When it comes to fashion It-girls, Amy Adams isn't always the first person who comes to mind. But we think she's an oft-overlooked diamond in the rough, for one reason in particular—she has a very easy, approachable personal style that somehow always looks effortlessly cool, but she can instantly change into an über-glam vixen at the drop of a hat.
For this reason, we've dubbed Adams our #WomanCrushWednesday this week. And that's not the only reason—the five-time Oscar nominee is celebrating her 40th birthday today. Happy Birthday, Amy!
Scroll down to see nine reasons we love the American Hustle star!
This is Adams' go-to shopping outfit. It's some kind of intriguing hybrid between an "I just went to yoga" look and an "I'm ready to hit Hollywood's chicest boutiques" look. And we love it!
And then this is how she looks on the red carpet. Stunning.
Amy Adams in Antonio Berardi at the 2014 SAG Awards
The ultimate It-girl signifier: landing on the cover of Katie Grand's fashion magazine Love.
Another of our favourite red carpet looks from Amy: this stunning metallic gown from this year's Met Gala.
Amy Adams in Oscar de la Renta
We want to be friends with anyone who wears a "Nobody's Perfect" t-shirt.
One of Adams' go-to brands is Victoria Beckham, and for very good reason.
Adams makes no bones about it: she loves to shop, and is often spotted out in Hollywood at top boutiques like Carolina Herrera, Longchamp, and more.
Adams gives off pure Old Hollywood glamour in a sapphire silk-crepe column gown at this year's Oscars.
Amy Adams in Gucci Première
All this being said, Adams looks happiest when she is out and about with her four-year-old daughter, Aviana Olea Le Gallo. So cute!
Who are some of the women you're crushing on? Tell us in the comments below!