When you inherit the impeccable genes of '80s style icon Lisa Bonet¬--The Cosby Show actress is known for her earthy, bohemian sensibilities¬--and music legend Lenny Kravitz, you're bound to have noteworthy personal style, and for Zo√ę Kravitz, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. The Venice Beach-native has repeatedly inspired us with her eclectic taste and the way she effortlessly mixes vintage-y, rock'n'roll essentials with hippie-luxe items and pieces from emerging designers. Plus, Kravitz's appreciation for offbeat headwear and whimsical accessories is totally memorable too, and can be spotted in almost every one of her uniquely assembled off-duty outfits. But the noteworthy ensembles don't stop there! Kravitz easily flips the switch and turns up the glamour for fancier affairs with sophisticated red-carpet attire that includes everything from floor-length gowns to buzz-worthy mini dresses.
So why is this stylish rising star suddenly on our radar anew? Well, besides all of the wardrobe accolades, this 22-year-old multihyphenate has a number of interesting projects coming to fruition right now. In addition to fronting the New York/Philadelphia band Elevator Fight and being the fall face of T by Alexander Wang, this month she's back in spotlight for her role in the coming-of-age comedy It's Kind Of A Funny Story opposite Zach Galifianakis and Emma Roberts. The combination of these interesting professional developments plus our personal fondness for Kravitz's fashion sensibilities means it's the perfect time to dedicate today's installment of What Would She Wear to her incredible street-chic appeal. So get ready to channel our subject du jour, because we've sought out the perfect selection of items for your perusal! From an earthy cardigan to must-have nail polish, we have everything you need to capture Kravitz's downtown sartorial savvy!
1. Topshop Felt Floppy Hat ($50)
As mentioned earlier, today's style muse has an appreciation for whimsical boho accents, which means her wardrobe includes plenty of headbands and oversized hats. Accordingly, we could see Kravitz giving her earthy ensembles some additional free-spirit flair with this chocolate brown topper. Although floppy hats are usually considered a summer essential, this one can be just as practical during the autumnal months. The next time you have some weekend errands to run, simply throw on this hat, add a maxi skirt or dress and a cozy sweater, and you've got a great, fuss-free look!
2. Rescue Beauty Lounge Nail Polish ($18) in Catherine and Anne
When it comes to nail color, Kravitz tends to favor luscious reds and darker neutral hues¬--a reflection of her darkly romantic tastes, no doubt. Bearing this in mind, we selected two excellent polish choices from Rescue Beauty Lounge's new fall collection. The shades were inspired by Henry VIII's wives, but of the four options, we like Catherine and Anne the best. The former is a splendid choice for fall with its deep royal purple hue and slight blue and fuchsia shimmer. But if that's not your cup of tea, try the more dynamic Anne. It's an alluring olive green color blended with a pink iridescence, making it the perfect varnish for autumn's neutral ensembles.
3. Winter Kate Jasmine Velvet Cardy ($350)
When the chilly weather calls for an extra layer, but you want to avoid the bulkiness of a chunky knit sweater, answer with the Jasmine Velvet Cardy. It's the perfect throw-on-and-go piece¬--ideal for the airport or a shopping expedition¬--plus the purple velvet is spot-on with this season's obsession with texture. We think our style muse would be drawn to its gypset vibe and would pair it with a floppy hat and ankle booties for her next outing.
4. Forever 21 Pull-On Ruched Utility Pants ($23) in Olive
These utility pants are a prime example of the kind of wardrobe staple we can expect Kravitz to wear. The olive green hue is in perfect with the ongoing military trend, while the skinny fit mimics her preferred style for casual outings. We suggest pairing them with black lace-up wedges or utility ankle boots for a directional afternoon look.
5. Alexander Wang Willow Frame Messenger ($925) in Oxblood
Kravitz has a knack for picking no-fuss carriers that exude a subtle bohemian spirit, so when we spotted Alexander Wang's memorable and modern bag, we knew it would be an ideal finish for our subject's Janis Joplin-meets-Vivienne Westwood street style. Not only does the chain-link shoulder strap suit Kravitz's hands-free purse preferences, the deep red pebbled leather (also available in black) ties in nicely with her usual Goth-glam color schemes.
6. Charles David Rally Booties ($230)
Kravitz is a boot fanatic and incorporates a variety of silhouettes¬--ranging from classic knee-high styles to rugged motorcycle options to casual lace-up booties¬--into her daily rotation, hence our inclusion of Charles David's Rally Boots. The ankle-grazing cut and broken-in brown leather is a perfect match for her vintage rock sensibilities, while the comfortably low heel would be an optimal choice for our muse's next Elevator Fight show.
7. Bassike Circle Organic Cotton Top ($125)
Bassike is one of those great go-to labels for easy-to-wear wardrobe staples, and the fact that they use eco-friendly materials is an additional plus in our book! Though it's difficult to select our favorite piece, we think the brand's Circle Organic Cotton Top is the perfect pick for today's style subject. The oversized fit speaks to Kravitz's casual and relaxed off-duty attire, while the soft organic cotton lends itself to being a highly covetable t-shirt option. We could see Kravitz teaming this shirt with a pair of dark jeans and motorcycle boots, but you could also wear it with skinny cargos and a shearling jacket for an impressive model-off-duty ensemble.
8. Pamela Love Single X Bracelets ($363-$605)
Pamela Love jewelry is innately cool and intriguing, so it never fails to bring to another element of intrigue to an ensemble. This fall, Love delivered yet another nuanced collection, incorporating such themes as folklore tales, Mexican mythology, and Southwestern cultures. We happen to have our eye on the Single X Rope Bracelets and think Kravitz would share a similar affection for their rustic spirit. You can always wear the Sterling Silver ($605) and Bronze ($363) on their own, but they look just as cool stacked together up your wrist.¬--Jessica Baker