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Posted on 7th April 2011 | Fashion Trends

For a cute essential that’s perfect springtime wear, throw a cute and preppy schoolboy blazer into your everyday style. Actress and fashion inspiration Rachel Bilson was seen wearing this cute style while strutting down the streets. Navy blue is one of the hottest colors for spring, and Bilson’s style is a pitch perfect way to wear the style. Navy is a spring must-have, less harsh than the winter ready black but still a classic tone that can be paired with virtually any look. Also, with preppy and nautical styles in for this spring season, Bilson’s style incorporates the trend without going overboard on the fad and looking like a Polo player.

Paired with a cute pair of  tattered jeans and a plain white see-through tee, Bilson rocked this laid-back, weekend look,  still maintaining a dash of sophistication. Get jeans similar to the ones worn by Rachel with this D&G pair. Bilson added a pop of color to the look by carrying a bright red purse, which was the perfect tote sized carry-all for the spring season. For a similar style, check out this Franzi bag. On her feet sporting a pair of orange-red clogs. Paired with a thin white belt, the actress’ preprster look was the perfect note to hit on a relaxed spring afternoon. Bilson topped off the style with a classic pair of Ray Ban Wayfarers, perfect for any occasion. For a similar pair of shades, check out these mod glasses by Derek Lam. Katie Holmes was also seen rocking this style.

For a more formalized version of this style, follow in the fashion footsteps of star Gwyneth Paltrow who paired her schoolboy blazer with kahki pants and heeled booties.  A more formal version of Bilson fashionable prep look can also be achieved by pairing the blazer with shorts or a cute skirt. For a blazer similar to Bilson’s, try this Libertine style.



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