[Updated] Frugal Fashion: 'The Green Lantern's' Blake Lively goes all white at CinemaCon
The term fashion faux pas seems to be completely unknown to "Gossip Girl" star Blake Lively. Whether she's sitting front row at a runway show, splashed across the cover of a magazine or making a red carpet appearance, Lively never ceases to impress the most discerning fashion palettes. This will be Lively's hat trick edition of Frugal Fashion, proving the 23-year-old has a serious knack for dolling up on the red carpet and that maybe there is a little something to Anna Wintour's fascination with the young starlet.
Lively stars in the latest DC Comic-turned-film venture "The Green Lantern," out June 17, as the feisty siren Carol Ferris opposite Ryan Reynolds. When she hit the red carpet for CinemaCon in Las Vegas -- the annual gathering of cinema owners and operators (formerly called ShoWest) -- was she attempting to hide her future as the film's star sapphire villain under her all-white, angelic disguise? Or did Lively's wardrobe choice have a little something to do with the weather? The comic fan in me votes for the first option, but feel free to decide for yourself.
Lively looked ready for summer in an all-white lace uber-mini and sheer top ensemble by Dolce & Gabbana, white blazer with black trim and cream colored suede booties with cleavage.
For a lace mini that will show off some sun-kissed leg get the Lace patch pocket skirt from Forever 21 for $13.50, Lush lace skirt from Piperlime.com for $34, or the Jack by BB Dakota Charles lace skirt from Piperlime.com for $59.
Get Lively's all white look with a sheer top like the Swell Erika shirt from Swell.com for $36.50, Sparkle and Fade linen chiffon band oversized top from Urbanoutfitters.com for $14.99, or the silk Georgette blouse from Forever 21 for $24.80.
A white, fitted blazer can be a lasting, year-round investment. Bloomingdales carries the Aqua three-quarter sleeve linen blazer for $88, Anthropologie has the Late seating blazer for $98, or if you want to go for Lively's look with the black trim, try the Steve Madden V-neck three-quarter sleeve double breasted button piped fitted blazer from Macy's for $40.99.
If showing too much leg or a low-cut blouse makes you feel uncomfortable maybe a little peek-a-boo shoe cleavage is something fun you can play with, even with a longer skirt. Lively's suede booties have an extra low dip. Get the same effect with the MRKT Sophie boot from DSW for $79.95 or the Civico 10 Milan bootie also from DSW for $59.95.
Have an outfit you're dying to buy but need a frugal alternative? Email us a picture. We're up for the challenge.
-- Jenn Harris
Photo: Actress Blake Lively, a cast member in the upcoming Warner Bros. film "Green Lantern," poses at CinemaCon 2011 in Las Vegas. Credit: Chris Pizzello / Associated Press.
Skirt photo from left: Lace patch pocket skirt. Credit: Forever21.com; Lush lace skirt. Credit: Piperlime.com; Jack by BB Dakota Charles lace skirt. Credit: Piperlime.com.
Shirt photo from left: Swell Erika skirt. Credit: Swell.com; Sparkle and Fade linen chiffon band oversized top. Credit: Urbanoutfitters.com; Silk Georgette blouse. Credit: Forever21.com.
Blazer photo from left: Aqua three-quarter sleeve linen blazer. Credit: Bloomingdales.com; Late seating blazer. Credit: Anthropologie.com; Steve Madden V-neck double breasted button piped blazer. Credit: Macys.com.
Shoe photo from left: MRKT Sophie boot. Credit: DSW.com; Civico 10 Milan bootie. Credit: DSW.com.
[UPDATED 9:30 AM 04/6/2011: The Green Lantern is a DC Comic, not a Marvel comic.]