Blake Lively has famously said she doesn't want or need a stylist, preferring to rely on her own taste and gut instincts to get dressed (how novel!). She told Us Weekly just last month, "I don't work with a stylist... I just like whatever I'm feeling."
I think I became my own stylist by not knowing any better. And once I was told it was time to get one, I thought: This is one of my favorite hobbies! And I'm going to pay someone to steal my hobby from me? That's a terrible idea!
We think so too, Blake! Which means it's more interesting to see what the "Gossip Girl" star is wearing on the red carpet than other celebs, because at least we know she picked it out -- and is crafting her personal style -- all by herself.
Last night Lively stepped out for a screening of the new film "Haywire," choosing a warm outfit for a cold New York day. She paired a short-sleeve, silver sequined top with a nubby gray skirt, navy ribbed tights and black suede booties.
On the one hand, we rarely support the combination of so many different neutrals (navy, gray, black, silver...), and the skirt is a tad on the lumpy side. On the other hand, the mix of textures is awesome -- and how glamorously cozy does she look?
While no-stylist Blake occasionally misfires, this isn't one of those times.
What do you think -- how is the "Gossip Girl" doing without a stylist?