12 Ways to Steal Rachel Zoe’s Style

by Katelyn Cheek

12 Ways to Steal Rachel Zoe’s Style

Rachel Zoe—fashion mogul, TV star, and stylist to the stars—has been a leader in the fashion world for nearly 20 years. Zoe is a New York Times bestselling author, designer, and the creative director of the blowout salon DreamDry. Inspired by old-Hollywood glamour, Rachel has an entourage of A-list clients that are constantly landing on best-dressed lists. She has a way of mixing modern and vintage to create fresh looks that are wearable for every girl. (We know we lust after her trendy style!) Check out these 12 style lessons from Rachel Zoe.


Black Leather Jackets



A black leather jacket is a staple piece that every girl should own. This jacket style is perfect for throwing on to run errands or toughen up any look. Pair yours with jeans and a tee or with a maxi dress as Rachel did.


Covered Shoulders



We are major fans of coat slinging, and Rachel’s look is the definition of chic. This season, skip the sleeves and drape your coat over your shoulders. Coat slinging is great for two things: adding warmth and bringing a pop of color to a neutral outfit.


Capes Are Everything



Rachel Zoe is known for her capes because she pulls them off so well and so often. This casual look fits perfectly into her boho California style. It’s an easy way to be on-trend and comfortable at the same time. Try topping off your cape with a wool fedora as she did.


Blazer with Jeans



As a businesswoman and mom to two young boys, Rachel knows how to dress for both jobs. When you need an outfit that can multitask, reach for your favorite blazer and a pair of denim. This effortless outfit will always work.


Leopard Print



Rachel Zoe proves that animal print is still hot. Don’t be afraid to step out of the box and get a little wild with your looks. Tip: When rocking animal print, keep your accessories simple.


Chevron Print



Chevron is a print that is often overdone. Follow Rachel’s lead and rock an abstract chevron for a more sophisticated look. Try this print in a maxi, a blouse, or a skirt. Remember to keep your accessories simple, and let this print speak for itself.


Structured Bags



We have major bag envy when it comes to Rachel Zoe—the girl has serious bag swag. She knows how to finish off her looks with a structured, top-handled bag, such as this crocodile-embossed Givenchy.





Rachel is a girl who loves her basics. The one way to switch up a basic look is with the change of a jacket. A girl can never have enough jackets. They’re versatile and great investment pieces for any occasion. We recommend having a leather, denim, tweed, suede, fur, and canvas jacket.


Bold Fur



Bold fur has been a big hit on the runways for the past few seasons. Glam it up with a dress, or rock it with a simple pair of jeans. Tip: Since a bold fur coat is heavier on top, wear a slimmer bottom to balance out your look.


Chokers Are Chic



Rachel brings back the ’90s with her gold choker necklace. This slick neck piece adds surprise to her traditional red-carpet style. Chokers are great accessories to add a bit of edge to any outfit.


Vertical Stripes



Vertical stripes are a go this season, and Rachel Zoe confirms just how stylish they are in this vintage bohemian look. Vertical stripes are a great print to elongate your body and give you that extra bit of height you crave. They work year-round and are practically a neutral. Try mixing this print with polka dots, horizontal stripes, or a stripe of a different width to add eye-catching appeal to your look.


Mixing Textures



One of our all-time favorite trends is texture mixing. In this look Rachel blends fur, leather, and suede to create a high-end look. This trend is super-easy to re-create and make personal, so get in your closet and create your own fashion fusion.


Photo Credit: MARK HANSON