Blake Lively Somehow Makes Velvet Pantsuit More Stylish by Going Shirtless

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Leave it to Blake Lively to make a classic, polished trend a bit more sexy. 

The actress, who always nails the elegant-yet-sultry look, stepped out in a velvet pantsuit on Friday in New York City. She combined a Brunello Cucinelli burgundy velvet tuxedo jacket on top of another topper in crushed velvet teal blue with matching wide-leg pants (a good trick to keep extra warm once temperatures drop and inject a double dose of color).

The jewel-toned ensemble gives off a fall-centric vibe, but peek closer and you'll see the 30-year-old blonde ditched a shirt to wear underneath (gasp!). It's undoubtedly a daring sartorial move, but we're into how the sliver of skin adds a touch of sexy edge and effortless flair to the well-covered, put-together outfit in a tasteful manner. Plus, it keeps her cool in the sweltering NYC heat. 

Blake Lively in velvet pantsuit
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She completed the getup with a navy leather duffle, hoop earrings, Christian Louboutin studded T-strap pumps and her signature perfectly messy, long wavy tresses. 

Although omitting a layering piece underneath during the day isn't the most practical IRL, it could work for the evening with a buttoned blazer for those who are seeking some thrill. 

Copy the A Simple Favor star's velvet pantsuit style by shopping our favorites below. 

Boohoo pink velvet pantsuit
Boohoo

Boohoo Premium Velvet Suit Blazer $16, Velvet Suit Trouser $10

Nasty Gal velvet pantsuit
Nasty Gal

Nasty Gal It’s a Stripe of Magic Velvet Blazer $28, It’s a Stripe of Magic Velvet Pants $30

Brian Dales velvet pantsuit
Yoox

Brian Dales Suit $510

Frame velvet pantsuit
Frame

Frame Classic Velvet Blazer $575, Le High Velveteen Skinny $235

Watch the trailer for Lively's new film with Anna Kendrick:

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