Saturday, 25 February 2012

Star Style Obsession - Zoe Saldana

This is another case of a style obsession that is literally just that, a style obsession. As far as Zoe Saldana's actual acting work goes, I am not even sure I have seen a film she has been in, and I don't know very much about her in general.. However, her stylish presence has been noticed at many a premiere and on many a best dressed list, and for good reason. There is something so effortless about her look - the way she carries herself just oozes confidence, meaning that she looks gorgeous in pretty much all her outfits, and could never be accused of letting the clothes wear her. 

Personally, I prefer her on-duty wardrobe which is filled with gorgeous dresses that are sometimes simple & chic, sometimes glittering & embellished, and always glamorous. But I do have an appreciation for her off-duty style too - it's just not very 'me'. On the street she manages to work wardrobe staples and separates for a minimal-effort, fuss-free yet perpetually chic look, and kudos to her for making basic pieces anything but boring.

Anyone who can pull off this stunning shade of yellow is incredibly lucky.. I am very jealous of her now! The simple cut of the dress shows off her figure incredibly well, and that necklace is all she needs to accessorize such a statement frock.

Black dresses are like the bread and butter of event show fashion, and could easily be classed as unimaginative, but not when Zoe's working one. The dip-hem and embellished neckline make this dress stand out, and that pop of lipstick is the perfect compliment.

I absolutely adore this colour on Zoe, and the texture is gorgeous. There are literally no flaws in this look, it is faultless. The skinny belt perfectly nips in her waist, and that smile sets it all off to perfection.

As you know, one of SS'12's big trends is Great Gatsby, aka 1920s flapper girl chic, and this look encapsulates the trend perfectly. That drop-waist dress is to die for, and perfectly styled with minimal accessories and retro-looking hair.

Embellished dresses work really well on Zoe because she knows exactly how to wear them. She lets the dress do all the talking and doesn't try to drown it out with accessories or over-the-top makeup, and as a result always looks stunning yet never overdone. I love this dress.

She seems to have found another, even more embellished dress, and is working it incredibly. I absolutely adore this look because it is eye-catching, show-stopping and looks totally unique.

With this look, Zoe might just be convincing me that shorts suits are not some hideous perversion of nature, but are actually pretty cute and cool. I love the way she has balanced the print with a white tee and simple accessories, along with that big smile. Oh, and I am also officially jealous of her perfect pins!

Off-duty, Saldana has stuck to a neutral colour palette which keeps her look fresh and casual. It is the luxe accessories like those sunglasses & that bag that keep this look firmly in fashion territory. 

I love the way she is wearing this denim shirt, so simply styled with black skinny jeans and ankle boots - I might have to try this sometime! Again, the luxe accessories rev up a simply day-time look.

You've got to either be very brave or very foolish to wear all white, and for this outfit I am going with brave because it is utterly gorgeous! I love the differing textures and also those nude heels.

Zoe Saldana's style is effortless, simple and often very wearable. She doesn't go over the top with her styling, which keeps her laid-back style cool, chic and easily glamorous. Off-duty, she dresses like a normal person, albeit one with a million-dollar wardrobe, which makes her the perfect inspiration on those 'what do I wear' days - the answer is with Zoe. On the red carpet she takes on and perfectly pulls off new season trends, giving a masterclass in dressing for cocktail hour. What do you think of her style? I love it.

Love and kisses, Tara xox


  1. I love the way she dresses at events! <3

  2. She really look stunning with her outfits. Beautiful!

    Much love from the SABO SKIRT girls!

  3. Love these photos of Zoe Saldana, she really does wear everything so well!

    Be Frassy

  4. These outfits are perfect, casual and simple but still so chic.