Celebrities may be best known for their glamorous red-carpet beauty looks, but they know how to embrace casual styles, too. Whether you're chilling with friends at dinner or hitting the mall to make a few returns, there's something here to inspire. Looking so effortlessly beautiful just got a whole lot easier.
There's no way that Bella and I could not include Rachel Bilson somewhere in the Icon Kit mix, so today we're shining a light on one of the cutie patootie's best-ever looks; that 3.1 Phillip Lim rose gold short suit. Ms Bilson worked this directional look with her usual effortless style for a Vogue fête way back in June of 2009, but three years on this high-shine ensemble still has major sway with us. Step inside to see how steal a little bit of Rachel's iconic style for your fine selves. . .
Rachel Bilson has a knack for making everything look just that much cooler. Known for signature casual-chic style sense, the same aesthetic rings true for Rachel's hairstyle choices. At a recent trip to the Sirius studios in NYC, for instance, Rachel opted for an effortless half-do that was equal parts laid-back and equal parts flirty.
- To get the look, celebrity hairstylist Jamal Hammadi, who has worked with stars such as Rooney Mara and Jennifer Lawrence, started by prepping Rachel's hair with Hamadi Shea Spray.
- After blowing her strands dry, he used a one-inch barrel curling iron on the ends.
- He then pulled a section of hair from the ears to the back of Rachel's head. The top portion was left out, but teased and sprayed with Batiste Dry Shampoo ($9.99) before being brushed and secured at the back.
- To finish, he spritzed her hair with L'Oréal Elnett Hair Spray ($9.99) to seal the style. "The result was this sexy casual look," said Hammadi.
We were smitten with Rachel Bilson's chic but cool style as she arrived in Cap d'Antibes, France ahead of the Chanel Cruise collection 2011/12. Teaming an orange felt boater hat with a beautiful bronzed complexion, shimmering eyes and her trademark kohl, all that was needed with a little lip balm and some mascara — Chanel, of course! — to finish the look. Voilà!
So we were meant to find 29 images of Rachel Bilson looking hot in order to mark her 29th birthday, which the actress celebrated yesterday — I know right, she doesn't look a day over 21. The cutie. Trouble is, despite sticking to a fairly signature eye look, the star of The OC has debuted so many gorgeous looks that we just kept going and going! From bangs to balayage, teased to tonging, this HAWTie mixes and matches her style, even throwing in a red lip now and then. What's your fave look on her?