fall fashion jessica lucas

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City Slicker

Jessica Lucas

Where you'll see her: As intrepid journalist Renee Clemons on the new Fox crime drama Gracepoint, a remake of the popular Brit series Broadchurch.

Trend report: A sleek printed sheath gets even more urban warrior when paired with a graphic coat and sky-high booties, all in an elegant black-and-white palette.

Personal style: For evening, Lucas errs on the conservative side with silhouettes ("I like to leave things to the imagination") but goes all out on color ("I really like the way it looks with my skin tone"). Her everyday go-tos are simple: jeans, flats and tank tops.

Fall obsession: Over-the-knee boots. "You can tuck jeans into them or wear them with a really short dress. They're such a statement piece."

Fashion crushes: Kate Middleton, Lupita Nyong'o, Jessica Alba. "Kate is so polished and elegant, Lupita is so daring and bold, and Jessica is funky and cool and likes to switch it up. And they're all gorgeous, of course."

Dress, Helmut Lang, $620. Coat, PRingle of Scotland. Necklace, R.J. Graziano. Shoes, Rachel Zoe.