Celebrate Kate Bosworth's 30th by Shopping Her Style

When we chatted with Kate Bosworth during NYFW last September, the actress modestly demurred at her fashion icon status. Which, based on her age, is a fair argument to make. She just turned 30 years old today—happy birthday, Kate!!!—so she has many more decades ahead to spend honing her signature style.

Judging from her track record of consistently stellar ensembles, however, she might already be there. By relying on certain key pieces, she's created a unique look that millions are dying to copy. Are you a die-hard fan of Kate's look? Start emulating her style by shopping the five essential pieces she loves in the slideshow below.


1. Sheer Panels

Kate's brand of sexy is subtle and strategic: Instead of straight-up cleavage or thigh-high slits, she does layered lace, mesh inserts and gauze-covered cutouts. Click through to shop sheer paneled pieces.

From left: 2006 Vanity Fair Oscar Party (Fairchild Archive), 2009 Met Costume Institute Gala  (WWD/Steve Eichner), 2012 Vanity Fair Oscars Party (Fairchild Archive), Target + Neiman Marcus Holiday Collection 2012 Party (WWD/Steve Eichner)



2. Shackle Shoes

From dainty to chunky to multi-strapped, the actress is just crazy for footwear with built-in ankle bracelets. Click through to shop shackle shoes now.

From left: 8 Mile Premiere 2002 (Fairchild Archive), 2008 FGI Night of Stars (Fairchild Archive), Theyskens' Theory Whitney Art Party 2012 (Fairchild Archive), Proenza Schouler Madison Avenue Opening 2012 (Fairchild Archive)


3. One Folksy Touch

It looks clever, not cliché, if you pair it with sleek and modern pieces. (Beachy hair helps, too!) Click through to shop folksy touches.

From left: Diesel Black Gold Fall 2009 RTW (WWD/Steve Eichner), 2012 Sundance Film Festival (Getty Images), London Fashion Week A/W 2012 (Getty Images)


4. A Statement Print

Lots of stars shy away from prints on the red carpet—but not Kate. She makes it work by picking big, bold patterns that look great in pictures. Click through to shop statement prints now.

From left: 2008 Met Costume Institute Gala (Fairchild Archive), 2010 Met Costume Institue Gala (WWD/Steve Eichner), CFDA Fashion Awards 2012 (Fairchild Archive)


5. Something Striking, Yet Simple

Although she wears kaleidoscope prints and embellishments galore, Bosworth also loves a good minimalist look. Click through to shop striking, yet simple pieces now.

From left: 2010 Hollywood Style Awards (Getty Images), Calvin Klein Fall 2011 RTW (WWD/Steve Eichner), LA Film Fest Premiere of Life Happens 2011(Getty Images)