I Love Your Style: Zooey Deschanel

Who or what inspires your style? Many of us use celebrities (like Alexa Chung) or movie characters(like Queen Gorgo from “300″) as style inspiration, even though, most of the time, they are being dressed from head to toe by the best stylists. Which we don’t have. And sometimes it’s damn near impossible to work their Hollywood looks into our not-so-Hollywood lives. I’ve made it my mission to tap into the mind of a fashion stylist and show you how to take your style inspiration – whatever it may be – and make it more you

If you don’t know who Zooey Deschanel is, please kindly let me remove the rock that you’ve been living under to do a little educating.  This girl acts in movies.  This girl sings in her band, She & Him.  This girl sings in her movies she acts in.  Besides all that, this girl made it cool to dress like you went back in time reincarnated as your stylish mom growing up in the ’60s.  And she’s got girls (and guys) mildly obsessed.

There are so many ways different people describe Zooey’s style; they call it “quirky,” “indie,” or “very Zooey.” I think all of those are true, but I think there’s more. Zooey Deschanel’s style reminds me of a shy librarian that was given a subtle makeover.  It’s dainty yet a little bit sexy, a little risky at times with hints of old school vintage. It’s a strange combination, yet she always pulls it off flawlessly.

I applaud you, Zooey Deschanel, for making quirky romantic look sexy again.  I know plenty of guys out there who would prefer a night in with Zooey’s bows and classiness over a crazy night out with Megan Fox (which gives me some faith in humanity).  I love Zooey’s style because she makes it cool to go back to the days of dressing for yourself, and not for a guy or for your friends.  So go ahead and put on that kinda cool sweater your Grandma knitted you and don’t blush.  You could make it look just as cool as Zooey does if you unapologetically enjoy it!

Product Info: Necklace, Belt, DressHair bows, Shoes

I like this outfit because I know if (and when) I ever wore it, I would feel just like Zooey for a day. Now if only I could sing like her…. The blue dress is simple for a day at class or at work, paired with a nude belt to cinch in the waist and give you some curves.  You can pair it with some nude flats if you’re not one to wear heels during the day, but I prefer nude heels; they have an almost magical way of making legs look especially long and they add a nice touch of sexiness to the look. The blue and white bows add the quirky daintiness Zooey so naturally personifies, while the treble clef necklace reminds us all of her most cherished talent.

All pulled together, this outfit has Zooey written all over it: the vintage-inspired dress, the sexy shoes, the fun and funky bows. And it’s a look anyone can pull off. Seriously, try it. Have a little fun with your wardrobe, dress for you and see how good it looks and feels. We may not all be able to act or sing like Zooey, but we can definitely dress like her.  Easy enough!

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