When dreaming up Johansson-inspired outfits and looking for items we imagine she'd love, we first had to decide which of the actress' many style-personas we wanted to channel. These days, her red-carpet look is usually comprised of a minimalist ensemble¬--a fitted sheath dress here, a d√©colletage-bearing blouse there¬--that is tantalizingly enriched with a dynamite accessory or two. Additionally, she almost always pays respect to old-Hollywood, whether that's with a sexed-up pair of stilettos or simply by playing up her hourglass curves with a sharp belt.
Of course, no matter how flawless her frock is, a hint of Johansson's free-spirited side always manages to peep through the movie-star glamour. Whether it's a glimpse of a brightly colored inner-forearm tattoo or flash of fluorescent polish, these small details hint at a rich off-duty life and suggest yet another side to her personal style.
All in all, these many facets are a lot to consider, but we were up for the challenge nevertheless! In fact, we found some excellent pieces that are perfectly in keeping with all aspects of the starlet's current style, so read on for all our discoveries and why they embody the spirit of Scarlett Johansson.
1. Alexander Wang Leopard Print Silk Blouse ($500)
We can completely envision Johansson emphasizing her sex-kitten style by wearing this animal-print blouse, designed by fashion-world darling Alexander Wang. The prim-and-proper Peter Pan collar contrasts nicely with the sassy pattern and would look chic tempered with a ladylike pencil skirt!
2. Elizabeth and James Open-Toe Ankle Boots ($350)
Johansson is famous for her femme-fatale looks and her ability to wear some seriously risqu√© fashions. It is no wonder, then, that we think these lingerie-inspired booties from Elizabeth and James would be the perfect fit for the actress/singer. The metal-spike heel adds a little bit of edge to the pretty lace paneling and would make quite a statement paired with a simple dress or even just stovepipe jeans!
3. Paul & Joe Saphir Mini Skirt ($315)
Our muse du jour embraces bold hues¬--though usually in small doses¬--so we figured that this rich violet skirt would be the perfect way to incorporate Johansson's color preferences. The skirt is a relatively high-waisted style, which means it's an ideal selection for highlighting a feminine silhouette.
4. nubar Nail Lacquer ($7.50) in Green Tea
Though this shade might not seem like an obvious choice, we think it works for a number of reasons. First of all, green polish had serious presence on the fall runways (jade at Chanel, forest at Vena Cava). Secondly, we imagine that Johansson would approve of nubar's cruelty-free vegan formulas. Finally, the quirky color is just the sort of slightly subversive subtle touch we've come to expect from the actress.
5. Diane von Furstenberg Marlene Clutch ($550)
The second we saw this new clutch from DVF, we knew it would be a natural fit with today's subject. The snakeskin-embossed panels and hammered-metal accents are the sort of simple-but-punchy details that Johansson favors. Additionally, its design was inspired by one of the great silver-screen goddesses of all time¬--Marlene Dietrich¬--a fact that Johansson would surely appreciate.
6. Made Her Think Wrap Your Stones Earrings ($187)
When it comes to jewelry, Johansson rarely goes for necklaces or bracelets, but always finishes her look with an interesting pair of earrings. We selected this pair by Made Her Think because we loved the combination of Swarovski rhinestones and army-green silk: they're fancy but not fussy.
7. Diptyque Huiles Precieuses Precious Oils For Body ($78)
We hardly ever pay attention to non-fashion celebrity news, but we've noticed that Johansson has quietly and consistently supported the green movement for quite some time. In accordance with this earthy ethos, we decided to include this lovely bottle of organic body oil from Diptyque. The sulfate and paraben-free formula is made from sweet almond, argan, and macadamia nut oils and gives skin a gorgeous glow.
Image of Scarlett Johansson, from Splash.