Celebrity Fashion Fusion: How to be an Olivia Wilde child
When Olivia Wilde isn’t sporting KU gear at Allen Field House with her fiance Jason Sudeikis, she exudes a casual glam that appears effortless.
Wilde’s style can be easily replicated with a trip to Britches, 843 Massachusetts St.
Photographers recently captured Wilde wearing a cream-colored belted tunic dress with floral accents at the top. Britches carries that same style of tunic dress for just $42.
“The tunic style is going to be really popular for this fall,” Britches manager Annie Wade said.
Versatility provides added appeal to the tunic.
“You can wear it with tights and heels or you can wear it with leggings and boots,” Wade said. “It depends on whether you are trying to dress it up or down.”
For the taupe-colored tunic dress at Britches, Wade recommends black and gold jewelry and stiletto heals for a dressed up look.
You can purchase a matching black necklace and earrings by Couleur for $20 at Britches. You can also snag a gold-colored ring by And Lovely and a gold and black cross bracelet by Dorothy for $15 each. And the nude colored heels by Miss Me are only $35.
For a more casual look, Wade would pair the dress with boots and bangle bracelets. The taupe dress can be worn with black or brown, she said.
And when the weather cools down you can add tights to this dress to wear it throughout the fall and winter.
“It’s a really popular style,” Wade said.
The best thing about Wilde’s tunic-wearing, natural-tone style is that nearly anyone can pull it off.
“It works with any body type,” Wade said.
To achieve Wilde’s hair and makeup, stylist Tawni Horne said, hair products are key.
Horne works as a stylist at Fix Salon, 845 New Hampshire St.
“For this look I would say any kind of smoothing or shine serum,” Horne said. “Her hair is very sleek looking.”
Horne recommends Matrix Sleek shampoo and conditioner followed by Matrix Silk Wonder Smoothing Oil and Matrix Wonder Boost Root Lifter.
To achieve this sleek hair style, Horne said to apply the smoothing oil and root lifter to wet hair and blow dry with a flat brush. Blow dry your hair the opposite direction than you want your hair to lie, Horne said. Finish the look off with a flat iron, flipping the flat iron at the ends to create curls.
“That really straight, straight look is not in anymore,” Horne said.
To replicate Wilde’s makeup, Horne recommends primer, foundation, nude lipstick and lots of eyeliner.
“When putting on your eyeliner, wing it out,” Horne said.
If you aren’t into eyeliner, Horne recommends natural eyes complemented with bright red lipstick.
— Arley Hoskin is a Kansas native who loves art and fashion. She prides herself in finding trendy styles on a journalist’s budget. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.