Rachel Bilson is known for her infamous role as Summer Roberts on the 2003 hit show, The O.C. In 2012, Bilson is making her staple on and off screen as Dr. Zoey Hart on The CW’s Hart of Dixie and in the fashion industry as a style “it” girl. The bombshell continues to bombard blogs with striking head-to-toe looks that are bold, physically flattering, and ahead-of-trend. Bilson’s polished looks can be rather pricey, but CL has found some moderately priced pieces that emulate Rachel’s style in an affordable, yet chic way.
In this snapshot Rachel is wearing a red button-up, black and white printed short and a black blazer and braided belt. The red top gives the outfit a pop of color, while the printed short adds whimsy to the ensemble. CL’s summer rendition of the actresses look – let’s be honest, black won’t breathe in the summer heat—using a similar playful multi-color print short and coral statement pieces.
Blazer from H&M $47
The New Chapter Top from Modcloth.com $30
Slot Through Envelop Clutch from Asos $33
Slim Belt from AllSaints.com $28
Printed Shorts from FreePeople.com for $78
In this look, leather seems to be the leading lady. However, the trick to recreating this ensemble is to make sure your leather blazer and short have the same sheen, texture and appearance. The underlying sheer black and white blouse is light and airy, and the horizontal stripes eloquently flatter the bust. Bilson’s nude makeup is understated, yet it adds a subtle natural beauty to her appearance.
Black Leather Zipper Short Jacket from Sheinside.com $37
Smart Stripes Top from ModCloth.Com $38
Zip Sides Short from Romwe.com $37
NYX Lip Gloss from Mydivascloset.com $2.99
Nail Polish from Essie.com $8
Blush from TopShop.com $12