[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 (or trying-to-come-back celebrities, like J-Lo) are spending $5,000 and more on an ensemble, you an spend way less…and save the rest for Margarita Mondays.]
Lake Bell isn’t exactly an A-list actress, although she has been working steadily for almost a decade (most recently, you may have seen her being hilarious in No Strings Attached). However, she is definitely A-list in the fashion world, as her red carpet style has been garnering her tons of accolades for the past few years. She has a reputation for having a quirky style that is different from a lot of other starlets around her age. And I like quirky.
I also like cheap, which works out well for me, because Lake’s uniquely gorgeous outfit is easy to create on my meager college budget.
Crop tops are totally in this season, and there are two versions – the more revealing, midriff baring kind and the more conservative version that hits slightly above the waist. The latter is a lot more versatile, and a basic white one is definitely a great way to ease into the crop top world, as you can pair it with almost anything and it would look great. Lake paired hers with a gorgeous deep red skirt. One thing you must be super conscious of when you rock a crop top is proportion. Generally, the top and bottom should be similar in how they fit you to create a streamlined, not-sloppy silhouette. It looks like Lake’s skirt has an elastic waistband, so she pulled it up under her skirt so her shirt and skirt would seamlessly flow.
Shiny black tights paired with deep brown booties add rich tones to this ouftit, and the brown tassel necklace is a whimsical, boho-chic addition. Finally, the brown satchel is light and easy, and complements the other earthy tones in this outfit. It’s no wonder Lake is beloved in the fashion world. She is able to integrate the latest trends into her wardrobe while still staying true to herself – the mark of a true fashionista.
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