Emily Ratajkowski has been a lot of things in her short career as an actress. The 24-year old can tick the boxes next to Disney Channel child star (she had a recurring role on on iCarly), video girl (remember her from Robin Thicke’s song of summer “Blurred Lines” — or maybe you tried to forget), Sports Illustrated swimsuit model, cast in a blockbuster film (she played Ben Affleck’s character’s mistress in Gone Girl), and now lead actress alongside one of Hollywood’s hottest dudes, Zac Efron, in the new flick We Are Your Friends. On top of that, she’s blowing up as Hollywood’s newest style muse — just take a look at her recent string of red carpet appearances to see why. While there are plenty of swoon-worthy style moments to be found, we zoned in on the ways you can channel the not-so-newbie’s looks IRL. Below, five style tips you should steal from your new favorite It girl actress.
1. Trade in your tans and khakis for blush pink: We all might not have a gorgeous Grecian gown in our weekly outfit rotation, but you can take a cue from Emily’s hue of choice. Pale, dusty pink is the perfect color to refresh staples in dull tans or khakis and even ones in darker neutrals while giving it a slightly feminine edge. Try swapping out your black blazer for an oversized blush version to give your work wardrobe an instant pick me up.
2. You need a cropped sweater this fall: Did crop tops just get snuggly? Not entirely, but there’s no way around how cute a cropped sweater is. Play up this season’s mod trend by rocking a ribbed knit shortie with a leather mini skirt, or keep it cozy with your go-to pair of mom jeans.
3. Culottes *can* make a cute date-night outfit: One of this season’s most polarizing pant silhouettes is actually one of the flirtiest items of clothing you can own — see the light by thinking about the cropped wide-legged pants as an edgier way to wear a voluminous midi skirt. Keep preppy vibes alive with a boatneck top and classic heels or unleash your inner fashion girl with a patterned button up and platform sneakers. If your boo is a good guy, like Zac here, he won’t let the pants get between the two of you.
4. Belt your jumpsuits: This is the upgrade your jumpsuit collection has been waiting for. Depending on what belt you decide to buckle on — a sleek metallic bar, a Western-inspired rope, a classic leather loop — the accessory can give your onesie a whole new vibe.
5. “Sparkly” + “Sporty” can be style BFFs: That whole “opposites attract” thing is really proving itself to be true with this outfit that adds major sparkle to an otherwise simple, sporty dress. Take note the next time you slip on your favorite sweatpants or athleisure top — it might be time to start accessorizing with your flashy metallic tee or glistening rhinestone statement necklace.
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