Whether she is being spotted on the streets of the Upper East Side in Gossip Girl, posing on the red carpet at a movie premiere, or acting as muse to Karl Lagerfeld, one thing is certain: actress Blake Lively is one stylish lady. Accordingly, we knew she was the perfect choice for our latest It Girl story. What do we love about her? Simply put, Blake is always on-point—she knows how to work a shimmering Chanel dress on the red carpet just as deftly as she puts together a perfect off-duty ensemble. So, if you love Blake’s personal style as much as we do, make sure you read on for all the need-to-know details on today’s It Girl!
1. Blake is often spotted on the set of Gossip Girl in New York City and, of course, she always looks stylish. For example, last July, Blake arrived on the set wearing a scarlet maxi dress and simple silver sandals. This pairing is perfect for summer—it is breezy and easy to wear, but it feels a little more glam than your average tee-and-jeans. Inspired? Put together a similarly summery look by pairing Cosabella’s Sienna Long Dress ($50.20) or Topshop’s Jersey Tiered Maxi Dress ($60) with DV by Dolce Vita’s Dakota Sandals ($59.95).
2. Like most modern girls-on-the-go, Blake knows that a trench coat is a closet essential that you will return to season after season. For the 2011 Bam Theater Gala, which took place in March in New York City, Blake wore a navy blue Burberry trench. We love that Blake made her trench the centerpiece of her outfit instead of pairing it with a dress. The result is a thoroughly modern, oh-so-sophisticated look. To try a similarly chic outfit, pick up Isabella Oliver’s Classic Trench ($389) and layer it over a little black dress. Then, simply add Steve Madden’s Russhh Pumps ($89).
3. Blake and French fashion house Chanel are the stars of a modern love story—Blake consistently wears Chanel on the red carpet, plus Chanel named Blake as the face of its new handbag line. So, who doesn’t love the watercolor Chanel dress that Blake wore to the house’s haute couture show last year? It is soft, feminine and light. Try creating an equally gorgeous look by pairing Twenty8Twelve’s Silvestre Layered Dress ($420) with House Of Harlow 1960’s Nell Peeptoe Platform Shoes ($394.35) and Roberta Chiarella’s Platinum Coin Cascade Earrings ($58).
4. One of the things we love most about Blake is that she is just as stylish off the red carpet as she is on. Case in point: last summer, Blake was spotted out and about in New York City in a casual yet chic ensemble. Her black sun dress is simple, yes, but with a few smart accessories—specifically, a fedora, a slouchy satchel, and beaded sandals—Blake elevated her look from minimal to modish. You can compose a similarly low-key look by grabbing ASOS’s Racer Back Summer Dress ($35.86) and pairing it with Seychelles’ Anthology Sandals ($90).
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