While most teenagers are concerned with what they're wearing to prom, not fashion week, there's a growing batch of stylish youngsters who routinely attend hot-ticket shows-and do so dressed impeccably! Chic girls like the Fanning sisters, Chloe Moretz, and Hailee Steinfeld all come to mind, but allow us to introduce another name to the list: actress Sami Gayle! In addition to a promising acting career on the big screen, the budding starlet has a terrific sense of style that belies her young age, making her a top-notch pick for our Girl of the Month feature! We first spotted her in the television series Blue Bloods and we're anxiously awaiting her upcoming May flick Stolen, in which she stars alongside Nicolas Cage, as well as next year's sci-fi film The Congress. In the meantime, we're happy to admire her playful-yet-chic approach to fashion, and hope you find Gayle as inspiring as we do!
One thing we especially adore about Gayle is her fresh take on one particular wardrobe staple: the blazer. Take, for instance, the head-to-toe Alice + Olivia look she wore to the brand's F/W 12 show last month. She effectively punched up a timeless noir jacket by adding a pair of of-the-moment bright pants, a spot-on styling idea!
Menswear-inspired dressing isn't the only thing in Gayle's repertoire, however! We're just as smitten with her sweet and feminine looks too. For example, we love the girly outfit she wore to the after-party for the film Albert Nobbs in New York last month. Gayle opted for a Patterson J. Kincaid floral blouse, which she tucked into Parker's Pleated Leather Skirt ($286), creating a flirtatious, party-perfect ensemble. Her savvy styling at the Rachel Roy F/W 12 show last month, where she donned the designer's Dull Rayon Pleated Dress ($498), also caught our eye. The frock is simplistic yet memorable, and provided the perfect template for a handful of chic accessories, including Robert Verdi's Joanna Geometric Inlay Sunglasses ($30) in White/Silver, Yves Saint Laurent suede pumps, and a Lanvin shoulder bag.
We're so enamored with Gayle's sensibilities that we've hand-picked a selection of pieces inspired by the actress for your shopping pleasure! From a pair of vivid pants to an adorable frock, we think we've hit the nail on the head with our choices and hope you agree!
Reiss Romeo Quilted Chain Shoulder Bag ($360) in Cream
We're quite envious of the Lanvin purse Gayle wore to the Rachel Roy F/W 12 show last month, but since designer bags are out of reach for most of us, we thought we'd include a more affordable alternative. Reiss' Romeo Quilted Chain Shoulder Bag fits the bill perfectly, as its wonderful cream color and sophisticated shape make it a covetable piece indeed!
Alpinestars by Denise Focil Arizona Jacket ($210) in Grey w/ Black Collar
Given Gayle's penchant for blazers, we'd be remiss if we didn't include a standout outerwear option. We knew we struck gold when we came across this tailored version by Alpinestars, as the classic piece easily fits into anyone's wardrobe! Plus, we think the contrasting collar makes it all the more charming!
Henry Holland for Le Specs Mono Brow Sunglasses ($89) in Gold/Smoke to Brown
A pair of oversized sunnies are an easy way to imitate Gayle's stellar style, but we wouldn't include just any old pair! These shades by Henry Holland for Le Specs are an especially outstanding option, thanks to their ombre, rounded lenses and fantastic price.
Talbots Signature Fit Floral Super Crop Pants ($79.50)
We're crazy for the pink trousers Gayle wore to the Alice + Olivia F/W 12 show last month, but we wanted to kick it up a notch and include a printed pair in the same great hue! We imagine our GOTM would balance out these energetic pants with a subdued black jacket and simple accessories-and would no doubt pull it off exceptionally well!
Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish ($16) in On The Beach
Spring is the perfect time to test-drive bright nail polishes, but if you're still searching for the perfect color, look no further than this version by Deborah Lippmann. Our reasoning is simple: its terrific turquoise shade would complement any look this season!
Madewell Patent Film Noir Pumps ($188) in Electric Citron
To go along with Gayle's youthful spirit, we picked a brilliantly yellow pair of pumps we're sure she would be mad about. Team these kicks with neutral colors to allow them to take center stage, or if you're feeling daring, pair them with bright hues to create a fantastic colorblock effect.
ERIN by Erin Fetherston ¾ Sleeve Waisted Dress ($495)
We've always been fans of Erin Fetherston's fanciful creations, so we rejoiced when she launched a lower-priced diffusion line, ERIN. Our favorite piece from the collection? This adorable noir frock replete with an oversized sequined bow! We think it suits our GOTM's youthful style perfectly, and we suggest snagging one pronto!
Kenneth Cole New York Short-Sleeve Jagged Print Top ($69.50) in Black
Inspired by Gayle's love of patterned blouses, we picked this Kenneth Cole iteration because of its contrasting colors and vivid graphic print. This short-sleeved top can easily be worn with jeans and flats for lazy weekends, or dressed up with a flirty skirt and heels for nighttime. However you don it, we're confident this tee will get a ton of wear this season!-Erin Fitzpatrick