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Pretty Little Liars' Leading Ladies: Off Screen and On Trend

Apr 1 2014 - 1:00pm

As the stars of Pretty Little Liars, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell, Ashley Benson, and Troian Bellisario always seem to be donning the latest trends [1] — but these leading ladies have just as much, if not more, street style cred off screen. While some friends thrive on imitating each other's sartorial musings, what makes these posh pals stand out is their contrasting signature styles. Lucy gravitates toward low-key pieces [2], Ashley owns the cool-girl uniform of vintage tees and leather jackets, Shay is drawn to electrifying colors and sweet-yet-edgy prints, and Troian, the self-proclaimed "bad shopper [3]," has been rocking borrowed-from-the-boys looks since long before it was a trend.

With Pretty Little Liars currently on hiatus, we are looking to the girls' offscreen style to fill our fashion void. Sit back, relax, and get ready to fall further in love with these trendsetting females.

The Pretty Little Liars

Pretty Little Liars leading ladies went prim and proper for the 2014 PaleyFest.

Ashley Benson: Benson went all out in a white, peplum Alberta Ferretti [4] ensemble and scalloped pumps.

Shay Mitchell: Shay looked whimsical in a rosy and ruffled Ann Taylor [5] sheath, which she jazzed up with a striking purple lipstick.

Lucy Hale: Lucy took on the crop top trend in a soft Tibi [6] duo and dainty ankle-strap sandals.

Troian Bellisario: Troian cinched a printed Charlotte Ronson [7] skater dress with a contrasting belt, then slipped on a pair slingback pumps.

Lucy Hale

We love the electrifying sequined Paul & Joe [8] mini Lucy chose while making her rounds on the 2012 TCA Winter Press Tour.

Lucy Hale

Hale sparkled in a midriff-baring Halston [9] sparkler and magenta hologram Stuart Weitzman [10] sandals at the Gracie Awards Gala in May.

Lucy Hale

Lucy Hale splashed onto the 2012 Teen Choice Awards purple carpet, working a punchy structured Wes Gordon [11] fit-and-flare and metallic Brian Atwood [12] peep-toe pumps.

Lucy Hale

Cover girl Lucy Hale looked absolutely adorable at the ABC's 2012 Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, CA. She donned an embellished shift dress and black patent pumps, then swiped on a bright pink lipstick for a pop of pizzazz.

Lucy Hale

The brunette chose a baby-blue-and-white floral Christian Dior [13] creation and dainty black sandals for Teen Vogue's Young Hollywood party in 2012.

Lucy Hale

"Shine bright like a diamond" was Lucy's motto for Fashion's Night Out in 2012. The star topped her bronze sequined French Connection [14] shorts with a chartreuse Naven [15] blazer, then added extra flair via a neon pink envelope clutch.

Lucy Hale

For the 2012 TeenNick HALO Awards, the pint-size star donned a collared Cameo LWD with dual-strap heels.

Lucy Hale

For the 2012 American Music Awards, Hale turned up the heat, complementing her black satin Elizabeth and James [16] dress with vibrant pumps, a dazzling necklace, and glittery lip clutch from Lulu Guinness [17].

Lucy Hale

Lucy Hale kept things short and sweet for Mark magazine's 10th birthday celebration, donning a sheer-inset blouse and black sateen skater skirt, both by Paper London, with brilliant turquoise pumps.

Lucy Hale

Enhancing her colorblock Catherine Malandrino [18] dress with metallic pumps and a glittering Edie Parker clutch, Lucy Hale upped the glam factor at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards.

Lucy Hale

Lucy kicked it in a sheer polka-dot blouse, denim cutoffs, and cream Converse for the brand's Santa Monica flagship opening in 2012.

Lucy Hale

As host of the 2013 Teen Choice Awards, Hale was required to turn it out, and the brunette beauty didn't let us down. The star looked fresh and feminine in a Houghton crop top and coordinating embroidered skirt.

Lucy Hale

Accessorizing with classic black pumps and minimal makeup, Hale let her cutout, asymmetrical, sequined Cengiz Abazoglu showstopper take center stage at the 2012 People's Choice Awards.

Lucy Hale

Working an embellished Amen LWD with satin magenta Casadei [19] pumps, Lucy got our vote for sweetest style at the MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto.

Lucy Hale

As the face of Bongo, Hale showed her support donning a pair of the brand's floral-print denim with a sheer sleeveless black blouse and coordinating sandals in May.

Lucy Hale

Lucy Hale hit the Young Hollywood Awards red carpet in an ivory-and-black Joy Cioci macramé lace dress, cinched with a gold-plated black leather belt. Lace-up sandals, a Graziela Gems rings, and au naturel locks completed her award-winning style.

Lucy Hale

Hale channeled her inner prima ballerina in a regal ruffle-trimmed mini and black ankle boots at the 2011 Grace Awards Gala in Beverly Hills.

Lucy Hale

At first glance, it might seem as if Lucy's crisp Christian Dior [20] skater dress is more suitable for the tennis court than the red purple carpet, but it's all about the subtle accessories for her Kids' Choice Awards ensemble. The Pretty Little Liars leading lady accessorized her pristine mini with suede ankle-strap heels, a statement necklace, and neon pink lipstick.

Lucy Hale

For the fourth annual LA Haunted Hayride, Lucy layered up in an oxblood shredded knit, printed denim, gray suede boots, and an on-trend leather topper.

Lucy Hale

Hale showcased her sultry side in a backless va-va-voom Cengiz Abazoglu mini and fashion-forward Guiseppe Zanotti heels at the 2011 Teen Choice Awards.

The Pretty Little Liars

The girls bundled up for ABC Family's 25 Days of Christmas Winter Wonderland in December 2011.

Ashley Benson: Ashley topped her monochromatic ensemble with a fur-trimmed statement coat.

Lucy Hale: Lucy married navy and black in a leather-trim ASOS [21] skater dress and calf-hair booties.

Troian Bellisario: Troian mixed trends, working a leather-sleeved trench and distressed riding boots.

Shay Mitchell: Shay styled her dark denim with a shimmering knit top and chandelier earrings.

Ashley Benson

Who says fierce fashion has to be high maintenance? We love the effortless look Benson donned for a Hollywood Nylon soiree in May.

Ashley Benson

Benson put her toned stems on display, choosing a regal printed Alice + Olivia mini and sky-high pumps for the 2011 Teen Choice Awards.

Ashley Benson

At the Just Dance 4 launch, the blond style star hit every trend — embellished blouse, distressed denim, white-hot handbag, and neon nail polish.

Ashley Benson

Benson was concert-ready in a teal leather jacket, liquid leggings, and roughed-up Converse in January.

Ashley Benson

Ashley Benson oozed dark glamour in a sleeveless Tadashi Shoji gown featuring floral appliqué detail and a small train at the Madrid premiere of Spring Breakers.

Ashley Benson

For the 2013 Teen Choice Awards, the actress tested the crop top waters, donning a Bec & Bridge [22] top with an embellished netted Giorgio Armani [23] skirt and bold coral pumps.

Ashley Benson

Ashley Benson chose a halter-style Armani [24] mini for the LA premiere of Spring Breakers. She styled the look with cool circle earrings and mirror-metallic Monika Chiang pumps.

Ashley Benson

Skulls and leather?! We are totally smitten with the skull-studded Topshop [25] leather jacket Ashley donned for a Beverly Hills party in June 2012.

Ashley Benson

Donning a royal-blue Alberta Ferretti [26] gown and fashion-forward updo, Benson looked regal for the Spring Breakers Venice Film Festival premiere in 2012.

Ashley Benson

Ashley made a splash at The Palazzo's Azure pool party in a springy floral dress, leather sandals, and a bevy of accessories in 2012.

Ashley Benson

Ashley Benson channeled her inner pinup girl in a sequined-skirt Dolce & Gabbana [27] gown, complete with retro curls and fiery lipstick, for the Toronto International Film Festival premiere of Spring Breakers.

Ashley Benson

She opted for a sheen black romper and brilliant cobalt pumps for Seventeen magazine's September issue soiree in 2011.

Ashley Benson

Benson posed in a geometric black-and-white number for the 2011 People's Choice Awards.

Ashley Benson

Benson went for the gold in a textured Matthew Williamson [28] minidress at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards.

The Pretty Little Liars

Pretty Little Liars' leading ladies channeled the same fashion wavelength, donning flirty minis, for the Lili Claire Foundation luncheon in October 2010.

Ashley Benson: Benson gave a sweet smirk in a sparkling LBD.

Lucy Hale: Lucy chose a lace-inset skater dress with nude patent pumps.

Troian Bellisario: Troian cinched her printed mini with a tasseled wrap belt and structured riding blazer.

Shay Mitchell: Miss Mitchell opted for a playful printed number.

Ashley Benson

The Pretty Little Liars darling chose a pleated lilac Guess sheath for a Guess and Marie Claire charity dinner in November 2011.

Ashley Benson

Gold hardware lent an edgy touch to Ashley's crisp Versace [29] LWD at Warner Bros. and InStyle's 2012 Golden Globes afterparty.

Ashley Benson

A bold blazer took Ashley's Grammy celebration style to new heights in February.

Ashley Benson

It was all about electrifying hues for Ashley's 2013 RMFF gala look. From her brilliant lace-peplum Three Floor [30] dress to her suede orange peep-toes to her neon yellow and sherbet manicure, we love everything about her dynamic ensemble.

Ashley Benson

Ashley's boho-chic ensemble was a perfect look for Guess's Summer kickoff party in Palm Springs, CA.

Ashley Benson

Ashley Benson glowed in a gold gown and gold Jerome C. Rousseau sandals for the Spring Breakers Berlin premiere.

Shay Mitchell

Shay Mitchell gave us a lesson in color theory, donning a fresh head-to-toe Naven [31] look at a Beverly Hills event in June. The actress broke up her baby-blue shorts set with a neon yellow tank, then added extra shine via gold mirrored accessories.

Shay Mitchell

Mitchell's abstract Clover Canyon pairing made a bold statement on the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards red carpet in Toronto.

Shay Mitchell

For OP's 2011 Winter Wonderland party, the brunette beauty punched up her grunge-glam style — black leather jacket, sheer blouse, and liquid leggings — with fiery suede ankle boots.

Shay Mitchell

The Pretty Little Liars actress chose a pink-and-orange colorblock Loft dress and cobalt pumps for her Seventeen magazine cover fete in March 2012.

Shay Mitchell

For an ABC Family upfronts event, Mitchell worked a printed Lela Rose [32] tea dress and bow-toe pumps in 2012.

Shay Mitchell

Shay hopped on the neon denim trend, balancing her bright bottoms with black separates at a JCPenney [33] event in January.

Shay Mitchell

Shay dolled up in a watercolor sheath and turquoise peep-toes for a 2012 visit to the SIRIUS XM Studio in NYC.

Shay Mitchell

Shay Mitchell blossomed in a strapless rose-print Guess mini for a charity event in November 2011.

Shay Mitchell

Shay chose a neutral color palette for the Friends to Mankind charity event in Hollywood. From her pristine wrap dress to her nude pumps to her white-out nail polish, we love everything about this angelic look.

Shay Mitchell

For the 2013 Teen Choice Awards, Shay Mitchell swapped the standard mini for a plunging black-and-white Jenni Kayne [34] jumpsuit, chartreuse Jimmy Choo [35] pumps, and Kimberly McDonald sparklers.

Shay Mitchell

Shay took the punk-princess bar to the next level in this leather-skirt Sachin + Babi fit-and-flare at the Spring Breakers Hollywood premiere.

Shay Mitchell

Mitchell was all smiles in a yellow bustier mini and nude patent pumps at the 2012 Teen Choice Awards.

Shay Mitchell

While the silhouette of Shay's NYC ensemble wasn't anything new, the fresh color combination made her stand out. The leading lady started off with a mauve silk blouse, topped it with a navy blazer by Tanja Pignatelli, and finished off with white skinny jeans, sparkly peep-toe platforms, and a gray Tory Burch [36] bag.

Shay Mitchell

Shay sweetened up the Couture La La Launch in a ruffled heart-print dress by Juicy Couture [37] and perforated ankle boots in January.

Shay Mitchell

For ABC Family's 25 Days of Christmas Winter Wonderland event, Miss Mitchell went rocker chic in a cobalt printed blouse, slick leather pants, and matching ankle boots.

Shay Mitchell

The star was pretty in pink and leather, accessorizing her hot-pink blazer and black leather shorts, both by Rebecca Minkoff [38], with a head-turning Shourouk [39] necklace.

Shay Mitchell

Donning a curve-hugging creation, ankle-strap leopard pumps, and a vibrant red lipstick, Shay's elegant ensemble was on point for the Guess by Marciano [40] and Vogue holiday event in October 2011.

Shay Mitchell

Shay's confetti-beaded Giorgio Armani [41] dress was perfect for the 2013 People's Choice Awards.

Shay Mitchell

Shay styled her pretty little DVF pants with a structured blazer and classic pumps during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2013.

Shay Mitchell

Shay Mitchell looked ethereal in a flowing Valentin Yudashkin gown, featuring a sexy thigh-high slid, at the InStyle and Warner Bros. Golden Globe party in January.

The Pretty Little Liars

ABC Family's 25 Days of Christmas Winter Wonderland event brought the bundled beauties back together, coordinating in grays and black, in 2010.

Troian Bellisario: Tucking a black turtleneck sweater into a tweed skater skirt, Troian channeled her Pretty Little Liars character's preppy style.

Lucy Hale: Lucy topped her black skinny jeans with a sheer blouse and tweed riding jacket.

Ashley Benson: Ashley opted for an off-the-shoulder tee and coated denim.

Shay Mitchell: Shay mixed textures in a sweater tunic and liquid leggings.

Troian Bellisario

Troian sparkled in a sequined Mandalay cutout number at the 2010 Teen Choice Awards.

Troian Bellisario

The Pretty Little Liars star donned a floral-print sheath, leather moto jacket, and red pointed pumps in Culver City, CA.

Troian Bellisario

Donning a red flannel top, high-waist trouser shorts, and leather boots, complete with over-the-knee socks, Troian nailed the back-to-school trend in 2010.

Troian Bellisario

Troian Bellisario's 2012 Teen Choice Awards look was on (toe) point. Styling a frothy Maria Lucia Hohan [42] mini with bow-detail pumps and romantic curls, the star could be dubbed prima ballerina assoluta.

Troian Bellisario

For the 2011 MTV Movie Awards, Bellisario rocked a futuristic Christoforos Kotentos LBD. From the structured sequin sleeves to the metallic-inset bodice, this creation was goth-glam perfection.

Troian Bellisario

For the Guess's April pool party, Troian topped her military vest and denim cutoffs with a rough moto boots and feathered headband.

Troian Bellisario

A cropped blazer, slouchy sequined beanie, and knee-high socks rounded up Troian's monochromatic look in 2010.

Troian Bellisario

The actress mirrored a Grecian goddess in a flowing Maria Lucia Hohan [43] gown, featuring a contrast wrap bodice, and an embellished headband at the 2011 Teen Choice Awards.

Troian Bellisario

The actress tucked a chambray blouse into a tweed skater skirt during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

Troian Bellisario

Troian looked absolutely angelic in an ethereal Alice + Olivia gown at the 2011 Young Hollywood Awards.

Troian Bellisario

For an Oceana benefit, the actress balanced her sweet floral mini with opaque black tights and suede ankle boots.

Troian Bellisario

Troian showed her support for Tadashi Shoji, donning a draping one-shoulder creation by the designer at his Spring 2013 show in NYC.

Troian Bellisario

Though we adore the rich tulip-skirt Alice and Olivia creation the actress donned for InStyle's 2010 Summer soiree, what really caught our eye was the stunning Amrapali [44] diamond necklace.

Troian Bellisario

Mother Earth would be proud of the brunette beauty's effortlessly elegant tiered champagne maxi dress in May 2011.

Troian Bellisario

It's clear Troian has a signature street style formula: minidress, over-the-knee socks, and rugged boots.

Troian Bellisario

For ABC Family's 2010 25 Days of Christmas Winter Wonderland event, Miss Bellisario proved the power of a statement coat in Burberry [45].

Troian Bellisario

For a 2013 Pretty Little Liars Paley Center event, the actress layered a slick leather moto jacket over a dazzling AllSaints [46] mini, then slipped on a pair of classic pumps to complete the rocker-chic look.

Troian Bellisario

A white lace Elisabetta Franchi LBD with cool-mint trim and crisp pumps for the 2013 Teen Choice Awards.

Troian Bellisario

Troian rocked black and white with a cheeky bird-print twist for the 2012 West Coast Upfronts.

Troian Bellisario

The star looked stunning in a lace-overlay Nha Khanh skater dress and suede nude peep-toes for the 2013 Golden Globes afterparty.

The Pretty Little Liars

Pretty Little Liars' leading ladies turned up the glam factor at the Young Hollywood Awards in 2011.

Lucy Hale: Lucy posed in a lace-overlay cobalt Miriam Haskell [47] number and patent caged sandals.

Troian Bellisario: Complementing her ethereal Alice + Olivia gown with loose waves, Troian rivaled the most whimsical of creatures.

Ashley Benson: Ashley donned a short and sweet ruched Robert Rodriguez [48] creation with glitter Jimmy Choo [49] pumps and silver hoop earrings.

Shay Mitchell: Shay put her signature spin on the classic LBD with sequin and jewel embellishments and a plunging neckline.

The Pretty Little Liars

Pretty Little Liars leading ladies were joined by costar Ian Harding to accept their Choice TV Drama award at the 2012 Teen Choice Awards.

Troian Bellisario: Troian channeled a prima ballerina in a frothy Maria Lucia Hohan [50] mini.

Lucy Hale: Lucy made a stylish splash in a vibrant Wes Gordon [51] fit-and-flare.

Ashley Benson: Ashley tucked a floral lace Monique Lhuillier [52] bustier into cropped Balenciaga [53] pants for an unexpected combo.

Shay Mitchell: Shay lit up the stage in a neon Donna Karan [54] Atelier selection.