Rachel Bilson's personal style has long been a reader favorite here at Who What Wear, and it's easy to see why! Completely relatable and always flawlessly put together, Bilson's approach to fashion sparks wardrobe envy-both on the red carpet and during her off-duty hours. Of course, her savvy sensibilities aren't the only thing we adore about the actress. We've remained Bilson supporters ever since her days on The O.C., and we rejoiced when she made her small screen return in Hart of Dixie last year. Add an adorable film (Waiting for Forever) and a hit footwear collection (ShoeMint) into the mix, and it's safe to say she's made devoted fans out of us. Since we have a hunch you're on the same page, dear readers, we asked Bilson to share her spring must-have list as our February Guest Editor! From dainty rings to boldly printed pants, Bilson's picks are just as chic as the actress herself!
Club Monaco Willow Hat ($100, 310.858.0204) in Black
Not surprisingly, Bilson is impressed with Club Monaco's mastery of millinery, especially when it comes to their chic toppers! With its timeless shape and design, the Willow Hat is a winner in our books and we recommend snagging one before it's too late!
StyleMint Camden Color Block T-Shirt ($29.99) in White/Navy
It's obvious Bilson is devoted to the "Mint" brands, so we weren't surprised to find out that StyleMint's Camden Color Block T-Shirt is a beloved item in her wardrobe. Available in Bilson's preferred navy and white combo as well as a cool silver and charcoal, this deep v-neck top offers a comfortable, relaxed fit perfect for casual weekend outings. In other words: it's sure to become a beloved piece in your closet too!
Lip Smacker Fun Flavored Lip Gloss ($2) in Dr. Pepper
Though we imagine Bilson's makeup bag is stocked with the likes of Chanel and Dior, we were delighted to see she named Lip Smacker's Fun Flavored Lip Gloss as her go-to beauty product! So what's Bilson's flavor of choice? None other than classic Dr. Pepper, of course! This deliciously sweet gloss has been a favorite for the actress since her high school days, proving you really can't mess with a good thing!
Ray-Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses ($150) in Tortoise
Are there a more classic pair of sunglasses than the Ray-Ban Wayfarer? We think not, and Bilson certainly agrees! She's rarely spotted without these tried-and-true sunnies, which look chic teamed with any outfit. "The classic black or tortoise are go-tos," Bilson says. We agree that both are a foolproof investment you won't soon regret.
Narciso Rodriguez For Her Eau de Parfum ($90)
Out of the countless perfumes on the market, Bilson chose Narciso Rodriguez's For Her fragrance as her favorite-and it's easy to see why! "It's such a nice, clean scent," Bilson says, referring to the perfume's notes of orange blossom, amber, and vanilla. The relatively subtle, musky-sweet fragrance suits our GE's feminine sensibilities perfectly, making it totally irresistible and ideal for everyday spritzing!
JewelMint Lady Luck Rings ($30)
Considering Bilson typically steers clear of flashy, over-the-top outfits, it makes sense that a collection of dainty rings is her number one choice when it comes to jewelry. Designed by Kate Bosworth and stylist Cher Coulter for JewelMint, this trio of rings looks equally amazing stacked together or worn individually. Plus, as our GE keenly pointed out, mismatched metals make them a particularly charming option!
Zara Printed Trousers ($80)
If you're anxious to try printed pants this spring, you're in luck, because Bilson picked the perfect pair: Zara's Printed Trousers! With a fantastic, eye-catching pattern, tailored silhouette, and a great price tag to boot, these trousers are a wardrobe must.
The Row Black Calf Skin Doctor Bag ($4750, 888.222.7639)
Our affinity for all things The Row is no secret, so we were delighted to learn that our GE is similarly smitten with the Olsen-designed line. With its streamlined shape and minimalist vibe, the brand's Black Calf Skin Doctor Bag caught Bilson's savvy eye, and we wholeheartedly agree with her choice! If you're searching for a more wallet-friendly option, however, consider Oasis' Belt Work Bag ($72) or Calvin Klein's Doctor Satchel Leather Bag ($188), which both have the same timeless, sophisticated quality.
Rag & Bone Newbury Boots ($475) in Camel Canvas
Like Bilson, we appreciate versatile pieces that mesh with virtually any outfit under the sun. Case in point: the Newbury Boots by Rag & Bone. These shoes are perfect right now teamed with a chunky knit sweater and jeans, or paired with a sundress come spring, making them an investment-worthy buy you'll love for years to come!
Favorite Party Look: Chanel S/S 12 Look 74
Bilson considers Chanel her go-to source for party looks, and was especially enthralled by the diaphanous, bubble hem Organza Dress (price upon request, 800.550.0005) of the Parisian fashion house's S/S 12 collection. "It's so girly, flirty, and fun," says Bilson. Whether she's at a fashion fete or red carpet affair, Bilson will undoubtedly pull off this playful frock with ease!
Favorite Spring Runway Look: Erdem S/S 12 Look 1
When we asked Bilson about her favorite runway look, she was quick to mention Erdem's Isis Print Power Mesh Dress ($2380). Like us, she appreciates how the British designer's striking botanical prints instantly elevate simple silhouettes, and this particular dress is a prime example of just that. All in all, this Bilson-approved ensemble would be a fantastic addition to anyone's spring wardrobe!-Erin Fitzpatrick
Photo of Rachel Bilson, courtesy of Getty.