Minka Kelly: Sexy New Style Star

Does it seem like Minka Kelly is everywhere these days? Right now you can catch the 30-year-old actress, best known for her role as a high school cheerleader on Friday Night Lights, on the big screen opposite Leighton Meester in The Roommate and every week on NBC's Parenthood. The brunette beauty and Esquire's 2010 "Sexiest Woman Alive" was also recently cast in the new TV reboot of Charlie's Angels. As if that's not enough, she also calls New York Yankee Derek Jeter her boyfriend, and she knows how to rock the red carpet by switching up her style.

Minka Kelly wearing a little black dress.Minka Kelly at

Critics might have panned The Roommate, but that didn't stop Minka from donning a look well worth copying. At the January premiere, she kept it feminine and flirty in a long-sleeved cream wrap dress paired with super hot snakeskin heels. And on the late night circuit to promote the film, Minka dropped by Jimmy Fallon in February showing off a little black dress with a twist. The ruffles are more sweet than sexy but the neckline takes care of that problem. 

Minka Kelly in a casual jacket.

She may be 2010's "Sexiest Woman Alive" but at the Parenthood premiere last February she was nothing if not elegant in a Grecian-inspired chocolate brown one-shouldered gown by Tart that proves classy is always sexy. This past December, she showed off her more casual side arriving at the William Rast for Target launch in a great military-inspired blazer with black jeans and lace-up boots. It's the perfect look for smiling at the camera or just hanging out.

Minka Kelly in a patterned dress.

The general rule of thumb is to focus on one feature; show a little leg, bare your back or a little cleavage. But exceptions can be made, and at a December screening of Country Strong, Minka decided to break the rules by showing off more than just a lot of leg in a Zero Maria + Cornejo patterned minidress with a plunging neckline.  

Minka's style is all about balance; looking hot on the red carpet one day and cool and casual the next.