Shadowhunters star Katherine McNamara on her fashion evolution: "It's a way to put your stamp on the world"

MEA WorldWide spoke to the actress at the 5th annual LA Fashion Awards, where she said her style has evolved with her personality


                            Shadowhunters star Katherine McNamara on her fashion evolution: "It's a way to put your stamp on the world"

'Shadowhunters' star Katherine McNamara definitely knows a thing or two about fashion. The 23-year-old star stunned at the 5th annual LA Fashion Awards at the Beverly Hills Hotel on March 17, where she wore a shimmery pink blazer dress with black fur trim at the sleeves from Just Drew, pairing it with thigh-high black boots.

She completed the look with an exaggerated wing and a messy yet put together casual ponytail. 

Katherine McNamara attends the Daily Front Row's 5th Annual Fashion Los Angeles Awards at Beverly Hills Hotel on March 17, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California.
Katherine McNamara attends the Daily Front Row's 5th Annual Fashion Los Angeles Awards at Beverly Hills Hotel on March 17, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California.

 

We love this outfit on McNamara because of just how youthful and fun it looks. The pink is a great reflection of her bubbly personality and the blonde of her hair really makes the color pop.

The effortless ponytail guides the attention right to her winged eyes, which is the only dramatic element, as far as her makeup is concerned, and keeps the whole look casual. The creamy matt nude lip perfectly balances out the blingy dress and the rest of the makeup. The fur trim adds a much-needed oomph to the outfit - without it, the whole dress would look a little less fabulous.

The trim also grounds the otherwise flamboyant dress by tying it to the shade of the boots. It's Barbie chic and we absolutely love it.

Katherine McNamara attends the Daily Front Row's 5th Annual Fashion Los Angeles Awards at Beverly Hills Hotel on March 17, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California.
Katherine McNamara attends the Daily Front Row's 5th Annual Fashion Los Angeles Awards at Beverly Hills Hotel on March 17, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California.

 

For McNamara, fashion is a way to express herself, and she truly channeled the power of pink at the awards. She told MEA WorldWide on the red carpet looking radiant and all smiles, "It's really fun to see how my style has evolved with my personality and that's what fashion has been for me. It's an outward expression of who we are on the inside without having to say a word."

McNamara also added that fashion was a way for her to "put your stamp on the world."

Katherine McNamara attends The Daily Front Row Fashion LA Awards 2019 on March 17, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
Katherine McNamara attends The Daily Front Row Fashion LA Awards 2019 on March 17, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.

 

The star also opened up about her fashion evolution and revealed that she loved a special pair of boots in her childhood, something she would definitely not sport these days. "Ever since I was a little girl I've loved putting together whatever it is I'm wearing for the day. It started off as princess dresses and clip-on plastic earrings and then quickly transformed into my grandfather's hiking boots with dresses," she said laughing nostalgically.

"Then I moved to New York and the colors faded and I started wearing a lot of blacks. Then I moved to LA and now I'm experimenting a bit more," she said.

Watch the full interview below: