Inspired By…Claire Danes

Claire Danes is definitely no Juliet waiting for her Romeo, as evidenced by her strong character on Homeland.


The 35-year-old actress got her start doing bit roles on various TV shows and movies, but she got her first major break when she was cast as 15-year-old Angela Chase on short-lived show My So Called Life, which garnered her a Golden Globe win and Emmy nomination. Claire followed this up with the lead role of Juliet in Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of Romeo + Juliet, and then promptly left the show business for a few years to get a degree from Yale. She returned to movies in 2002, but didn’t make an impact again until she starred in 2010’s Temple Grandin, a biopic about the eponymous woman with autism, for which she won a Golden Globe, Emmy, and Screen Actors Guild Award. In 2011, Claire took on the role for which she is most recently remembered for, which is as Carrie Mathison on Homeland. In her personal life, Claire is married to fellow actor Hugh Dancy, with whom she has a son with.

Aside from being a very well-respected television actress, Claire is noted for her cute and simple style. She always wows on the red carpet with her love for bright colors and simple silhouettes, and can often be seen on many best dressed lists. Claire’s style is perfect to emulate if you’re looking for a chic and simple style. You can easily achieve this look by incorporating dark wash jeans and striped shirts into your casual wear, and by including bright colors and simple, but elegant jewelry into your fancier looks.

This first look is of Claire out in New York City in September 2012. For a cute and casual fall outfit, select a red striped shirt or sweater, dark wash straight leg jeans, off white sandals, and accessorize with a black plaid scarf and a simple gold necklace.

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In this second look, Claire is at the 2013 Met Ball. Look to this chic red carpet outfit for a fancy dinner date. Go with a printed mesh fit and flare dress, black court heels, and accessorize with a slim black clutch and an elegant white bracelet.

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This final look is of Claire at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards. This classy red carpet look is perfect night on the town outfit. Choose a white and black monochrome fitted dress, black strappy heels, and accessorize with simple silver bangles.

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Claire has a style that is very easy to incorporate into your wardrobe. She’s a big fan of dresses with mesh detail, simple, but elegant jewelry, and dark wash jeans. All of these can easily be added to your wardrobe, and are often inexpensive. If you’re looking for a simple, but chic style, that relies heavily on accessories, look to Claire Danes for fashion inspiration!

Written By: Joanelle Navarro

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