Before Zooey Deschanel came on to the scene, it seemed there were two main ways to dress. You could spend a fortune in time and money to look chic or save and appear a little less put together. But Zooey brought a whole new casual-but-dressed-up look to the forefront of celebrity fashion.
Cool winter wear
During colder months, Zooey might have to cover up her usual light and flirty looks, but she still manages to not lose an ounce of style. A big part of that is thanks to the super-sophisticated, double-breasted coats she sports when the air’s a little brisker. And although she occasionally goes with neutral shades, for the most part she isn’t afraid of bright colours and simple patterns. Snag the look for yourself this winter with this gorgeous double-breasted red coat (zara.com, $120). Complete the ensemble with a pair of tights or leggings and some comfortable boots, such as these low-heel leather boots from Nine West (ninewest.ca, $134).
Flirty skirts and dresses
Zooey is most often seen sporting her favourite look: flirty skirts and dresses that cinch in at the waist. This is such an easy way to accentuate the smallest part of your body and create the appearance of a beautiful hourglass figure. Get the look for yourself by pairing this fitted-and-flared sleeveless jacquard dress (jacob.ca, $50) with a wide black belt around your waist and some simple black flats. Or for a more relaxed affair, tuck a crisp white blouse into this fitted-and-flared jacquard skirt (jacob.ca, $35).
Bright colours and patterns
Never one to shy away from bold fashion choices, Zooey makes the most of bright patterns and colours in all aspects of her ensembles. Brighten your wardrobe with pieces such as this flowery top (hm.com, $35) or this spotted colour block skirt (forever21.com, $22). Don’t be afraid to play around with different colour combinations until you find some looks that work for you. Remember, Zooey doesn’t stick to any rigid rules, and neither should you!
No look is complete without the right accessories, and Zooey knows how to pick out pieces that are the perfect combination of fun, practical and stylish. When the weather’s a little on the nippy side or that favourite dress seems a little too short for a professional occasion, a good pair of tights (hm.com, $13) can come in handy. And for all those important items you don’t want to leave home without? This leather crossbody bag (nordstrom.com, $101) will be an attractive and convenient addition to your purse collection.
Which of Zooey’s killer style trends will you try out for yourself? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!