Welcome to autumn, that special time of year when you’re just as excited about wearing literally all the clothes as you are confused about what direction to take your new-season wardrobe in. In times of such a fashion crisis, it’s helpful to have a chameleon of a style icon to look to for proof that while a signature style sure is a fabulous thing, it’s not the end-all, be-all of impeccable dressing.
Enter: Chloë Grace Moretz. The 20-year-old actress’s wardrobe yo-yos from boyish tailoring and rockstar leathers to super-pretty florals and sweeping red carpet gowns—she’s even pretty experimental on the makeup and hair front, should you be seeking out a total transformation any time soon. And get this: She doesn’t even have a regular stylist on call, unlike many of her peers.
The key to perfecting the art of the style chameleon is to not be slave to the trends. Sure, you’ll see CGM in the odd runway-inspired look, but then you’re just as likely to spot her slipping into a classic LBD for the red carpet as you are an expertly tailored suit. Not to mention her beloved leather leggings and slouchy knits. Moretz also knows what suits her petite frame, and never fails to use it to her advantage.
If you’re ready for a lesson in versatile styling, start scrolling for the Chloë Grace Moretz guide to mixing things up.
1. Cool T-Shirts Are Essential
Style Notes: The quickest way to put a cool spin on a tailored blazer and trousers? Layer a pop-culture T-shirt underneath.
2. When in Doubt, Keep It Classic
Style Notes: Moretz knows the power of a classic look—especially when it’s an incredible Marchesa gown.
3. Leopard Print Works With Everything
Style Notes: Yep, leopard print is always appropriate, even with clashing stripes at the airport.