Kate Bosworth Is the Poster Child For Effortlessly Cool Style
While Kate Bosworth is known for her talents on screen, it's her offscreen expertise as a red carpet beauty, street-chic queen, and jewelry maven that has us under a major style spell. With a mix of affordably priced items, her own shoe line, and a variety of polished designer duds, Kate has proven her undeniable knack for putting together laid-back, impossibly cool ensembles with enviable ease. Case in point: her cutoffs and American flag tee at Coachella a few years ago incited a near-overnight fashion craze and a siege of street style copycats. We could go on and on about how she gets it so right, but we'd rather just see her envy-inducing outfits for ourselves. Scroll through to get a healthy dose of inspiration from this newly 34-year-old now.
— Additional reporting by Sarah Wasilak, Samantha Sutton, Brittney Stephens, and Justin Fenner
Kate worked a slick leather jacket on one shoulder, completing her outfit with lace-up booties and a silk neck scarf.
Kate let a floral Giambattista Valli suit speak for itself, choosing minimal accessories.
Kate wore a regal-looking Dolce & Gabbana look, complete with a matching tiara to the 2016 Met Gala.
Kate showed up to the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscars party in a lavender Ralph & Russo number with a floral appliqué neckline.
Looking glamorous and classic in a BOSS Spring '15 dress.
The actress decided to show a little shoulder in Alexandre Vauthier Couture at the Hammer Museum’s 12th Annual Gala in the Garden.
We love the sheer overlay on this BOSS dress, which Kate wore to the brand's runway show during Fashion Week.
Rockin' this strapless red BOSS dress. . . like a boss.
We do enjoy this Emilio Pucci dress, but those black Bionda Castana pumps are just darling.
The crown braid, the printed Red Valentino dress, the ankle-tie Bionda Castana heels — everything about this look is perfect.
Showing off her toned arms in Stella McCartney.
Is this Lanvin sheath dress what Kate Bosworth considers a casual daytime look?
The star looked lovely at the launch of Jimmy Choo's CHOO.08 in a Christian Dior fit-and-flare.
We're not sure many people could pull off this embellished Giambattista Valli dress, but she does it so effortlessly.
Even denim on denim — does anything not work for this star?!
This navy blue and silver Dior set is almost work-appropriate — you know, if we wore Dior to the office.
How is it that Kate looks just as good in a gown as she does in a buffalo-plaid shirt and jeans? She was spotted in this outfit in LA in mid-December 2013.
Bosworth sparkled in a Fendi dress at the Las Vegas premiere of Homefront.
At the 2013 Catalina Film Festival, Bosworth wore an all-white ensemble.
At an event for skin care brand SK-II in Seoul, Bosworth donned a red dress from Christopher Kane's Fall 2013 collection.
Kate Bosworth wowed in a modern LBD by Oscar de la Renta, complete with a sheer inset neckline and jeweled belt, at the 2013 San Francisco Film Festival.
Kate dazzled in a full Miu Miu ensemble — which included an embellished backless top and flared satin skirt — at the May 2013 LA premiere of her latest film, Black Rock.
At the 2013 Met Gala, Kate Bosworth hit a punk-chic high note, donning a fuchsia embellished Balmain mini cinched with a wide gold-detailed belt.
Kate oozed rock-chic glamour in a black leather top and an iridescent emerald tulip-shaped skirt, both by Balmain, while cozying up to friend Prabal Gurung at the Moda Operandi punk collection preview in NYC in May 2013.
Kate Bosworth added edge to her 2013 bohemian Coachella look — which included a black sheer overlay dress, tribal-print vest, and leather crossbody bag — with masculine buckle-detailed boots and unisex aviators.
Kate layered up in an oversize tweed jacket, leather leggings, embroidered flats, and classic-cool shades after touching down at LAX in March 2013.
Kate attended Vanity Fair's 2013 Oscar Party in an intricate rose-embroidered Giambattista Valli confection. She accessorized her ornate mini with strappy metallic Casadei sandals, a braided updo, and Sylva & Cie jewels.
Kate Bosworth went mod in a Calvin Klein look comprising a sleeveless shearling top, a vinyl pencil skirt, and white boots at the Big Sur premiere during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.
Working a fuchsia-and-black fur jacket, quilted moto boots, and a sleek white satchel, Kate Bosworth touched down in Salt Lake City, UT, looking très chic as usual.
Kate stepped out in a structured pastel pink Chanel dress, from the Spring '13 Haute Couture collection, while partying the night away at Chanel's February 2013 pre-Oscar dinner in LA.
Kate doubled up on Topshop separates, pairing a chambray button-down with a jacquard mini and lace-up booties, for the brand's grand opening at The Grove in LA in February 2013.
Kate Bosworth was monochrome perfection in an Emilio Pucci black dress, detailed with sexy sheer overlays and shoulder cutouts, at the Audi Golden Globe kickoff party in LA.
Kate Bosworth gave us another effortlessly cool ensemble in Beverly Hills in October 2012: a black tank, loose trousers, cognac sandals, and a striped woven belt.
Kate simply glowed in a glittery strapless Stella McCartney dress at an event for SK-II in October 2012.
Kate Bosworth looked part cozy, part glitzy in a textured gray topper, sequined miniskirt, and black pumps at the Topshop Unique fashion show during Fall/Winter 2013/2014 London Fashion Week.
Kate was front row for Altuzarra's September 2012 runway show in a white long-sleeved dress that she cinched at the waist with a bold belt. She accessorized with a gold envelope clutch from JewelMint.
Kate showed up to support one of her favorite brands, Proenza Schouler, at their runway show during New York Fashion Week in September 2012. She was the picture of downtown cool in a leather top and royal-blue skirt, which she paired with black ankle boots and a printed clutch.
Kate wore a crisp, pretty white shirtdress during a day out in LA in 2012 — we love how she belted it at the waist with a brown leather belt and added a pair of cool brown ankle-strap sandals.
Kate showed us how to rock a monochromatic look at the Sundance Film Festival in 2012 — she wore a lacy red Antonio Berardi dress with red pointy-toe pumps and red lipstick.
Kate balanced her high-wattage skirt with a black tee, kitten heels, and a Proenza Schouler crossbody while shopping with fiancé Michael Polish in New York.
While shopping around LA, Kate showed her love for mother nature styling a palm-tree-print H&M dress with tan ankle-strap sandals in July 2012.
While most other stars were clad in floor-length gowns at the 2012 Met Gala, Kate proved that short and sweet could be just as glam. She shined in an ombré feathered Prada dress, which she paired with strappy sandals and a dark purple pout.
Kate was clad in a space-age Calvin Klein number at the brand's exhibition event in May 2012.
Kate showed us a brand-new way to wear our favorite wedge sneakers in April 2012, pairing them with a gray pullover and a frothy mint-colored maxi skirt.
Kate gave us a cool denim-on-denim look to lust after in March 2012.
For the Burberry runway show in February 2012, Kate went head to toe in the brand, wearing a cheeky gray owl sweater tucked into a knee-length wool peplum pencil skirt.
Kate got glam for the 2012 Vanity Fair Oscars afterparty in a black embellished Prabal Gurung dress.
Only Kate could have pulled off the heavily embellished, printed, cutout Altuzarra dress that she wore to the CFDA Fashion Awards back in June 2012. She kept her accessories minimal, opting for a black clutch and pointy ankle-strap pumps.
Kate Bosworth was in head-to-toe Mulberry at the brand's dinner party at Chateau Marmont in LA in December 2011.
Kate Bosworth wore a chic Chanel dress at the brand's boutique party in LA in October 2011.
All-white can be so chic and elegant, as evidenced by this sheath-and-pumps look from November 2011.
Kate Bosworth in Proenza Schouler at the Vogue party at Chateau Marmont in October 2011.
Kate looked pretty in Preen at a promotional event for SK-II skin care in Australia in October 2011.
Kate showed off her toned arms in a black embellished LBD by Antonio Berardi at the Straw Dogs movie premiere in September 2011.
Kate's rolled denim and Isabel Marant sweater combo from 2011 is a perfect way to wear light layers in transitional weather.
We were head over heels for the printed Burberry dress that Kate wore to the brand's Body launch event in Beverly Hills in 2011.
Kate Bosworth stunned in a lemon yellow Erdem dress at the LACMA Art + Film Gala in 2011.
Kate wore a white Chanel minidress at the Another Happy Day photocall in France in September 2011.
Ideal seasonal event wear — Kate capitalized on warmer months in a brilliantly hued little Richard Nicoll dress and Chloé heels in June 2011.
Kate Bosworth's relaxed festival look from April 2011 inspired a Summer-style following, thanks to a cool vintage tee and distressed cutoffs.
Kate Bosworth in studded Burberry at London Fashion Week in February 2011.
Kate Bosworth shined in a black sliced Chloé dress in January 2011.
Kate showed off standout cocktail-party wear in a brightly hued Proenza Schouler sheath in October 2010.
Adding a utility jacket to a lacy little dress, like Kate's Dolce & Gabbana minidress from March 2010, is a playful way to style party wear.
We love the mint-hued Jil Sander dress that Kate wore back in 2010 — her coral pout was the perfect complement.
Kate Bosworth was all tied up in a sequined bow-detail Sonia Rykiel dress at the designer's December 2009 H&M underwear collection launch in Paris.
Kate mirrored a Victorian beauty at the 2009 Met Gala, posing in a lace sheer-paneled Stella McCartney gown, retro curls, and a bold red lip.
The blond stunner wowed in a feathered Burberry Prorsum dress, ankle-wrap peep-toes, and loose curls at the Fashion Group International's 25th annual Night of Stars in 2008.
For the 2008 Glamour Women of the Year Awards, Kate Bosworth kept it classic in a black-and-white colorblocked sheath, patent pumps, and a few marcasite bracelets.
Kate turned heads in a silver ruched Chanel, complete with a bubble skirt and brooch belt, at the Chanel Contemporary Art Container opening in 2008.
Kate was all smiles in a draped yellow chiffon dress at a 2008 Hollywood Life party in LA.
Kate embraced the Superheros: Fashion & Fantasy theme at the 2008 Met Gala, donning a showstopping, ornately embellished Chanel Haute Couture selection.
Kate partied the night away in a printed halter — cinched with a wide hardware-detailed belt — as well as a mismatched silk scarf and black leather boots in November 2007.
For a November 2007 gala dinner, Kate selected a one-shoulder oxblood Proenza Schouler number with black dual-strap sandals and a wine-hued envelope clutch.
If there were awards given for the most statement-making statement coat, this black-and-white fur Fendi confection would definitely take the cake.
Kate's 2007 Can Do Awards Chloé dress was all about the details. From the ruffled neck to the embellished belt to the soft ladylike pleats, we give this late-night look high honors.
For the 2007 Costume Institute Gala, Kate roared in a satin drop-waist Prada dress and metallic Mary Janes. A gold clutch, diamond disco earrings, and soft curls rounded out her retro look.
Kate made a statement on the red carpet in a pretty pink Preen number and midnight-blue heels in 2007.
For the 2007 LA premiere of Blue Crush, the leading lady wowed in a pale blue Roberto Cavalli confection with an embellished keyhole bodice and fluttering hemline.
At the 2007 CFDA Fashion Awards in NYC, Kate buttoned up in a feathered Proenza Schouler sheath and classic black pumps.
Kate waved to fans in a black-and-white striped dress during a August 2006 Superman Returns press conference in Tokyo.
For the 2006 Westwood, CA, premiere of Superman Returns, Kate looked angelic in a white floor-length gown that hugged every curve perfectly.
The blond stunner exuded ladylike elegance in an all-over lace sheath, complete with rose adornments, at the 2005 Vanity Fair Oscar Party.
Kate chose a strapless ruffle-detailed confection and gilded pumps for the Louis Vuitton United Cancer Front Gala in Universal City, CA, in November 2004.
Kate styled a borrowed-from-the-boys look with a cropped brocade jacket, navy tie-neck blouse, and striped Bermuda shorts at the Spring 2005 Marc Jacobs show during New York Fashion Week.
At the 2004 Toronto International Film Festival, Kate stepped out in a corseted, not-so-mellow yellow Proenza Schouler creation, coordinating jeweled peep-toes, and face-framing curls.
Kate looked ravishing in a red body-hugging Christian Dior gown at the 2004 premiere of Troy at the Cannes Film Festival.
Kate showcased her gorgeous gams in a slinky printed dress at a September 2003 Hollywood premiere.
For a 2003 Toronto International Film Festival photocall, Bosworth went prim and proper in a tweed high-waisted skirt and ruffled black blouse.
Kate opted for an androgynous white pantsuit, sans shirt, for the Hollywood premiere of The Rules of Attraction in 2002.
For the 2002 LA premiere of 8 Mile, Kate worked a silk bow-tie blouse with a ruffled hem skirt and ankle-strap pumps.