Kelleigh Bannen: Style Profile

The Southern songstress gives us the lowdown on her beauty routine.

Kelleigh Bannen: Style Profile
Kelleigh Bannen; Photo credit: John Shearer

Kelleigh Bannen’s style is the perfect mix of glam and grounded. Whether she’s all blinged out, taking inspo from her sultry song “Diamonds,” or keeping it casual in a utility jumpsuit, the starlet always appears put-together. Bannen’s new album Favorite Colors is out now. Her popular podcast, This Nashville Life, is in its fourth season.

We caught up with the ambitious singer-songwriter to chat about all things style and beauty.

Her style icons: ’90s Cindy Crawford, especially in denim, Shania, and Karen Fairchild. There’s a jewelry designer named Drew Ginsburg whose style I love.

Her beauty routine: Water. I try to drink a gallon a day and it has helped my skin so much. I love BABOR’s single serving ampoules and treat myself to those if I want extra hydration, like after a long flight. Always sunscreen, except on red carpets because you can have flashback and look weirdly white.

How she preps for the red carpet: Usually, I meet with my stylist a few weeks out to talk about ideas. I’m usually on a pretty tight budget, so we brainstorm ways to make it affordable. Glam-wise, I always do a spray tan before a red carpet because it makes me feel more toned.

The best and worst fashion trends she’s experienced: Best: I’m loving this western resurgence. Worst: This was kind of a hair trend, but I went too hard on ombre in like 2012.

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How she describes her personal style: Relaxed glam. I like something a little surprising or a little glam, but I always want it to feel grounded, so pairing with denim or a leather jacket can make something that might read too “fancy” feel a little grittier and more relaxed.

Her favorite wardrobe essentials: Right now I’m loving an over-sized blazer. You can make something really casual (like a beat up tee and jeans) look edgy and pulled together with a great jacket.

Fans can learn more about Kelleigh Bannen on her Facebook, Instagram and Twitter channels.