Blake Lively's 8 Rules of Style

When it comes to looking stylish and put together (both on and off the red carpet), few ladies come close to Blake Lively. Whether she’s in a couture gown or an affordable frock from her own site, Preserve, the hilarious actress, wife, and mother never misses a sartorial beat. As such, today we’ve rounded up eight style rules that are ever-present in all of her looks.  

Scroll through to see what they are, and continue on to shop our Blake Lively-inspired picks for fall! 

1. Risks pay off.

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On Lively: Monique Lhuillier jacket and dress; Christian Louboutin Top Vague Crystal Mesh Pumps ($2995) in Black.

2. There’s always room for a statement shoe.

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On Lively: John Galliano jacket, top, and skirt; Sophia Webster Lacey Lace-Up Gladiator Sandals ($695) in Black.

3. Don’t skimp on comfort.

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On Lively: Objects Without Meaning Amber Dress ($297); Chloé Drew Small Chain Shoulder Bag ($1950); Sarah Flint Elena Oxfords ($525).

4. There’s no such thing as too much color.

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On Lively: Lindsey Thornburg cloak; Sam & Lavi skirt; Sandast Canary Crossbody Bag ($300) in Army Green. 

5. It’s not all about big name designers.

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On Lively: Kristinit Striped Wrap Dress ($290); Alexa Wagner pumps.  

6. Play with proportions to highlight your best features.

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On Lively: TRYB212 Kang Aztec Dress ($435); Sarah Flint Clara Sandals ($795).

7. Put a coat on it!

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On Lively: Jenny Packham coat; Antonio Berardi dress; Malone Souliers Veronica Pumps ($715) in Pink.

8. Have fun with fashion—and smile!

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On Lively: Monique Lhullier dress; Judith Leiber Couture Koi Fish Crystal Minaudiere ($5995) in Orange/Silver. 

Madewell The Preston Oxfords ($168) in Antique Cream

Which style rule was your favorite? Tell us in the comments!