13 Blake Lively Style Tips That Taught Me To Embrace Everything From Monochromatic Looks To Side Braids
With all the buzz surrounding Blake Lively’s press tour for her new movie, Age of Adaline, and the 15 amazing outfits she wore in just two days, I couldn’t help but wonder, "How does she do it?" While most celebs count on their stylist to put together red carpet worthy looks, Blake Lively's style is entirely her own. So with a little research and a lot of Instagram stalking, I found the best of Blake Lively’s sartorial past. From her signature side braid and floral frocks to her oversized studs and color-blocked outfits, Lively has a bevy of fashion tips that will transform you into a red-carpet goddess.
While I loved seeing what Serena van der Woodsen wore every Monday night, I am now even more obsessed with the style of the woman who played her. Lively constantly surprises me with her insane fashion sense. Her mix of patterns and prints is nothing short of remarkable, and she can pull off sky-high pink heels just as well as she can a royal blue sweatsuit. With such a versatile wardrobe, it’s no wonder she has one of the most covetable styles in all of Hollywood.
So what are you waiting for? Scroll down to see some of Lively's best looks and learn some of her style tricks in the meantime.
1. Florals Are Always A Good Idea
Lively wears florals more often than anything else. Try out a flirty floral frock for spring!
2. Wear Statement Earrings
Whether it's oversized studs or long droplets, Lively's go-to evening accessory is a statement earring.
3. Head-To-Toe Monochrome
According to Vogue's 73 questions video with Lively, her favorite color is pink! Try a monochromatic outfit in your favorite color.
4. Dress Up Your Boyfriend Jeans
Boyfriend jeans aren't only for walking the dog! Dress them up with feminine accessories for a cute and casual look like Lively's.
5. Nip In The Waist
If you have quite traditionally feminine tastes like Lively's, go totally retro girly girl with a crop top and high-waist combo or a belt.
6. Embrace Bold Prints
Try out a bold print this summer; Lively's tropical print is super on-trend!
7. Color Coordinate Your Accessories
Don't be scared of looking too matchy matchy. Sometimes it's fun to color coordinate your whole outfit, and it looks very put together.
8. Don't Be Scared Of Bright Colors
Bright colors are a great way to get your wardrobe summer ready. Try throwing a bright hued frock like Lively's into the mix.
9. Make A Statement With Your Shoes
Take a cue from Lively and amp up your outfit with a statement show. She is often seen wearing colorful heels, strappy sandals, and bedazzled platforms.
10. Maxi + Side Braid Combo
Try a more boho look and pair a maxi with one of Lively's signature messy side braids.
11. Try A Co-ord
Learn from Lively and wear a co-ord with simple accessories, so that your outfit really stands out.
12. Sometimes All You Need Is An Awesome Jacket
Lively is the Queen of Jackets! As you can see above, a jacket can make a outfit, so channel your inner Blake Lively and invest in a few awesome coats.
13. Up Your Glamour With Retro Curls
The Hollywood bombshell look is here to stay, so learn how to do gorgeous retro curls like Lively's here.