Steal the look: Bridgit Mendler
Bubbly, blond Bridgit Mendler is perhaps best known for her role as Teddy Duncan on the Disney Channel's Good Luck Charlie, but she's also known for her funky-yet-accessible style. While the 20-year-old might be a big-time celebrity, she wears trends that are readily available in fast-fashion stores like Forever 21, H&M and more. Here's our dead-on dupe for this dressed-up, adorable red-carpet look.
Shine like a jewel in this emerald dress. Mendler's version is a bit short for most body types, but our A-line dupe (ModCloth.com, $60) works great on all body types, from straight up and down to pear shaped. It can be worn during the day on its own or dressed up at night, as Mendler shows when she struts down the red carpet.
Every girl needs a great pair of black tights that will take her through winter and all the way to spring. Mendler pairs her emerald dress with an opaque black pair, which tones down the sexiness of the dress without ruining the cute proportion she's created. These opaque black tights (UrbanOutfitters.com, $12) will certainly do the trick and will work with plenty of other outfits in your closet. It's an instant way to turn a sexy look into an age-appropriate ensemble.
Since our version of Mendler's dress doesn't include the waist-cinching sash of her outfit, we decided to add in our own. This stretchy belt (H&M, $6) adds a bit of feminine curve to the overall ensemble without distracting from it.
Now's the time to add a little bit of edge! This tribal-inspired triangle statement necklace (Icing.com, $13) will turn a few heads when paired with the girliness of the rest of the outfit. Plus, it adds a touch of sparkle and brings everything in the look together.
Black sueded pumps
It's the icing on the cake! This outfit just wouldn't be the same if it were paired with flats. Add a touch of power and attitude to the look with these gorgeous velvet peep-toe pumps (CharlotteRusse.com, $29). They'll add some height to your look without taking the sex appeal overboard.