Now that she's past her days playing the always prim and proper Blair Waldorf on Gossip Girl, Leighton Meester is embracing her casual side.
The brunette beauty went for a California cool look while meeting up with rumored beau Adam Brody outside her Los Angeles home earlier this month. While we're pretty sure Blair and her minions would disapprove of Meester's fuss-free combo of a casual boyfriend cardigan and eye-catching skinnies, we loved the laid back outfit, right down to the colorful Vans Authentic sneakers on her feet.
The classically cool shoes feel fresh thanks to a bold blackberry wine hue, while the signature waffle rubber soles offer cozy cushioning that's ideal for those instances Meester needs to flee from the paparazzi. (You know, like when she's trying to hide her relationship with Brody from the cameras.)
But even if you don't have paparazzi chasing you down, we think these kicks are perfect for the weekend warrior who has to run about town, but wants to look cute while doing so!