You'll never spot Taylor in a tight cocktail number or skin-baring top, yet the actress always looks downright alluring. For evening, she chooses demure silhouettes in luxe fabrics, like the Cushnie Et Ochs Croc Embossed Flared Dress ($2595) she wore to a party in Los Angeles earlier this year. Paired with sharp Bill Blass heels, a Cartier bracelet, and immaculately parted hair, Taylor exudes streamlined elegance. She followed a similar formula at a 666 Park Avenue screening in New York last month. This time, the frock was Reed Krakoff's Seamed Sleeveless Dress ($1890, 212.988.0560) in Fuchsia Modern Chiffon teamed with another sexy heel, the label's Monolith Sandals in Black Matte Alligator.
Taylor's also got a penchant for borrowed-from-the-boys pieces with a decidedly sophisticated spin. At a dinner feting Calvin Klein Collection's S/S 13 show in September, Taylor wore a head-to-toe look from the fashion house's Resort 13 line. The boxy Terracotta Silk Crepe Shawl Collar Coat ($1495, 212.292.9000) serves as a perfect cover-up for the Putty Silk Crepe Dress ($1295, 212.292.9000); the sleek, simple outfit gets an edgy finish with strappy Star Patent Leather Sandals ($895, 212.292.9000). Taylor's off-duty style's got a masculine slant too; while taking a stroll in New York in March, she stuck to tailored pieces--a Helmut Lang blazer and shirt with Acne's Wonder Linen Top ($130) in Beige (available here in White) and jeans (sadly, this pair is sold out but a similar style's available here)--and completed the look with Sam Edelman slip-ons and a structured Prada bag. Ready to take on Taylor's style? Continue reading for our picks.
Get Her Look
Kanebo Sensai Collection Mascara 38°C ($25)
The actress' beauty routine is low-maintenance, but she does favor bold eyes for an after-hours event. Nab her look with a few coats of this lush black mascara.
Rachel Rachel Roy Small Striped Clutch ($59)
A small, unfussy purse is right up Taylor's alley. In neutral-colored stripes, this clutch transitions easily from day to night.
VEDA Lucia Dress ($225)
Remember Taylor's favorite silhouette? We found a similar style in VEDA's cool, textured take on the little black dress.
The 2 Bandits Circle Game Cuff ($138)
The actress isn't one for heavy accessorizing, so opt for a simple but pretty bangle with turquoise stones.
Club Monaco Bennet Coat ($349) in Desert Heather
Wear this tailored camel topper over everything, from an oxford shirt to a cocktail dress. Taylor would surely appreciate its menswear-inspired elements too!
Growze Vegan Leather Peplum Skirt ($90) in Red
We imagine our GOTM would pair Growze's leather skirt with a white t-shirt and pointy-toe heels for an edgy look.
Stuart Weitzman The Brooklyn Booties ($495) in Black Nappa
These chic boots feature double straps and a gold cap-toe. Better yet, they're co-designed by Style Spotlight alum Brooklyn Decker, another actress with a cool-girl aesthetic.
Comptoir des Gotonniers Jean Patchwork ($179)
Slightly faded with a slim fit, these flattering jeans are a stylish, laid-back option for weekend errands. Roll up the cuffs and slip them on with flat shoes for a Taylor-esque look.--Tiffany Tse
Images of Rachael Taylor, courtesy of Splash News, Wenn, Billy Farrell Agency, and Getty Images.