We’ll be blunt. We love Emily Blunt. When we first saw her character in The Devil Wears Prada we just knew there were big things on the horizon for this British actress. But despite the fact that we know her originally as the snarky – but impeccably dressed – coworker, she doesn’t get the credit as an off-screen fashionista that she deserves. We zoomed in on her style to see what makes it as perfect as she is.
Emily’s off-screen look is consummately put together. We get the sense that while we’re juggling snacks, desperately pawing at the one-click purchase button, she’s got outfits planned out until next awards season. She’s not one to mess with tried and true shapes or cuts; she knows what designs look good on her. Don’t be afraid to rely on shapes that you know that suit you. There are plenty of clothes in the sea; there’s no end to the variety you can accomplish even with standard shapes. Note how almost all of Emily’s simple silhouettes are modernized with a hint of flash, be it a bold print, a bit of sheer paneling, or even a full on cutout.
When the shapes and fabrics are highly traditional, she’ll choose slightly more audacious accessories and makeup options for balance. And one of the best things about Emily’s style is accessibility. Her mastery of vintage silhouettes is fully within your reach, even if you cannot presently afford…the Chanel boots. The shapes that she’s fond of can be found readily, and jazzed up with your existing staple accessories.
We wonder if Emily’s flawless execution of classic style is why she’s been tapped to play the new Mary Poppins. By the way, that is a casting choice that we here at Tangerine NYC – and Julie Andrews herself, for that matter – fully approve of. Either way, when it comes to her style we are in no need of a spoonful of sugar to help it go down. Also kudos to us for only making one “blunt” pun in this entire post.