Frugal Fashion: Leighton Meester white hot at MTV movie awards
The MTV Movie Awards show is always quite the spectacle, both onstage and on the red carpet, and this year's show was no different. Take for instance, Elizabeth Banks, who plays Effie in "The Hunger Games." Matthew McConaughey, Channing Tatum and a shirtless Joe Manganiello presented Banks, who wore a black jumpsuit, with a golden popcorn for best on-screen transformation. Banks playfully fondled all three men before being carried off by Manganiello, who made a fashion statement of his own in a fireman's pants and suspenders.
The red carpet was equally hot with stars opting for shorter, flirty dresses for the occasion. Charlize Theron dressed in red Lanvin and "Snow White and the Hunstman" costar Kristen Stewart in a micro-mini by Guishem and "Gossip Girl" star Leighton Meester in cream-colored shorts and vest.
Meester, who presented the award for Best Kiss with "That's My Boy" costars Andy Samberg and Adam Sandler, looked cool, confident and relaxed, yet polished in her sleeveless jacket, shorts and silk print top -- all by Christian Cota. She accessorized with Neil Lane jewelry, a nude envelope style clutch by Jimmy Choo and nude, suede Brian Atwood heels. Her pulled-back hair and bright poppy lipstick were perfect complements to her casual chic summer attire.
To get Meester's white-hot summer look, try the Ivory sleeveless blazer from Topshop.com for $90 or the Oversized pocket vest from Gap.com for $49.95. Pair with the white chino shorts from Mango.com for $34.99. For a pop of color, get the warehouse printed top from Asos.com for $69.58 or for something a little dressier, try the Asos premium silk shirt with florals and studs for $78.28.
Meester's nude heels and envelope clutch keep things simple and polished. For a similar pair of heels and clutch try the Aldo Prak shoes in beige from Aldo.com for 69.98 and the Asos envelope clutch for $31.31.
This outfit is full of versatile pieces that can be basics all summer long.
-- Jenn Harris
Photo: Actress Leighton Meester arrives at Sunday's MTV Movie Awards in Universal City. Credit: Jason Merritt / Getty Images