Fashion-wise, few good things come out of reality TV. But when Whitney Port stepped out of The City and into the fashion world, she caught The Fashion Spot’s eye and has held it ever since. Her signature look is a mix of girly pieces with grungy styling, which makes it seem like she takes risks without trying too hard. We can’t all be as leggy and flaxen-haired as Port, but we can get her style, thanks to these three tips.
Tip #1: Balance a slouchy sweater with ladylike lace shorts.
While shopping with friends in the Cross Creek Center in Malibu, Whitney’s outfit struck a perfect note between casual and ladylike. She balanced the girliness of a pair of gray scalloped lace shorts with a slouchy knit sweater. Her leopard ballet flats added a touch of fun, but it was her white round sunglasses that turned these basics into a statement look.
1. Rag & Bone Madrid Sweater – $154; 2. Illesteva Frieda Round-Frame Steele Sunglasses – $260; 3. Free People Scalloped Lace Skort – $78; 4. Zara Tote Bag with Pocket – $50; 5. Charles Philip Shanghai Shelia Loafer – $155
Tip #2: Pair a boyfriend blouse with printed leggings.
Whitney’s style is often 90s-influenced, which she showed off at an event for Vans at the Long Beach Museum of Art. The details of this look, like her fishtail braid and the way she buttoned her oversized denim shirt over a pair of leggings were on point without screaming trendy. The pattern mixing of the pants’ graphic print and her leopard Vans sneakers gave this tomboy look edge.
1. American Apparel Denim Shirt – $94; 2. Tess Vintage Watch – $33; 3. Black Milk Aurora Skye Leggings – $79; 4. Sperry Top-Sider Women’s Bahama Boat Shoe – $75; 5. Kate Spade A La Vita Geri Purse – $208
Tip #3: Rock a cropped halter with a high waist.
I love how this look pulls from so many decades — it’s a little bit disco, a little bit mod, a little bit millennial, but it all comes together as something really current. Whitney knows that a crop top is most chic when paired with a high waist, and she let the bold geometric pattern on her trousers take center stage by keeping the rest of the outfit monochrome.
1. Asos Loose Pants in Rocco Print – $51; 2. American Apparel Cotton Spandex Sleeveless Turtleneck Crop Top – $28; 3. Illesteva Mademoiselle Cream Sunglasses – $260; 4. Harper Gold Spiked Bracelet – $16; 5. Asos Venus Leather Flatform Sandals – $82