[masculine edge; short shorts, monotone hues; the perfect red bag]
Rachel Bilson is the queen of casual-cool and effortless-chic. Since her OC days as Summer Roberts, this LA valley girl hasn’t missed a style step, and has evolved into a bona fide fashion expert, dishing out style advice in her monthly InStyle column and as style director for Sunglass Hut. So, it’s only fitting that she’s our inaugural Style Icon. Enjoy her signature looks, with gobs of inspiring photos and tips on how to get Rachel Bilson’s look.
[she wears short shorts, easy sandals, ray-ban wayfarers and the perfect blazer]
[denim style: skinny jeans and boyfriend jeans are her go-to looks]
[note the masculine meets feminine, black and white and shine, shine, shine]
Though she’s mastered the art of casual-cool, she still knows how to bring on the glamour — in her own way, naturally. Bilson opts for black and white and shine, shine, shine and never underestimates the element of surprise.
[style essentials: arty dresses and ray-ban wayfarer sunglasses]
When not in her other daily uniform of cutoffs, simple tees and blazers, you’ll find Bilson in her signature look of quirky day dresses with an arty, bohemian twist. And, of course, her bestie Ray-Ban Wayfarers.
[short and chic]
Go short or go home. You’ll rarely see Rachel Bilson in a long dress, instead opting for short — but not too short — frocks that don’t overwhelm her tiny frame and show off her great gams. For more sophisticated evening looks, she typically goes for solid, monotone looks (another lengthening trick) and adds a twist with one standout accessory — a cool bag or edgy shoes. She seldom wears jewelry, which could distract and chop up her petite frame. And when it comes to beauty, she chooses a slightly smoky eye and natural lips and wears her hair down, parted down the middle, or in a casual bun or ponytail. Easy breezy downtown style icon.
How To Get Rachel Bilson’s Look:
[ Central Park West Miami Gathered Sleeve Boyfriend Blazer — Bilson knows the power and versatility of a great blazer; – Vigoss Paint Splatter Denim Shorts — Bilson loves her cutoffs and veers toward flattering darker denim; Matiko Fring T-Strap Sandal — Rachel Bilson runs around town and music festivals in chic flats and sandals ; Badgley Mischka ‘Mini’ Silk Evening Satchel — Rachel loves a red bag, it’s the rare pop of color you’ll see on her; T by Alexander Wang Gray Sheer Cowl Boatneck T — Rachel keeps things laidback but chic in simple gray tops; James Jeans blue four pocket skinny jeans — dark skinny denim is an essential part of Rachel Bilson’s uniform ; BP. Platinum ‘Jet’ Pump — to get Rachel Bilson’s look, a fab shoe is a must and this one truly shines; Truly Madly Deeply Sheer V-Neck Tee — a plain white tee to go with the perfect blazer ; ASOS PIPER Leather T-Bar Platform Shoe — shoes with a feminine vintage vibe are a fave of Rachel Bilson; Classic Wayfarer Sunglasses — the accessory she never leaves home without; Banana Republic petite boyfriend light wash busted jean — Bilson’s borrowed from the boys look keeps her looking fresh, casual and cool; Gryphon Silver Metallic Lame Jacket — a great twist on an evening look; Gryphon Silver Metallic Lame Shorts — with the shorts to match; French Connection January Platform Heeled Court Shoe — a simple, sexy platform pump in a nude hue is a petite chicette’s BFF; Pink Studio Women’s Izzy T-Strap Sandal — sweet, chic and comfy; GUESS Zipper Dress — LBDs never go out of style; Erdem Candra Silk Printed Dress — Bilson opts for arty dresses like this one to amp up her daytime look ]