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Leelee Sobieski steals the show in red

FRUGAL FASHION

October 09, 2012|By Jenn Harris
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Over the past couple of years, actress Leelee Sobieski went through something of a fashion makeover. It seems she has turned in the floral dresses and cleavage-baring gowns for a sleeker, more refined look. Maybe it has a little something to do with her menswear designer husband Adam Kimmel, or maybe she's just decided to sharpen up her look; either way, the actress has been earning some serious style cred.

It was impossible not to take notice of her noteworthy ensembles during the Tribeca Film Festival festivities earlier this year. From her white Jil Sander stretch cotton gown at the festival's Vanity Fair party to the pink, high-collar Chanel dress she wore to the brand's artist dinner, Sobieski made a sartorial statement at every event.

Fast-forward to the recent Paris Fashion Week and Sobieski was once again turning heads with her slightly offbeat, chic fashion sense. She made an appearance at the Christian Dior show in a red wool coat, bulky metallic belt and demure mauve colored heels. She looked like a mystery film heroine, poised in a perfectly fitted coat in come-hither red.

For a similar red coat, try the Calvin Klein wrap coat from Bloomingdale's for $292 or the Ann Klein wool cashmere blend walker from Macy's for $169.98.

Sobieski's metallic belt gives the actress' coat some shape and transforms her simple look into an outfit worthy of fashion week. To get the same effect, Asos makes some belts with fun metallic details. Try the Asos triangle metal plate detail waist belt from Asos.com for $26.39, Asos plate and spike detail waist belt for $26.39 or Asos metal plate bow waist belt for $26.39. Or, for something even bolder, get the Cara Accessories woven chain stretch belt from Nordstrom.com for $78.

Finish the look with any pair of solid colored heels.

Happy shopping.

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Middle photos, from left: Calvin Klein wrap coat, $292 / Bloomingdales.com; Ann Klein cashmere blend walker, $169.98 / Macys.com.

Bottom photos, from left: Asos trangle metal plate detail waist belt, $26.39 / Asos.com; Asos plate and spike detail waist belt, $26.39 / Asos.com; Asos metal plate bow waist belt, $26.39 / Asos.com; Cara Accessories woven stretch belt, $78 / Nordstrom.com.

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