Dress Like Ellie Kemper At The 'Sex Tape' Premiere In 4 Simple Steps
Hollywood is loving the comedic stylings of Ellie Kemper these days. From her role as Erin Hannon on The Office to her unforgettable performance in Bridesmaids, Kemper has taken the industry by storm. The actress catches her audience off guard with her incredible talent, her impeccable comedic timing, and her delightfully, honestly awkward demeanor. But enough about her acting skills; the actress is more than the sum of her characters. In fact, Kemper's taste in fashion has developed into a quirky, individual look which simultaneously breaks fashion boundaries and, like her strain of humor, changes the way we view femininity.
Kemper loves classic hallmarks of ladylike style, from floral patterns to illusion panels and flared skirts. But she also chooses sultrier silhouettes, loves a good messy updo, and unexpected color combinations like neon yellow and shocking pink. So when the actress showed up in a preppy, collared dress with sexy silver heels and a casually thrown-together updo to the premiere of Cameron Diaz's film Sex Tape in Hollywood this week, the ensemble was all kinds of unexpected in the best possible way. Though her Honor dress itself likely cost more than the average month of rent, the look itself can be replicated for much less. Read on for the four staples you'll need to copy Kemper's look.
1. FLORAL DRESS
Get a similarly sweet, chic look with a collared chiffon dress rendered in pastel shades. French Connection's Floral Chiffon Dress offers a preppy
2. SIMPLE SILVER BRACELET
Add a touch of ladylike bling to your wrist with Givenchy's Square Crystal Hinge Bangle.
3. STRAPPY SILVER SANDALS
Kick up your heels in a pair of silver gladiator's like Via Spiga's Elizabetha Gladiator Heels.
4. SMOKEY BLACK EYELINER
Get a sleek smokey eye like Kemper's with a palette of shimmering shadows like NARS's And God Created The Woman Set
Images: French Connection Floral Chiffon Dress, $88.87, lordandtaylor.com; Givenchy Square Crystal Hinge Bangle, $68, shop.nordstrom.com; Via Spiga Elizabetha Gladiator Heels, $147, zappos.com; NARS And God Created The Woman Set, $59, sephora.com