[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, duh, Nicole Richie) are spending $5,000 on an ensemble, you don’t have to.]
Jessica Szohr totally gets the short end of the Gossip Girl stick. Her character, Vanessa Abrams, is one of thee most obnoxious, insufferable, thoroughly unpleasant characters on the show. Considering how none of those characters are people anyone would want to know in real life, that is quite a feat.
But just because Jessica’s character completely sucks doesn’t mean that Jessica deserves to be as D-list as she is. I mean, she’s dating Ed Westwick, so she’s probably a pretty cool chick. Not only that, but her sense of style is amazeballs. (No joke, are all of the GG actresses must be contractually obligated to be as fierce off set as they are on?) Jessica combines edgy, feminine, and trendy pieces to create a banging, fun, fresh aesthetic that is to die for. Or, you know, to scour discount racks for…
Black and white will never not be a totally great look. Black trench coats are a wardrobe must. They are so versatile and you can throw one on over pretty much anything and look totally put-together. A white sweater underneath adds a striking contrast, and the oversized, boyfriend style makes it look casual and cool. Throwing that on over short black shorts adds a splash of unexpected sass.
I am as big a glitter slut as Ke$ha, so the glittery tights are absolutely my favorite part of this look – they are sparkly, glam, chic, fun, and sexy. What more could you possibly ask for from a pair of tights? Finally, a pair of basic black ankle boots ties the whole outfit together into one edgy, trendy, fabulous-for-winter look.
Oh, Jessica Szohr, this outfit almost makes me forgive you for bringing Vanessa Abrams to life…almost.
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