We’ve followed Cali native Whitney Port as Teen Vogue intern and Lauren Conrad confidant on The Hills, then as she braved the NYC concrete jungle for two seasons on The City and now at the helm of her successful fashion label, Whitney Eve. And although Whitney’s career has evolved and grown throughout the years, she has never failed to impress with her consistent eye for style.
The budding entrepreneur and author (Whitney just released her first book, True Whit: Designing a Life of Style, Beauty and Fun), has an eclectic yet feminine style that places her on best dressed lists almost daily. It’s no surprise then that fans and industry insiders alike are smitten with this fashion darling’s expressive wardrobe choices. Let’s take a look at four key looks that exemplify Miss Whit’s original style:
Look 1: Mix Master
There is no one that can mix prints better than Port; one just has to look at the outfit Whitney wore to the 2009 New York Fashion Week. Pairing a bold striped DVF jacket over a feminine, raw-edge floral mini dress, Whitney demonstrated that she’s no novice when it comes to mixing prints. Just remember that if you do decide to combine prints, take a style cue from Whitney and keep the footwear neutral and in a simple silhouette.
Look 2: Stylish Casual
A casual day for Whitney doesn’t mean this fashion sweetheart is pulling on the sweats! Instead, Whitney opts for distressed denim paired with a sequin-striped sweater under a structured blazer and chic heels. The combination of these pieces adds texture and visual interest to the stylish shopping outfit. Take a style note from this darling designer and try combining casual items with more refined pieces for an unexpected, but pulled-together outfit.
Look 3: Classic Cool
Being a California girl, Whitney loves showing off her legs-for-days gams. Yet instead of simply throwing on a basic tee with her shorts, Whitney demonstrates that even cut-offs can be chic. During a day out in L.A., Whitney complemented her denim shorts with a classic button-down shirt with pleated neck and cuffs. The addition of a studded bag and trendy cat eye sunglasses make this a current ensemble.
Look 4: Little Miss Sunshine
When it comes to red carpet appearances, Whitney never fails to impress with fashion-forward looks. Case in point is the Yigal Azrouel sweetheart-neckline mini dress with vibrant yellow appliqué©s that she wore to the 2010 MTV Movie Awards. The fashion maven accessorized the dress with Sergio Rossi metallic cage sandals and an oversized metallic clutch. Like Whitney, don’t be afraid to don punchy hues at a cocktail event or party, but just be sure to keep your accessories in complementary tones so that they don’t compete with your knockout dress.