American Idol alum and Scorpion actress Katharine McPhee pulled out all the stops necessary to look her best for an appearance early this week. She arrived at the AOL Build Speaker studio in New York City in a silvery ensemble of short ribbed-knit skater skirt teamed with a matching ribbed-knit cropp top and a metallic jacket. Capping off the attire were a half updo and some silver ankle-strap stilettos. The whole getup was sexy, feminine, youthful, but also sophisticated thanks to the monochromatic color palette.





334D943800000578-3546740-image-m-49_1461023358337Katharine McPhee attends the AOL Build Speaker Series in New York City to promote her TV show, Scorpion, on April 18, 2016

Last week, Katharine was seen in a similar ensemble while out on a dinner date with her co-star and rumored boyfriend, Elyes Gabel. Her two-piece set was more flirtatious, though. It was pink and it came with a strapless crop top. She wore her blond tresses in loose waves, then capped off the mix with a Louis Vuitton purse and some gold ankle-cuff d’orsay pumps.


33317D4200000578-3541338-image-a-8_1460707453583Katharine McPhee steps out for a dinner date with her rumored boyfriend in Los Angeles on April 12, 2016

What are your thoughts on Katharine’s penchant for crop tops and skater skirts? Do  they suit her age or do you think she should wear, er, more mature-looking frocks like shifts and whatnot?

That said, I think her taste in footwear is on point. I couldn’t find her silver pumps online, but judging from the dark red outer soles, I have a strong feeling they’re from Louboutin. Then again, I could be wrong. If you like the silhouette, maybe these Kendall + Kylie pumps might interest you:

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As for the gold ankle-cuff pumps she wore to her date, they’re from Aquazzura — the “Hello Lover” in black suede with gold ankle cuffs. They’re available at Neiman Marcus if you wish to try ’em out for size. Team with a crop top and short skater skirt to copy Katharine’s style.

NMX2E8J_mzAquazzura Hello Lover Ankle Strap Pumps, $765

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