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7 Style lessons we learned from these Nina Dobrev outfits

Chrissy Callahan is a freelance beauty/fashion writer and editor. She has written for a variety of different websites and covered everything from NY Fashion Week to interviews with top industry professionals. For the latest beauty and fa...

Fashion tips you can learn from seven Nina Dobrev outfits

Nina Dobrev always looks flawless on the red carpet, so when we got the chance to pick her stylist Ilaria Urbinati's brain about the actress' sense of style, we couldn't resist. After gushing over Nina's recent fashion moments, we discovered a few key style lessons we can all apply to our lives.

Lesson #1: Mixed patterns aren't taboo

Nina Dobrev Lesson #1: Mixed patterns aren't taboo

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Ilaria says: "A fashion rule to break? Mixing prints and patterns together. For this look we incorporated neutral colors with very strong and different prints. The geometric black and white pumps gave the whole outfit a fresh and unique appearance."

Lesson #2: When in doubt, go for leather

Nina Dobrev Lesson #2: When in doubt, go for leather

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Ilaria says: "Never question if a leather jacket goes with your outfit — it’s one of my favorite accessories for cooler temperatures and can transform any outfit from day to night. In this case, the leather jacket gave Nina’s glamorous outfit a more relaxed feel."

Lesson #3: Suits don't have to look stiff

Nina Dobrev Lesson #3: Suits don't have to look stiff

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Ilaria says: "I love suits, especially for women. This is definitely one of the coolest trends for fall. They come in all different colors and prints, and are fun to style, whether it be with a simple, white tee or with a shirt buttoned up all the way to the top."

Lesson #4: Classic looks can look totally modern

Nina Dobrev Lesson #4: Classic looks can look totally modern

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Ilaria says: "High-waisted skirts and a button up may be reminiscent of a uniform, but in this case, a pop of color did the trick. The bright purple skirt and AIR OPTIX® COLORS Gemstone Green contact lenses gave both pieces a stylish kick."

Lesson #5: Moderation matters when it comes to fashion

Nina Dobrev Lesson #5: Moderation matters when it comes to fashion

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Ilaria says: "One important thing to remember is it’s important to strike the right balance. If going tight and sexy, it’s good to balance it out with a more covered up silhouette such as the high neck and long sleeves."

Lesson #6: Great style doesn't stop at your clothes

Nina Dobrev Lesson #6: Great style doesn't stop at your clothes

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Ilaria says: "Don’t forget you can also accessorize your hair. This is one of my favorite looks — I love to experiment with color and accessories, and the unexpected navy bow on Nina completely transformed her outfit from serious to playful."

Lesson #7: Don't be afraid of prints

Nina Dobrev Lesson #7: Don't be afraid of prints

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Ilaria says: "Multicolored prints are in. You can go bold, like Nina, and do a lot of different colors all in one. Or you can take baby steps and keep the patterns within the same color family.

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