The Simply Luxurious Life®: Rules of Style – Cameron Diaz  

June 27, 2010

Rules of Style – Cameron Diaz

After having Rachel Zoe as her stylist, Cameron Diaz has learned a thing or two about creating her own style as well.  With the help of Instyle and Miss Zoe, Cameron shares her secrets and I share a few of my own as well.

Regardless of the Label, Make Sure it Fits Your Body

Cameron was at the top of everyone’s hit list with this Chanel custom gown worn at the 2009 Golden Globes.  If you watched the first season of The Rachel Zoe Project, you might remember they chopped off the sleeve and specifically made it a design that would flatter Diaz’s lanky frame.

Case in point, even if the gown is made by one of the most respected design houses in the world, if it doesn’t fit your body, you won’t knock it out of the park.  Tailoring, tailoring, tailoring.

Another example of wearing what flatters what your mother gave you is this pale pink strapless bustier Dior dress designed by John Galliano that she wore to the 2008 Oscars. 

Leave Them Guessing

At the 2007 Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Gala, Cameron paired turquoise jewelry with a magenta Christian Dior strapless gown which at first might have you shaking your head, but due to the simplicity and the accessory’s ability to allow the dress’s hue to pop, they complemented each other wonderfully.  The lesson? Don’t always play by “the rules”.

Consider the Event


Cameron would much rather be wearing jeans, as we can see from the countless photos on the web, but when an occasion calls for a touch of femininity or formality, she always delivers. A perfect example was in June of 2009 when she received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

A few other others I would add to the list that Cameron seems to follow without fail:

Wear the Necessary Undergarments

With her beautiful svelte figure, the ability for her to wear just about any fashion under the sun, also requires some creative undergarments to be worn in order for the dresses to work their magic. Whether it is a strapless cocktail dress, a one shoulder design, a white or slimming gown, the proper undergarments make every bit of difference.

Less is More

When it comes to accessories, less truly is more.  Choose either earrings or a necklace, but typically not both, especially if they are statement pieces by themselves.  With her classic, girl-next-door-quality, Cameron looks much more comfortable when her smile and one flashy item is her accessory of choice for the night. 

Always Don the Two Best Accessories

While shopping for the perfect accessories for each stunning outfit can take some time, the best accessories for any outfit whether it be casual or formal are clear, radiant skin and appropriately styled hair. Whether she is wearing it short, long, brunette or blonde, Diaz shines due to her stylist and make-up artist’s fabulous job.


Consider the Trend, But Always Choose Your Style

After looking around the web for quite some time, it became clear that for traveling and general “running around town” Cameron is all about the skinny jeans, oversized tote, scarf and eye-catching flats.  And the key to this recipe is that she looks fabulous in each combination.  It is clear she knows her body, thus she knows her style. So while baby-doll tops may be all the rage for a particular season, if it doesn’t flatter your beauty, leave it on the rack. 

So what do you think?  Are there any style rules you would add to the list?  I would love to hear. 


Images: (2) (4) NY Daily News (5) Marie Claire (6) Source (7) Source (8) Hip Girlie

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At June 27, 2010 at 12:24 PM , Blogger Lannie said...

gorgeous post. cameron looks amazing in each picture -- these are good rules to live by, for sure! xoxolannie.

At June 27, 2010 at 1:00 PM , Blogger Punctuation Mark said...

she always looks fantastic!!! have a great sunday!

At June 27, 2010 at 3:28 PM , Blogger gritandglamour said...

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At June 27, 2010 at 3:29 PM , Blogger gritandglamour said...

Fab post! Cameron has such incredible, minimalist style, and your read of it is excellent.

♥ V

At June 27, 2010 at 6:37 PM , Blogger ♥Simply Seductive said...

Absolutely love Ms. Diaz and this post! You picked the most stunning photographs to demonstrate the style tips... congratulates.


At June 27, 2010 at 7:40 PM , Blogger Life is a Runway said...

such a great post! love your blog:)

At June 27, 2010 at 9:58 PM , Blogger MarchMusings said...

You're so right, she knows how to style her look just right

At June 27, 2010 at 11:37 PM , Blogger SogniSorrisi said...

I think wearing things that flatter you--regardless of what is trendy--is so important.

I don't always love what Cam wears but you chose some of her best outfits here.

At June 28, 2010 at 9:56 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think one of the best accessories ever is a pretty smile. Cameron still wins for best-ever arms too!

At June 28, 2010 at 12:25 PM , Blogger FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

The magenta Dior is my absolute favorite!


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