Best celebrity style: 10 times Blake Lively wore a power suit better than a man can
What is Blake Lively doing up and down New York City in the summer dressed in pantsuits? In promotion of her upcoming film A Simple Favor, the actor has been serving up a show-stopping fashion marathon. Her sartorial decision isn't random nor is it merely a flight of fancy. The movie (also starring the very celebrated Henry Golding) is about Anna Kendrick's character, a mummy vlogger whose best friend, played by Lively, wears a lot of pant suits and then disappears. In a case of life imitating art, Lively is dressing in sync with her character Emily's posh, prim and proper style.
Known to dress herself without the help of a professional stylist, Lively is prone to risk-taking, a trait we applaud. From an all-white Ralph & Russo three-piece to her most recent layering of the madras print, she shows that you can embrace traditional masculinity without forfeiting your femininity.
It starts with finding the right silhouette. Novices and experts, take note of Lively's choice of trousers. While she does opt for tapered pieces like her Ralph Lauren in grey plaid, she aces most effortlessly in the wide-legged sort, worn high around the waist to emphasise the waist and lengthening the legs. Black and white shouldn't be your first choice either, as colours lend a playful air around an otherwise highbrow composition, especially if the fabric choice is a surprise. Suede is good. Wool is too, especially when pants are substituted with a mini fringe skirt. Speaking of alternatives, a white shirt here is second nature, one we don't intend on fighting. Though, one with lace sleeves can't hurt if you want to air the stuffiness — literally and figuratively.
To finish, Lively parades her jewellery collection — mismatched earrings, a stack of pearl bracelets, even a strawberry brooch are all a go. How long can she keep up this streak? We wonder aloud, but it suits us just fine.
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