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What we take from “The Kissing Booth” actress Joey King

At just 22 years old, Joey King has already had quite an acting career, has been in front of the camera for 15 years now and was even nominated for an Emmy in 2019. Netflix fans may know her primarily from the romcom series “The Kissing Booth,” which is now entering its third round. Reason enough to take a closer look at the leading actress and her style.

In The Kissing Booth, Joey King stars as the bubbly, extroverted Elle Evans, who faces the typical problems of a teenage girl: first relationship, fears about the future, self-discovery. While Elle can’t decide between her on-off relationship with Noah (played by King’s ex-boyfriend Jacob Elordi) and Marco (Taylor Zakhar Perez) in the movies, and also wavers between two options when it comes to college, King seems less indecisive in private life. For example, she has been in a relationship with producer Steven Piet for some time and has been pursuing her acting career – successfully since the age of 7. After three "Kissing Booth" films, various series appearances and an Emmy nomination for her acting performance in the miniseries "The Act" she is currently shooting her next project in Bulgaria, the action film "The Princess". She not only plays one of the main roles, but also works as a co-producer, as she now revealed in an interview with the magazine "Byrdie".

The style of "Kissing Booth"-star Joey King

Another difference between movie character and actress: Style-wise, Elle likes it sporty and basic in "Kissing Booth" Joey King, on the other hand, dresses extroverted and extravagant: On red carpets and magazine covers, she likes to show herself in looks with lots of color, lots of patterns and special cuts. There is at least one special eye-catching moment in each of her styles – Examples gefällig?

In a red power suit to the award show

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Is it a dress? Is it a jumpsuit? Joey King in a stylish one-piece at the E! People’s Choice Awards 2020.Photo: Getty Images

An off-the-shoulder red dress seems to be the right choice for Joey King’s appearance at the E! People’s Choice Awards 2020 seems to have been too boring, the same goes for a normal red jumpsuit. Instead, she opted for a compromise between dress and suit – peplum top and pleats included. Admittedly, a rather idiosyncratic cut, but one that King skillfully defused with the rest of her styling. With a bob styled into light beach waves, natural, glowy makeup and platform heels as well as toe nails in the same shade of red, she gave the culottes look the unexciting finish it needed.

Joey King in an elegant blätter dress

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For her role in "The Act" King had her head shaved and showed up – months later – at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2020 with stylish short haircutPhoto: Getty Images

Foliage doesn’t get much more stylish than this! At the Vanity Fair Oscar party, King 2020 scored with an elaborate minidress by Threeasfour, which was über and über decorated with draped blättern. Accessorized with: pointed brown pumps, a lässy curly short hairstyle and a coral lipstick. Très chic!

Soft style break in pink

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At the Film Independent Spirit Awards, King showed that pink can look more than just playful.Photo: Getty Images

Playful pink chiffon meets business blazer and sleek look: at the Film Independent Spirit Awards, King managed a style break in a light variant. The actress appeared in a fairy-like silk dress with side train by Oscar de la Renta and combined it with a straight-cut double-breasted blazer with a rising lapel collar. Light and airy chiffon draped in a flowing shape vs. a rigid cotton blend and clean lines: in terms of cut and material, the two pieces could hardly have been more different. The pink color of the dress and blazer provided the necessary harmony, while the hairstyle and accessories did the rest.

What we take from Joey King’s style

Joey King manages the balancing act of giving her looks that certain something without looking overdone. Of course, the red carpet outfits of the Kissing Booth actress are not really suitable for everyday wear, but she teaches us an important styling rule: anyone can do basic, but what makes a look exciting is individuality. And that’s exactly why it makes sense to try things out when it comes to fashion. So: Simply combine opposites, play with more patterns, more colors and different fits. Joey King delivers the proof that thereby quite cool and special looks can come aroundönnen. It just needs the necessary fingertip feeling – or the right stylist.