The OC gave us two Californian fashionistas - Mischa Barton and Rachel Bilson. But, while Mischa has experimented with her style over the years (and now spends her days designing her own collection), Rachel's the one who's stayed true to her roots - and we love her for it! No-one quite nails off-duty chic like her. A typical Californian girl, she's both fashion-forward and relaxed at the same time. Rachel lives in denim; shorts, skinnies and jackets make up the bulk of her wardrobe (she even used to wear jeans on the red carpet!), but her look is never boring. A pro at layering, she'll add a luxe edge to a simple grey marl sweatshirt or classic breton top with expensive accessories (that Chanel 2.55 bag, those Ray Ban Wayfarers, her collection of printed scarves) to bring her look together. Rachel's also a huge fan of vintage. Just like Sienna Miller or Kate Moss, over the past decade she's inspired us to shop in thrift stores for one-off pieces that chanel that boho vibe. It just goes to show that Rachel's as fashion savvy as she is individual.
Rachel Bilson at the Chanel Cruise 2011/2012 show
Rachel Bilson joined fellow fashion darlings Alexa Chung, Blake Lively and Clemance Posey in the front row of Chanel's Cruise 2011-12 show. Rachel made sure she looked the part by dressing in classic black and white Chanel with a little edge: Leather shorts, with a white, pearl studded top under a loose-fitting black blazer and patent court shoes.
Rachel Bilson at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival
Dressed in a Chanel Haute Couture dress, a Chanel clutch and Christian Louboutin shoes, Rachel attended the launch of a series of short films/commercials herself and Karl Lagerfeld made for Magnum ice cream.
Rachel Bilson Met Gala 2010
Rachel looks stunning in this 50's style prom dress by Dolce and Gabbana.
Rachel Bilson Chanel store opening NY 2010
Rachel looks simple and chic in the classic Chanel piece worn with black high heeled booties.
Rachel Bilson caught in the rain Febuary 2009
Rachel manages to make stylish during this downpour in crocodile hunters and a grey patterned rain coat.
Rachel Bilson leaving a Beverly Hills salon in 2010
If anyone knows how to do effortless LA style, it's Rachel Bilson.
Rachel Bilson in LA 2009
Casual Chic is always effortless for Rachel making the humble blue jean and white t-shirt combo look enviable.
Rachel Bilson at Phillip Lim’s 2009 Anniversary bash in 2009
Kristen Bell and Rachel Bilson went for a bit of a metallics theme here and very lovely they looked too (no coincidence; little known fact, they both share the same super-stylist, Nicole Chavez).
Rachel Bilson out and about in 2009
Rachel opts for pared down casual chic as she goes about town, Temperly handbag on arm of course!
Even more celebrity styles...
Taking her favourite formalwear colour and giving it a new spin, Jen went for a black Burberry suit for the premiere of He's Just Not That Into You
Kate Middleton shines in white at the Order of the Garter service; in a stunning McQueen Coat and her favorite Jane Corbett head piece.