Celebrity Chic on the Cheap: Leighton Meester is Effortlessly Cool

[Welcome to Celebrity Chic on the Cheap, where our style guru takes a celebrity look and breaks it down for you, our poor college fashionista. What does that mean? It means that while the celebrities are spending $5,000 on an ensemble (even one that’s supposed to be vintage), you don’t have to. All you have to do is click on the goods and – boom – you can buy the entire look. For cheap. Yes, we know – there is a spot for her in heaven.]

Leighton Meester is my favorite person ever to exist. I know, that’s a totally insane bold statement considering her contribution to society is a few catchy tunes and an embarrassingly addictive teen drama, but seeing as how she is the woman who brought the fierce, fashionable, crazy-bitch-in-charge Blair Waldorf to life, I think she deserves over-the-top accolades.

I admit, Leighton’s personal style may not be Upper East Side/recessionista unfriendly as Blair’s, but she has an unassuming, down-to-earth, accessible sophistication that I admire.

Dress, Wedges, Purse, Sunglasses

This dress is totally another reason to wear white after Labor Day. The texturing makes it interesting – you don’t even have to do a ton of accessorizing to elevate it to super stylish. The espadrilles are totally casual, but are not nearly as blasphemous and slobby as flip flops. You can easily transition this dress into fall/winter by adding tights and swapping the wedges for boots. Throw on a blazer and this breezy look becomes sleek and (slightly less importantly) weather appropriate.

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