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 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.
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.