One more article about her fashion style. Credit: CTV.ca

Shooting “Gossip Girl” entirely in New York City has motivated the show’s star, Blake Lively, to step up her fashion game.

“New Yorkers have a sleek, subtle look,” says Lively in a fashion profile with the New York Times. “In L.A., people wear comfy, drawstring yoga clothes in bright colors.”

Lively portrays Serena van der Woodsen, the most beautiful girl in the Upper East Side and gem of the show’s fictional social scene. The upside to playing a character at the center of the world’s fashion capital has also meant that Lively enjoys wearing a wide variety of high-end fashion for the show — even if it means suffering for her art.

“It was March when I did the pilot, and there was snow on the ground,” says Lively.

“I was wearing two pairs of leggings, four sweaters and a big down coat. People here look sharp. You feel like an idiot in Uggs.”

Lively, who moved to Manhattan to shoot “Gossip Girl,” confesses that working on the show has influenced her current look.

“[Serena] does have a strong sense of style, and I like to think mine is a little bit like hers,” says Lively.

The 20-year-old also admits that she also orders clothing directly from the designers she wears on the show.

“Gossip Girl” airs Tuesdays on CTV. Check your local listings for details.