Amanda Seyfried

Amanda Seyfried's ability to steal the scene in a whip-smart comedy like Mean Girls and carry a thriller like Jennifer's Body is truly a testament to her versatility as an actress. Not surprisingly, she's a bit of a chameleon when it comes to her personal style as well, shifting from chic yet relaxed streetwear to stunning, directional red carpet looks. That's why we've asked Seyfried--who's conquered yet another genre in her latest film, the musical drama Les Miserables which has already been nominated for four Golden Globes--to share some of her stylish must-haves as our December Guest Editor. Read on for the handbag she's coveting, her favourite read, and much more.Givenchy Antigona Satchel Bag ($2405)
Whether she's walking her dog, Finley, or heading to a business meeting, Seyfried's always on the go, which is why Givenchy's structured satchel is her perfect bag pick. Its sizable shape and cross-body strap make it a truly convenient carrier!

Freedom: A Novel ($10) by Jonathan Franzen
As bibliophiles ourselves, we were delighted when Seyfried included one of her most beloved books in this roundup. The contemporary novel charts the lives of a modern-day American family, exploring the ups and downs of love and marriage over decades.

Ariko Jewellery Still of the Night Ring ($1040)
Ariko Jewellery's vintage-inspired diamond ring is delicate and pretty, but not without a touch of edge befitting Seyfried's youthful aesthetic.

Vita Fede Bracelets ($315-$375)
Seyfried's a fan of clean lines and classic shapes, particularly when it comes to her jewellery repertoire. She suggests stacking Vita Fede's bangles, like the Mini Titan Stone Bracelet ($375), Mini Omega Bracelet ($315), and Omega Bracelet ($350), for a visually intriguing accent. Side note: these pieces are produced in the same factories that make Celine and Givenchy's costume jewellery, and are definitely luxurious plated in 24-karat rose gold.

Nicholas Kirkwood Satin and Glitter Sandals ($1262)
When she's off duty, Seyfried opts for comfortable footwear like flats or combat boots. But when the occasion calls for a little glamour, she indulges in a pair of statement heels, like these Nicholas Kirkwood strappy sandals.

J Brand 811 Mid-Rise Skinny Leg Jeans ($198)
Every true stylesetter is partial to a classic pair of skinnies, which you can team with a breezy t-shirt and boots for a relaxed look or dress up with a silk blouse and heels for a night out. Seyfried vouches for J Brand's flattering fit and versatile blue denim rinse.

Matsuda Matte Grey Tortoise Sunglasses with Grey Polarised Lens ($545)
Designed by cult talent Mitsuhiro Matsuda, this legendary Japanese eyewear brand is a true insider favourite. These handcrafted shades are an understated cool-girl essential. Seyfried appreciates the timeless shape, plus the grey colour palette offers a chic alternative to basic black sunglasses.

Alexander McQueen Resort 13 Look 25
Seyfried's not afraid to experiment with bold looks on the red carpet, relying on Alexander McQueen for many of her Les Miserables press events. Naturally, she chose the striking Black Sleeveless Dress With Gold Embroidery (price upon request, 212.645.1797) from the label's Resort 13 collection as her favourite party ensemble. Its long, lean silhouette and gold print are decidedly glamorous, just the look she needs for standing out at an awards show or movie premiere.

Cle de Peau Beaute Concealer ($70)
The secret to Seyfried's famously flawless complexion? She uses Cle de Peau Beaute's incredible concealer, which hides the tiniest imperfections for natural, long-lasting coverage.

T by Alexander Wang Linen and Silk-Blend Slub-Jersey T-Shirt ($98)
A great t-shirt is one of the building blocks of Seyfried's weekend casual wardrobe. She likes the comfortable fit of T by Alexander Wang's luxe yet laid-back tees, perfect for teaming with worn-in jeans and a cosy cardigan.--Tiffany Tse

Photo of Amanda Seyfried, courtesy of Getty Images; Alexander McQueen runway photo, courtesy of Alexander McQueen.