There are enough crotch-flashing, booty-baring celebrities around whose style we'd love to commit to the F-List, so it's always a refreshing change of speed to find ourselves liking—nay, inspired!—by a starlet who's got grace in spades. And fortuitously, we've got three! Talent in these kids doesn't end once they step off set; they've got the chops to make it as big on the style circuit as on the silver screen. From an It-Brit with a coif we can't get enough of to a Frenchie whose tough but girly act makes us smile, here are three rising starlets who've clearly rehearsed their lines when it comes to their winning roles in style.
Mélanie Laurent—The Tough Girl Next Door
The Look: Melanie—actress, writer, and friend of fellow French fashionista Marion Cotillard—is an expert at mixing girly dresses with hard accessories. Taking risks on and off the red carpet, Mélanie has the imagination and brazen energy to make a lasting impression on the fashion world.
The Goods: Topshop Lace-Trim Nightie Dress, $60, available at Topshop; Eugenia Kim Braided Headband, $195, available at Barneys New York; Rebecca Minkoff Easy Rider Leather Clutch, $375, available at Bloomingdale's; ABS Luxury Collection Leather Moto Jacket, $485, available at Nordstrom; Ash Black Subtil Strap Zip Bootie, $248, available at Oak.
Carey Mulligan—Short and Sweet
The Look: It's no surprise that we're huge fans of this pixie-cut cutie from across the pond. Proving that less is more, Ms. Mulligan focuses on simple frocks in flattering colors, an easy makeup routine, and accessories that lift her up—not weigh her done. We're not ashamed to admit that she's definitely our girl crush (just don't tell her beau Shia LeBouf!)
Saoirse Ronan—The Luck Of The Irish
The Look: With already 10 awards under her belt, this 16-year-old Irish lassie isn't shy to show off her talent. Fair-skinned, and with an innocent look that caught our eyes as soon as we saw her alongside Kiera Knightley in "Atonement," Saoirse has the kind of sweet, fairy-tale inspired style that brings a little bit of romance back into Hollywood.