8 Blake Lively-Inspired Fashion Tips
Blake Lively became every girl’s fashion muse back when she starred as New York socialite Serena Van Der Woodsen on the hit drama series Gossip Girl. Although we still praise Serena for her glamorous and trendy fashion looks, Blake Lively has proven to be just as much of a fashion queen during her time in the spotlight. The actress is a pro at looking effortlessly stylish with her textured windswept locks and vintage-inspired fashion ensembles. Blake is a surefire best-dressed star on the red carpet and is even more swoon-worthy when she’s on the arm of her handsome husband Ryan Reynolds. Follow along for eight fashion tips inspired by Blake Lively:
8. Black and white color blocking is classic
Color blocking is definitely a difficult trend to pull off, especially when a lot of bold colors are involved! Leave it to Blake Lively to prove to us all that color blocking can truly be effortless with her black and white classic Hollywood look. Blake used black and white patchwork to her advantage in a way that both makes a statement yet is timeless and topped the look off with a classic red pout.
7. Don’t shy away from loud prints
Loud prints like this magenta floral frock that Lively rocked can initially seem quite intimidating! A dress like this is bold and draws a lot of attention, which is quite different than the vibe a neutral or solid color would exude. Blake Lively proves how beautiful the results can be when you take a chance on a statement pattern! She paired this multi-tonal pink look with all the right accessories that pick up on the spectrum of colors on the dress — soft pink drop style earrings, a crisp white belt and cherry red heels.
6. Good hair can be an accessory in itself
Blake Lively’s perfectly tousled beach-inspired hair is the envy of women everywhere! She consistently rocks flowing blonde tresses with a beachy texture and uses her hair as an accessory by styling it in intricate braid looks or a deconstructed updo. One of our all-time favorite Blake Lively hair creations is the messy double-fishtail look she rocked at the Green Lantern premiere! The hairstyle is the finishing touch on the crisp ivory look and required her to add very little extra accessories because the detailed hairstyle stole the show!
5. Mixing prints works best when using the same color palette
Lively proved she is undeniably Vogue-worthy with this perfectly coordinated patterned look! Although mixing prints can be difficult to pull off, Blake shows that the trick to styling prints is ensuring the color palettes pair well together. Not only do the red and purple colors in her skirt pick up well on the coloring of her graphic tee, but her printed jacket also matches flawlessly! The entire outfit looks like it would come together in a set but in reality her look is three separate pieces.
4. White is a summer staple to show off a sun kissed glow
Lively’s perpetual sun kissed glow is enviable to say the least! Her long, lean legs are always tanned and glowing, especially in the warm summer months. The star’s style secret to looking like you just stepped off the beach is to wear a crisp all-white outfit! Nothing shows off a deep bronze tan better than white and the milky white dress and the stark pumps Lively dons in this look definitely does just that!
3. All nude works just as well as all black
Many celebrities and fashionistas preach that all black is the color code of impeccable style, but Blake Lively adds her own twist onto this fashion legend! The star opted for an entirely nude look — from her jacket and dress to even her shoes — which looked ultra elegant and fashion-forward. The streamlined color scheme keeps her look refined and the lace details of the dress adds a vintage spin onto the contemporary style.
2. Channeling old Hollywood glam is a timeless red carpet look
Channeling old Hollywood glam is a common and beloved red carpet style tactic, and clearly for good reason! Blake Lively exuded a Marilyn Monroe inspired look with her 1920’s style finger waves and crimson nails that matched her red lipstick. The strapless Zuhair Murad look with an intricate pattern of black beading flattered Lively’s hourglass figure and created a bombshell red carpet glamour moment!
1. A mini dress and nude shoes will give you legs for days
Blake Lively’s statuesque figure could pull off even the most extravagant fashion creations, but the star has resolved that one of the most flattering outfit combos is a mini dress and nude shoes. A look like this is an effortless outfit formula to follow and although not all of us can have legs like Lively, at least we can steal her look and try our best!