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Since her days as Serena van der Woodsen on the original Gossip Girl, Blake Lively’s personal style has undergone various transformations both on and off the red carpet. However, the actor has typically leaned toward an exceptionally glamorous fashion aesthetic, whether she’s donning a flowing white dress paired with Christian Louboutin heels during a scorching day in the city, or making a grand entrance at the Met Gala dressed like the Statue of Liberty in a custom Versace gown with a sweeping train. But now Lively has been spotted in New York sporting an outfit that diverges from her usual styling choices.
Is she in her final year at Parsons School of Design? Could she be heading to a low-key art exhibition in Williamsburg? Or maybe she’s en route to a matcha latte date in Bushwick with her indie-band lead-guitarist boyfriend? These are the questions one might ponder when observing Blake Lively’s latest look if they didn’t immediately recognize her. Her ensemble consisted of a striped shirt, a brown cable-knit cardigan (from bestie Gigi Hadid’s Guest in Residence label), and baggy, flared blue jeans. Lively completed her look with a navy New York beanie and a series of brown accessories, including a mahogany leather Gucci shoulder bag, square-frame shades, and lace-up quilted Chanel hiking boots in a rich, earthy shade.
Although this off-duty look is a departure from any of her previous fashion choices, the actor consistently demonstrates her knack for making any outfit work. But what’s next? Perhaps a goth phase or a sloth-girl moment? Only time will tell.
This article first appeared on British Vogue.