LOS ANGELES (MCT) -- Anne Hathaway proved to be quite the fashion chameleon at this year's Academy Awards show. For her role as co-host, she made a total of eight costume changes, including into a Valentino gown, fringed Oscar de la Renta, svelte blue Giorgio Armani and custom-made Lanvin tuxedo.
She's currently costarring with Jim Sturgess in the romantic film "One Day" -- which takes her through 20 years of fashion -- and her next role involves suiting up in all black to play Catwoman in the film "The Dark Knight Rises," slated to open next July.
Hathaway made a recent "Today" show appearance to promote "One Day" looking like a girl on holiday in a peppermint-candy-striped sheer sleeveless blouse and printed palazzo pants, both by Elizabeth and James. She accessorized with a pair of yellow strappy heels and a large blue and gold ring.
Palazzo pants can be intimidating -- right perhaps for the tallest of celebrities but either too cute for the rest of us or utterly ridiculous. They may resemble pajama pants in both shape and fabric (typically in a silk or other swoosh-able fabric). But the palazzo pant is meant to be grand -- as in, worn with oversized sunglasses and a glass of Champagne in your hand while you frolic on a yacht. And it's time to get over the intimidation factor. The style was all over the spring runways, looking modern, with Fendi showing a deep purple pair and D&G with a cropped denim version.
Whether you're on a lavish vacation or simply going to meet your friends for lunch, create your own grand entrance in the A/Wear floral print palazzo pant for $73.18 from Asos.com, or, for petites, the Asos petite pleated floral palazzo pant for $29.27.
For a bold, mixed print look like Hathaway's, pair printed pants with the Rachel Pally Neva top for $77 from Revolveclothing.com. For a fun cropped version, get the Striped crop tank for $8.90 from Forever21.com. If wearing palazzo pants and mixed prints seems too adventurous, get the more conservative Bar III sleeveless embellished-front sheer top from Macys.com for $14.99 or the Hinge tie front tank from Nordstrom.com for $58.
Try out your new look with any pair of solid-colored strappy heels or espadrilles and don't forget to accessorize. Get Hathaway's chunky jewelry look with the Asos rectangular cocktail ring with cobalt blue enamel for $14.64 from Asos.com.
You'll be ready for that glass of Champagne.