We think the style gods are smiling down on us by situating all of the glamour and glitz of Oscar night just before the kick-off of spring and summer, the seasons of special occasions. With warm weather approaching, we are beginning to anticipate the weddings, galas, weekend affairs, formals, and even proms (remember the days!), for which we always aim to look fresh and red-carpet amazing. Thankfully, we can breathe easy. With the help of Rent the Runway, an ingenious website that gives us regular folk the rare opportunity to don designer duds for a fraction of the price (if only for one night!), we may never scream "but I have nothing to wear!" ever again. Refinery29 is thrilled to join forces with Rent the Runway (who now offer jewelry, accessories, and bridesmaid apparel, too) to help you complete your head-to-toe look no matter where you're headed. We've chosen our favorite dresses and perfectly-paired accessories from the website to make your wardrobe wonderings less frantic, and your outfit creations easier and chicer than ever. Plus, Rent the Runway is giving away a $1,000 credit to their stocked site, a Yigal Azrouël double-saddle bag valued at $950, and a $600 Barneys gift card for you to score those much-coveted Louboutins. Combined, the stellar prizes, valued at over $2,500, will supply you with enough essentials to whisk you right through the season and into the next. Enter the contest at Renttherunway.com, and be the belle of the ball, without breaking the bank.
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