Emilia Clarke Inspires Our Latest Fashion Picks
With her wavy, platinum locks and militaristic-meets-ethereal gowns, stunner Emilia Clarke quickly caught our attention as the unyielding heir to the iron throne, Daenerys Targaryen, on HBO's addictive Game of Thrones. In real life, however, she’s a willowy, doe-eyed brunette--perfect for her current role as the iconic Holly Golightly in the Broadway adaptation of Breakfast At Tiffany’s--with an affinity for unwaveringly chic pieces. Whether she’s sporting a straight-off-the-runway outfit, embracing her edgier side with tough-luxe accents, or opting for pared-down elegance, Clarke proves she can carry a range of on-point looks. And for that reason, we think she’s the perfect person to spotlight in today’s Girl of the Month story.
At Events & Off The Clock
Instead of mastering just one look, Clarke keeps things exciting through a variety of interesting outfit equations. At a Los Angeles press conference for Game of Thrones, the actress paired Altuzarra’s Bell Banker Printed Dress ($1504) and Taupe and Gold Calf Leather Marley Belt ($395) with Christian Louboutin's Fossile 140 Heels ($1095) in Fauve for an effortlessly polished result. She can go a bit edgy too, as demonstrated by the outfit she selected for an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman last month. We love how she gave her sleek Victoria Beckham A Line Mini Dress ($1995, available online in Orange) in White a downtown update with a Proenza Schouler leather jacket and Tabitha Simmons’ strappy Platform Sandals ($1365).
There’s something to be said about Clarke’s airport style as well. In a mix of relaxed separates elevated with sophisticated accents, the actress exudes an easy elegance upon departure and arrival. We love the way she adapted a look from the Dries van Noten S/S 13 runway while en route back to New York from Los Angeles last month; the clashing plaid and floral prints lent the outfit an of-the-moment look. But pattern mash-ups aren’t the only trick up Clarke’s sartorial sleeve; she also knows how to make a head-to-toe black outfit look interesting. The actress' secret is simple: just add luxe accessories, like Victoria Beckham’s East/West Victoria Tote ($2150) and Stella McCartney’s Nelson Platform Ankle Boots ($473), to the mix. Want to channel Clarke’s effortless style? Don’t miss today’s curated picks.
Get Her Look
Tommy Hilfiger Oxford Ithaca Shirt ($54)
Make this classic nine-to-five staple work overtime by tucking it into a printed pencil skirt a la Clarke for a weekend brunch.
kate spade new york Charlotte Street Fabric Sloan Bag ($428) in Sand/Black
Thanks to its roomy interior and long strap, this structured satchel makes for a fantastic travel companion or weekend bag.
Sparkle & Fade Cropped Faux Leather Moto Jacket ($89)
Your quest for the perfect little leather jacket ends here. Just be sure to take a page out of Clarke’s stylebook and throw it over a white shift dress for a cool contrast.
Reiss Elena Twisted Buckle Skinny Belt ($85)
Given our GOTM’s affinity for a cinched waist, we have a hunch she’d approve of this slim belt from Reiss. Its neutral hue and brushed gold buckle are perfect for breaking up a mix of patterns.
Lovers + Friends I Heart Babydoll Dress ($149)
As Clarke recently demonstrated, the little white dress is a spring essential. We love this ruffled version from Lover + Friends because it’s a perfect nod to our muse’s flirtatious side.
Jill Stuart Griselda Suede Pumps ($545) in Kohl
Clarke has strappy heels on heavy rotation, which explains why Jill Stuart’s Griselda Suede Pumps made today’s cut. The great thing about these t-strap heels is that they’re sophisticated enough for the office, sexy enough for a GNO, and elegant enough for a black-tie event. It looks like we just found your new go-to shoe.
M.A.C. Brow Set ($16) in Show Off
To achieve Clarke’s signature full brows, try M.A.C.’s Brow Set. The flake-free, brush-on gel is available in three colors and works to help train your brows for a neatly groomed and natural look.
Zara Printed Pajama Bottoms ($80)
Channel Clarke’s loungewear-as-daywear look by picking up these silk trousers from Zara. Add a crisp oxford shirt for the office or pair it with another print for a fashion-forward spin.
Images of Emilia Clarke, courtesy of Bauer Griffin, Startraks Photo, and Splash News