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How to Dress Like a Celebrity

Renuka Savant Feb 15, 2020
No towering Jimmy Choos, no vintage Chanel dresses and no classic-cut Armani jackets either. This is your personal style manual full of steps that will help you rock the movie star look, sans the bankruptcy. Take a peek...
"Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance."
― Coco Chanel
Is it possible to find someone who doesn't dream of looking as dishy as all the glam dolls out there? However, it is also true that people won't readily admit to having been bitten by the "celebrity dressing bug" at some point in their lives.
Now that you have fallen prey to it, here are a few celebrity dressing styles. Pick one that you can identify with, and get started. Things you'll need are observation skills and some of that sassy celebrity attitude.

How to Dress Like your Favorite Celebrity


This dainty look is eternally stylish. Think of single-hued clothes with a perfect fit. Team it with complementary and not clashing accessories.
The classic look includes knee length dresses and skirts for the ladies, and the well-cut trouser-jacket-shirt combination for the gentlemen. Your celebrity inspiration: Kate Middleton, Blake Lively, George Clooney, Matt Damon in recent times.


A complete no frills look, the bohemian style is not for everyone. Long, flowing dresses with matching headscarves define the boho-chic look. If not worn well, this look can give off an unkempt vibe. Is it possible to look effortlessly laid-back, and yet utterly charming? Johnny Depp, Drew Barrymore, Nicole Richie and Kate Hudson prove that it is.


What a delight! Celebrities without makeup, in the rattiest of outfits, proof enough of them being humans, after all. All you will need to copy this look are sweat pants with a dull t-shirt and sneakers. Think of Britney Spears and pull your baseball cap low as you watch the paparazzi go berserk!


A black t-shirt with graphic print? Check. Ripped jeans? Check. Black leather jacket? Check. Boots? Check. Smudged your eyes, ladies? Your grunge look is ready. A warning, though - as long as you don't identify with Taylor Momsen or Courtney Love, leave this look to the teens, please.


The most difficult and expensive look to end it all. Months of effort goes into preparing for a special event. Flawless skin, the finest clothing, along with an army of specialists are behind a successful red carpet moment.
Scale it down to your "micro level" and it is possible to pull off this look with vintage dresses or tuxedos from thrift stores. Add a signature splurge to it, and you're raring to go. Your inspiration? Bond movies, all the way!

Tips on Celebrity Dressing

Is it a mere coincidence that all our favorite movie stars manage to ace the look even when they step out shopping for sundries? Why is it that an animal print dress looks so glamorous on a celeb, but Mowgli-esque on us lesser mortals? Here's a comprehensive cheat guide on how to dress like a celebrity.

Watch and Learn

The keyword here is observe, observe and observe. Each celebrity has his or her carefully crafted image that they ferociously cling on to. Have you ever spotted George Clooney in flip-flops? Or Jennifer Aniston in a color other than black, white or beige?
If there is any celebrity in particular that you look up to, do take the effort to learn their sartorial preference. While imitation may be the best form of flattery for some, blind followers of celebrity fashion are doomed. So please don't think that Rihanna's leotards are apt for a weekend party with friends, unless it's Halloween.
It would be a good idea to stock on some classic wrap dresses like Kate Middleton or fitted black jackets for the men (think Ocean's series). Such options are considered safe, and are flattering on most body types. It is crucial not to let your personality hide under layers of celebrity-inspired attire.


Accessories equal celebrity status. What immediately comes to our mind are big sunglasses, statement jewelry, oversized handbags and chunky timepieces.
Victoria Beckham is never caught dead without her oversized sunglasses in the daytime while Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw gave a whole new dimension to stylish footwear with her towering Manolos.
Thankfully, accessories are those little lifesavers that will come to your rescue without burning a hole in your pocket. You can get a range of wonderful accessories like shoes, belts, bags, shades, hats and scarves for less, that will help you jazz up your outfit in no time.
Point to be noted - piling on accessories will make you look like a Christmas tree. Make sure your accessories blend in with your outfit, instead of sticking out.

Mix It Up

Can anyone afford a complete wardrobe revamp after being struck by the celebrity-dressing lightning bolt? Unlikely. So unless you have Lady Gaga in mind, most other celebrities have a very regular look with regular clothes. The only difference is that it is perfectly assembled.
This is where your personal instinct comes in. Always remember to shop for versatile items which can be teamed up with existing clothes. Skinny jeans are a celebrity staple, and so are leather jackets. Dressing like a celebrity on a budget was never so easy!

A Signature Splurge

Where doling out cash for designer goodies is beyond most budgets, there comes a time when you need to spend, or rather, invest in a piece that defines you. It could be a limited-edition watch, statement jewelry, a patent leather handbag or a vintage fragrance, it has to be one of a kind and should go with everything.
Reserve this for special occasions, and you will realize how one tiny addition can elevate a regular look to celebrity heights.

Lease, Please

When you want to look like a celebrity, you must behave like one. Celebrities these days are heavily into renting out stuff for their special nights out. Prominent designers are more than willing to let out their wares to clients for a night, making this a deal that is beneficial for both sides. Forage online for designer garbs on hire.
Finally, it would not be a good idea to fall victim to the celebrity dressing trend. You need to keep abreast of the latest fashion trends, but remember that all the designer garb and designer baubles that are seen on celebrities can be yours for a certain sum of money.
What you can't buy is that "I am a moviestar" attitude that goes with it. It is all in the mind, they say. So put on your most genuine smile, and the world will be at your feet.