I really like Keira Knightley. :D As an actress, and as a style icon. Probably because she's not really the first person you'd think of for a "style icon". She's not always out there, promoting her awesome style. She's not one of those style-crazy actresses, you know? I love that she has really pale skin and seems to embrace that, and I love the outfits she chooses--always something original, pretty, chic...and I feel like my style is very much like hers which is probably why I'm so enamoured by it :P Here's some of my favorite pictures of her, enjoy! :)
This is one of my favorites. I am OBSESSED about this look! The textured high-waisted skirt, the little sweater with buttons, her heavy bangs...it's just perfect :D
This maroon dress was what she wore when she was nominated for an Oscar for playing Elizabeth Bennet. Even tho it was a few years ago, I feel like this dress is still very wearable today, and I love the silohette (spl?), it's so flattering on her!
This outfit (below), navy blazer, green skirt, blouse, is another of my top favs. Probably because, as you know, I love the school-girl-uniform look. The green tiered skirt is slightly unexpected, the color makes it "pop".
(below) another of my faves, and I especially like this one because it totally is something I would wear. In fact, I have a flowered blouse/black skirt I often wear together. It's lady-like, chic, and unique. :D
(below) I love the colors in this one! The whole thing just looks like summer--the nautical look (navy, white) with red lipstick, and the colorful background.
I also feel like Keira is a bit "misunderstood" sometimes...I'm always hearing people say they don't like her, that she's annoying, too skinny, too pouty, too serious, bad actress, whatever. I admire her for the fact that she manages to live a fairly "out of the spotlight" sort of life, yet she is still a first-rate actress. She obviously is confidant in herself but at the same time doesn't feel the need to push herself out into the open, to be in all the tabloids. She seems to "own" herself, to be comfortable in her skin and with who she is and I find that very admirable. :)