Rachel Bilson is known for her stylish elegance and glamour which is seen at the events she attends, but personally, it's the candid shots of this starlet that trigger my inspiration (and jealousy) to mimic her wardrobe. Never over-done, with minimal accessories and a casual attire, she pulls off basic looks, like no other!

Whether it be denim shorts, plaid and flats:


A combination of layered neutrals:


Or knee high boots and a cinched, patterned smock:

Staple wardrobe pieces (jeans, opaques, shorts, t-shirts, jackets, scarves) frequent Rachel's street style, creating the most simple looks (which are easy for us to replicate with what we already have in our wardrobe!) but her outfits are never boring. Achieved through never over-accessorizing and layering to perfection.

Get Rachel's Look:


For this look, team tailored black shorts with opaque stockings and combat boots. On top, a simple white tank or t-shirt under a cropped denim jacket. Plus delicate jewellery - think fine chains and small pendants. Here is a couple of variations I would recommend, to suit a few different budgets.




ALICE by Temperley Alivia cotton-blend high-waisted shorts (left), USD195, net-a-porter.com
Leslie vented jersey tank, USD40, theoutnet.com
Valentino Wool tuxedo shorts (right), USD990, net-a-porter.com
Alexander Wang T-shirt White Loose, EUR79, jades24.com
Crop Denim Jacket by Wet Seal (top), USD27, wetseal.com
Crafted Cropped Denim Jacket (bottom), GBP35, republic.co.uk
Ray-Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses, USD155, ray-ban.com
Ruth Vintage Look Heart Pendant Long Length Necklace (left), GBP8, boohoo.com
Lionette Ora Pink Stones Necklace (right), USD125, maxandchloe.com
ASOS ALFONSO Leather Lace Up Boots, USD75.83, asos.com

For another casual, layered look start with black skinny jeans and a white button up shirt. Add any kind of leather/bomber jacket and tan shoes (I'd go for either heeled shoe-boots or brogues) and tan handbag (closely matched to the shoes) plus a scarf! Although, I'd shy away from Rachel's choice of a mustard colored scarf and opt for something with a little more color that won't clash with the tan accessories.


J BRAND 912 Black Cotton Spandex Dl1, GBP185, farfetch.com
Elizabeth and James Laurent cotton-blend shirt, USD225, net-a-porter.com
Vanessa Bruno/Longbeach Grand Sac, USD810, lagarconne.com
Jeffrey Campbell LITA, USD160, solestruck.com
Joanna classic oxford, USD375, loefflerrandall.com
ASOS PU Duffle Hooded Bomber, USD77.51, asos.com