Actress Jaime King celebrates the launch of Rachel Zoe's "Major… (Charley Gallay / Getty Images )
Actress Jaime King plays feisty Lemon Breeland on the CW's hit show "Hart of Dixie." It's all ruffles, debutante ball gowns and derby hats in Blue Bell, the fictional town where Breeland lives, but in real life, King is more of a fashion risk-taker than a Southern belle. From her start as a teen model, King has proved to be a true fashion chameleon, able to wear a variety of looks and appear polished and on trend. Give the girl a paper bag and she can find a way to rock it.
King mixed a flowy floral dress with a motorcycle jacket at the recent Samsung Galaxy Note II launch, chose an embellished Giambattista Valli peplum outfit for the CFDA Vogue Fashion Show and looked svelte in a white Calvin Klein collection dress at the Elle Women in Hollywood event.
At the recent launch of Rachel Zoe's "Major Must Haves" collection for Jockey at Sunset Tower, King gave different shades of purple a whirl in a Christian Dior fall 2012 eggplant top and a skirt with sheer panels. She tied her Dior pumps like ballerina slippers, and held onto a gold Jason Wu clutch.
To get King's look, you'll need a form-fitting shirt and a skirt in different shades of purple. Try the Caslon long-sleeve crew neck shirt from Nordstrom.com for $25 and the Jucca 3/4 length skirt from Yoox.com for $35 or the purple shimmer skirt from Topshop.com for $40. For the heeled ballerina slipper look, try the Pleaser women's chic 14 pump from Amazon.com for $30.55 to $39.99 and tie the straps up your ankle.
Accessorize with a chunky statement piece. Try the knotted multi-chain necklace from Express.com for $34.90. For a gold clutch, get the Expressions NYC snake embossed box clutch from Nordstrom.com for $48.
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Middle photos: From left, Caslon long0sleeve crew neck shirt, $25 / Nordstrom.com; Jucca 3/4 length skirt, $35 / Yoox.com; Purple shimmer skirt, $40 / Topshop.com; Pleaser women's chic 14 pump, $$30.55 to $39.99.
Bottom: From left, knotted multi-chain necklace, $34.90 / Express.com; Expressions NYC snake embossed box clutch, $48 / Nordstrom.com.