Was anyone surprised when Esquire magazine recently named Kate Beckinsale “Sexiest Woman Alive”? I wasn’t. Ms. Beckinsale is smokin’ hot. (An aside: she is also a fabulous actress. You absolutely must watch “Nothing But the Truth” if you haven’t yet–I haven’t seen such a powerful film in a while.)
What I love about Kate Beckinsale is that she is not one of those celebs whose picture is in the news every other day for not wearing underwear or making a fool out of herself in some other way. She doesn’t need to do those things to get attention; her work speaks for itself. I think the same could be said of her style. Understated but incredibly sharp, her look is the epitomy of “less is more.”
I love the “actress off-duty” outfit she is wearing in this photo. I usually avoid wearing all black. While black is amazing, I like to break up an outfit with a splash of color via some bright accessories or a non-black garment. However, in Kate’s case, this combination is flawless. She looks stunning if this comfy casual outfit. Making casual outfits look killer is truly an art.
Before I sign off, I wanna tell you guys that I am the proud owner of the Chinese Laundry ‘Tripin’ boots pictured below. And let me tell you, this is one of the best purchases I’ve ever made. Not only are these over-the-knee boots really cute, they are also incredibly comfortable (to me, this is key because I live in the city and walk all the time). It is definitely not the absolute best quality of suede I’ve ever seen, but that’s fine. Suede gets scuffed up quickly, especially given my active lifestyle. The fact that it’s not top notch makes me better about wearing them and not having to “save” them.