Plus, seven other essentials the actress has been wearing since her Twilight days.
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STYLE RULES: Kristen Stewart Has Been Following These 15 Fashion Rules Since Her Twilight Day
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Kristen Stewart's style has definitely evolved since the early '00s, when her role as Bella Swan in The Twilight Saga solidified her as a superstar. But even though the actress no longer walks the red carpet in striped, strapless mini dresses and T-strap heels — the exact look she wore to Twilight's 2008 Paris premiere — there are certain items that have remained in her rotation and will likely never leave her closet.

From her teen years to early 30s — or, rather, her YA blockbuster phase to playing Princess Diana — Stewart has been fairly consistent with the items she likes. She continues to rock white T-shirts both on and off the red carpet, and often chooses to wear comfortable pairs of loafers over sky-high stilettos. One of her more recent headline-making tricks — adding statement socks to every outfit — isn't even that new; Stewart has been pulling the same move for the better part of the last decade.

Perhaps one reason for all of this is that Stewart has been working with the same stylist, Tara Swennen, for actual decades.

"After 17 years, I know her likes and her dislikes," Swennen recently told InStyle over the phone, but adds that she does enjoy pushing the actress to try something new. "One of the greatest things about her is that she is very willing to be a chameleon." Even still, Stewart has developed a unique personal style as she's gotten older, and according to Swennen, the duo essentially have things down to a science. "After a couple decades working together, I know what's going to work and what's not going to work."

At this point, we're ready to follow Stewart's fashion lead and take all the tips we can get. Check out all the trends and tricks she's been wearing for years, ahead.

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STYLE RULES: Kristen Stewart Has Been Following These Fashion Rules Since Her Twilight Days
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When in Doubt, Wear a White Tee

We always knew this wardrobe staple was versatile, but Stewart definitely drives that point home. For years, she's been wearing white T-shirt's with jeans, styled under suits and blazers, or tucked into a sleek pair of trousers, proving this basic works with any type of bottom.

STYLE RULES: Kristen Stewart Has Been Following These Fashion Rules Since Her Twilight Days
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Invest in a Leather Jacket

When it comes to quality, in-between weather jackets, leather motos top the list. Stewart has been wearing this outerwear option since 2008 (maybe even earlier!), and aside from styling them with comfy clothes, she'll occasionally break one out for a red carpet event, proving its versatility.

STYLE RULES: Kristen Stewart Has Been Following These Fashion Rules Since Her Twilight Days
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Plaid Doesn't Have to Be Basic

Although plaid print may initially remind you of pants and skirts, Stewart knows it's also a great choice for suits, dresses, and glamorous gowns. The actress doesn't stick to just one type, either, but rather alternates between tartan, gingham, and windowpane prints.

STYLE RULES: Kristen Stewart Has Been Following These Fashion Rules Since Her Twilight Days
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Don't Be Afraid of Picking Favorites

If you love a specific accessory, by all means wear it to death — even Stewart has been wearing same pendant necklace for years. The silver chain and lock design complements both button-downs and fancy dresses, and can be worn solo or layered with other pieces.

STYLE RULES: Kristen Stewart Has Been Following These Fashion Rules Since Her Twilight Days
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Elevate Your Bralettes

Stewart is no stranger to a red carpet crop top moment, and often her full skirts and suits are balanced out with a crop top, keeping her outfit from feeling too stuffy.

STYLE RULES: Kristen Stewart Has Been Following These Fashion Rules Since Her Twilight Days
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Make It Mini

Stewart made mini skirts one of her go-tos long before Miu Miu produced their viral pleated design. For years, she's shown up to events in bandage options paired with T-shirts and sneakers, and at Chanel's spring 2021 show, gave things an academia spin, complete with a tie and oxford shoes.

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STYLE RULES: Kristen Stewart Has Been Following These Fashion Rules Since Her Twilight Days
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Add Some White Socks

We never expected to see Stewart arrive at an Oscars event in a pair of crew socks, but it turns out, the choice wasn't that unusual for  her. The actress has been showing off her socks for years, whether she's wearing them with jeans, shorts, sneakers, or boots, and while she may be partial to a white pair, she's gone for black and sheer options, too. 

STYLE RULES: Kristen Stewart Has Been Following These Fashion Rules Since Her Twilight Days
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Replace Your Heels with Loafers

Break-your-ankle platforms may be a top Hollywood trend, but one reason we love Stewart's style is her affinity for practical footwear. She's shown us that heels can easily be replaced with fancy pairs of loafers, whether you're suiting up or wearing a sweet skirt set.

STYLE RULES: Kristen Stewart Has Been Following These Fashion Rules Since Her Twilight Days
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Go Beyond the Simple Suit

When it comes to suit styling, Stewart doesn't shy away from bright colors or prints, but the details are usually what makes her look stand out. She'll skip a shirt, add a bralette, reach for statement shoes, or show off her socks — all tricks that switch things up and make the outfit all her own.

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