Steal Ashley Tisdale’s Effortlessly Cool LA Style

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

--Guest Post By Isabella Franklin

Since her squeaky-clean High School Musical days, actress Ashley Tisdale has evolved into something of a style icon. Looking past rumours of a nose job and a few questionable Barbie girl looks on the red carpet a few years ago, Tisdale now has a style that millions are desperate to copy. Her best looks are snapped on shopping trips and casual days out, where she works an effortless chic, laid-back LA style.

Here’s how to get it (no nose surgery required):

Maxi dresses
A staple of Ashley Tisdale’s casual-chic daytime style is the maxi dress. One of her best looks was when out and about in West Hollywood, when the quintessential California girl wore a billowing dark grey maxi teamed with a light grey cropped tee, a pair of wedges, cats-eye sunglasses (another of Ashley’s signature looks) and an oversized red bag.

Heather Asymmetrical Double Tee Maxi Dress

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Beach hair and sunglasses
The key to Ashley’s chic LA look is her wavy, tousled blonde hair, along with the pair of cats-eye sunglasses she always loves to wear. Avoid over styling your hair, keeping it wavy and casual, and throw on a pair of oversized sunglasses to copy Ashley’s look.

Tory Burch TY7005 Sunglasses

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Cut-off shorts and chic tees
Ashley is often spotted shopping or walking the dog in a pair of leg-flattering denim cut-off shorts and a loose T-shirt or flowing top. To copy her look, team this classic ensemble with a pair of chunky ankle boots, and choose a hot sunny day to wear it all on!

Free People FP Denim Cut Off Shorts

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Casual style with a smart twist
The Hellcats actress also likes to smarten up her casual daytime looks, possibly for meetings with Hollywood executives. One of the ways Ashley likes to do this is by pairing a casual T-shirt and sandals with a pair of printed shorts and a boyfriend blazer.

Jessica Hart for Pencey Standard Denim Shorts

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Ashley’s sleek night-time style
On the red carpet, Ashley is transformed from a California beach girl to a sleek Hollywood star. She prefers to straighten her hair or tame it into loose, glossy waves, and loves to wear bright coloured, ultra-girly dresses. Add a slick of lipgloss and a touch of bronzer and you’ll be able to copy Ashley’s sophisticated yet playful night-time look.

TopShop Red Chiffon Dress

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Isabella Franklin
Guest blogger Isabella Franklin is a writer for Cosmetic Surgery Guru, a site dedicated to information and advice on surgical and non-surgical procedures. A keen blogger she is a regular guest blogger on beauty and lifestyle sites.