How To Dress Like Keri Russell In 4 Sleek Steps

Keri Russell is having quite the stylish year. In a matter of months, the Americans star is rocking skinny jeans, pointy-toe heels, statement lips and a perfectly mussed mane like a pro on a regular basis. But what happens when her relaxed daytime wares are simply too casual, and her luxe red carpet gowns are just too formal for a red carpet event? Ms. Russell pulls out the perfect evening-on-the-town outfit, which works not only for film premieres like the actress attends, but also for drinks with the girls at a local bar or a promising first date.

At a Dawn of The Planet of The Apes screening in New York, Russell paired skinny black trousers and a textured tank with black heels, wavy locks, and a touch of eyeliner for the ultimate evening ensemble. The key to Russell's subtly sultry look is keeping the wardrobe's palette neutral, its shape flattering without being skin-tight, and leaving the look a bit undone. If you're in the market for a low-maintenance look that is both authoritative and laid-back at the same time, read on for four staples you'll need to master Russell's look. Red carpet VIP pass and adorable boyfriend not included.

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1. Textured Black Tank

Choose a slightly transparent draped black lace tank paired with a nude camisole for a subtly seductive take on the look. Forever 21's Crocheted Lace Tank provides an affordable and modern twist on the classic style.

2. Skinny Black Trousers

Russell's trousers provide a slim fit, showcasing her trim figure. Choose trousers with a similar, slim silhouette like Acne Studios's Hey Wool Cigarette Pant, which hit at the ankle and provide a figure-flattering fit.

3. Pointy-Toe Black Pumps

Polish off your ensemble with statement pointy-toe pumps. B Brian Atwood's Nicolette Cutout Pumps offer a unique take on the traditional black heel with their metallic accents and zigzag pattern.

4. Orchid Eyeliner

For a smokey purple eyeliner look like Russell's, smudge a shimmering orchid shade over black or brown liner. Try Giorgio Armani's Eyes To Kill Intense Eyeshadow in Purpura for a hypnotic effect.

Images: Forever 21 Crocheted Lace Tank, $8.99,; Acne Studios Hey Wool Cigarette Pant, $320,; B Brian Atwood Nicolette Cutout Pumps, Giorgio Armani, $375,; Eyes To Kill Intense Eyeshadow in Purpura, $34,