|Kelly in October 2015. Photo by GC Images.|
Kelly Rutherford, probably best known for playing Manhattan socialite Lily van der Woodsen on Gossip Girl (and yes, okay, the terrible custody fight with her ex-husband Daniel Giersch), has worn ensembles that I think are the height of ladylike elegance, whether she is casual or dressed up to the nines. She seems to favor black, white, and gray, and even in a pair of jeans will add one of her Kellys, ballet flats, and great jewelry to take her outfit to the ladylike level!
|Kelly is ladylike even in jeans!|
|In a simple trench, with Van Cleef & Arpels earrings, glamorous sunglasses, and a Kelly.|
I like the simplicity of the look below, and that she paired tones of gray and taupe with white ankle pants. It is probably too warm for it now but I want to try a similar look this fall.
|Photo by Getty Images.|
She always looks fabulous when it is time to dress up for an evening event too!
|Kelly at NYFW February 2017. Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images.|
Pink is not a color you normally see Kelly in, but I like this mix on her of pink with fur and metallics that she wore to a fashion show in New York this past February.
|In black satin in 2011.|
I believe both of these photos are from February 2011, when Kelly attended the opening night party for the exhibit Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels at the Cooper-Hewitt in Manhattan. Nice Van Cleef gems (on loan I am sure)!
|In VCA in 2011.|
I absolutely love the simplicity and light touch of her makeup in the photo below, along with her diamond “Fleurette” earrings by Van Cleef & Arpels. Diamonds go with everything!
Don’t forget that May’s “How I Wear My” is devoted to Ladylike Elegance! Send your photos to us at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 1, 2017 and be sure to include a description of your outfit, which we will use directly in our posts.