Everything You Need To Get Allison Williams' Chic, Classic Style
When it comes to timeless, all-American style, Allison Williams instantly comes to mind. The actress, who stars as Marnie on Girls and is the new spokesperson for Simple skincare, possesses a polished and ladylike fashion sense that perfectly matches her classic looks. But what intrigues us—and the rest of the fashion world—most about Williams is her ability to add a little edge to her streamlined silhouettes and sophisticated pieces. Her eye for bold details, from intricate pearl beading to sparkly sequined texture, helps keep her red-carpet looks fashion-forward and interesting, which is why we’re spotlighting Williams as our Girl of the Month. Read on for some of this talented newcomer’s best looks and how you can get her style.
On The Red Carpet & Street
Williams’ choice of form-flattering dresses makes her one of the smartest and most stylish dressers in Hollywood. The actress knows what works for her figure, sticking to a series of sleek, feminine frocks, like the Naeem Khan Black And White Wool Crepe Short-Sleeve Dress from the Pre-Fall 13 collection she wore to a Tom Ford cocktail party last month (bottom, left). Floral leather appliques and pearl beading lend the dress’ ladylike, demure silhouette a touch of downtown edge. She hit another feminine high note at the Jason Wu F/W 13 show in New York, wearing the label’s Nude/Black Corded Lace Dress ($2196, similar styles available here) from the S/S 13 collection (top, right). When she needs to turn up the glitz factor, Williams delivers as well; at L’Oreal Paris’ 7th Annual Women of Worth Awards in New York, Williams opted for a sequined L’Wren Scott stunner from the S/S 13 collection, which makes a striking statement with its graphic zig-zag motif and contrasting colours (center).
When she’s not attending a fashion show or movie premiere, Williams tones down the glamour considerably but doesn’t look any less put-together. Instead, her look’s clean-cut, comfortable, and classic. When she ran errands in Beverly Hills last month, the actress simply teamed a black Tess Giberson sweater with Ray-Ban sunglasses, a few layered necklaces (Monica Rich Kosann's Carpe Diem Necklace ($295) and James Banks Design's Lightkeeper Necklace ($1100)), Levi's jeans, and knee-high Dolce Vita boots (bottom, right). Ready to snag Williams’ effortless polish? Check out a few of our must-haves.
Get Her Look
Zara Beaded Mini Skirt ($129)
This embellished mini instantly lends your ensemble some texture. Style it with a pretty shell and ankle-strap pumps for your next night out.
Shoshanna Lace Sierra Dress ($385)
You can’t channel Williams’ style without a great lacy piece in your repertoire. In bright red, Shoshanna’s dress is sophisticated with a hint of sultry allure. Wear it with a bold lip and loose waves to complete the look.
Gorjana 3 Disc Necklace ($70)
The easiest way to dress up your sweaters and t-shirts is by pairing them with a few carefully chosen accessories. Gorjana’s dainty disc necklaces come already layered for a cool effect.
Kotur Margo Floral-Lae Box Clutch ($395)
Here’s a good rule of thumb when you’re trying to achieve Williams’ look: always finish off your outfits with a ladylike accent, such as Kotur’s floral clutch.
Kelly Wearstler Slither Zig Zag Sweater ($350)
A bold zig-zag graphic livens up this basic v-neck sweater. Slip it on with your favourite worn-in skinnies for a relaxed weekend outfit.
DV by Dolce Vita Pippi Heels ($89)
Step up your shoe game with these Mary Jane-style heels. They’re a chic alternative to your basic black pumps, and pair well with everything from cocktail frocks to cropped pants.
BDG Cigarette High-Rise Jeans ($58) in Pure Blue
Clean, streamlined silhouette? Check. Solid blue wash? Check. We’re sure Williams would appreciate the straightforward appeal of these classic and versatile skinnies.
Photos of Allison Williams, courtesy of Rex USA and Getty Images.