Dress Like Cameron Diaz With 4 Super Easy Summer Staples

Celebrities may dress in couture and gems for the majority of their red carpet appearances, but on the rare occasion they don't, the ensemble is often infinitely more enviable — and quite a bit easier to imitate without limitless funds. Such is the case for Cameron Diaz, who shows up in skinny jeans and flats as many times as she does in Chanel and Valentino. And despite her occasional forays into frills, fringe and ribbons, Diaz is a free spirit at heart who loves an easy, relaxed ensemble as much as the next girl. After all, this is a star who attended a film premiere barefoot after breaking a heel, and wore a newsboy cap slung over one eye with a revealing crop top simply because she felt like it, dress code be damned.

So when she turned up at Vicky Vlachonis's The Body Doesn’t Lie book launch in an embroidered cotton shift dress, gold medallion earrings and nude flats to spend time with pals Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Meyer, Diaz's ensemble was not only chic, it was low-maintenance and utterly laid-back, much like the actress herself. Read on for four pieces you'll need to achieve Diaz's fresh, breezy summer look.

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1. EMBROIDERED OR PATTERNED SHIFT DRESS

Try a patterned or embroidered cotton shift dress for a style similar to Diaz's. If you're looking for a slightly more formal interpretation, a silk shift will do the trick. Keepsake's Can't Stop Dress is both lightweight and intricately patterned for a sweet summer look.

2. GOLD MEDALLION EARRINGS

Cameron accents her wavy locks and glowing skin with gold medallion earrings. Achieve a similarly illuminated look with Nest's Hammered 22k Gold-Plate Medallion Earrings

3. NUDE FLATS

Sam Edelman's simple Noah Flats won't detract from your patterned shift dress, and they're incredibly comfortable and appropriate no matter what the occasion.

4. TURQUOISE BRACELET

Polish off your ensemble Diaz-style with a thin, turquoise and gold bracelet like Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry's Priscilla Mini Eye Bracelet.

Images: Keepsake Can't Stop Dress, $150, revolveclothing.com; Nest Hammered 22k Gold-Plate Medallion Earrings, $125, neimanmarcus.com; Sam Edelman Noah Flat, $49.96, shop.nordstrom.com; Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry Priscilla Mini Eye Bracelet, $220, shopbop.com