If you're not a little in love with Kate Bosworth, we suspect you're not being entirely truthful with yourself. She's girl-crush worthy for so many reasons, like her skilled on-screen work (we can't wait to see her in Little Birds this fall) and her impeccable personal style (we've yet to spot a sartorial misstep). Regarding the latter, what impresses us most is the way Bosworth goes from flawless off-duty outfits--she's the queen of the Coachella fashion scene, plus her daily ensembles are the perfect blend of California cool and European refinement--to killer red-carpet looks. Always directional, never a fashion victim, Bosworth is chicer than her contemporaries and always interesting to watch. Even better: it's not all fluff and fun--this style star's got a serious entrepreneurial streak, as demonstrated by her latest project, Jewelmint. Along with her uber-talented stylist Cher Coulter, Bosworth's created an extremely affordable, online-only jewelry line that's selling like crazy. And considering that the pieces are decidedly awesome--everyone from Gwyneth Paltrow to Rachel Bilson to Sienna Miller wears them--and a great deal too, we certainly understand the appeal! Bearing all of Bosworth's style successes in mind, we knew she'd be the perfect person to tap for our May Guest Editor story and are delighted she took us up on the offer. The blonde beauty gave us an incredibly thoughtful and complete list of things she loves right now, so be sure to read on for all of her favorite finds!
Celine ZZ Sunglasses ($350, 212.753.7300) in Olive
We weren't surprised to learn that Bosworth has an affinity for Celine sunglasses--they are the most coveted shades around--but we were pleased that she picked one of the brand's newest styles for today's story. The bold ZZ frames are "classic, but with an edge," in our Guest Editor's own words and come in a few colors, including this very versatile olive hue!
JewelMint Tulum Bracelet Set ($29.99)
There are so many great JewelMint pieces each month--trust us, we buy them all the time!--but these bracelets are at the top of Bosworth's list. "This combination is bohemian and beachy with a little bit of a tough edge," she says. We personally love the contrast of the nautical rope with the assorted colorful beads--it's ideal for a summer vacation! Though the bracelets won't be available until June 1st, WhoWhatWear.com readers can pre-order them now!
JewelMint Encore Necklaces ($29.99)
In addition to the bracelets, Bosworth also adores these necklaces (they come as a set), which she wore to Coachella. "I love these necklaces paired with a worn-out t-shirt and jeans," she says. The result is "a little bit grunge," she promises--perfect for a casual summer day! Just like the aforementioned bracelet set, the necklaces aren't technically available until June, but WhoWhatWear.com readers can pre-order them now, so make sure you do!
Byredo Eau de Parfum ($210) in Gypsy Water
Of all the scents out there, it's a Byredo perfume that captures Bosworth's nose and heart: Gypsy Water. She says it's "lovely for warmer weather" because it's light, yet musky, and has a hint of vanilla. If you're not a fragrance-wearing sort of girl, no worries, our Guest Editor has recommendations for you too! She also adores Byredo's Lilla Nygatan 23 Candle ($65), which was created with/for ACNE, and the Cassis Candle ($65) too.
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov ($11.20)
Of all Bosworth's brilliant picks, we were most delighted to learn that her accessory of choice is "a good read." How amazing is that? Even better, she gave us a short list of fiction and non-fiction books that have piqued her interest lately, including this Russian satire, which was written in the '30s and originally published in 1967. Also on Bosworth's radar: Colum McCann's Let The Great World Spin ($9), Fitzgerald's classic The Beautiful and Damned ($8), and "anything by Thomas Friedman," she says. "You owe it to yourself and the world to get into him."
Tarte LipSurgence Natural Lip Tint ($24) in Amused
While Bosworth certainly isn't afraid to work some turquoise eye shadow or a fuchsia lip on the red carpet--not together, of course--she also knows how to execute a perfectly natural face too. One of her necessities for a fresh look comes from the green beauty gurus at Tarte. "The best summer beauty product is Tarte's natural lip stain," she says. "I'm loving the colors Lust and Amused and will also apply a little to my cheeks for a quick and natural flush." Other Bosworth necessities: Clarins' Moisture Rich Body Lotion ($40) and Epicuren skin care products, including the Benzoyl Peroxide Scrub ($16) and the Hydro-Plus Moisturizer ($48).
Carven S/S 11: Look 32
When asked what she was excited about for S/S 11, Bosworth was very direct, noting her appreciation for the season's "bold, fresh, and modern approach to line, proportion, and color blocking." She specifically called out Alexander Wang ("Uber-white, deconstructed layers and purposefully oversized/lengthened proportions feel so fresh."), Jil Sander ("Raf Simons, the master of oh-so-modern sophistication, clearly thought about what will excite a woman. His bright color blocking is just stunning. To me, this was the boldest collection of the season."), and Proenza Schouler ("I love that Jack and Lazaro brought us ladylike silhouettes in untraditional colors like neon yellows, pinks, and oranges."). Also on Bosworth's radar: Carven, the Guillaume Henry-helmed line that's a fashion-insider favorite. "Carven has the best looks for party chic," Bosworth says. "A little flirty, but in a tomboy kind of way--I find that combination so appealing." To get specific, our Guest Editor wanted to put Look 32 from Carven's S/S 11 collection in the spotlight--a Buttoned Silk Tunic ($455), Leather Bolo Tie ($200), Silk Bourette Jacket ($910), Bow-Back Suede Slingbacks ($550), and Flap Front Clutch ($650)--a crisp, chic, and completely cool choice!
Proenza Schouler PS1 Medium Leather Satchel ($1595) in Coral
Much like your Who What Wear editors, Bosworth is a big fan of Proenza Schouler's PS1 bag and calls out the satchel in coral as her favorite spring bag. We totally approve, as the nonchalant bag looks amazing in such an of-the-moment color.
Isabel Marant Perkins Suede and Leather Wedge Sneakers ($660)
As we mentioned in our Fashion Scene: Coachella story last month, Bosworth wore a pair of Isabel Marant sneakers to the shows one day and she wanted to include that style in today's story. "These shoes are brilliant, as they have a built-in wedge," she says. "They look like a sneaker, but they still lengthen the leg." While her exact kicks--the Bekett Basket Sneakers ($725, 212.219.2284)--won't be available until September, you can pick up the Perkins Suede and Leather Wedge Sneakers, shown above, in the meantime. They have a similar look and concealed heel, much like Bosworth's exact pick!
Stella McCartney Mid-Rise Wide-Leg Denim Shorts ($515)
At Coachella, Bosworth opted for Current/Elliott's fantastic, abbreviated The Girlfriend Shorts ($167) in Cream, but that's not the only pair our Guest Editor adores. She's also partial to the silhouette of Stella McCartney's knee-grazing, wide-leg, mid-blue denim shorts. "Stella is so brilliant at knowing just how to design for women," she says. Bosworth thinks these culottes-like shorts are "sexy, but ultra sophisticated" and loves that they could pass for a skirt!
Isabel Marant Kara Open-Knit Tank ($235) in Black
In addition to loving designers like Olivier Theyskens and Raf Simons, Bosworth also adores all things Isabel Marant. She cites a number of Marant's pieces as must-haves, including this mesh tank. "I love to layer it underneath a dress or top," she says. "That hint of texture is super cool." We couldn't agree more!
Photo of Kate Bosworth, courtesy of Getty