2015 wrap-up: A year of style with Diane Kruger

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Let's talk about Diane Kruger for a moment. Quite possibly one of the most underrated fashion icons of our time, the German actress knows no bounds when it comes to style, regardless of whether she's on the red carpet or simply out and about in New York City.

First of all, like many of us, celebrities often have "off-duty" looks, which are usually quite similar to our own: sweatpants, flip flops, oversized tees, you get the picture. True fashion-forward thinkers, however, rock less, err, spasmodic get-ups on their days off. And that's not to say that they never dress down, of course, but even their most casual outfits have an air of stylish sophistication mere mortals could never recreate so nonchalantly. Diane Kruger is one of these people.

In addition to the ease with which Kruger outfits herself off the red carpet, the looks we see from the out-of-the-box actress for more formal affairs are equally impressive, albeit unconventional. She's been criticized in the past for her more 'eccentric' fashion choices, but what naysayers fail to recognize is that Kruger clearly has an eye for the avant-garde, which, in the world of high fashion, is quite valued.

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The term 'high fashion' may, in fact, be what separates Diane Kruger from the celebrity masses when it comes to style. Sure, other A-listers like Kim Kardashian West opt to sport high fashion ensembles from design houses like Givenchy and Balmain, but it's no secret that the reality star plays the fashion game relatively safe (although it should be noted that Kardashian West does have her adventurous moments). Kruger, on the other hand, chooses high fashion pieces that may be considered less aesthetically pleasing on the red carpet -- i.e. shapeless frocks and ruffled gowns -- but Kruger has never been one to play by the rules. She keeps things classy and interesting, unlike many other stars who make appearances in low-risk, plainer styles, or worse yet, too-tight, skin-baring ensembles harking back to the '90s and seem to have made a comeback in recent years.

No, Diane Kruger is not one to get caught up in the trends of late or what's going to get her the most attention from the tabloids. She instead stays true to her own individual look, which is commendable in Hollywood, and the very reason why we've chosen her as one of our favorites in fashion from 2015.

Check out some of Diane Kruger's best looks from 2015 in the gallery below:
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2015 wrap-up: A year of style with Diane Kruger

January 2015

Kruger attended the W Magazine celebration of the 'Best Performances' Portfolio and The Golden Globes in LA, where she wore an adorable mod Marni mini dress.

Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for W Magazine

January 2015

To the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Kruger wore an Emilia Wickstead gown.

Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images

January 2015

The actress wore a short Giamba dress at the 16th Annual Warner Bros. And InStyle Post-Golden Globe Party in Beverly Hills.

Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

January 2015

Diane Kruger chose a breathtaking Naeem Khan gown for the 20th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards in LA.

Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

Feburary 2015

Kruger wore Donna Karen Atelier to the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills.

Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

February 2014

Diane Kruger attended the Elle Style Awards 2015 in London, wearing a beautiful pink gown by Chanel Couture.

Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage

March 2015

Kruger wore a frilly pink Alexander McQueen gown at the PEOPLE Magazine Germany launch party in Berlin.

Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images for PEOPLE

March 2015

The actress' rocked flawless airport style at Tegel Airport in Berlin, where she was spotted in Hunter rain boots, an oversized sweater, a chic grey jacket with a fur hood and an adorable cap.

Photo by Chad Buchanan/GC Images

April 2015

Kruger was spotted out and about in New York City with husband Joshua Jackson, wearing a cute camel coat with a charcoal grey mini dress and ankle boots.

Photo by David Krieger/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images

Kruger once again nailed her airport chic look alongside husband Joshua Jackson, in a French-inspired ensemble consisting of wide-leg jeans, a striped breton tee and a red coat.

Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images

April 2-15

The actress rocked a casual chic look to the Flaunt Magazine party in Beverly Hills, wearing a black maxi skirt with a side leg slit and a fitted black and white striped top.

Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic

May 2015

Kruger wore a unique Chanel Haute Couture two-piece embroidered ensemble to the Met Gala in New York City.

Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage

May 2015

The actress attended 'The Sea Of Trees' Premiere during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival in a gorgeous periwinkle beaded Prada gown.

Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage

May 2015

Kruger rocked this beautiful blue Dolce & Gabbana mini dress from the Fall/Winter 2015 collection to the 'Disorder' photocall during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival.

Photo by John Rasimus / Barcroft Media via Getty Images

May 2015

Kruger wore a Valentino pre-fall 2015 mini dress and bright orange pumps to the 'TETOU' restaurant during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival.

Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images

May 2015

Diane Kruger wore this stunning champagne-colored Jason Wu gown at Martell Cognac's 300th anniversary event in Versailles, France.

Photo by Julien M. Hekimian/Getty Images for Martell Cognac

May 2015

Diane Kruger attended amfAR's 22nd Cinema Against AIDS Gala and wore a fun, feathered Chanel ensemble and carried a bright red clutch.

Photo by Tony Barson/FilmMagic

May 2015

Diane Kruger was seen out and about at Joel Silver's annual party in Malibu in a matching light blue crop top and culottes set.

Photo by Hector Vasquez/BuzzFoto via Getty Images

June 2015

Kruger wore a custom strapless red and black Prabal Gurung gown to the 2015 CFDA Awards in New York City.

Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic

June 2015

Kruger's summertime airport chic look in LA consisted of brown ankle boots, jeans, a striped long-sleeved tee and a fedora.

Photo by SMXRF/Star Max/GC Images

July 2015

At Barney's cocktail even benefitting Women in Film, Kruger wowed in a matching black and white Giambattista Valli resort top and pants, which she wore with a mismatched Giambattista jacket. 

Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Barneys New York

August 2015

Diane Kruger was seen out in New York City in a patterned maxi dress and chic cap carrying a vintage Chanel tote.

Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images

September 2015

Diane Kruger was spotted in a Thakoon maxi dress and flat sandals when she arrived in Venice for the film festival in September.

Photo by Elisabetta A. Villa/GC Images

September 2015

Kruger sported a more edgy look for the Jury Photocall during the Venice Film Festival, wearing a floral Preen resort 2016 frock and black ankle boots.

Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images

September 2015

The actress donned a bright red Cushnie et Ochs jumpsuit with cool cutouts to the opening dinner during the Venice Film Festival.

Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images

September 2015

Kruger hit the red carpet in a stunning caped Prada dress for the opening ceremony and premiere of 'Everest' during the Venice Film Festival.

Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images

September 2015

The actress wore a chardonnay-colored Hugo Boss by Jason Wu gown to the premiere of 'Black Mass' during the Venice Film Festival.

Photo by Venturelli/WireImage

September 2015

Kruger rocked a strapless floral Oscar de la Renta gown to the premiere of '11 Minutes' at the Venice Film Festival.

Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images

September 2015

Kruger wore a high-necked, sheath Valentino haute couture gown to the closing ceremony of the Venice Film Festival on September 12.

Photo by Venturelli/WireImage

September 2016

Diane Kruger wore a black Chanel gown from the fall 2015 collection along with striking red Giuseppe Zanotti sandals and a Monique Lhuillier box clutch to the 'Sky' photo call during the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.

Photo by J. Countess/WireImage

September 2015

The actress wore a shimmery Prada mini dress to the 'Disorder' premiere during 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.

Photo by Michael Tran/Getty Images

September 2015

Diane Kruger went for a playful look in a picnic-blanket patterned Simone Rocha dress at the 'Maryland' premiere in Paris.

Photo by Marc Piasecki/Getty Images

October 2015

Kruger stunned in a wide-leg, long-sleeved black jumpsuit at the BALMAIN X H&M collection launch in New York City.

Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for H&M

October 2015

Kruger wore an all-black sheer and lace number from Jason Wu's spring 2016 collection to FGI's 2015 Night of Stars: The Revolutionaries in New York City.

Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic

October 2015

The actress wore an embellished Preen cutout dress from the Spring 2016 line to the InStyle Awards in LA.

Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

October 2015

Kruger wore a blush-colored Carolina Herrera gown to amfAR's Inspiration Gala in Hollywood.

Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

November 2015

Kruger wore a dress from Monique Lhuillier's Spring 2016 line to the SAG 30th Anniversary celebration in Beverly Hills.

Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

November 2015

Kruger wore rich blue separates from Monique Lhuillier to the LACMA 2015 Art+Film Gala in LA.

Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage

November 2015

Kruger wore Chanel to the 8th Annual Museum of Modern Art Film Benefit honoring Cate Blanchett in New York City.

Photo by Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images

December 2015

Kruger wore a stunning, shimmery Valentino gown when she attended 'An Evening Honoring Valentino' in New York City.

Photo by Monica Schipper/FilmMagic

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