Diane Kruger is quite the master of the chic red carpet appearance. Though she may have a sartorial misstep now and then, the actress has been on top of her couture game this year, proving that there actually is a perfect ensemble for every occasion. The key to Kruger's seemingly effortless style is actually a mix of carefully nonchalant pairings, unexpected pairings of colors that wouldn't seem to work cohesively but somehow do, and a minimalist approach to accessories, at least when it comes to daytime dress. Kruger exemplified her signature elegance while attending a panel to promote her new FX series The Bridge this week, combining a prim, multicolored Roksanda fit-and-flare dress with pint strappy heels and carefree, lightly wavy hair.
To recreate Kruger's ladylike look, you'll need four key ingredients: a fitted fit-and-flare shift with a geometric pattern and bold use of colors; a pair of chic, strappy heels; a classic manicure rendered in the perfect crimson shade; and a lip stain to add the ideal rosy tint. With all eyes on you, you'll simply need a bit of Kruger-esque confidence to pull off the ensemble, which should be a snap in such smart attire. Read on for tips on capturing Kruger's summery look.
1. GEOMETRIC PRINT DRESS
Channel the whimsical vibe of Kruger's dress with this patterned Nanette Lepore Enchanting Shift.
2. VIBRANT HEELED SANDALS
Be prepared to kick up your heels in Calvin Klein Women's Vivian High Heel Sandals, which add a pop of color to your ensemble.
3. CLASSIC RED NAIL POLISH
Fresh, perfectly polished tips and toes are easily achievable with Dior Colour's Icons Vernis Gel Shine & Long Wear Nail Lacquer in Tout Paris
4. ROSE-COLORED LIP STAIN
With a swipe of Benefit Cosmetics's Benetint on lips and cheeks, you can muster a healthy, rosy glow just like Kruger's.
Images: Nanette Lepore Enchanting Shift Dress, $154.99, 6pm.com; Calvin Klein Women's Vivian High Heel Sandals, macys.com; Dior Colour Icons Vernis Gel Shine & Long Wear Nail Lacquer in Tout Paris, $25, shop.nordstrom.com; Benefit Cosmetics Benetint, $30, sephora.com