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Frugal Fashion: 'Won't Back Down's' Maggie Gyllenhaal

August 08, 2012|By Jenn Harris
  • Maggie Gyllenhaal attends the "Won't Back Down" screening in New York City.
Maggie Gyllenhaal attends the "Won't Back Down" screening… (Michael Loccisano / Getty…)

Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal is never one to blend into a crowd. Her blue eyes naturally draw in movie audiences, but she always tends to stand apart from the rest of the Hollywood stars sartorially as well. The indie actress turned blockbuster star in 2008's "The Dark Knight" shakes things up on the red carpet in unique cuts and color combinations that are anything but ordinary. She keeps her accessories minimal and really lets her clothing shine.

At a recent screening of her new film "Won't Back Down," due out Sept. 28, Gyllenhaal once again took the unconventional route by choosing a jumpsuit over more traditional red carpet garb. She wore a navy jumpsuit from the Zero + Maria Cornejo spring 2012 collection, gray, lace blazer, peep toe, lace-up heels and punchy pink lipstick.


Get Gyllenhaal's red carpet look with a simple but elegant jumpsuit such as the Asos jumpsuit with sexy halter for $74.57 from Asos.com, the Gianne jumpsuit by Rachel Roy for $129 from RachelRoy.com, the Mossimo multi-style jumper from Target.com for $34.99 or the Bar III jumpsuit from Macys.com for $49.99.

Gyllenhaal's feminine lace blazer dresses up her jumpsuit and would be great to throw on over a simple dress or jeans and a T-shirt before a night out.  For something similar, get the BCBGeneration lace blazer from Swell.com for $99. Any pair of heels could really work with this outfit, but Gyllenhaal's peep-toe lace-ups are a perfect example of the actress' affinity for pieces with flare. For a dressy look, try the Michael Kors Lansing shoe in slate sport suede from 6pm.com for $111.99, or for a more casual occasion, the Bucco peep toe wedge from Kohls.com for $39.99.

Happy shopping.

Have an outfit you're dying to buy but need a frugal alternative? Email us a picture. We're up for the challenge.

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Middle photos, from left: Asos jumpsuit, $74.57 / Asos.com; Gianne jumpsuit, $129 / Rachel Roy; Mossimo multi-style jumper, $34.99 / Target.com; Bar III jumpsuit, $49.99 / Macys.com.

BCBGeneration lace blazer, $99 / Swell.com; Michael Kors Lansing shoe, $111.99 / 6pm.com; Bucco peep toe wedge, $39.99 / Kohls.com.

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