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Zooey Deschanel Covers InStyle: "Style Isn't When You Buy Yourself the Most Expensive Things"

Zooey Deschanel, InStyle Magazine Cover InStyle Magazine

Who's that girl? It's Jess!

Or rather it's Zooey Deschanel looking radiant in a red Carolina Herrera dress on the April cover of InStyle. The glam red gown had us flashing back to her gorgeous Golden Globes Oscar de la Renta dress in the same fiery shade, while the giant bow provides the dose of quirky cute charm we love seeing on the actress. 

And given that she has a signature style, it's no surprise she plays by her own rules when it comes to getting dressed. "Style isn't when you buy yourself the most expensive things," she explains in the issue, which hits newsstands on March 15. "It's being creative and able to put together what you've collected."

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As it turns out, the blue-eyed beauty honed her original sense of style hitting thrift stores in her teen years. "I didn't have a lot of money, so I got things for, like $2, $3, and made myself look as good as I could," she admitted to the magazine. "Limitations make you more creative."

Zooey Deschanel, InStyle Magazine Cover InStyle Magazine

We'll say! Deschanel stands out among a crop of starlets, thanks to her girly girl frocks that aren't too common in the sea of plunging neckline that pop up on red carpets. And it seems Deschanel is aware that people are paying attention to her unique fashion choices. 

"People are more affected by how I look and dress myself than I think anyone would care to admit," she said.  "I guess I'll just have to start wearing power suits."

If she does, we're sure she'd pull them off fabulously!

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