Blake Lively is no stranger to being extra when it comes to her OOTDs—or her formalwear, either (her Met Gala dress famously took more than 600 hours to make). Case in point: On Friday, she stepped out in New York City wearing not one, but two velvet blazers (and no shirt) in autumnal jewel tones. She has definitely pulled off multiple outfit changes during the day during press tours in the past (gotta look ~ fresh ~), and Friday was no different. Along with the velvet outfit, she also wore the most neon-y green suit we’ve ever seen—and she looks incredible.
Lively’s look was full-on monochrome and coordinated, and we know where she drew her inspiration: from the runway of Versace’s S/S ’19 menswear show, where a model marched down the runway in the exact same pointelle-knit sweater, jacket, and trouser combo. (She seems to have tailored the fit of the trousers a bit—Versace showed them a bit longer and slouchier—but it seems more Lively’s speed this way.)
Here’s the Versace runway:
Who among us couldn’t take a page from Lively’s book here—after all, if you see something you like, who cares whether it’s from the men’s or women’s department? We’re feeling all sorts of inspired now (and, well, it’s almost flannel shirt and cozy sweater season).