Celebrity Chic on the Cheap: Blake Lively is Sultry in Sequins

[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 (like “damn, she always looks so cute,” Ashley Tisdale are spending $5,000 on an ensemble, you don’t have to.]
I have such a girl crush on Blake Lively and her sense of fashion it’s borderline unhealthy. She possesses an incredibly eclectic style that is grounded in a love of all colors, combining different textures, and emphasizing her 10 feet long stems and fabulous cleavage. I personally applaud the fact that she even wears clothes, because if I had her body, I would probably never not be naked. I’m just saying.
Anyway, so New Year’s Eve is over. The hangover has finally passed. You’ve been tagged in 100 photos, but only half of them are still associated with your name (there was no reason for the almost nip-slip or the midnight kiss with the random to be documented, right?). As you click through all the party photos, maybe you’re still in awe of the outfit you’ve put together, and how well it photographs. Maybe you’re wishing you could always be so sparkly. This week, I’d like to offer a resolution that would actually be fun to keep – incorporate more sequins into your wardrobe. Granted, my love of sequins is probably a little bit excessive, but seriously, why should sequins be reserved for New Year’s Eve and that one other random cocktail party you go to each year?
Try this Blake Lively inspired look on a random Thursday night, and see if you don’t feel approximately 30 times more excited about the night ahead of you.

Budget Shopping Deets: Button Down Shirt – 6pm.com, $25.08; Sequin Skirt – Forever 21, $17.80; Belt – ASOS, $10; Booties – Wet Seal, $17.25.

I am pretty infatuated with looks that have elements of menswear. I find them beyond sexy. So I’m totally loving the oversized button down. (Note: Although I’m not 100% sold on it peeking out the bottom of the mini-skirt….) Keeping the top 3 or 4 buttons open definitely shifts it away from masculine and more into “damn-she’s-a-sexy-bitch” territory. Add a simple nude belt around your waist to create a more feminine silhouette and pair it with a sassy black sequined skirt to add an uber-glam touch. These studded stiletto ankle boots add a touch of edginess that completely ties the look together. If you need some extra warmth, you can throw on your favorite black blazer/leather jacket, and get ready to turn some necks with this amazing outfit.
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