10 times we loved Blake Lively’s style

The gorgeous Blake Lively turns 27 today! We’ve always been a fan of the Gossip Girl actress’ style, and her outfits are made all the more impressive by the fact that she famously doesn’t rely on a stylist for those stunning red carpet choices. That’s pretty incredible, given Blake's track record of amazing looks.

Here are ten of our favourites…

1. Metallics on the red carpet
Blake looked the picture of modern elegance in this Gucci gown at the 2013 Met Gala. Layered black satin and some silver embellishment, balanced out by a simple strapless top half. Just perfect.

2. Eclectic tribal prints
This neon yellow and black Marchesa number is a brave choice but Blake pairs it well with some classic Louboutin pumps, for an evening event at Lincoln Centre in NYC. We love this fun look!

3. Florals with a modern twist
A sheer black top and denim skinnies might be a fairly toned-down look but Blake stands out from the crowd in these flower-print jeans from Mother.

4. Hollywood glamour
This Zuhair Murad nude chiffon dress with black beading makes for a breathtaking red carpet look. Blake is a true blonde bombshell with those long wavy locks.

5. Sparkling jewel tones
We need this entire outfit in our wardrobe! Electric blue trousers and a simple white top are the perfect way to style this gold blazer, which Blake wore on the set of Gossip Girl. The structured shoulder pads add a touch of retro Eighties style too.  

6. Sleek and sexy
Blake was the star of Cannes this year with a series of incredible red carpet choices. This Bordeaux-coloured silk and chiffon Gucci gown was a great look for the festival’s opening night premiere. And that thigh-high slit – wow!

7. Total elegance
This black-and-white Gucci number was another Cannes show stopper. Blake kept her hair and make-up sleek and simple, allowing the dress to do all the talking.

8. Flirty frills
This navy Chanel mini dress with sheer panelling and a cut-out at the back was a fun choice for the Twelve premiere back in 2010. Nude Louboutin heels worked perfectly with this cute look.

9. Casual weekend chic
Even when dressed down, Blake is totally classy, teaming a relaxed denim jacket with black leather-panelled leggings and biker boots. A great look for lazy Saturday afternoons.

10. Beautiful in blue
Blake mixes lots of textures here but everything is tied together so well. The turquoise leather skirt is tailored perfectly to her shape, avoiding any potential fashion disasters. A thumbs up from us!