Leave it to Blake Lively to step into spring with a splash. While walking down the streets of New York City, the actress wore an orange Sergio Hudson pantsuit while venturing out in Manhattan. It was just one day after she attended Gigi Hadid's 27th birthday in a magenta minidress from the same designer. Lively, who has famously committed to styling all her own looks, has likely been watching Hudson's runway since he launched his namesake label in 2014. Hudson's designs are often associated with bold power dressing, which is something Lively is known to practice on the red carpet.
This particular ensemble was debuted on the model exactly as Lively wore it: a satin-lined blazer over a one-shoulder cutout bodysuit complete with high-waisted slacks and a belt with '70s-inspired gold hardware. Lively, however, swapped out orange sandals for spiked pre-fall 2016 Christian Louboutin T-strap pumps and carried a yellow-and-white Louis Vuitton Capucines bag. Accessory-wise, she reached for an extra pop of color from her turquoise-and-orange Lorraine Schwartz gemstone earrings. Lively maintains close relationships with both Louboutin and Schwartz, who often create custom accessories for the star.
Lively explained her styling process to WWD: "The hard part is going through all the fashion shows and screen-shotting all the looks you like and calling them in. I have an assistant who helps in calling in the looks, but a lot of it is I have relationships with the designers," she said. "It's kind of nice because I have a bunch of artists around me who I have direct relationships with. It's sort of a group effort with that. I rely on people who do that for a living rather than outsourcing it to someone else."
Hudson appreciates Lively's support, celebrating her minidress moment on Instagram and writing, "@blakelively you are endlessly fabulous! Thank you for loving the brand, you will forever be #muse." Lively also wore a leather cutout Sergio Hudson dress to the Gem Awards in March, and we expect more instances to follow - all of which are bound to have the same captivating fashion energy as her "Gossip Girl" character Serena van der Woodsen.
Ahead, see Lively's look direct from the runway.