Kate vs. Kate: The Lanphear-Bosworth Wardrobe Mash-Up

Elle style director Kate Lanphear is revered for her sharp, punk-influenced black-and-white binary style. Among her signature items: black leather, crucifixes, stacks of rings and multiple bracelets. Actress Kate Bosworth, meanwhile, has a lock on that fresh, feminine, chic-girl-next-door look. She’s drawn toward swingy skirts, delicate jewelry, classic trenches, and ladylike pumps. As fans of both Kates, we’ve often wondered: How would these two disparate styles come together? In our first-ever wardrobe mash-up, we sourced clothes and accessories from both ends of the tough-sweet spectrum and used them to build five hybrid outfits. For example: a high-shine patent skirt from ASOS and tough Balenciaga buckle boot (very Lanphear), paired with a prim mint cashmere crewneck from Reiss (very Bosworth). While some of the outfits lean more toward one Kate’s style, others could easily belong to either woman, and as with any good mash-up, you soon move on from the original material and enjoy the Frankensteined creation. Click on to see the results.

Stud earrings and Balenciaga boots (Lanphear) + tweed miniskirt (Bosworth)

Memento Ring Set in Silver, $24 at Need Supply Dimension Ring in Silver, $18 at Need Supply Balenciaga Buckle Ankle Boot, $1275 at Balenciaga American Apparel Frank Sunglass, $30 at American Apparel Diane von Furstenberg Magdalena Skirt, $285 at DVF Miansai Brass Screw Cuff, $165 at Need Supply Topshop Make Up Lips in Whimsical, $16 at Topshop Mango Red Suede Shoulder Bag, $90 at Mango Urban Outfitters Echo Park Stud Earring, $12 at Urban Outfitters EK Thongprasert Resin/Metal Necklace, $170 at Opening Ceremony J.Crew Collection Cashmere Tippi Sweater, $188 at J.Crew

Skull ring (Lanphear) + classic trench (Bosworth)

YSL Forever Youth Liberator Serum, $150 at YSL Beauty US Coach Classic Long Trench, $498 at Coach Vagabond Edie High Top Trainers, $138 at Asos Zara Messenger Bag with Fur Foldover Flap $80 at Zara Tribal Spike Bracelet, $7 at Forever 21 Isabel Marant Julia Long-Sleeved Lace Top, $370 at La Garconne Jennifer Fisher Brass Large Skinny Cone Pendant Necklace, $275 at Kirna Zabete Wildfox Skull Ring, $56 at Zappos Disney Couture Believe Ring, $35 at Asos T by Alexander Wang Pleated Stretch Mini Skirt, $230 at Barneys Chloe Edie gold-tone bangle $360, at Net-A-Porter  

Metal-capped booties (Lanphear) + J.Crew pencil skirt (Bosworth)

Rick Owens Melton Wool-felt and Leather Jacket, $988 at Outnet Nashelle Identity Initial Charm Necklace, $72 at Endless L’Oreal Youth Code BB Cream Illuminator, $17 at Jeffrey Campbell Alla Buckled Bootie $275 at Nasty Gal Asos Round Sunglasses With Metal Bridge Detail, $21 at Asos J.Crew Collection Skirt in Rush Hour, $325 at J.Crew Cut25 by Yigal Azrouel Envelope Clutch, $395 at ShopBop Eddie Borgo Silver-tone crystal cuff, $650 at Net-A-Porter Top Shop Tall Speckle Neppy Sweat Top, $52 at Topshop

High-shine patent skirt (Lanphear) + mint-green cashmere (Bosworth)

Reiss Tivetson Textured Jumper, $210 at Reiss Mizuki Silver and Diamond Icicle Cross Pendant Necklace on Oxidized Chain Necklace, $1450 at Endless Illamasqua Precision Ink in Abyss, $27.50 at Sephora      3.1 Phillip Lim Delia Shoe, $650 at Barneys Vita Fede Titan Gunmetal with Clear Crystal Bracelet, $560 at Endless ASOS Skater Midi Skirt In High Shine, $77 at ASOS Petra Fringe Earrings, $60 at Stella and Dot Reece Hudson No. 16 Mini Day Bag, $495 at Kirna Zabete Tobi Lookin’ Sharp Ring, $7 at Tobi

Crucifix necklace (Lanphear) + distressed jeans (Bosworth)

Theory Clariana Fleck Wool Drape Coat, $515 at My-Wardrobe HTC Italy Distressed Jean, $284 at Farfetch House of Harlow Skull and Pearl Ring, $55 at House of Harlow Oscar Blandi Pronto Texture & Volume Spray, $25 at Macy’s Givenchy Obsidia Bracelet, $300 at L’inde le Palais Night Fever Bag, $48 at Nasty Gal UNIQLO Womens UV Cut Stretch Broadcloth Long Sleeve Shirt, $30 at UNIQLO, 546 Broadway, New York, 1-877-486-4756; Spike Cuff, $22 at Need Supply Low Luv by Erin Wasson 14k Plated Black Crystal Cross Necklace, $190 at  Endless Stella McCartney Glitter-finished faux leather pumps, $710 at Net-A-Porter

Kate vs. Kate: Lanphear-Bosworth Style Mash-Up