While actress Kate Bosworth might have first caught the world’s attention by wearing very little – as a surfer in 2002’s Blue Crush, her first starring role – it is her red-carpet elegance and flair for off-duty fashion that has caught, and kept, our attention here at Mama’s A Rolling Stone. Whether she is donning a figure-hugging minidress, a graceful gown or a pair of ultra-short denim cut-offs, there is something about Kate that makes us unable to turn away. As such, it seems only natural to dedicate our latest It Girl story to her.
Although life in the style spotlight can be tricky to navigate, Kate is one of the rare few that have mastered the art of dressing up and dressing down. While her off-duty ensembles usually combine wardrobe essentials such as skinny jeans and button-down shirts with on-trend pieces like gladiator sandals and ruffled skirts, her red-carpet style is all about classic silhouettes and uncomplicated yet chic accessories.
Between Kate’s street style, party panache and red-carpet chic, there are plenty of outfits to take inspiration from; as such, we have sorted through the masses to find five favorites that we think showcase Kate’s style the best. With that, we present our latest It Girl story, featuring the sartorial smarts of Kate Bosworth.
As we mentioned above, one of the things we love most about Kate is her ability to look perfectly at home in both low-key and luxe ensembles. Case in point: back in May, Kate was spotted in New York’s East Village (far left) wearing a simple-yet-stylish trio of pieces: skinny jeans, suede ankle boots and a loose boyfriend shirt (in this season’s most on-trend color – khaki green – natch). To recreate this unfussy yet on-point ensemble, start with a relaxed military-inspired shirt; we like Topshop’s Bonded Military Shirt ($55) and Equipment’s Saige Washed Silk Shirt ($228). Finish off the outfit with a pair of Blank Denim’s Skinny Jeans ($78) and suede cowboy-inspired ankle boots – since Kate’s Isabel Marant boots are completely sold out, we’re opting for Maje’s Olivette Suede Ankle Boots ($330).
A great pair of denim cut-offs is a necessity for your spring/summer wardrobe for one simple reason: they can serve as the basis of a slew of different outfits. Here, Kate deftly demonstrates the versatility of her denim cut-offs (second from left) by pairing them with a classic, crisp white button-up shirt and gladiator sandals. The overall effect? Classic with a contemporary twist. For a similarly stylish outfit, start with Kate’s personal preference: J Brand’s 1043 Roll Up Shorts ($158). Add a white button-up shirt, such as 7 For All Mankind’s Resort Shirt ($113), and then throw on a pair of gladiator sandals – we like DV By Dolce Vita’s Odessa Studded Gladiator Sandals ($59) and Groove’s Road T-Strap Sandals ($27.26 – $34.94).
While you can never go wrong with a simple silhouette, any fashionista worth her salt knows that an eye-catching cocktail dress is an essential in every girl’s closet. As such, we are particularly enamored with the edgy animal print that adorned the Proenza Schouler dress Kate wore to last year’s MOCA New 30th Anniversary Gala in Los Angeles (middle). For a similar look, we like Just Cavalli’s Leopard Print Dress ($335.34) and ASOS’s Tailored Leopard Print Pencil Dress ($64.01). Of course, an attention-grabbing dress needs little in the way of accessories; we recommend a simple pair of pumps, such as Joan & David’s Flipp Platform Pumps ($200).
For the last few years, Kate has consistently been one of the style stand-outs at the annual Coachella Music Festival. Accordingly, she has mastered the art of blending fashion with music – just last week, Kate was spotted heading to a Kings Of Leon concert in Los Angeles (second from right) in a perfect boho-meets-rocker ensemble. For a similar look, layer a ruffled skirt like Free People’s Tea Party Ruffle Skirt ($42.99) underneath a loose sweater – we like Juicy Couture’s 3/4 Sleeve Mesh Sweater ($148) and Acne’s Lauren Sweater ($289). Finish off the outfit with Kate’s new favorite accessory: Alexander Wang’s Diego Bucket Bag ($895).
Today’s It Girl feature wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t tackle Kate’s inherent flair for red-carpet fashion. Earlier this year, Kate attended the official 2010 Golden Globes after-party (far right) in a stunning white Calvin Klein dress. While her exact dress is sadly no longer available, we think Calvin Klein’s Petal Appliqué Dress ($178) makes for a stylish stand-in, as does BCBGMaxazria’s Sleeveless Silk Dress ($185.99). Complete your outfit by adding delicate footwear, such as Calvin Klein’s Kaden Sandals ($108) or Lauren By Ralph Lauren’s Astor Sandals ($88.95).
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