Courtesy Women’s Health
What’s Rachel Bilson‘s secret to landing atop so many best-dressed lists? Taking funky finds and giving them her own twist.
“I don’t like things that look too pulled together,” she tells
magazine. “I like the casual touch on a dressy outfit. A vintage dress with designer shoes is always a safe bet. Or a vintage blouse with a pair of jean shorts.”
The avid eBay shopper, who also has a home line, constantly updates her collection by visiting antique shops and vintage stores every time she finds herself in a new city. But sometimes modifying her outfits comes with a bit of a risk. “I cut a vintage dress recently, and it was not a good result,” she says. “I cut it way too short. We had a funeral — there were tears.”
And though the stylish star has a passion for all things fashion, there are certain accessories that really make her drool: shoes. “I’m obsessed,” she says of her fetish for footwear, which involves designs by Charlotte Olympia. “I love her colors and textures. I have these emerald-green ones and a cool yellow raffia pair by her. They’re pumps, but I love wedges too …” For more with Bilson, pick up the October issue of Women’s Health, on newsstands Tuesday.