My newest style crush, Louise Roe, may not prove instantly recognizable by name alone, but if you’ve watched Style Network, The CW, or MTV in the past five years, there’s a pretty good chance you’re already familiar with the brunette beauty! This UK import has a ton of fashion and entertainment experience under her belt.
Abroad, Louise has hosted programs in the UK on BBC and E!, guest judged on Britain’s Next Top Model, and Fashion Police. Stateside, Louise appeared on the second season of MTV’s The City, hosted web segments for Vogue.com, starred in CW series Plain Jane, and replaced Elle Macpherson as the host of Fashion Star (where her impeccable outfits first caught my attention!). Most recently, however, Louise was given a co-host slot on Style Network’s new interactive talk show, Style Pop.
If all of that isn’t enough, Ms. Roe’s other resume credentials include modeling, writing fashion columns for Huffington Post, MSN News, In Style, Glamour, and Cosmo…PLUS, she served as Fashion Editor At-Large of Glamour! So with all of that being said, it should come as no surprise that Louise is not only this week’s Style Crush, but also kinda-sorta-completely my life crush. Forever. For real. Effortlessly beautiful and fresh-faced with a keen eye for style, Louise is the type of woman that you would almost hate for having it all if she wasn’t so completely likable and down-to-earth. No no. Instead, you simply bask in her amazingness. She’s just one of those girls.
Look Like Louise!
Use these effortless outfit hacks to add some of Roe’s signature style to your everyday looks!
- Don’t shy away from prints. From pouring through images of Louise, the #1 thing I noticed about the starlet is that she is almost always rocking a patterned piece. In every ensemble! Though she loves patterns on a large scale (like a jumpsuit or dress), if her apparel is on the simpler side, she doesn’t hesitate to punch up her look with an animal print shoe, patterned scarf, or reptile-skin bag.
- Be bold! Try out daring trends! Roe rocks jumpsuits, wide leg trousers, sheer skirts, and full-on lace with confidence and ease.Though it’s gotta be difficult to look bad when you’re 5’10” and have amazing genes, embracing Louise’s fashion fearlessness is always a style DO.
- Enhance your shape with a blazer. Another thing I noticed while looking at snaps of Louise is that she loves a great blazer, jacket, or wrap. The extra not only helps to add depth to her outfits, but it also serves to nip in her waist and define her shape.
- Keep your nails immaculate. It’s not every day that I actually pay attention to stars’ nails, so you know that Louise’s are constantly on point to deserve a mention! Nails that are dark, shiny, short, and rounded seem to be Roe’s go-to, but those digits look perfect no matter her outfit. Take an extra half hour this weekend to give yourself a mani! This one tip will keep you looking primed and polished even on your most off of off days.
Is Louise Roe on your style radar? Have you watched any of her shows? Who are your Style Crushes of the moment?!
Liza, Editorial Director