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It’s Blake Lively’s birthday, so here’s an excuse to crush on all her best looks

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Ultimate girl crush, right here

I’ve got to be honest with you, I’ve got a major girl crush on Blake Lively that goes way beyond her role as Serena van der Woodsen in Gossip Girl.

I mean don’t get me wrong, S knew her Chanel handbags from her Louboutin heels, and who can forget that gold Georges Chakra wedding dress?

But Blake Lively’s iconic style goes way beyond the silver screen. She hits just the right sartorial notes between girl next door and Hollywood star. Can you actually believe Blake doesn’t have a stylist?

The actress likes to mix things up when it comes to fashion – whether she’s gone uber-glam in Marchesa or effortlessly chic in Michael Kors, Blake’s style is always killer and seriously on point. Chanel and Prabal Gurung are among the other designer labels that Blake loves to covet when she hits the red carpet.

Even though picking my favourite outfits is tough, I do adore her more old Hollywood glamour looks. Think the red feathered gown she donned for The Age Of Adaline premiere in New York, the monochrome Gucci ballgown she wore in Cannes in 2014 (scrap that, her entire Cannes wardrobe is fantastic), or the rose gold Gucci dress she wore to the 2014 Met Gala.

But that doesn’t mean she’s not afraid to take some risks too, if the Atelier Versace gold/feather dress she wore to the 2017 Met Gala is anything to go by.

And don’t even get me started on Blake Lively’s maternity style either. Oh ok, I will anyway. While expecting both of her daughters with Ryan Reynolds, she was determined not to put one of her Jimmy Choo-clad feet out of line.

Her earlier sartorial choices also make me quite nostalgic: Sheer tops and off-the-shoulder dresses were just a few of her most memorable pieces after she bagged a role in hit film The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants alongside Amber Tamblyn and Alexis Bledel.

Take note as we chart Blake Lively’s style history, starting with her most recent looks before going right back to her early days in the spotlight.

Image credit: Rex Features
Image credit: Rex Features
Image credit: Rex Features

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