Smart ladies love fashion, the 2016 Independent Spirit Awards

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In all of the Oscar hullabaloo we did NOT forget the Independent Spirit Award fashion. The show, which takes place steps away from the beach (they remind you of this a LOT during the show) features some more casual and fun fashion.

Christopher Abbott

I like the casualness of Abbott’s suit but I’m not sure the three piece suit screams “BEACH!” -K

I think he looks very handsome! Good job not wearing a tie! -M

Shohreh Aghdashloo

Shohreh is a very classy lady but this looks like she got lost on the way to a business meeting. -K

Dump the bag and shoes and switch them for something more casual and light-colored. -M

Katie Aselton

Katie nailed the beachy vibe of the Spirits. I really love the pattern of the dress. -K

Perfect all the way around, including the hair. -M

Abraham Attah and Cary Fukunaga

These two are adorable. I love Cary’s white suit and Abraham’s bow-tie. -K

I seriously cried when that kid won Best Actor and I haven’t even seen the movie! He seems lovely. -M

Kristina Bazan

Kristina seems to be a model and though we usually don’t include them I really loved this very seventies pink ensemble even the gold platforms that match her clutch. -K

Something is off with her hair and makeup. -M

Jessica Biel

I really like this though it’s a bit snug in the belly. The shoes are super fun. -K

This is so tight in the hips–how did she sit down? She made up for it with those shoes, though! -M

Cate Blanchett

Embroidered kaftan FTW! Cate Blanchett is an amazing woman. -K

If you’re going to have a nude underlay, do something like this, where the pattern isn’t the same all over. She looks fantastic. -M

Effie Brown

Effie Brown’s boho maxi skirt and cardigan are perfect for a winter day on the beach. -K

Despite this being my high school colors, I think it’s very event-appropriate. -M

Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain has great taste in shoes. I just wish she wore clothes a half-size bigger. Her hair is amazing. -K

Size up and TAILOR. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD. This is weird on her boobs. -M

Emilia Clarke

I love Emilia’s dress but it’s something I would wear to a job interview NOT to an awards show. -K

I think it’s great but that purse has got to go. It looks too business-y. -M

Lauren Cohan

Lauren is from The Walking Dead and that creepy doll movie Boy and she is ON THEME! -K

Awesome job! Her hair is fab. -M

Olivia Cooke

Olivia is dating Christopher Abbot and was the dying girl in Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. This outfit is super cute and sparkly. -K

I don’t think I like the straight-across neckline. I’m getting really picky in my old age. -M

Emma Donoghue

Emma wrote both the book and adaptation of Room and her hair is lovely and I want to wear this dress to my friend’s wedding in June. -K

Also, really good jewelry, Emma. -M

Illeana Douglas

I want to rip that tulle over-skirt off with my bare hands! -K

I don’t think that could save it, Katie. -M

Idris Elba

SO FUCKING FOXY! -K

Be still my heart. I LOVE the shoes. -M

Marielle Heller

Marielle directed The Diary of a Teenage Girl and it’s a really lovely movie but I wish she had on different shoes. -K

She seems fun and punk rock. I would enjoy her. -M

Dree Hemingway

BEACH KAFTAN FUN! -K

Those tassels are the best. I want this. -M

Jennifer Jason Leigh

Jenifer Jason Leigh seemed to have a good time this awards season. -K

The sleeves are unnecessary. -M

Stana Katic

Stanna Katic has nice hair BUT I think this might be TOO much kaftan fun. -K

What is it being held up with? It looks like a bathroom fixture. -M

Zoe Kazan and Paul Dano

I love these two and their clothes are lovely too. -K

GIMME THOSE SHOES. I hope they stay together forever. -M

Brie Larson

This is the best she looked all awards season. -K

Agreed. Way more interesting than anything she has worn since switching stylists. -M

Anthony Mackie

Another foxy dude. -K

He looks great! I love the casual shoes. -M

Rami Malek

And yet another one. I really love colorful suits on dudes. -K

SO HOT. -M

Rooney Mara

Rooney is making beachy goth a thing and I might like it. -K

This is wonderful and I would also wear it. I like how her makeup is less severe for this daytime event. -M

Rachel McAdams

This dress is pretty and then you realize it’s high in the back and low in the front. I think it’s supposed to be varying but it’s like two feet shorter in the back than in the front. I like her hair and make-up. -K

This is completely bizarre. -M

Kate McKinnon

I don’t know why she didn’t wear her cute black dress on the red carpet. I would have liked this a lot more if it was fitted better and she had a fun color shoe. -K

This is so poorly fitted. Booo. -M

Cynthia Nixon

I kind of like this. I think I’m getting tired and cranky. -K

So fun! I wish the shoes were silver. -M

Frieda Pinto

Frieda is killing it. -K

This whole look is great. I like that her shoes and dress don’t exactly match. -M

Bel Powley

Bel’s dress is also fabulous and fun. -K

Another wonderful look from head to toe. I would also wear this dress. Her makeup is beautiful. -M

Nikki Reed

Nikki’s dress is very fall and I am done with fall and WINTER. -K

This is definitely a great dress but I wish it was in a different colorway for this event. -M

Mya Taylor

I love Mya’s maxi dress and her beachy waves. -K

The bag is too big but otherwise, she looks terrific. -M

Juno Temple

Great hair and face but WAY overdressed. -K

What event is she going to?? -M

Marisa Tomei

FUCKING PERFECTION! Marisa and Cate need to make a movie together stat. -K

And the shoes too! She is one of my favorite people to see on the rc. -M

Aisha Tyler

Aisha was on her way to the same business meeting as Shohreh and Emilia but decided the Spirits were a more fun place to go. -K

The dress is ok, but the accessories failed her. I wish there was a bit more color on her lips. -M

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