Although Michelle Williams first stole our hearts as the free-spirited Jen Lindley in Dawson’s Creek, it was her marigold yellow Vera Wang gown at the 2006 Oscars that cemented her place in our hearts as one of the best dressed celebrities of all time. With that said, we are thrilled to explore Michelle’s style in today’s It Girl story. If you love her personal brand of casual-yet-chic as much as we do, make sure you click through for all the details on what she wears, how she wears it, and how you can make her look your own! Read on!
What does she wear?
One of the qualities we like most about Michelle’s personal style is that she always looks perfectly put together—whether she is catching a flight or posing on the red carpet. While out and about in New York City (far left) in November, Michelle effortlessly paired a white Tibi blazer and striped Stella McCartney tee with a pair of cropped blue jeans, creating a casual-yet-chic daytime ensemble. For InStyle’s A Promise Of Beauty and Brilliance Golden Globe Awards Event, which was held in Beverly Hills back in January, Michelle paired a white Versace mini dress with shimmering platform sandals. Later that day, Michelle wore a striped top and burgundy leather skirt, both by Jason Wu, to a lunch in West Hollywood in honor of My Week With Marilyn. For a For a less formal event—the Mulberry fall runway show, which was held in London late last month—Michelle once again created an easy-yet-effortless ensemble, pairing a blue tea dress a navy coat and studded flats.
How does she style it?
It isn’t hard to see that Michelle is a minimalist at heart, but she is also a full-time mother, so every outfit needs to be able to come together quickly. With that said, Michelle tends to steer clear of statement-making accessories and instead allow her clothes to do the talking. The key to this method is to pick clothes that have interesting and under-the-radar details. For instance, her white Versace dress has a studded waistband that catches the eye in an unassuming way, while the blue dress she wore to the Mulberry show has a studded top. For another example, check out her striped Stella McCartney tee—it is embroidered with a palm tree! These are the details that make Michelle’s outfits stand out from the crowd without ever feeling over the top.
How can I make Michelle’s look my own?
On off-duty days, you can make Michelle’s look your own by picking out pieces that will quickly and easily elevate your outfit from simple to stylish. A pair of colored jeans like Current/Elliott’s The Stiletto Jeans ($174) will definitely have that effect! A smart blazer will also instantly pull together an outfit; we like Elizabeth and James’s Spring Jim Blazer ($395) and Topshop’s Co-ord Jacquard Blazer ($150). To finish, look for flats in a fun color like Madewell’s Suede Sidewalk Skimmer Flats ($88). When it comes to dressing up, dresses like ASOS’s Tulip Dress ($47) and Mango’s Waiststring Dress ($23) are perfect for more casual events, while Milly’s Carolina Lace Dress ($355) and Zara’s Tulip Dress ($129) are better for dressier occasions. To complete your look, add a pair of delicate sandals—like Nina’s Electra Sandals ($99)—in a tone that matches your dress.
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