Style Recap: Top 5 Looks from Miss America 2012, Laura Kaeppeler


By Nalissa Cuthbert of MissesDressy

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After being crowned Miss America 2012 this past January, Laura Kaeppeler‘s reign is nearing an end with the annual competition quickly approaching. But as we all know, a year as Miss America is an extremely busy one. Along with fulfilling mentoring goals and maintaining her constant commitment to upholding the coveted crown, Laura has also been flaunting her keen her sense of style! From casual to chic to super glam, we’ve seen her in a variety of looks and all of which have been pretty darn fabulous. Before she passes the torch next year, take a look back at some of our favorite head to toe looks along with style tips on how you can nail Laura’s style yourself!

Candid Laura Kaeppeler DC Airport

It’s always nice to see powerful women in the public eye let their hair down and relax. After touching down in Washington D.C. Laura was spotted sipping iced coffee in a denim and t-shirt outfit. With a loose pony and black flats this is a classic and comfy travel look.

Get the Look: Laura Kaeppeler Miss America 2012

Snag the look | Even though you probably own more than a few basic pieces, don’t forget to mix it up every once in a while! For fall, try this print cardigan + tee ensem.

BB Dakota Maya Lariat Cardigan – KAIN Label Pocket Tank – Gap 1969 always skinny jeans – Tory Burch suede CAROLINE BALLET FLAT

Miss America 2012 Laura Kaeppeler at Disney

While out on a Disney World trip with cute kiddies from the Children’s Miracle Network, Laura sported a three quarter-sleeved ruffled jacket with textured blue cropped pants. This outfit is a fabulous way to wear bold pieces seamlessly.

Look like Laura Kaeppeler Miss America 2012

Snag the look | Take a note from Laura’s style book and  make sure to keep bold accents like textured pants or ruffles balanced.

Dennis Basso Ruffle Collar Faux Wool Coat with Self Belt – Betsey Johnson Millie Ballet Flats – Dennis Basso collar trench jacket – Semi-couture Ornella Lurex Pants – Robert Rodriguez Slim Lace Capri Pants

Miss America 2012 Laura Kaeppeler attends Kentucky Derby

It’s all too easy to go overboard at the Kentucky Derby, but Miss America looks elegant and stunning here. Almost makes us want to go ourselves…

Love the Look: Miss America 2012 at the Kentucky Derby

Snag the Look | You may not frequent this particular event but it’s easy to glam up your favorite autumn hat. Dress up the wide brim fedora fall trend by pairing it with a full to short length dress.

Helmut Lang Mixed Media Gown– Karen Zambos Vintage Couture Alicia Dress – Eugenia Kim Gabriella Felt Fedora – Gucci Fedora Nero

Miss America 2012 at MBFW 2013

During the MBFW 2013 events Laura looked super sleek in this lace peplum black dress. Extra kudos for her gorgeous makeup!

Miss America 2012 Laura Kaeppeler Red Carpet Look

Snag the look | Peplum is another big fall trend so play around with the style with tops and dresses!

Jovani Homecoming lace dress – Vince Camuto Ponte knit peplum top – NUE by Shani short dress

Miss America 2012 at the Country Music Awards

Our fab beauty queen made an appearance at the 2012 CMA‘s looking glamorous! The fit of this gold dress was perfect and cross-body detailing added a nice touch.

Miss America 2012 Looks from CMAs

Snag the look | Get any basic article in gold and it’s instantly chic. You can never have too much, so go nuts!

Max & Mia coated high low sweater – 10 Crosby Derek Lam Metallic Faux Wrap Blouse – A.B.S. by Allen Schwartz gold sequin strapless dress

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