Tessa Thompson Is The Style Star (And Actress) You Need To Know

Tessa Thompson has made waves in Hollywood recently thanks to appearances in "Selma" and "Dear White People." Real fans know her best as Jackie Cook in "Veronica Mars," but what people may not know is that the 31-year-old actress has slowly made her way up the ranks into style stardom, too.

After seeing Thompson at New York Fashion Week and on the red carpet, it's clear that her sartorial savvy is on point. Here are 13 reasons Tessa Thompson is an underrated style star.

She makes ruffles look cool.
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Shop the look: Long-Sleeve Ruffle Playsuit, Topshop, now $45.00
She makes a plain white suit sparkle.
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Shop the look: Fitted Jacket, $49.95, Suit Pants, $34.95, both H&M, Jeweled Dolman Top, J. Crew, now $34.99
She knows exactly the right outfit to pair with a choker.
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Shop the look: Square Link Choker, Topshop, $15
Orange, patterned coordinates are a piece of cake.
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Shop the look:Culotte Jumpsuit, Asos, now $39
She makes pastel look pretty AND polished.
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Shop the look:Ester Deep V-Neck Dress, Reiss (at Bloomingdale's) $340
She's got strategic cutouts down pat.
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Shop the look: AQ/AQ Dress, Bloomingdales, now $65.63
She can actually pull off an all-leather look.
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Shop the look:Faux Leather Cut Out Dress, Zara, $59.90
She doesn't shy away from an overlay.
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Shop the look: d.RA Jory Maxi Dress, Asos, Now $46
She makes snakeskin seem like a neutral.
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Shop the look: Sexy Combo Midi Pencil Skirt, Tracy Reese (at Neiman Marcus), $248
She understands the importance of the sheer back.
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Shop the look: Tunic, Asos, $50
She plays with different structural looks.
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Shop the look: Finders Keepers Remix Cut Out Dress, NastyGal, $154
She knows a leather jacket makes everything look cooler.
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Shop the look: Leather Biker Jacket, Zara, $249
She can pull off YELLOW.
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Shop the look:Rachel Zoe Long Sleeve Shift Dress, Amazon Fashion, $187.92
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