Mischa Barton places great importance on experimenting with fashion.
Be yourself and wear something that embodies your own sense of style
The actress-turned-designer - who has launched her own range of handbags - believes it is necessary to take risks when choosing outfits, as this process will help you discover your own sense of style.
She said: "I style myself and I don't always get it right, but that's half the fun - you have to experiment to get your own look. It's not worth getting upset about. Be yourself and wear something that embodies your own sense of style."
The 24-year-old beauty works hard to select her own wardrobe and believes it is important to look to others for ideas, while understanding you might not always get it right.
She told more! magazine: "I am inspired by Marianne Faithfull, Vivienne Westwood and Anita Pallenberg. I also think Pixie Geldof has cute style.
"I like to have fun with fashion and make it my own. I like to try new shapes - sometimes it works, sometimes not, but it's always fun trying, which is what fashion is all about!"