By Rita Kokshanian
Updated Apr 05, 2014 @ 5:30 am
Grace Kelly
Credit: Howell Conant/Bob Adelman Books

Ever since her breakout role in 1953's Mogambo, Grace Kelly, the Oscar winner turned real-life princess, has epitomized all-American sophistication. So what better way to capture some of that royal elegance than to re-create her classic look? Start with these three simple steps:

1. Cherry Red SeparatesCreate the illusion of Kelly-esque curves in a scarlet collared top layered over a sleek pencil skirt. To add definition to the monochromatic look, use a skinny black belt to cinch the waist.

2. Make Your Accessories CountKelly was known for her accessories, so make sure yours are standouts. But rather than pile on the bangles, choose one that delivers maximum impact such as a gold bag, retro-striped sunglasses or T-strap heels, all of which add the perfect amount of old Hollywood glam.

3. Let Matte Lips Do the TalkingThe perfect finish to a red outfit is undoubtedly a red lip. Choose deep red lipstick in a shade darker than the outfit to avoid looking too match-y. Plus, the matte finish is on-trend for spring's palette.