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From Jennifer Lopez to Lori Loughlin, how to get red carpet looks on a budget

by Jordan Muto / / Source: TODAY

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There's no doubt that stars bring their A-game when it comes to red carpet dressing, but you don't have to shell out a fortune to steal some of their glamour for your own closet.

From Jennifer Lopez's stunning black gown at the People's Choice Awards to Reese Witherspoon's sunny number at the the Golden Globes, lifestyle expert Chassie Post has tips and tricks for how to turn your favorite red carpet looks into reality.

Bling

Jewels are certainly a girl's best friend and they're actually the secret to taking any little black dress from ordinary to extraordinary. Jennifer Lopez looked sensational in a bedazzled black gown at the People's Choice Awards and you can create a similar look by pairing a few of your favorite necklaces with your go-to black dress. If you want a more casual look, you can do the same with a classic black t-shirt.

People's Choice Awards 2017
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Pro tip: Buy chains by the yard at your local hardware store or try necklace extenders to make your baubles longer — or even put two together.

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Off-the-Shoulder Flare Sleeve Gown, $140, Eloquii

Black dress
Eloquii

Iberrang, $40, Aldo

Necklace
Aldo

Carra, $80, Aldo

high heels
Aldo

Dark florals

It's time to bring some attitude to the world of florals. Lori Loughlin's dark floral midi dress that she wore to the People's Choice Awards was right on trend. Florals in darker hues mean you can wear this traditionally spring-y print all year long.

People's Choice Awards 2017
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Pro tip: Loughlin pulled her look together with shoes with rhinestone hearts. To get a similar look, just try adding shoe clips to your favorite pair of heels.

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I. Madeline Garden Splendor Navy Blue Floral Print Dress, $67, Lulus

Floral dress
Lulus

Vinyl Black Court Shoe, $60, Zara

Heels
Zara

Luthgarde, $20, Aldo

Shoe clips
Aldo

Yellow

This bold hue certainly ruled the Golden Globes red carpet. From Reese Witherspoon to Natalie Portman to Viola Davis, stars rocked yellow gowns. To find the right tone for you, Post suggests trying multiple shades and even taking a photo in the different outfits to see which you like best.

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Pro tip: Accessorize your yellow ensemble with rich tones like reds or purples. Otherwise, metallics are always a good idea.

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River Island Premium Lace Midi Prom Dress, $48, Asos

Yellow dress
Asos

Velvet Bow Platform Thick Heel, $88, Express

Velvet shoes
Express

Velvet

When it came to menswear at both the Golden Globes and Critic's Choice Awards, velvet was the fabric of choice. It's also a huge trend of the moment in womenswear. It's luxurious and fashionable, but also super plush and comfortable.

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Pro tip: Not so sure about a velvet suit? Just go for a blazer.

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Noose & Monkey Super Skinny Suit Jacket, $211, Asos

Velvet suit jacket
Asos

Noose & Monkey Super Skinny Suit Pants, $98, Asos

Velvet suit pants
Asos

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