From screen legend Ingrid Bergman's elegant glamour to Greta Garbo's tailored sophistication, the Swedes are renowned for their impeccable sense of style. Now there's a new name to add to the list: rising Swedish sensation Alicia Vikander, whose love of clean lines and streamlined shapes easily places her on the path to style icon status. Thanks to her much-lauded role in Anna Karenina, lately the actress has been spotted on the party circuit in chic outfits with a distinctively Scandinavian slant. See why we've anointed Vikander as our Girl of the Month and shop our picks to emulate her style.On The Red Carpet
Making a statement often requires eye-catching hues and loads of embellishments, but not so for Vikander. The actress owes her high-impact look to a discreet color palette and minimalistic pieces. At the 20th Hamptons International Film Festival in New York, she showcased two outfits that are unfussy but don't lack in creativity. While Vikander's peplum top lends femininity to skinny jeans and masculine-inspired boots (center), a sheer shirt adds a romantic element to a slouchy coat and cropped pants (far left).
She upheld her less-is-more aesthetic at the GQ Men of the Year party in Hollywood last month too, sporting a black maxi and cropped biker jacket for pared-down elegance (bottom right). When the occasion calls for a slightly more formal look, such as the Los Angeles premiere of Anna Karenina, Vikander's not hesitant to embrace a pretty frock (top right). She chose Rodarte's Green and Grey Metallic Lace and Tulle Long Sleeve Dress (price upon request, 206.628.1111) from the F/W 11 collection but offset its busy print and feminine details by streamlining her accessories, carrying only Kotur's Margo Faille Minaudiere ($295) in Black. Want Vikander's cool-girl style? Just keep reading.
Get Her Look
Nars The Multiple ($39) in Riviera
Vikander's beauty game is enviably fresh-faced. The ingénue complements her flawless skin with a soft pink glow, which you can recreate using Nars' all-in-one stick.
Mango Double Layer Top ($60)
A simple shell is a touch more interesting with the addition of a sheer layer. Pair it with your favorite skinny jeans for an easy throw-on-and-go look.
Topshop Lame Trench ($260)
When shopping for outerwear, Vikander's rule is to stick to the classics. She'd surely appreciate Topshop's unfussy trench coat in a versatile hue.
Jill Platner Silver Seafoam Bracelet ($680)
As you may have noticed by now, Vikander's not exactly a jewelry addict. But when she indulges in a bauble or two, usually something very simple like this silver bangle.
J Brand Brix Mid-Rise Cargo Skinny Jeans ($268)
A pair of cropped jeans gets updated with cool zippers for a little rock 'n' roll flair. Wear it on a night out with a drapey t-shirt and sharp pumps.
Marc by Marc Jacobs Chalky Liz Phone Clutch ($228) in Kale Green
Vikander's an expert at mixing the ethereal and edgy. For example, she'd team this Marc by Marc Jacobs structured wristlet with a floaty dress.
Reed Krakoff Monolith Low Boots ($650)
Borrow from the boys in sleek, two-tone boots. Channel Vikander's look by wearing them with cuffed pants.
Tory Burch Venice Dress ($395) in Poundcake Seahorse
When you're opting for an intricate print--in this case, seahorses!--go for a subtle palette like this cream Tory Burch number.--Tiffany Tse
All photos, courtesy of Getty Images.