Before I ever knew German actress Diane Kruger for her roles in National Treasure and Inglorious Basterds, I only knew her as a style star on both the street and red carpet. Since her fashion-forward, trend favoring yet sophisticated style is beyond enviable, I decided to break it down to see how we can all get her look.
Pick dresses that mix prints for you.
Kruger isn't afraid of mixing textures and prints, and often opts for dresses that do the work for her. If you find a dress that mixes prints, snatch that baby up, and you're sure to avoid what wardrobe fiasco might arise from trying to do it yourself.
A sliver of (upper ab) revealed midriff.
Kruger has also gone the crop top route on numerous occasions, staying ladylike and age-appropriate by balancing them out with a full skirt or trousers. Try her foolproof polished method by choosing a crop top that shows just a sliver of skin below the bust.
Show your stripes in an anything-but-expected way.
While Kruger's style is quirky and bold, she also favors Americana in the form of classic stripes, but not in the basic tee and jeans route you might be used to. Layer stripes and pair striped basics with dressier pieces to turn your look up a notch.
Try a skirt with an asymmetrical hem.
A fan of feminine skirts and dresses, Kruger gives sweet prints another unexpected turn by trying hankerchief and high-low hems that skirt the rules and give surprising and sexy flashes of leg.
And she's not afraid of culottes! Is everyone as obsessed as I am?