A-list celebrities have been filling red carpets and press rooms over the past two weeks at the Toronto International Film Festival, and all eyes have been on what they're wearing. The Huffington Post Canada Living team has been weighing in on celebrity style in our TIFF 2011 fashion gallery. We also had a chance to speak with two fashion-forward women, Stephanie Mark and Erin Kleinberg, to give us some insight on this year's trends and how to translate them into real life. The two founders of The Coveteur have spent endless hours peering into the closets of top fashion trendsetters, and have the inside edge working backstage at TIFF this year.
Both women agree that this season, classic looks can be played up with simple and colourful additions.
The Big Trend: Casual And Laid-Back
Stephanie: This year we are seeing a more laid-back red carpet look. We've seen Alexander McQueen blazers, nothing really over the top, just well put together outfits with cool detailing like fedoras. And the shoes, we have seen great shoes: nothing that's glam-overkill which is really nice.
Erin: Kirsten Dunst is also doing it really well with her hair really loose or pulled back and an easy blouse with stunning skirts. I think this year is definitely polished and its a nice break for everyone who probably just came from Venice. It's not gowns every night, so it's a nice way to be stylish and casual.
Bright Bold Colours And Neutrals
Stephanie: We are definitely seeing a lot of cobalt blue, bright yellows and poppy reds -- tons of saturated colours. But at the same time there are a lot of white, blacks and neutrals, but done in a different ways. Adding metallic colours, beading and lace, we've seen a lot of this. Megan Fox wore a red dress and Salma Hayek also had a lot of gold one night.
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Check out our gallery of TIFF style tips from The Coveteur girls on how you can incorporate celeb trends into your own style:
Megan Fox looks stunning in this red dress paired with leopard print white heels. Erin says adding statement heels can make any outfit stand out.Megan Fox attends Toast The Cast Of 'Friends With Kids' reception, hosted by Michael Kors, Vanity Fair's Krista Smith and Red Granite Pictures at Jamie Kennedy Center at the Gardiner Museum on September 9, 2011 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Toby Canham/Getty Images for Vanity Fair)
We may not be feeling the belt, but Salma Hayek does know how to add metallic colours to her outfit. Actress Salma Hayek attends a screening of the film "Americano" during the Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011 in Toronto. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
Kirsten Dunst's Chanel white maxi skirt and navy blouse are the perfect pair. Stephanie and Erin suggest taking this look to the office or wearing a silk maxi skirt for nights out.Kirsten Dunst attends Hugo Boss / GQ Party at The 2011 Toronto International Film Festival at Hugo Boss Store on September 10, 2011 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Peter Bregg/Getty Images for Hugo Boss)
Evan Rachel Wood keeps it business casual with this pinstripe suit. Stephanie recommends adding simple accessories like the fedora hat to add more personal style.Actress Evan Rachel Wood arrives at 'Ides Of March' Premiere at Roy Thomson Hall during the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival on September 9, 2011 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Bryce Dallas Howard gives us another look for the maxi, this time in dress form. Stephanie and Erin suggest this outfit as a summer trend you can incorporate in fall with a blazer or statement shoes.Producer Bryce Dallas Howard arrives at the 'Restless' Premiere at Ryerson Theatre during the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival on September 8, 2011 in Toronto, Canada.
Marisa Tomei has a lot going on in this look. Her use of a metallic coloured palette is a trend Stephanie and Erin believe will stick with us this fall. Actress Marisa Tomei attends the 'Ides Of March' Premiere at Roy Thomson Hall during the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival on September 9, 2011 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
And all eyes continue to be on Ryan Gosling. Walking the carpet in a khaki suit, he also has a pair of black detailed Prada shoes.Actor Ryan Gosling arrives at 'Ides Of March' Premiere at Roy Thomson Hall during the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival on September 9, 2011 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
The heels are getting higher and higher. Michelle Monaghan's maroon and gold studded shoes adds to the trend of studs and making a statement. Actress Michelle Monaghan arrives at the premiere of 'Machine Gun Preacher' at Roy Thomson Hall during the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival on September 11, 2011 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Stick with the neutrals. Stephanie and Erin suggest adding neutral coloured shoes to your collection just like Freida Pinto's nude studded heels. em>Actress Freida Pinto (shoe detail) arrives at the BlackBerry Inside Film Lounge at Brassaii on September 9, 2011 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for BlackBerry)
A clear win for our fashion experts, both Stephanie and Erin recommend neutral beiges and lace as a fall must-have this season.Actress Keira Knightley attends Sony Pictures Classic Cocktail Party at Creme Brasserie during the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival on September 10, 2011 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Toby Canham/Getty Images)
Another classic colour: White paired with gold detailing. Stephanie recommends playing up neutrals with metallic colours as well.Actress Olivia Wilde arrives at the InStyle And The Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Annual Event during the 2011 Toronto International Film Festivalat Windsor Arms Hotel on September 13, 2011 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Even if you decide to stick with the classic blacks this year, Stephanie and Erin suggest adding coloured accessories like jewellery or bags. Actress Angelina Jolie arrives at 'Moneyball' Premiere at Roy Thomson Hall during the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival on September 9, 2011 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
All About The Maxis And The Shoes
Stephanie: The maxi skirt or the maxi dress are both good to work with. You can also have a nice blouse and tuck it in a maxi skirt for the office or add nice heels with a crop top and wear it at night.
Erin: I always think about shopping on a budget. Not all of us are celebrities. Aldo Shoes is a good way to get shoes for the look you want but at really reasonable prices. Shoes are so important this season and there is so much you can do with them. Add bold colours to update a look or leopard print ones like Megan Fox did. Shoes are also getting higher and higher. Everyone wants that classic pump or pointy toed sleek and sexy heels, you can also add these to your personal look.
TIFF Celebrity Fashion Favourites
Stephanie: "Keira Knightley has amazing neutrals but she is also using prints and colour. "
Erin: "This year everyone is talking about Ryan Gosling. He had a khaki suit with Prada shoes, I think everyone just has the hots for him."
Not Just The Ladies
Stephanie: We were both saying there are some trends with men this year. Ryan Golsing's khaki suit and George Clooney in navy. Great ways for men to try this at home is to add colour with ties or switching up your suit colours from classic black.