Not many girls could fill Sarah Jessica Parker's shoes--er, Manolo Blahniks--as the iconic Carrie Bradshaw, but AnnaSophia Robb does so with aplomb in the CW's new Sex and the City prequel, The Carrie Diaries (based on the book by Candace Bushnell). Our January Girl of the Month plays the part brilliantly in real life too, upping her fashion game with a steady mix of expertly curated ensembles. Combining a classically feminine aesthetic with fashion-forward pieces, Robb demonstrates sartorial versatility beyond her years and consistently impresses us with her smart style choices both on the red carpet and off the clock. Today, we pay homage to the fashion star on the rise with a roundup of inspired-by picks!
Maintaining a wardrobe that is both age-appropriate and fashionably current is no easy feat for a 19-year-old, but Robb has duly accepted the challenge. It's all about the art of balance for the actress. For example, at the Charlotte Ronson S/S 13 show in September, Robb strategically paired the designer's semi-sheer blouse with a more conservative, below-the-knee skirt, and finished with Reece Hudson's Bondage Miniaudiere ($1295, available in February). And at last year's launch of Salvatore Ferragamo's Signorina fragrance in New York, Robb offset her shoulder-baring dress with a sophisticated blazer, both from the fashion house's S/S 12 collection.
We should also point out that Robb, much like her character Carrie Bradshaw, enjoys a fun fashion moment. Whether she's hitting the red carpet at the CW Upfront Presentation in an Alice + Olivia dress covered with oversized flowers or accenting a sophisticated black and white outfit, including Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet's Arthur Pants ($242), with said designer's lime green pumps while out in New York, we admire the fact that the actress isn't afraid to showcase a playful look from time to time. With the right pieces on hand, incorporating Robb's style into your day-to-day wardrobe is a simple task, so read on for all the details on today's picks.
Get Her Look
Helmut Lang Boxy Stage Blazer ($645)
Perfect for adding polish to an evening ensemble or casual tee, this blazer seemed a fitting choice for today's muse. A boxy shape, cropped back, and ash gray hue lend the jacket its sleek look and modern appeal.
Michael Kors Pavé Hoop Earrings ($145) in Gunmetal
When channeling Robb's style, an important thing to keep in mind is minimal jewelry. Simple pavé hoop earrings like these from Michael Kors will add a subtle dose of glamour to any piece in your closet.
Nicole Miller Techno Metal Box Clutch ($130) in Emerald
Take a page from Robb's style playbook, and accessorize your after-hours ensembles with an intriguing clutch. This box version by Nicole Miller fits the bill with its structured shape and unique fabric exterior.
Raquel Allegra Raw-Edged Stretch-Lace Top ($450)
Ladylike and a bit daring, this lacy top speaks perfectly to Robb's fun and fearless sensibilities. While she might balance its peek-a-boo design with a modest skirt, it would look office-chic worn over a black camisole with tailored, pleat-front trousers.
bareMinerals Blush ($19) in Secret
Though we can't all be blessed with Robb's flawless porcelain skin, you are able to mimic the actress' sweetly flushed cheeks with the help of bareMinerals' Blush in Secret. The mineral-packed formula instantly freshens up your face, giving you a cheerful, radiant glow.
Madewell Melody Dress in Rose ($160) in Light Blossom
Transition your wardrobe with a botanical-print frock inspired by Robb's summery Alice + Olivia pick. You can wear it now with opaque tights and ankle booties, then swap in a pair of delicate ankle-strap heels during the warmer months.
Nine West Flax Heels ($69) in Yellow
Robb's lime green heels are amazing--that's a fact--but we're also crazy for Nine West's similarly striking yellow stilettos. The sunny hue will breathe life into your transitional wardrobe and put some pep in your step well through spring.
Zara Pleated Striped Trousers ($80)
Given Robb's affinity for of-the-moment trends, she's sure to appreciate the striped pattern featured on these slouchy trousers, and we wouldn't be surprised if the actress paired them with a bright heel too.--Jessica Baker
Images of AnnaSophia Robb, courtesy of Startraks, Getty Images, Wenn, and Splash News; Image of Michael Kors earrings, courtesy of Shopbop.