Wearing a leopard maxi skirt to a red carpet event sounds like a fashion faux-pas, but for Jamie King, who wore a skirt paired with a sweater to an event in Hollywood, it is an opportunity to show off her effortless, rebellious style. And clearly, based on the gorgeous photos of her from the event, she absolutely killed it.
The actress made it out to the Tacori Presents Riviera At The Roosevelt event at The Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, California on Tuesday. Joined by other actresses and celebrities like Allison Janey and Christina Hendricks, King was certainly among the chic Hollywood crowd. But while her peers wore cut-out, form-fitting dresses, and skirts paired with adorned sweaters respectively, King opted for a different kind of outfit. And boy, is it a statement.
Looking gorgeous as always, King wore a long black, knitted sweater with short sleeves. She paired it with a brown, silky skirt with two major slits on the sides over what seems to be black trousers, or at least a black under-layer. If it is in fact a skirt/pants hybrid, the look could be based on a traditional form of dress called the salwar kameez worn by some South Asian women. I'm not exactly sure if it's one piece, or if it's two separate ones, but the skirt paired with the all black outfit made it stand out and gave it some extra personality. Additionally, she wore dangling earrings and black stiletto mules with the look.
The skirt infuses the outfit with more texture and a more interesting silhouette. I can confidently say I have never seen an outfit like this, but that's what makes it so cool and edgy. Her minimal, modern accessories also add to that luxe feeling.
But I think what I really like about this outfit is that it exemplifies King's risk-taking, rebellious attitude towards style — that a one-size-fits-all, or one-trend-fits-all, mentality is the wrong way to go, and that wearing what you like is the best rule of thumb. Even though I'm sure an event like this requires some what of a dress-code, King is willing to push the envelope with an ensemble she really likes.
This isn't the first time King has been a total style rebel. In honor of her amazing style, and her encouraging attitude about taking risks, here are nine other times she rocked something unexpected and awesome.
1. Short Suit
Boy's school uniform or absolutely gorgeous take on the formal suit by King? I think the latter.
2. Nude Midi Dress
Move over Kim Kardashian! You're not the only person who can ace pregnancy style with straight A's. Doesn't she look gorgeous in this cream-colored midi dress?
3. Sheer Dress
Some more pregnancy style, because really, this amazing outfit has got to be applauded.
A modern take on a little white dress: a basic white shirt paired with tights and over-the-knee boots. Excuse me while I pin this outfit to my "Dream Outfits" board on Pinterest.
5. Gold & Gray Gown
Uhm, Grecian goddess much? I would be more than happy to bow down to King in those beyond amazing gray and gold gown.
6. Striped Dress
Horizontal stripes. Another faux-pas that King has completely and fabulously dismissed.
This certainly isn't the little black dresses I'm used to, but would you expect anything else from King? This blinged out version has her name on it.
8. Red Satin Gown
I wouldn't necessarily pick purple lace to match a red satin dress. But hey, it works!
9. Printed Midi Dress
It certainly takes some guts to wear a dress like this. Although, at this point, I'm convinced there's nothing King can't pull off.
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