Channel Kate Mara With These 4 Simple Steps To Colorblocked Style Perfection

If you're in possession of a Netflix account, you've likely gained more than a passing admiration of Kate Mara's acting abilities, whether you've watched Happy Thank You More Please or the utterly addictive House of Cards. Though you'll find no spoiler's here, more than a few fans balked when they discovered Mara had moved on to other projects after a particularly dramatic second season opener. The actress has garnered critical acclaim for her performances since securing a small but pivotal role in Ang Lee's 2005 hit Brokeback Mountain, choosing roles which other performers would fail to portray in such a nuanced fashion.

In addition to her somewhat full schedule of delivering beautifully understated and believable performances, Mara happens to be quite the sharp dresser. Rarely will you find Mara in clothing that doesn't push the boundaries, whether it be an offbeat and unexpected color pairing or screen siren dress cut down to there. And at the Coach Summer 2014 Party, Mara's quirky ensemble was just as show-stopping as critics have come to expect from the actress. Mara wore a chic Sandro look composed of maroon ruffled shorts and an oversized yellow blouse, which somehow constituted a very avant-garde, elegant ensemble indeed. If you're looking to make a statement at your own red carpet event this summer, read on for four items you'll need to capture Kate Mara's edgy look.

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Mara's look begins with an oversized yellow blouse, which is replicated in this ASOS Flower Embroidered T-Shirt for a vintage-inspired pop of color.


Though Mara's shorts are maroon, we aren't all so adventurous in our wardrobe parings. This J. Crew Silk Skort is rendered in navy for a more subdued look.


Add a splash of summer color to your ensemble with a pastel blue satchel like this one by The Cambridge Satchel Company The Shoulder Bag in Bellflower Blue.


Polish off your look with a pair of strappy snakeskin print sandals like Mara's. Sam Edelman's Addie Snake-Print Ankle Wrap Sandal will add glamour to the outfit, and will pair well with the rest of your summer wardrobe.

Images: ASOS Flower Embroidered T-Shirt, $72.41,; J. Crew Silk Skort, $128,; The Cambridge Satchel Company The Shoulder Bag in Bellflower Blue, $219,; Sam Edelman Addie Snake-Print Ankle Wrap Sandal, $130,