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Modern style: How to look modern chic

Elizabeth Mitchell is a freelance fashion and beauty writer living in Los Angeles. A graduate of New York University, she regularly contributes to The Fashion Spot, The Luxury Spot and authors the Star Style column for StyleBakery Teen. ...

Posh muse fashion

Ever since joining the cast of Gossip Girl a few years back, we've seen Hollywood starlet turned fashion "It" girl Blake Lively literally do a style transformation right in front of our eyes. From boho chic to haute couture, we think this real life Serena van der Woodsen embodies all that is the "Modern Chic" girl -- sexy, stylish and gracefully elegant. Here are four posh ways you can get the look yourself.
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Posh muse fashion

Ever since joining the cast of Gossip Girl
a few years back, we've seen Hollywood starlet turned fashion "It" girl Blake Lively literally do a style transformation right in front of our eyes. From boho chic to haute couture, we think this real life

Serena van der Woodsen embodies all that is the "Modern Chic" girl -- sexy, stylish and gracefully elegant. Here are four posh ways you can get the look yourself.

the look

The first step to looking the part is making sure you know all the essentials that make up this trend.

fendi handbag

1

Invest in a structured handbag

 

Modern chic style is all about updating the classics -- and we must say, Fendi does it flawlessly. To get the look, we suggest investing in a chic, neutral and timeless colorblock leather shoulder bag like this one from Fendi.

 

2

Rock leather trousers

 

leather trousers

It's about time you traded in your boring old work trousers for something way sleeker and totally haute, like a pair of edgy dark tan Latino leather trousers from Temperley London. We love the skinny fit and overall chic factor that these pants tend to bring to any outfit you pair them with. Plus, they're completely versatile and right on trend. For an office ready look, try wearing them with a white fitted tee and black stilettos.

 

ballet flats

3

Add a touch of metallic

 

An easy way to go modern chic is by incorporating a bit of bling into your classics. Metallic can sometimes be a little much, but when done right -- like these Tory Burch metallic straw Reva ballet flats -- it's effortlessly glam.

 

4

Find the perfect tee

 

tshirt

To us, the perfect tee is expertly tailored, wildly versatile and can infuse chicness into any outfit -- a must-have for any modern chic gal. To get the look, we recommend The Row's Sabeen modal and silk-blend t-shirt in black. It's super soft and after all, the brand is structured around making the perfect luxurious tee.

 

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