[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 Lake Bell) are spending $5,000 and more on an ensemble, you an spend way less…and save the rest for Margarita Mondays.]
Whitney Port is definitely my favorite blonde fashionista to come from The Hills (sorry, LC!) I’ve always admired her mix of boho, preppy, vintage, and contemporary pieces. She’s trendy, but still very much true to herself. Her looks are always fresh, never seem too contrived, and could easily be worn by an ordinary college girl.
Blazers have definitely remained a staple item in spring collections, but now they’re a little less structured and a lot more bright, including more colors and patterns. Striped blazers are casual, but still bold enough to add a little extra visual interest, especially when combined with a ruffled tank, which always looks cute when peeking out from underneath.
Now, I must confess something – I had never seen ruched pants before seeing this photo. I don’t think I’d ever even heard of them. I feel like my fashion blogger card should be revoked. I mean, ruche is everyone else these days – shirts, dresses, purses, shoes…why not pants? While Whitney makes these look amazing, I’m sure they could easily be hot mess central. These work because they’re a basic black, so the ruching isn’t too overpowering, but still more interesting than a pair of skinny jeans.
Silver sandals are a great addition, as they’re shiny, kind of glam, but still perfect for everyday wear. And a black saddle bag is great for carrying around your entire life without being too bulky. Perfect.
Whitney may not be the best fashion designer, but her personal style is always inspiring.