I’m not sure how else to preface this column except for saying that I think Kristen Stewart is cool, plain and simple. She seems cool in interviews, has been in some pretty cool movies (besides The Twilight Saga) and has seriously cool style. When she’s not sporting her go-to jeans and t-shirt look, she’s taking fashion risks left and right and earning substantial cool points in my book. But before I reach the limit on how many times I can say “cool” in one column, I present to you four of my favorite recent KStew looks and where to find the best substitute items.
Last month at the Kids’ Choice Awards, Stewart wowed in a blue lace mini dress and matching blue pumps, which was a pleasant departure from her predominantly dark color palette. Normally, I would shy away from donning a completely monochromatic ensemble, but I think the pattern of the lace provides enough texture and variability to prevent Stewart from looking like Violet Beauregarde. Additionally, the color scheme facilitates an opportunity to accessorize with items like bold metallic jewelry or a shiny clutch, which will offset the intensity of the blue hue.
This next look is more characteristic of Stewart’s everyday style, and although I found substitute pieces, chances are you already have the majority of this outfit stored in your closet. However, if you don’t, just know that you can never go wrong with pairing an awesome leather jacket with dark wash denim, so I encourage you to think of owning versatile pieces like these as an investment in your style. You don’t have to exactly copy Stewart’s look, either. Try mixing it up by wearing heeled booties instead of flats, a high-low top as opposed to a simple tee or even throw your hair into a top knot and play up your makeup.
Oxford flats and skirts are a combination near and dear to my heart, but I understand if the schoolgirl look isn’t your thing, and you would rather wear ballet flats or heels. Fortunately, Stewart’s ensemble is stylishly flexible enough to wear with just about any footwear save for Birkenstocks or tattered flip flops. So feel free to wear a pair of Oxfords like the one I chose or bust out your platform heels because this look welcomes all styles of shoes. Another thing I admire about this ensemble is Stewart’s demonstration of how black and royal blue can totally be paired together (I mean, the Backstreet Boys did it successfully), and the addition of a white blouse is perfect for executing the color-blocking trend.
Stewart’s final outfit is probably her edgiest, but by switching out leather pants for look-alike leggings, this ensemble can be comfortably recreated. I found a similar blouse on Forever 21’s website and open-toed booties on Endless, and with this silver ring from Topshop, a look that is similar to (and considerably cheaper than) Stewart’s is ready to be worn out and about.
With her new film Snow White and the Huntsman set to open next month, we’re bound to see more of Stewart’s style both on and off the red carpet, and I couldn’t be more excited. If you also love KStew’s style or are simply fangirling about SWATH’s release (like I am), share this with your friends on Facebook and/or Twitter! And as usual, recommendations for alternative pieces and tips for recreating this celebrity’s look are always welcome.