Celebrity Chic on the Cheap: Blake Lively is Red Hot

I can’t get enough of Blake Lively. In my humble opinion, she is one of the consistently most well-dressed celebs. Her street style is always fresh and eye-catching, and her red carpet style never ceases to dazzle. I love how her style is the perfect marriage of California casual, edgy haute couture and pure elegance. Recently, she was spotted on the set of Gossip Girl rocking a perfect laidback summer fashionista ensemble.

red maxi skirt – Nordstroms, $44.90;  chainlink necklace – Target, $19.99; floral vest – Urban Outfitters, $29.99. white tank – $10.00; flip flops – Zappos, $18.00

It took me a long time to accept the “maxi” trend. I thought maxi skirts and dresses were frumpy, unflattering and I was completely bewildered by their popularity. But lately, I have come to appreciate their simplicity, and as long as they’re constructed with texture, and not like my grandmother’s living room curtains, I can give maxis a thumbs up. I’m a huge fan of the bright, bold red shade, and has some slight ruching to give it a bit of structure. Paired with a plain white tank and a floral vest, this becomes a flirty, feminine ensemble.

As for the accessories, gold bangles are always appropriate. They’re glam and fun and always spruce up an outfit. And I love Blake’s choice of a chainlink necklace. It adds an unexpected edgy feel. I love the contrast with the overall softness of the rest of the outfit. And, while I hate flip flops, I hate them a tad bit less with maxi skirts (maybe because they’re kind of hidden?) I have heard nothing but great things about Havianias, in terms of comfort and durability. Bright colors and interesting accessories are key to elevating a basic outfit to a stylish one!

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