Kristen Stewart's Shocking Style Switch-Up: Look of the Day (PHOTOS)

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Things are looking brighter for Kristen Stewart -- and not just in the romance department.

The pouty Twilight star traded her ... well, pout, along with her moody style, for a smile and fresh new look, donning a colorful Peter Pilotto printed dress and rosy cheeks for an appearance on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Though Stewart has been coordinating her off-duty style -- jeans and a baseball hat -- with on-again boyfriend Robert Pattinson, she's been standing out with her bold on-duty style during promotional appearances for her latest films.

The actress so rarely deviates from her signature palette of dark neutrals and deep jewel tones, save for the occasional pop of white for contrast, or her equally moody makeup (read: smoky eyes and vampy burgundy lips), that when she does, she knocks the fashion world's stilettos off.

The last time we saw Stewart rock a bright hue was at the Balenciaga Spring 2013 Show during Paris Fashion Week, when she nearly stopped traffic with her yellow leather jacket. During her Parisian style switch-up, Stewart tempered her shock to the sartorial system by pairing the bright Balenciaga bomber with a nearly all-black ensemble.

But this time, Stewart didn't hold back. Brightening her entire look, the Twilight star not only embraced a vibrant palette of hot hues, but the actress also rocked a bold, and, dare we say, fun, tribal print.

 

Pairing the eye-catching frock with just a delicate silver bracelet, classic black pumps, and nothing else, kept the playful pattern in-step with KStew's sleek, sophisticated style.

While Stewart's colorful frock was certainly a dramatic departure from her usual fashion choices, what really caught our eye was how she livened up her complexion by trading the vampy hues she usually sports on the red carpet in favor of natural, rosy makeup and a tousled ponytail for a fresh, unfussy look.

What do you think of Stewart's rare -- and vibrant -- departure from her dark, edgy style?

Click through our gallery for more of Stewart's bold Breaking Dawn style. Which printed ensemble do you prefer?

See what Stewart had to say about Bella and her style in the video below.

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  • mileyismylife
    mileyismylife

    Wow, she is beyond perrfect! and people say she is ugly and unclean-looking,lol.

  • Deborah
    Deborah

    Go Kristen: She is so beautiful and surprising, loved the dress, her long legs are amazing, the colors highlighted the clear skin and the gorgeous green eyes ......... wonderful!!!!!!!

  • Deborah
    Deborah

    She is so beautiful and surprising, loved the dress, her long legs are amazing, the colors highlighted the clear skin and the gorgeous green eyes ......... wonderful!!!!!!!

  • Deborah
    Deborah

    She is so beautiful and surprising, loved the dress, her long legs are amazing, the colors highlighted the clear skin and the gorgeous green eyes ......... wonderful!!

  • Wenna
    Wenna

    I forgot to write that I think she should wear her hair pulled back more instead of wearing it to one side. It doesn't have to be in pony tail but just worn behind the ears. The look is neater and very sweet.

  • Wenna
    Wenna

    I really think Kristen is making great clothing choices this year for her promotions and her red carpet appearances. The dress is pleasant print and the color of her make-up makes her look darling.