carey mulligan: celebrity style icon

Carey Mulligan: My Celebrity Style Icon
How to Copy Carey Mulligan’s Classic Celebrity Style for Less

When I see photos of Carey Mulligan, star of “An Education”, it is hard for me not to swoon over her style. I find it hard to believe that she and I are both 25 years old. Casual daily wear for me includes jeans, Nikes, and t-shirts while Mulligan’s street fashion is polished and classy. She always looks ladylike and well put together, reminiscent of Audrey Hepburn. Here are some of my favorite Carey Mulligan looks.

Carey Mulligan at TIFF 2010
At the “Never Let Me Go” premiere at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival, Carey Mulligan was wearing a Christopher Kane resort dress which you can see at the top of this post. She kept it simple with no accessories and this beautiful dress that fit her like a glove. Carey paired this dress with dark red platform pumps similar to the Kelsi Dagger Linzy Platform Pump. You can find Carey’s Christopher Kane dress from Colette for $3,172.37 if you want to replicate her look exactly. Unfortunately it is hard to find a dress with a similar outer space fabric print and neckline as Kane’s. For a similar tailoring and considerably smaller price, you might want to try the Merona Taffeta Party Dress from Target for $31.99 which is black with a boat neck and very true to Carey’s timeless style.

Carey Mulligan on the Set of “Drive”
You can see photos of Carey dressed down and wearing clothing from her own wardrobe on the set of her upcoming movie “Drive” above. Carey is wearing jeans and cami booties from Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen’s clothing line Textile Elizabeth and James. She accompanies this with a button up shirt and blazer. Like most of her outfits, her clothing fits very well and looks as if it might even be tailored. You can replicate this look very simply with any pair of skinny jeans, cami booties, a plain button up shirt such as the essential stretch logo cuff shirt from Express ($29.90), paired with a blazer. You can find Textile Elizabeth and James Skinny Jeans from Piperlime for $195. The Elizabeth and James cami bootie is available from RevolveClothing.com for $350.

Carey Mulligan’s Beverly Hills Street Style
More of Carey Mulligan’s street style can be seen above walking around Beverly Hills. Carey is wearing black slacks, a cardigan, wayfarer sunglasses, and a shirt with a Peter Pan collar. To replicate this look, Urban Outfitters has your choice of a Peter Pan bodysuit for $14.99 or a Peter Pan woven collar blouse for $38. Add a pair of fitted black slacks, a plain cardigan, Ray-Ban black wayfarer sunglasses from Endless.com for $94.95, and a pair of ballet flats. This is an easy to put together stylish look that you can wear on a daily basis.

Carey Mulligan has style and class. Her look is effortless, timeless, and classic making her a true celebrity style icon. It is easy to mimic Mulligan’s style with key simple clothing pieces that you can mix and match such as ballet flats, black tights, skinny jeans, black slacks, cardigans, blazers, Peter Pan tops, and well fitted dresses; pieces that are or at least look like they were tailor made for your body. Understated beauty with very natural hair and makeup with very little accessories needed makes Carey look like a million bucks every single time she leaves her house.

Carey Mulligan is a sterling example of a celebrity style icon. Effortless natural beauty paired with key pieces of clothing that are perfectly fitted.

*i originally wrote this piece a few months ago for omg... they never used it and apparently it ended up here, but i wanted to post it on penny-laaine also :] sorry if some of the information and links are out of date.

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