She may portray a perfectly put together uptown socialite on Gossip Girl, but off screen it looks as if Blake Lively loves to style her hair with a 'downtown' twist. Case in point: braids. Be it a side fishtail or a shabby-chic pony, her fondness for entwined locks is crystal clear. See our favorite braided looks from the leggy babe.
One part eccentric, two parts flirty. Here's a rather interesting way to sass up traditional tousled curls—look closely and you'll see that the sexy starlet wore three small peekaboo braids descending from her crown and tucked behind her ears. The result? A beautiful boho braided 'do.
A plain ole' ponytail just won't do. She added extensions to her already lengthy locks to create a waist-skimming DIY-plaited pony for a look that was much more 'dirt road' than 'red carpet', but of course the lovely Lively pulled it off with pizazz and panache.
A tried-and-true runway favorite. Looks like Lively knows the cardinal rule of hairstyling: When in doubt, rock a simple side braid casually tossed over your shoulder. Loose wavy strands frame her flawless face, and the end of the braid is secured with her own hair wrapped around the elastic. Clever!
Think of this laissez faire look as slept-in, day-old—you get the picture. Lively's (purposefully) disheveled strands are decorated with a glitzy barrette and a fishtail braid nestled in-between her messy mane (blink twice and you'll miss it).