Dress Like Keira Knightley in 4 Simple Steps

Though Keira Knightley took some much-needed time out of the spotlight to enjoy her newlywed bliss, it seems that the actress's style is just as lovely and red carpet-ready as ever. As she promotes her film Begin Again, Knightley's style appears to have taken a turn for the traditional, with vintage-inspired, feminine silhouettes with a modern edge take center stage.

Keira Knightley's latest press appearance found the star in full Prada regalia, from her sweet silk shirtdress and cabochon-embellished clutch down to her metallic silver pumps. A delicate, braided updo and Knightley's signature rosy flush completed her chic look.

The actress's ensemble is on-trend in more ways than one; not only did metallics overwhelm the Spring/Summer 2014 runways, but shirting may be the season's most notable signature style, whether in the form of a striped silk blouse, or a prim shirtdress like Knightly's. And if you're as weary of the hackneyed, overstuffed tote as I am for after-hours occasions, Keira's petite clutch provides the ideal solution. After all, on a particularly fabulous night out or luncheon with friends, all you need is the essentials, junky purse-clutter be damned.

In order to capture Knightly's sweet summer look, read on for the actress's four warm-weather essentials.

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Chalk Mallet Shirt Dress, $216, Shopbop

Snag Knightley's gorgeous shirt dress style sans the Prada price tag with this Chalk Mallet Shirt Dress.


Michael Antonio Loveme Pumps, Zappos

Who needs ruby slippers when you have your very own metallic pumps? Michael Antonio's Loveme Pumps add a touch of glamour to a classic shirtdress.


Wander and Hunt's DIY Jeweled Clutch Kit, Wander and Hunt

An embellished navy or cerulean clutch like Knightley's will keep your look twinkling without the gaudiness of oversized gems. Wander and Hunt's DIY Jeweled Clutch Kit allows you to create your own custom embellished clutch for a minimalist price tag.


Oribe's Dry Texturizing Spray, $46, Neiman Marcus

To achieve Knightley's piece, unstructured updo, spritz Oribe's Dry Texturizing Spray onto locks for added volume and texture.

Images: Chalk Mallet Shirt Dress, $216,; Michael Antonio Loveme Pumps, $39.99,; Wander and Hunt DIY Jeweled Clutch Kit, $44,; Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray, $42,