5 reasons to fall in love with Keira Knightley’s post-baby style

Her style game only gets stronger

By Leena Hassan

She’s known as the queen of effortless dressing but since welcoming herdaughter, Edie, Keira Knightley has taken her natural cool to the next level.

She can rock all over denim

Eschewing the bodycon dress and sky-high heels, thirty-year-old Knightley first showed us her svelte post-baby shape on a shopping trip to Petit Bateau. A longtime denim devotee, she was bang on trend in a jumpsuit, effortless waves and uber-cool shades.

It looks like denim jumpsuits are here to stay; they dominated the runways of Anna Sui and Sonia Rykiel’s Spring/Summer 2015 shows, and were a potent feature at Moschino’s Autumn/Winter 2015 show.

The perfect LBD

Could she be any more stunning?! Out for dinner with her playwright mum and hubby, The Imitation Game star was the picture of happiness in a gorgeous black, knee-length dress and pleated skirt teamed with understated Sergio Rossi sandals. Simple and elegant, these leather gladiator slippers go a long way towards elevating her outfit.

It’s all about the Breton

Just four months post-birth and Keira was back in her pre-pregnancy wardrobe! Out for a stroll in Manhattan with husband James Righton and little Edie, she looked chic (and makeup free!) in a Breton shirt, paired with a button front pale blue knee-length skirt.

The chambray skirt with on-trend A-line shape is another favourite!We love how she’s revamped it with a pair of lace-up brogues. If the striped top looks familiar, that’s because the ever-resourceful actress stepped out in the timeless piece last month, wearing cropped black trousers and lust-worthy Tapeet sandals.

She recycles!

You may think that the Duchess of Cambridge is the queen of recycling clothes but trust us when we say she’s got nothing on Keira Knightley! After all, here’s a woman whose wedding dress was her “something old.”

Knightley showed us this floaty, floral Erdem back in 2006 when shopping for groceries with then boyfriend, Rupert Friend. Fast forward to 2016, and it still looks as lovely as ever, paired with an across the body Chanel bag and her oft-worn metallic sandals for the perfect summer look. And that Balenciaga leather biker jacket she wore with the Sessum chambray skirt in July? We’ve lost count of the number of times she’s been spotted in both these pieces, even rocking the former on the red carpet!

Her mum is the best accessory

Knightley has her mother to thank for her easygoing style as well as that exquisite bone structure. Nearly stealing the spotlight from her famous daughter, playwright Sharman Macdonald was the image of casual chic in a grey mini skirt, black top and gold necklace. And how trendy does she look pairing distressed denim with that slouchy grey off-shoulder blouse?!

She’s totally loved up

Now, this is the look of love. Making their first public appearance as new parents at the British Summertime Festival, a canoodling Knightley and Righton looked totally enamored with each other. The couple spent the drizzly day watching Blur perform, and sheltering from the rain by hiding under Righton’s leather moto jacket. Clearly still in the honeymoon phase after more than two years of marriage, they also packed on the PDA in New York as Righton planted a tender, and wrapped his arms around his beautiful wife. If only we could all be so lucky!