Saturday 16 February 2019

Hailee Steinfeld masters better-after-breakup style following Niall Horan split

Hailee Steinfeld's better-after-break-up style
Hailee Steinfeld's better-after-break-up style
US actress/singer Hailee Steinfeld attends the global premiere of "Bumblebee" at the TCL Chinese theatre in Hollywood on December 9, 2018. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP)
Hailee Steinfeld attends Premiere Of Paramount Pictures' "Bumblebee" at TCL Chinese Theatre on December 09, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Getty Images)
Hailee Steinfeld is seen on December 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by MediaPunch/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
Actress Hailee Steinfeld seen leaving a radio show on December 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
Hailee Steinfeld visits Build on December 18, 2018 at Build Studio in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)
Actress Hailee Steinfeld seen outside "Today Show" on December 18, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
Hailee Steinfeld attends Paramount Pictures' red carpet for 'Bumblebee' on December 14, 2018 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Yanshan Zhang/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)
US actress/singer Hailee Steinfeld attends the global premiere of "Bumblebee" at the TCL Chinese theatre in Hollywood on December 9, 2018. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP)
Hailee Steinfeld attends a special screening of Paramount Pictures' film 'Bumblebee' at Cineworld Leicester Square on December 5, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)
Hailee Steinfeld and Niall Horan
Niall Horan and Hailee Steinfeld. Photo: Splash News / SplashNews.com
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Nothing says outdated like the phrase, "Show him what he's missing", but then again, if you're on an international press tour fresh after a break-up, there's no harm in taking your glam up a few notches.

American actress Hailee Steinfeld (22) and Niall Horan (25) have ended their relationship after a year of dating, months after Niall said his job "can be quite demanding on your personal life" as the pair have bases in Dublin, London, New York and Los Angeles, in between their respective touring and promotional schedules. "They really tried to make it work. It definitely was young love," a source told E! News.

Niall Horan and Hailee Steinfeld. Photo: Splash News / SplashNews.com
Niall Horan and Hailee Steinfeld. Photo: Splash News / SplashNews.com

The Pitch Perfect star, who is starring in Bumblee, the new Transformers spin-off,  is taking her split in her stride and expressing herself through her wardrobe. Earlier this year, the duo behind her red carpet attire, Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn, explained that they are trying to push the boundaries for every appearance.

"Stylists are making bolder choices not only for the talent to make a statement but also for themselves," Haenn told the Hollywood Reporter.

December 9

First, it was the Kardashian-approved Balmain mini-dress for the movie's Los Angeles premiere, a short structured dress with laser knit pattern and frayed hem and a pair of Alexander Vauthier black heels.

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US actress/singer Hailee Steinfeld attends the global premiere of "Bumblebee" at the TCL Chinese theatre in Hollywood on December 9, 2018. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP)

December 14

Then, it was the Saint Laurent mini-dress, a uniquely structured design for the Beijing red carpet, not to mention a pair of steel capped heels.

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Hailee Steinfeld attends Paramount Pictures' red carpet for 'Bumblebee' on December 14, 2018 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Yanshan Zhang/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)

December 18

Back in New York, just a few days before she would score a fashion hat-trick that would entrance style watchers the world over, she went for a chic utilitarian look in an all olive combination: cigarette trousers, polo neck, a military coat and suede boots.

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Hailee Steinfeld visits Build on December 18, 2018 at Build Studio in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)

December 18

Earlier in the morning, her midnight blue silk blouse and Tibi  trousers, with a pair of silver ankle boots by Christian Louboutin and a matching silver Nicole Benist puffer jacket, was the introduction to her more grown-up day glamour that would become a staple of her press tour.

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Actress Hailee Steinfeld seen outside "Today Show" on December 18, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)

December 20

On Thursday, she took a page out of Blake Lively's strategy book with a number of quick-changes to keep the waiting paparazzi not only interested, but also incentivising them to stay. Film PR isn't just about the  - it's also about street style, red carpet fashion and the analysis of what it is you're wearing. First up, it was the snakeskin mini-dress, with a pair of black tights, black suede boots and an orange sheepskin coat, all by Heron Preston.

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Actress Hailee Steinfeld seen leaving a radio show on December 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)

December 20

Then, it was the pièce de résistance was a silk floral utility jacket by Elie Saab with a pair of matching thigh high boots (with a controversial kitten heel), wrapped in a burgundy fur trim coat and a mustard yellow box bag.

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Hailee Steinfeld is seen on December 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by MediaPunch/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)

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