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Fresh Fashion Icon: Zoe Kravitz


Zoe Kravitz - Fashion Icon
(Photo Source: All photos thanks to TheFashionSpot)

With musician Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonnet as her parents, raven haired Zoe Kravitz was born with rock n’ roll and effortless fashion sense flowing through her veins. With a mix of grungy rocker chic style and a hint of fairytale boho, this chick makes fashion fun and feisty- yet still refreshingly understated and chic.

Want to know how to get style like Zoe’s? Read on for tips and outfits to help you recreate her look.


Zoe Kravitz fashion

As I said before, Zoe has a great everyday look; she always looks cool as a cucumber, whether she’s rocking a flannel button-up, leather jacket, headband or a pair of fashion-forward sunnies. Her outfits always have a breezy, “just-rolled-out-of-bed” vibe, yet she still looks very put-together and thoughtful.

Weekender Outfit Breakdown

Weekend outfit

(Headband, Flannel, Heels, Necklace, Tank, Shorts, Sunglasses)

As I said before, Zoe’s look is a mix of grunge, rock n’ roll, and fearless style. So to start off the weekender look inspired by Zoe, I took a basic tank top and paired it with a pair of white shorts that are both distressed and studded. Then I found a nice boyfriend flannel in a baby blue color; it can be either wrapped around your waist (Zoe’s favorite way to wear flannels), or thrown on your shoulders to keep you warm. Next I found a long chained peace necklace and then paired that with a great pair of snakeskin-detailed sunglasses. And finally to decorate your head and toes, I found a fun knit headband and some cute booties.

While this look has lots of components, it’s so easy to pull off as well as throw on. Pop on this outfit when you’re off to class or on a walk downtown; people will hear The Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix as you walk by- I guarantee it.

Boho Betty

Actress Zoe Kravitz  attends Erin Fetherston Fall 2009 during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

While Zoe loves to pile on leather and studs, she also has a softer side to her style. She can often be spotted wearing floaty dresses, hippie-esque headbands, and ethereal florals. To see how to mimic her more bohemian look, check out my outfit breakdown below.

Boho Betty Breakdown

Boho Chic Outfit

(Ring, Earrings, Tops, Shorts, Hat, Wedges)

Although many of you had mixed emotions on the crop top trend, I thought it was an appropriate trend to feature in this outfit because Zoe is definitely a fan. So first I chose a cute grey one with butterflies and paired it with a pair of black shorts, a sunhat, and some super-edgy suede wedges. While most of Zoe’s garments are neutral, I went for pops of color in my accessory choices: a cool multicolored stone ring and some pretty peacock earrings.

Whether you’re off to a festival, a picnic in the park, or a day in the city, this outfit is a perfect complement to the summer heat.

Night on the Town

Zoe Kravitz night out look

Zoe is definitely a night owl – most of her photos show her attending big social engagements and fashion shows; and while most people attending these events go for over-the-top dresses, Zoe is breath of fresh air in clothes that deviate from the norm. Want to see two outfit breakdowns inspired by Zoe’s night looks? Scroll on down!

Night on the Town Outfit Breakdown 1

Cute outfit for a night out on the town

(Jeans, Top, Bracelet, Heels)

I like to go out and have fun as much as the next girl, but sometimes I forget that jeans and heels can look just as hot as that LBD I spent way too much on. That’s why it’s refreshing to see Zoe rockin’ her skinnies at an event and looking fab.

To recreate her look, I started with dark jeans and a flirty top. Then, to elongate your legs, I chose a pair of sexy studded red heels. To adorn your arms, I chose a fistful of studded bangles. For the finishing touch, I chose a slouchy beanie. While beanies can often be percived as daytime-only accessories, I beg to differ – a beanie conveys a badass attitude and adds instant edge to your outfit. So just curl or straighten your hair and pull on a beanie for that finishing touch. I guarantee your nights out will be that much more interesting as you stand out amongst those boring dresses.

Night on the Town Outfit Breakdown 2

Night out fashion

(Dress, Heels, Scull Ring, Headband, Stud Ring, Snake Ring)

You know when you say something and then immediately contradict yourself in the next sentence? Well, ironically, after I just preached about switching things up and not wearing a dress out at night, I decided to choose a dress for my second outfit breakdown. Contradictory, I know, but at least it’s an awesome dress, right?

To start this look off, I chose a sexy cutout dress with zipper details on the back. Then I paired it with some sick studded booties that any rocker would be proud to strut around in. To complete the look, I chose a fun floral headband (the classic Zoe standby accessory) and then finally grabbed some sweet rings to decorate your fingers. Whether you’re off to a rock concert or a red carpet event (because we go to those so often, haha) you’ll definitely create ripples with this look.


I have always liked Zoe because she seems very down-to-earth. You can tell she loves fashion, but she always stays true to herself and doesn’t subscribe to trends. On that same note, I love that she isn’t afraid to try different things. She’s a breath of fresh air and a step apart from all the fashion clones in the business.

What do you think about Zoe? Do you like her style? What about my outfit breakdowns? Whatever your thoughts, let me know in the comments!

Posted on on May 10, 2010 / Filed Under: Inspiration / Tags: , , , , , ,

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22 Responses to “Fresh Fashion Icon: Zoe Kravitz”

  1. 1
    May 10th, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    Great post, I am in love with the first outfit, that headband is adorable! I can’t wait to try that look out.

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    May 10th, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    I LOVE that you decided to showcase Zoe Kravitz; she’s not super thin, she’s multicultural, and she’s just BADASS. I look up to her a lot as a fashion icon, especially for nights out. I like to think that my style is pretty much a budget-friendly version of what she’s got going on–sometimes hippie, sometimes edgy, always fabulous. c:

  3. 3
    May 10th, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    She’s super cute!

  4. 4
    May 10th, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    she REEKS of coolness. love her style/vibe

  5. 5
    May 10th, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    I love, love, love Zoe’s style. I’ve never tried to emulate it, but I have always admired it.

    And I thought the crop top was definitely appropriate in this post (even though I’m not a fan).

  6. 6
    May 10th, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    I think she is very pretty, and her style is nice, though I don’t think I’ll be reaching into her wardrobe for inspiration any time soon.

  7. 7
    May 10th, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    i love her style!

  8. 8
    May 11th, 2010 at 7:59 am

    Zoe is so cute & the outfits in this post were some of the best I’ve seen on CF lately (for my taste, anyway!) I love the grey wedges & the studded ones, too. More fresh fashion icons soon, please? =)

  9. 9
    May 11th, 2010 at 11:13 am

    I love her hair! Good choice!

  10. 10
    May 11th, 2010 at 11:33 am

    I definitely love her, her style AND i love the way she wears all those clothes .. Perfect choice! :: )

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    May 11th, 2010 at 11:52 am

    I think Zoe seems very refreshing and cool. She’s definately the type of person I’d want as my friend. While she may be a budding fashion icon, she still has a personality to back up what she wears which is surprisingly hard to come by in my opinion.

  12. 12
    May 11th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    love the grommited pumps! Very fun fashion layout!

  13. 13
    May 11th, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    This is an awesome post! The outfit breakdowns are to die for and Zoe’s style is so killer, I adore it!

  14. 14
    May 14th, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    I really love her style but to be really honest, I dont believe any of the outfits you posted are anything really reflecting your style. the best one would have to b the Night on the town Breakdown 1 …

  15. 15
    May 15th, 2010 at 12:23 am

    where can i find a beanie like that?

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    May 15th, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    I have some suggestions for fresh fashion icons: Daisy Lowe and Georgia May Jagger. Both of them are Brits with rock ‘n roll fathers. They have some of the most amazing, brilliant styles of all time. They are both really unique in looks as well. Daisy is much more curvier than most of the fashion models nowadays and Georgia has a gap between her teeth but is still so amazing. Amanda Seyfriend is now becoming a bigger force in movies and such, but she still is more under-radar than most actresses. Her style is so much more polished than a lot of celebrities and she still keeps it fun and effortless. Karen Elson is a beautiful redhead model, but she’s much older than the average model. However, her eclectic vintage style is awesome.

  17. 17
    June 20th, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    Zoe ROCK!

    find some great stuffs at

  18. 18
    October 8th, 2010 at 4:21 am

    it is so cool!!!

  19. 19
    October 14th, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    boho is more my style! I love it:)

  20. 20
    September 17th, 2011 at 8:21 am

    Thanks for featuring Zoe kravitz. I just discovered who she was a couple of months ago. Now I’m in love with the way she dresses. I don’t try and copy it, more so gain inspirationas to what I buy and wear.
    Her style is budget friendly (I’ve heard she buys pretty much all her clothes in markets) which is always a good thing.
    On the other hand even if Zoe wore a potato sack she’d still rock that look!

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