Dress Like Anna Kendrick Every Day This Summer With Her 4 Style Staples
Anna Kendrick may have played an idiosyncratic, offbeat music buff in Pitch Perfect (a role which hopefully doesn't change drastically in the forthcoming sequel), but in reality, the star has occasional moments of ladylike charm. At a recent Burt's Bees-sponsored event for the Hive With Heart Campaign, the chanteuse and actress channeled her inner femininity in a silk and lace J. Mendel sheath and delicate, minimalist accessories. Though she occasionally favors daring more provocative ensembles, as she did at the 2014 Oscars in yet another J. Mendel, Kendrick most often gravitates towards elegant, ethereal pieces in blush tones and pastels, making her the ideal style icon for summer 2014.
Kendrick's sweet ensembles strike the perfect balance between timeless and modern, thanks to designer pieces which maintain a demure vibe while embracing current trends. And when it comes to polishing off an ensemble, Kendrick's accessories are are quirky as the actress herself. Strappy nude heels, drop earrings, and statement cocktail rings are all in the actress's wheelhouse, adding a touch of individuality to whatever ensemble she wears. And regardless of the formality of whatever occasion she attends, Kendrick's locks are free-flowing, and her makeup is glowing and natural. So whether you're headed off to a lady's lunch, a charity gala, or simply a special date, try out Kendrick's peachy ensemble for a pitch-perfect summer look. As for channeling Kendrick's vocal prowess, however, you may simply have to reserve your crooning for the shower.
1. PASTEL SHEATH DRESS
Delicate silk paneling gives Kendrick's lace sheath dress a modern feel. Try a similar look by choosing a dress with contrasting fabrics or cut outs like this ModCloth Across the Table Dress in Petal. Just make sure to choose a dress that hits at or above the knee, unless you'd like to run the risk of appearing overly matronly.
2. NUDE CAGE HEELS
To spice up a sweet lace dress, throw on a pair of nude cage heels like Kendrick's. Nine West's Authority Sandals have a subtle shine thanks to their patent leather construction, but their delicate peach shade keeps them from appearing too ostentatious.
3. DROP EARRINGS
Kendrick loves to play with multi-colored drop earrings on the red carpet. To channel her look, find a turquoise or violet pair to complement the shade of your dress. Nadri's Amazonite & Sterling Silver Oval Drop Earrings will add a bit of sparkle and a punch of color to a pastel dress.
4. PETAL-COLORED LIPSTICK
In terms of makeup, a swipe of sheer rose-colored lipstick and a pop of blush on the cheeks is all you need to polish off a chic, Anna Kendrick-inspired look. Chanel's Rouge Coco Shine in Boy offers a natural flush to lips for a refined but unfussy makeup look.
Images: ModCloth Across the Table Dress in Petal, $59.99, modcloth.com; Nine West Authority Sandals, $99, macys.com; Nadri Amazonite & Sterling Silver Oval Drop Earrings, $150, nordstrom.com; Chanel's Rouge Coco Shine in Boy, $35, chanel.com