Why it Works: Kelly Ripa's Boho Blouse


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Host of Live with Kelly and one of the Hollywood Reporter's "most powerful people in media," Kelly Ripa is pretty much the head cheerleader of daytime TV—with an on-camera wardrobe that leans toward all things leg-baring (power heels included), to match. Off-screen the vibe may be more casual, but it still masterfully toes the line between aspirational and relatable, as illustrated by Ripa's latest summery look.

The Shirt: An homage to Carrie's see-through-shirt-with-black-bra-SATC-years, Ripa's blousy, threadbare top has a Dirty Dancing nostalgia to it, and its semi-transparency balances its modest shape with an undercover sex appeal. 

The Shorts: They're short alright, the better to play up the diminutive blonde's best assets. The faded checked pattern further elongates Ripa's toned physique, almost blending with her tan.

The Accessories: A surprise dose of sunlight in an otherwise muted outfit, Ripa's turquoise and canary yellow necklace ticks the "something cheery" box; Her worn-in leather mailbag and mirrored aviators add a cool, intrepid reporter-in-the-field mystique.
Melissa Goldstein is a Lonny and StyleBistro contributing writer whose work has also appeared in ELLE, Wall Street Journal, GQ, The Observer, Spin, and Lucky Magazine.
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