If you live and die by Vogue (hey, they don’t call it fashion’s bible for nothing), then you’ve just been formally introduced to actress and sure-to-be style icon Ruth Negga courtesy of the mag’s January 2017 cover. But if you’re like us, the Ethiopian-Irish rising star has been on your sartorial radar for a while now. She’s getting tons of praise for her breakout role in Loving — with a Golden Globe nomination and an almost guaranteed Oscar nod to boot — and she also stars in AMC’s TV show Preacher.
Ruth’s style can best be summed up as quirky yet striking in a retro/modern fashion, both on and off the red carpet. She loves to take risks and, short locks notwithstanding, she has a different hairstyle for every day of the week. Despite being a relative fashion newcomer, Ruth has already imparted quite a few style lessons upon us, from how to make sure a statement dress doesn’t wear you to why winged sleeves need love too. To get schooled in her style, just take note of the seven key tips and tricks highlighted above.