While it's admittedly hard to focus on anything but her handsome co-stars on The Vampire Diaries, Nina Dobrev has grabbed our undivided attention (and kept it) with her youthful-turned-ultra-chic off-screen style. The brunette beauty has effortlessly nailed a personal style that expresses both her affinity for seriously glamorous red-carpet gowns and her penchant for more low-key and supergirlie numbers. In just the last year alone, we've gotten an extrastylish dose of Nina, courtesy of the Met Gala, The CW's upfronts, the amfAR gala in Cannes, her debut as a Got Milk? campaign face, and The Perks of Being a Wallflower promo tour. She's got a sweet spot for designer Donna Karan, and the feeling's mutual — as proven by her stunning turn in a liquid black-and-gold Atelier creation and that jaw-dropping siren-red gown at the 2011 Emmys. Throw in the likes of Dolce & Gabbana, Elie Saab, J.Mendel, and Monique Lhuillier, and you've got the makings of a totally enviable style-setter. In honour of Nina's 24th birthday yesterday, we're taking a look at how the actress's panache has evolved from her days on Canada's Degrassi to her current status as a style star. Just keep clicking.
We've Got a Serious Style Crush on Nina Dobrev — and Here's Why