Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Vanity Fair 2012 Best-Dressed List

Vanity Fair posted its Best-Dressed List of 2012 yesterday. It’s sprinkled with an eclectic and absorbing mix of icons, including 60 Minutes correspondent Morley Safer, Princess Alexandra of Greece, rapper Jay-Z, and Alice & Olivia CEO Stacey Bendet. 

My award goes to the List’s Diane Kruger; I not only envy the actress's boyishly-handsome boyfriend Joshua Jackson, but her sharp fashion I.Q.

Kruger earns high honors for elegant red carpet looks, but if you don’t have occasion to wear couture gowns often, try emulating her prize-winning, casual street style. 



For summer, the blond beauty wears bright, scene-stealing color. A fitted sweater tucked into a belted, tweed skirt creates an appearance that is pulled together, but far from boring given the variety. The cardigan’s fuchsia shade reads grandpa-chic, not outdated-dingy, and her straw fedora is a reminder that small accessories play a big role in elevating an outfit from mediocre to memorable.



When the weather chills, Kruger layers textures and patterns like a pro. A striped tee topped with a cuffed-sleeve denim jacket and breezy scarf is the definition of casual cool.



A heavier-weight coat is necessary in the winter, but one with fur trim that lets a patterned top [i love her polkda dots] play peek-a-boo prevents the personality-erasing effect of most outerwear – a winning choice.



Skinny jeans or contoured leggings ensure your feminine shape isn’t completely disguised when the snow begins to fall, and heeled booties allow practical, yet attractive, travel. The A-lister’s method of mixing a couple of textiles & textures while maintaining basic black as the unifying foundation results in looks that aren’t overwhelming and eccentric, but refined and cutting-edge.

Add a chunky infinity scarf, vintage shades, confident smile and maybe you’ll make VF’s 2013 list. Or at least look good trying.



Pick up the September Vanity Fair Style Issue for more about Kruger’s fashion sense, straight from the source. 


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