsung event in Montauk.

Stacy Keibler made her black maxi dress more summery with a fedora and peachy purse at a yacht party in Malibu.

Victoria's Secret model Lindsay Ellingson revealed her fit figure in a rainbow-hued body-con dress at the Angels Swim Summer tour in Orlando.

Allison Williams glowed in a printed neon-green dress and nude pumps at an event in Nantucket, MA.

Minka Kelly's blue silk trousers majorly amped up her black pieces in LA.

Rose Byrne was fresh in a little white dress and cap-toe pumps at a DKNY charity auction in Montauk, NY.

Stacy Keibler stood out in a bright red dress and nude sandals at an event in NYC.

Lake Bell was fashion-forward in a black miniskirt, black peep-toe booties, and a red bag in Nantucket, MA.

Katie Lee's floral ensemble got sweet with her white add-ons in NYC.

Allison Williams got print happy in a red pleated dress in Nantucket, MA.

Clad in a champagne-hued dress, Jennifer Morrison proved that you need not wear bright colors to look summery.

Natalie Portman [12] was summery in a bright orange Christian Dior dress at the LA Dance Project's Inaugural Benefit gala in LA.

Eva Longoria [13] opted to ditch a dress and instead donned a strapless top and matching trousers at the premiere of Devious Maids in Beverly Hills, CA.

Marisa Tomei was a vision in pink at the closing ceremony of the Taormina Film Festival in Italy.

Julianne Hough put her bold prints on display in a strapless peplum top and matching trousers at The Lone Ranger's premiere in Anaheim, CA.

Krysten Ritter was darling at The Lone Ranger's premiere. That yellow peplum took the look to even more adorable heights.

Emily VanCamp's Preen dress showed off her svelte figure in the most fashionable way possible at the Clinique Dramatically Different party in NYC.

Jamie Chung donned the prettiest coral Lovers + Friends minidress and metallic cap-toe pumps at a Montblanc party in Santa Monica, CA.

Jordana Brewster [14] picked a cool printed romper and wedge sandals at a daytime event in NYC.

Maria Sharapova tucked a minty top into a textured miniskirt and added yellow pumps at the Sugarpova candy collection launch at Selfridges in London.

Vanessa Hudgens [15] stuck to her bohemian aesthetic in a strapless printed jumpsuit at the Oakley Learn to Ride event in Bali.

Katharine McPhee looked dainty in a silk Tome dress at the Feel the Taste Summer soiree in NYC.

AnnaSophia Robb's floral fit-and-flare dress made a pretty statement at the Los Angeles Film Festival premiere of The Way, Way Back.

Miranda Cosgrove stood out in a cobalt cutout dress at the Despicable Me 2 premiere in LA.

Lea Michele [16] attended the 12th Annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball in a white printed maxi dress that gave her a fresh, ethereal feel.

Jessica Alba [17]'s bright yellow Versace minidress and bold orange pumps lit up the leopard-print carpet at the Guys Choice Awards in LA.

Designer Stella McCartney and Kate Bosworth [18] both donned gorgeous soft pink Stella McCartney dresses at the Resort 2013 collection party in NYC.

Elisabeth Moss [19] was flirty in fuchsia and Jimmy Choo pumps at the Critics' Choice Television Awards in Beverly Hills.

Ali Larter [20] shined in a metallic minidress and neutral add-ons at an event in NYC.

Sienna Miller [21] showed off her eclectic red carpet style in a strapless dusty rose dress and a floral headpiece at the Tony Awards in NYC.

Amy Poehler [22]'s floral peplum dress was a breath of fresh air on the AFI Life Achievement Awards red carpet.

Kelly Ripa [23] matched an orange and white printed dress with crisp white pumps at the Newhouse Mirror Awards in NYC.

Shay Mitchell creates a fun Summer color duo with a baby blue shorts suit and a neon yellow tank at a Paley Center for Media event in LA.

Emmy Rossum brightened up her Summer style with a green-and-purple floral dress and equally bold green ankle-strap pumps by Bionda Castana.

Sofia Vergara showed off her gorgeous curves in a bright blue Michael Kors sheath dress, then accented her look with shiny Lorraine Schwartz jewels and glittery pumps.

Molly Sims juxtaposed a feminine floral Zara dress with cool Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses, then added a classic finish with black pointy pumps.

Christa B. Allen balanced flirty with feminine in a floral cutout dress at the Disney Media Networks International Upfronts in LA.

Jessica Alba [24] got graphic in a geometric-print collared dress and black Bionda Castana satin heels at a signing for her book, The Honest Life.

Cameron Diaz [25] posed in a chic, white knee-length dress and black ankle-strap sandals at a Tag Heuer event in Monaco.

At the Intermix 20th Anniversary celebration in NYC, Emma Roberts showed off a fabulous exclusive Ohne Titel for Intermix minidress and black peep-toe booties.

Victoria Beckham [26] gave her little black dress a majorly fresh spin via white Casadei pumps and a white envelope clutch.

Amanda Seyfried [27] was a sassy lady in red Preen at the Epic screening in NYC. Her bold look was not complete without black ankle-strap sandals and tousled waves.

Kerry Washington proved that you need not wear brights to stand out. Instead, the actress stunned in pale pink at a Scandal event in LA.

At the Now You See Me screening in LA, Isla Fisher [28] was every bit the fashion plate in a multicolored minidress and black Brian Atwood pumps.

Nina Dobrev [29]'s sleeveless blue Versace minidress featured an edgy slit and studs that took it to a new level. She gave her look a classic finish with metallic pumps.

Ali Larter [30] rocked an eclectic black cutout dress featuring a colorful printed skirt, then furthered the fun with a bright orange box clutch at an event in NYC.

Rosario Dawson [31] hit the Cannes Film Festival in style wearing a gray floral dress, contrasted with a pair of crisp white pumps.

Alexis Bledel was entirely feminine in a white ruffled dress at the CAA Upfronts Party in NYC. Glittery gold sandals and a beaded clutch were the perfect add-ons to her polished style.

Brooklyn Decker got in on the black and white trend via a printed minidress, then added further edge via chunky black sandals.

Anna Faris [32] put her slim figure on display in a pink cutout minidress and black ankle-strap sandals at the CBS upfronts in NYC.

Elisabeth Moss [33] got in on the printed trend in a multicolored scarf-print Clover Canyon dress while visiting the SiriusXM Studios in NYC.

Rebecca Romijn [34] ditched the dress in lieu of an equally eye-catching white jumpsuit at the TNT/TBS upfronts in NYC.

Olivia Palermo took the 2013 Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup in Greenwich as an opportunity to fuse two feminine prints that worked beautifully together.

Lucy Liu [35] put her décolletage on display in an off-the-shoulder printed dress at the CBS upfronts in NYC.

Elizabeth Banks proved that florals and animal print are quite a striking match at a Versace luncheon in Beverly Hills.

Aisha Tyler's floral sheath dress got a major jolt thanks to her neon orange pumps at the CW upfronts in NYC.

Alyssa Milano [36] delivered ladylike with a side of sass in an orange collared cutout blouse, a flared white skirt, and white ankle-strap pumps while strutting through The Grove mall in LA.

Ahna O'Reilly kept her prints loud but colors muted in Christian Dior at the Dior Cruise collection fashion show in Monaco. A black Dior clutch and black pumps lent further dimension.

Karolina Kurkova matched a blue-and-white floral dress with clean white pumps at the 2013 Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup in Greenwich.

Beyoncé hit Kanye West [37]'s NYC birthday bash wearing a striped crop top with a matching pencil skirt, then added hot coral pumps for extra pizzazz.

During a night out in LA, Jamie Chung threw a white blazer over her shoulders, then added color via mint shorts and a blue Alice + Olivia bag.

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