We See You, Spirit Awards!

This time of year, everything seems like it’s leading up to The Oscars. With a main event so major, the industry overlooks other red carpets and premieres that fall in close proximity.

We’re definitely guilty of feeding into Oscar mania, but we’ve taken a second to pause the Academy Awards and give the Film Independent Spirit Awards a few minutes in the spotlight.

The star-studded event took place in beachy Santa Monica over the weekend, and brought with it some major fashion players. Mirroring its venue, the Spirit Awards are notoriously casual and laid back, and this year was no exception. Equal parts elevated and whimsical, Spirit Awards ensembles didn’t disappoint. We’ve rounded up the celebs we feel embodied the event’s vibe to perfection: read on!

jessica chastain 2015 spirit awards

Jessica Chastain’s tasteful LBD puts her on our list! The A Most Violent Year star looks sleek in Saint Laurent, but lace sleeves and adorned wrists lend some fun.

olivia munn spirit awards

Olivia Munn evokes bohemian glamour in a backless, printed gown: taking utmost advantage of the event’s beachy feel.

emma stone spirit awards 2015

Emma Stone epitomizes iconic carpet fashion, and this Monique Lhuillier cutout number is no exception. Effortless cool girl, at its finest!

gilian jacobs spirit awards 2015

Gillian Jacobs takes full advantage of the low-key dress code, in the best way. Note: shoe game strong!

stana katic spirit 2015 awards

Stana Katic stuns in a printed, floor length maxi – California breezy vibes ensue.