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Style Icon Keira Knightly: Recreate The Look

January 17, 2012 12:00 AM

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Photo Credit: Bella Q

Photo Credit: Bella Q

By Bella Q

Many shoppers look to celebrities for some wardrobe inspiration, but they don’t need superstar pocketbooks to capture their stellar style. Here’s a basic look as worn by A-lister actress Keira Knightly, that can easily recreated by shopping locally around Sacramento. Keira was caught on camera at the Glastonbury Music festival incognito, but still looking comfy and chic. Yours truly gamely roamed the neighborhood of Midtown searching shops to recreate this look.

Here are the key pieces to Keira Knightly’s day look:

Black Knit Cap
Oversized Sunglasses
Layered necklaces
Over-sized worn Army Jacket
Black T-shirt or Tank top
Black Jeggings
*optional: Oversized Take-out Coffee cup

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Photo Credit: Left, Photo by MJ Kim/Getty Images; Right, Bella Q


The best thing about Keira’s outfit is that it includes garments and accessories that might already reside your closet. If you don’t already own these basics, try finding them at a local shop. What wardrobe is complete without a basic black T-shirt or a simple black tank? Not yours. And black jeggings, aka jean/leggings (or skinny stretch jeans) are de rigueur wearing under oversized sweaters and blazers. If you don’t have a standard pair of jeggings or basic black T-shirt, you need to pick these up stat!

While not everybody loves a beanie, I personally find a black knit beanie an essential for keeping the head warm as well as adding a bit of grunge-y goodness to casual winter outfits. This super soft knitted topper was picked up for under $20 bucks at Cuffs Urban Apparel. Cuffs, also carries a terrific selection of affordable yet fashion forward sunglasses, too. You can grab yourself a pair of trendy shades that start at $15.

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Photo Credit: Bella Q


What upgrades this possibly androgynous look to chic is the jewelry: strands of layered necklaces that alternate between gold chain links and beads. Legacy in Midtown carries an affordable option. We layered 3 of them to re-create this look. At around $30 bucks a piece, these necklaces were a conversation starter. Within 10 minutes of wearing them, the model was approached by 2 women and asked where she got them! Another great source for versatile jewelry are thrift stores. This N That Thrift & Gift is a charity-based thrift store that offers a wide selection of new + secondhand jewelry. You can score a handful, suitable for layering, for under five dollars each.
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Photo Credit: Bella Q


The pivotal piece to this Kiera Knightly day look is the well-worn Army jacket. A military- style jacket is a unisex + utilitarian garment that never goes out of style, and carries with it a surprising amount of versatility. There are a variety of design variations about, ranging in price from $10 -$150 dollars, depending on where you look. I highly recommend hitting the consignment and thrift stores first, since the coat looks great already broken in, there is no need to buy one brand new. Some great Army Jacket options were found at French Cuff Consignment, Thrift Town and This N That Thrift & Gift, all for well under $40 bucks.
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Photo Credit: Bella Q


Shopping Local: MIDTOWN

Cuffs Urban Apparel
2523 J Street
Sacramento, Ca 95816
(916) 443-2881
Hours: Mon to Sat 11am-7pm, Sun 11am to 6pm
http://www.shopcuffs.com/

French Cuff Consignment
2527 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 442-3724
Hours: Daily 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
http://www.frenchcuffbtq.com/

Legacy Boutique
2418 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95818
(916) 706-0481
Hours: Mon to Thurs 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Fri to Sun 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

This N That Thrift & Gift
2590 21st Street
Sacramento, Ca 95818
(916) 457-1877
Hours: Tues to Sat 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sun 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
www.wix.com/tntthrift/tntwebpage

Bella Q is a plus-forty fashion blogger from Sacramento, California. When she’s not thrift shopping or posting outfits as The Citizen Rosebud , she’s probably out people watching and snapping shots of some stylish denizen for Street Style SACRAMENTO.
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