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Zooey Deschanel’s Signature Style


The oh-so-adorable, cute and quirky ingenue, Zooey Deschanel, seems to be popping up more and more every time you turn around. The blue-eyed beauty has her popular TV show, “New Girl,” commercials for Cotton and Siri, concerts with her musical duo, She and Him, guest spots on shows like “Top Chef,” her so sweet it will make you gag Youtube videos, and she just started working on a new movie to be released sometime in 2013. But besides her boundless energy and seemingly endless supply of creative talent, the girl knows how to dress!

Headbands, cardigans paired with 50s style dresses, barrettes, dangle earrings, floral prints, ruffles, bows, colorful beads, tights, stripes, and polka dots are just a few of the looks you’d likely find in Ms. Deschanel’s closet. Her personal style reflects an appreciation for vintage fashions with a splash of the more whimsical.

Deschanel’s fondness for vintage clothes is well documented. “It’s an addiction. I love clothes. I like to go down Melrose and look in all the windows and I go to different flea markets. I have lots of costumes. You never know when you’re going to have to dress up like a milkmaid from the 1600s,” she’s said in the past.

Zooey does not seem to shy away from those costumey accessories either. Her Twitter picture have featured her in a pair of black and white bunny ears. She also sported a tiara in a Youtube video she made with her bestie, Joseph Gordon Levitt, singing a sweet little cover of Nancy Wilson’s “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?”

The bubbly brunette even managed to bring a bit of manicure imagination to the Golden Globes earlier this year. Donning a custom silk Prada dress covered with black and emerald green glass beads along the bodice and an open back, she made sure to show off her fancy fingernails to the ever-curious paparazzi. Lo and behold, Deschanel had tiny little tuxedos painted on her nails!

Far from the overtly sexy styles sported by many of her peers, Zooey often pairs dresses and skirts that are above the knee with dark or brightly colored tights, and chooses scoop or boat-neck cut shirts rather than those more cleavage-baring alternatives.

Her preferred color palette includes sky blues, lime greens, jewel tones, and warm citrus shades. For more formal red carpet events, Zooey gravitates towards the classic combination of black and white, perhaps drawing some inspiration from the name of the designer that nearly shares her last name.

In terms of her hair and make-up routine, Deschanel’s dark locks always appear with blunt bangs, and she usually wears her shoulder-length tresses in soft waves or romantic ringlets.

Her make-up is always simple and elegant. A rosy-hued lipstick with a bit of blush, and lots of mascara to accent her sparkling baby blues.

“New Girl” costume designer Debra McGuire, the same name behind the hip fashions the trend-setting cast of “Friends” sported for 10 seasons, collaborated with Deschanel to create the look behind Jess, Zooey’s character on the Fox show. Jess’s wardrobe is not all that dissimilar than Deschanel’s, with a particular focus on playful primary colors, an homage to the character’s occupation as a school teacher. The result is a perfect reflection of the “New Girl”–a somewhat cartoon-ized version of the lovely Ms. Deschanel herself.

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