Last Updated on 4th July 2011

If you’re looking for a lesson in effortless transeasonal style, let Rachel Bilson be your buttinski: the actress looked achingly cool in her casually thrown-together ensemble when she stepped out in LA last week to run errands.

She’s always been part of the California cool club with her quirky mix of cutesy and classic, but this might just pip her outfit at the Chanel Cruise 2012 show to the post as our favourite Rachel look, like, ever.

Wearing an oyster silk shirt slung over skimpy denim cut-offs, we love how her Chanel boucle jacket gives a polished edge to her downtown style, and the black ties of her pussy bow left undone is an especially chic touch.

She finished with ubiquitous Wayfarers and a pair of worn Western boots for tough-feminine balance, and an undone side plait for an air of nonchalance.

But you know, aside from the pieces she’s wearing being gorgeous summer staples and all, it’s the clever, care-free styling that makes this look so god-damn perfect: her shirt’s left loose and untucked, her bow untied, her hair understyled. So chic, so effortless.

While we’re gushing and rushing to find replicas, let us know your thoughts: do you think Rachel’s off-the-cuff style is cool or too mis-matched?

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