You have to admire a celebrity who has an unabashed commitment to the truth, and in Chrissy Teigen's case, the truth is her obsession with the finer things in life. Teigen's Instagram is full of images depicting the model's dogs, her enviable cooking skills, and of course the venerable John Legend. But when you're the proud owner of a life that includes Sports Illustrated covers and red carpets, the impulse is to share it. So when Teigen posted a snap of herself with a brand new Celine goodie in the crook of her arm accompanied by the caption "I will not pretend this photo is of anything else more deep than my new purse", I knew that I simply had to give her props for being honest.
However, if you can pry your eyes away from what appears to be the Celine Boxy Handbag and onto the rest of Teigen's ensemble, you may find that the rest of the look is equally alluring. Comprised of a belted, olive-green shirtdress, a single gold bangle, and a gold ring, the outfit suggests understated, utilitarian glamour. In other words, this is a look you could easily throw on for a casual Friday at the office or pack for a quiet weekend getaway. Read on for the four items you'll need to capture Teigen's versatile ensemble, even if you're still on the wait list for the Celine handbag.
1. SLEEVELESS SHIRTDRESS
Channel Teigen's ensemble with a lightly distressed shirtdress. Try one in a deep olive shade like Teigen's for a more formal effect, or washed chambray like Anthropologie's Ballard Chambray Shirtdress for a more laid-back look.
2. BROWN LEATHER BELT
Cinch your shirtdress with a simple medium-width belt in brown leather. Fossil's Perforated Lace Belt offers a beautiful lace-like detail at the back for those who prefer more intricate details.
3. DUO-TONE STRUCTURED HANDBAG
You may not be able to snap up Teigen's streamlined Celine handbag, but this VC Signature Crocc Satchel will keep onlookers under the impression that you were at the top of the wait list.
4. GOLD TWISTED BANGLE
Give your ensemble a glamorous twist with a single golden bangle like Teigen's. This Ross-Simons 14kt Yellow Gold Twisted Bangle Bracelet adds just enough elegance to a casual look without going overboard.
Images: chrissyteigen/Instagram; Anthropologie Ballard Chambray Shirtdress, $128, anthropologie.com; Fossil Perforated Lace Belt, $35.99, zappos.com; VC Signature Crocc Satchel, $249.99, shoptheshoebox.com; Ross-Simons 14kt Yellow Gold Twisted Bangle Bracelet, $337.50, ross-simons.com