Ashley Benson has been killing it in the style stakes this year and we can’t get enough.
Most famous for her role as Hanna in the cult television series Pretty Little Liars, Benson’s style has evolved since her face first hit our screens. Her street style of t-shirts, jeans and leather jackets offering the perfect compromise between comfort and cool.
Want to steal her look? Benson appears to have developed a great capsule wardrobe, and one that you can replicate with only a few key pieces.
Ashley Benson is often snapped in a pair of distressed black skinnies with significant wear on the knees. This style can work for anyone as long as you find the right pair. Don’t feel comfortable with holes? Grab a pair with a washed black finish for the same rocker vibe. Ashley frequently pairs her denim with ankle boots and a t-shirt or thigh highs and a coat for a dressier affair.
The basic white t-shirt is the most undervalued item of clothing that you already own. Ashley often wears hers slightly oversized for an edgier look but as long as yours isn’t too tight, go with what you are comfortable with. You want it to be big enough that it doesn’t cling to the waistband of your jeans or show bra lines. Its key is that it provides a perfect, spotless blank canvas for the rest of your outfit. Ashley wears hers over skinny jeans or tucked into a leather skirt.
Every girl should have a glamorous coat. One with a little structure and that skims past your knees can elevate any outfit and make you feel a bit special. We are obsessed with Ashley’s leopard print version, which she wore over a simple black ensemble for a day shopping in Milan. Leopard print not your style? No biggie. Any color is fine but stay away from black for maximum impact.
Thigh High Boots
Don’t be scared of the thigh high girls! Nothing adds a little sex appeal better than a thigh high boot, and they are super easy to style. For added glamour zip them up over skinny jeans and a coat or under an oversized dress like Ashley. Try stick to black with a block heel to keep them classy (absolutely no lace ups allowed).
The Oversized Dress
Ashley isn’t one for structured dresses but that doesn’t mean she shies away from them completely. She’s often seen in distressed, sweater style dresses that skim the tops of the thigh high boots. Top them off with some oversized sunglasses and a statement bag for ‘just rolled out of bed’ cool.
With the simple addition of five new pieces to your wardrobe, you can channel the urban, rocker style of Ashley Benson.