There are certain A-listers who never fail to look perfectly polished, and Kate Beckinsale ranks high on our list of favorites. Keeping things sophisticated with a little edge, Beckinsale is a master in crafting timeless looks—and we're definitely ready to take a page from her book. Exactly how does the actress sport such enviably chic ensembles? There are a handful of golden rules the actress has down pat that lend such elegance to her style. We're breaking down her looks into a few simple steps to make re-creating her outfits from head to toe a snap. All you need is a few key pieces to get started—you may even already have some of these in your closet.
Keep scrolling for five steps that will help you master Kate Beckinsale's style. Plus, shop her staples.
Step 1: Add Movement With Silky Trousers
On Kate Beckinsale: Dior coat; Christian Louboutin pumps.
When it comes to pants, Beckinsale tends to favor loose-fitting trousers in a silky material over a pair of jeans. Dark colors are her preference, and with its sleek look and versatility, we completely agree. The slouchy fit she favors makes the look casual, but the color and fabric add a polished edge.
Step 2: Keep Shirts Loose and Flowing
On Kate Beckinsale: Solace London top; Josie Natori Matte Jersey Pants ($250); Charlotte Olympia shoes.
Loose, billowing shirts add gorgeous movement, and the actress is fond of incorporating this style into her looks. Beckinsale balances her loose tops with straight-leg trousers, creating a breezy, casual silhouette that retains its chic style. Loose shirts are the perfect way to add a laid-back vibe to an outfit and keep it from looking overly neat.
Step 3: Create Polish With Stiletto Heels
What better way to add a little structure to slouchy trousers than with a pair of stilettos? Beckinsale uses heels to round out a casual outfit, creating plenty of overall polish. Strappy sandals take the lead during warm-weather months and can be exchanged for pumps or even heeled ankle boots during the colder seasons.
Step 4: Accessorize Around the Neck
On Kate Beckinsale: Oliver Goldsmith sunglasses; Givenchy Pandora Tote ($1940); Brian Atwood shoes.
Beckinsale's favorite accessories are always worn around the neck, whether as a scarf or choker. When it comes to scarves, the actress goes with thin, loosely draped pieces. Thick chokers are also a staple for the actress, but simplicity is key—she chooses solid colors without any adornments.
Step 5: Top Things Off With a Statement Coat
On Kate Beckinsale: Are You Am I choker; David Lerner top.
Although Beckinsale favors neutral colors and classic cuts, there's one piece she always adds to bring in her own personal flair: a statement coat. The actress's sleek silhouettes are balanced with chunky, oversize jackets, and when it comes to statement coats, there are no limits. This is the place to add in pops of color and play with patterns and textures.
For more of Kate Beckinsale's effortless style, see the casual outfit that we're definitely replicating for our next weekend brunch.