Sunday, 18 March 2012

Star Style Obsession - Kristen Bell

I absolutely loved Kristen Bell in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, but I have to admit that after that I didn't really keep up with her films... But I did keep an eye on her stylish appearances at premieres and the like because in my opinion she has a talent for choosing the most adorable dresses to appear in. I can't lie, she does seem to stick mostly to mini-dresses that show off her legs, but the old saying applies - if it ain't broke, don't fix it. This girl knows what works for her and keeps it fresh by opting for unusual colours and patterns. 

I absolutely adore the print on this dress because it is so unique and eye-catching, especially when combined with such a structured shape. Kristen has played it safe and simple with accessories and totally pulls it off.

Don't get me started on how gorgeous this colour is on her. I also love the quirky cut-out detail that adds a bit of extra interest to the dress.

A LBD on Kristen is anything but boring, in fact this one is super-luxe thanks to the way the light reflects off those sequins. She has pitched this one perfectly as the conservative shape and length tone down the all-out glamour of the sequins.

Florals will always be one of my favourite prints, and I love this quirky take on the perennial trend. I am also indescribably jealous of her legs..

Opting for a fierce, structured asymmetric style here and making it work perfectly, thanks to the ladylike accessories and her sweet little smile.

Pastel colours are a real obsession of mine at the moment, and Kristen looks absolutely stunning in them. The combination of baby-blue and peach is gorgeous, and her pink lipstick stops it looking drab.

You can never, ever have too much glitter or diamantes. I love how she has balanced the high hemline with longer sleeves, even if they are sheer and diamante-encrusted. She looks like the cooler incarnation of a disco-ball in this stunning sparkling dress, and I really want one like it now!

This is the outfit that caught my attention this week and specifically made me choose Kristen as my latest style obsession. I am having a bit of a trouser phase, and this pair is incredible (especially considering they are from Topshop!), as is the way she has styled them. The sheer shirt, blazer + necklace combo is quirky, polished and totally du jour, and basically perfect in every way.

As well as on-duty, Kristen has a killer off-duty wardrobe. This look is cute, slightly off-beat and totally adorable. I love the cutout lace top, and yet again the balancing act she pulls with the uber-high hemline and long sleeves - watch and learn.

Finally, this winter look was just too cute not to post. She actually manages to make covering up look super-sweet with those adorable mittens and her knitted turban.

So what do you all think of Kristen Bell and her style? I love the way she can make her signature mini-dress and heels look fresh and on-trend with of-the-moment prints and hues, but I love her style the most when she takes a little risk, like with the Topshop trousers. Her perpetually tousled blonde waves are the perfect offset to pretty much any outfit, and you never see her looking anything less than immaculate makeupwise either - a girl after my own heart.

Love and kisses, Tara xox


  1. Great styles <3
    and amazing blog
    +1 new Follower

    Love Meroda

  2. yep. it's the same basic style but she works all different colors and patterns perfectly. i may not always love every outfit but they are interesting. i really liked her Valentino lace red top and leather skirt from the people's choice awards this year too.

    1. I liked that Valentino look too, but I did feel it lacked accessories. xox

  3. This is a great post! You have such a lovely blog!

    i'm following you
    mind to follow back? :)

  5. The 4th and 5th outfits are gorgeous. Really suits her perfectly!

    Love from the NaNa girls x

  6. She has the best style!!! Great post!