How to Dress Like a Celebrity (Without Paying Like One)

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Celebrities are known for being decked out in custom designer clothes and having an A-list fashion stylist on speed dial. Understandably, you may think it’s impossible to copy the style of Hollywood stars, but the good news is that you can dress like a celebrity without paying like one! With the right outfit formula, you can put together a look so stunning the paparazzi might just mistake you for a celebrity. If you want to know how to dress like a celebrity, follow these outfit formulas and style tips!

1. Amal Clooney

Whether she is attending red carpet events with her husband George Clooney or spotted carrying out her work as a human rights attorney, no matter the occasion, Amal Clooney exudes style and grace in every outfit she wears!

Amal’s unique blend of Hollywood glam and celebrity-approved workwear makes her the best celebrity icon for women who want to look smart, stylish, and professional.

Amal Clooney wearing a black Balenciaga dress on 24 April 2019 at the UN.
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Though most women cannot afford the exact Balenciaga dress Amal Clooney wore, you can still easily recreate this polished look with a knee-length sheath dress, pointed-toe heels, a structured tote, and oversized sunglasses.

This black sheath dress is classy and the style is timeless, no matter where you buy it. Nude heels are also a great option if you want to offset the dark tones in your outfit. Lastly, a professional outfit needs a classic black leather tote bag!

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2. Karlie Kloss

Most people may know Karlie Kloss as a famous runway model, but outside of the catwalk, Karlie Kloss has a personal style that is both chic and casual. The model has so many striking street style moments and her black and white look from Paris Fashion Week 2015 is a testament to that.

Related: 9 Outfits to Copy if You Want to Dress Like a Model

Karlie Kloss Elie Saab Paris Fashion Week 2015 Street Style
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This polished head-to-toe ensemble looks effortlessly expensive and chic! The classic white pants create the perfect starting point for the outfit. Thanks to its elegant silhouette, they pair easily with a long coat, heels, and a basic black top.

Karlie’s simple yet sophisticated outfit is easy to recreate and won’t take you hours to put together. And most importantly, you can easily find similar pieces that won’t break the bank!

To copy her PFW look, find a pair of classic white dress pants and pair it with a simple solid colored top. Top off your ensemble with a long, elegant coat and black sunglasses. A leather crossbody bag is an equally classic arm accessory that will give your look a luxe finish.

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3. Angelina Jolie

If you are ever in need of inspiration to transform your outfit, look no further than actress Angelina Jolie. She doesn’t bother following the fashion trends, and instead, sticks to her own classic fashion rules. Angelina also has the whole street style thing down to a science.

Whether she is dressed up in a trench coat and a midi dress or dressed down in a flowy maxi dress with slides, this Hollywood royal always manages to give us street style inspiration left, right, and center.

Angelina Jolie January 30 2018 in Paris
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A particular classy look of hers is this glamorous mid-length dress outfit she wore in Paris. The Oscar-winner layered a gray poncho on top of her white dress and this extra layer just makes her look extra classy and stylish!

Her overall outfit may look too expensive to recreate, but it’s a matter of wearing classy pieces, neutral colors, and finishing your look with the right shoes and accessories, such as nude heels, a structured bag, and black oversized sunglasses.

If you want to go the extra mile, you can also wear a bold red lip. And lastly, apply a dewy foundation to get a radiant skin like Angelina.

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4. Victoria Beckham

Time and time again, Victoria Beckham delivers us Pinterest-worthy street style that is just too fashionable not to recreate. The former Spice Girls singer maintains a busy schedule as a fashion designer, celebrity, and mom, so you can mostly find her donning a pair of easy-going jeans, a crisp white shirt, and impeccably stylish shades.

Victoria Beckham at her Sping show in 2018
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There are a ton of head-turning outfits she has worn, but this one has to be one of her best looks. You can master her signature minimal chic style easily.

Just wear a pair of straight-leg jeans with a camel cashmere sweater for a cool look. To add a pop of color to the outfit, slip on vibrant red heels. Not only do red heels look great with the color camel, but it adds a little bit of pizzaz to your outfit as well.

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Just because you may not have an A-list stylist and an endless shopping budget does not mean you can’t dress like a celebrity! While some celebrity designer looks are a little unrealistic for the everyday woman, there are a lot of sophisticated celebrity looks you can copy by simply following the outfit formula.

If you are in the mood to copy more Hollywood looks, check out these outfits from Emily in Paris!

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Karlie Kloss arriving at Elie Saab at Paris Fashion Week 2015


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