Leighton Meester won our hearts playing the manipulative but lovable Blair Waldorf on CW’s “Gossip Girl.” On-screen, her character is a bona fide fashionista, so naturally Meester has been working hard off-screen to establish herself as an up-and-coming style star in her own right. Leighton, 28, is a renowned actress, a bonafide fashionista and a budding songstress. The “Gossip Girl” star hasn’t been a fixture on the red carpet for long, but we think she has come a long way since she first rose to superstardom. Come take a look at Meester’s fashion evolution!
Premiere of Man of the Year – 2006
A young Leighton Meester attended the premiere of “Man of the Year” wearing a red tank top with black slacks and black heels. Even though there is nothing remarkable about her outfit, we think she wears it well. At this point, Meester was finding steady work as an actress, but she had yet to land her breakthrough role. In 2005, Meester had a regular role in the series “Surface” and she appeared in two more movies in 2006, “Flourish” and “Inside.”Featureflash / Shutterstock.com