Get Katharine McPhee’s smashing fashion sense

Former American Idol contestant Katharine McPhee captured the hearts of viewers everywhere with her rousing struggle to win the 2006 season of the famed talent competition. While she ultimately ended as a runner-up, the California native has continued to ascend the ladder of success in Hollywood. From her eponymous debut album to her appearances in the films Shark Night 3D and The House Bunny, McPhee has shown her versatility as both a singer and actress. Consider a few of these helpful tips to get the star's enviable fashion sense.

At a recent event in New York City's Bryant Park, McPhee conjured up the look of summer in her all-white suit. Her tapered blazer and baggy pants were a perfect choice for Fourth of July festivities, and her clever pairing of bright red pumps gave her stylish attire a marvelous accent.

McPhee's elegant accessories complemented the suit and showed off her eye for understated glamour. Her thin earrings and choice of rings – one cocktail, the other her wedding band – helped ensure all eyes were fixated on her for the event.

Ladies who want to make a splash at their next social gathering will be hard-pressed to find attire as striking McPhee's own. The bold nature of monochromatic ensembles makes them a naturally sophisticated selection for any occasion, with or without a red carpet.