While Serena never managed to dress quite as well as Queen Blair on Gossip Girl, Blake Lively’s real-life style has always been on point. She’s not someone who makes crazy fashion choices for the sake of shock value, but at the same time, she’s unafraid of taking risks. She’s always game to wear a micro-mini skirt or a deep V-neckline, expertly pairing pieces together so she looks sexy but not remotely trashy.
Here are Blake’s 10 best looks ever:
At a gala event, November 2007
Los Angeles native Blake looks like a ray of California sunshine in this breezy yellow gown.
At the Teen Choice Awards, August 2008
This playful romper is a great choice for the twenty-something starlet. Its pattern showcases her fun personality, while its short length shows off her mile-long legs.
At a party in New York, October 2009
How gorgeous is this casual look? This just goes to show that all you really need to make an outfit work are a few well-cut basics. For a similar look to Blake’s leathery trousers, try our Vegan Spit Fire Pants in Charcoal.
At a fashion event, September 2010
Blake wore this vibrant mini-dress almost five years ago, but it would still look fashion-forward now. By keeping her hairstyle simple and accessories minimal, she allows the dress to take centre stage.
At a boutique opening, November 2010
This might be the most daring outfit on the list, and we absolutely love it! From the tied belt to the hem of the shirt peeking out below the skirt, this look exudes cool.
At the Costume Institute Gala, May 2011
Blake is absolutely glowing in this photo! Her hair and makeup are radiant, while her almost sari-like dress is as creative as it is gorgeous.
At the Late Show With David Letterman, June 2012
We love a dress with a good cut-out. This frock’s pale colour flatters Blake’s pale skin, while its silver details are echoed by her shoes.
At a charity event, November 2013
Blake looks like a Barbie from the 1960s (we obviously mean that as a compliment). This long, floral gown could run the risk of looking frumpy, but her bohemian jewellery and youthful, minimal makeup keeps it looking fresh.
At the Cannes Film Festival, May 2014
It’s fitting that Blake wore this power dress leading up to the launch of her lifestyle website, Preserve. From the rich burgundy hue of the dress to the pulled-back hair and bold eyeliner, this look screams “force to be reckoned with.”
At Good Morning America, April 2015
It’s good to know that becoming a mom hasn’t reined in Blake’s fun fashion sense. This bold, colour-blocked ensemble is so eighties, in the best way possible.