Celebrity Style Profile: Blake Lively

from Lively’s Marie Claire photoshoot

While Blake Lively is certainly no exception to the celebrity privilege of having designer clothing, her ability to take the pieces and style them in a unique, fashion-forward manner makes her a true style icon. Her refreshing take on wardrobe ensembles is also enhanced by her easy-going, confident persona, healthy-looking body, and her signature tousled blond beach waves. Here are some of our favorite street style and Red Carpet looks that Ms. Lively has sported as of late.

Diesel Jeans, Diesel Leather Jacket, Frye Boots, Theodora & Callum Scarf, Givenchy Bag

When not on set, Lively keeps it cool and urban-chic. Her thick scarf, oversized bag, and bomber jacket are a perfect complement to her fitted jeans and boots. Her nude make-up and barely-done hair complete this grunge-inspired city look. Once the scarf is off, Nina Nguyen’s Bella Necklace in brown druzy would be a perfect finishing touch.

Lanvin Suit, Lanvin Necklace

For her appearance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Blake chose this chic Lanvin suit and necklace. The boldness of the suit and necklace call for simple hair, make-up and shoes. Lively styled herself accordingly, looking stylish while casual enough for the late night comedy show. Nina Nguyen’s Perdita geode earrings would be a great way to finish this emsemble.

2009 Emmys. Versace dress.

For the 2009 Emmy Awards, Lively stunned everyone in this dramatic red Versace gown. With the plunging neckline and high-cut slit, Lively chose a simple diamond cuff, studs, nude shoes, and a neat braid. This look exemplifies Lively’s impeccable ability to wear sexy, eye-catching pieces without looking overtly sexual or tacky. The more dramatic the garment, the simpler the accessories and hair should be. A bold ring like Nina Nguyen’s Amelia white druzy ring would also work well with this Red Carpet look.

LA Savages premier. Zuhair Murad dress.

In one of her most exciting and memorable looks to date, Lively sported this glamorous Zuhair Murad dress. The black accents that match her curves play up the Old Hollywood glamour vibe she channeled with her red lips and voluminous curls. With few accessories and a neutral palette, Lively again struck the perfect balance between sexy, chic, classic and fashion-forward. If you plan on mimicking this glamorous look at home (maybe with a less dramatic dress), try Nina Nguyen’s subtle Nimbus studs in black druzy.

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