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Zooey Deschanel may portray awkward girl-next-door Jess on New Girl, but in reality, the 31-year-old actress is coming into her own as one of Hollywood's breakout stars.

Hitting red carpets from the Emmys to the Teen Choice Awards, Deschanel has shown off a slew of chic, feminine and flirty looks.

Describing her style as "girly, flirtatious and colorful," Deschanel would much rather stay comfortable. Her top fashion must-have: Tights!

"I am a year round tights girl. I will wear tights even if it's 100 degrees outside," the actress has said.