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Jessica Szohr is Willing to Suffer for a 'Good Shoe'

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John Lindquist for ASOS

Blair Waldorf and Serena van der Woodsen might get the most attention for their over-the-top style on the hit show Gossip Girl, but resident hipster Vanessa Abrams is no shrinking violet either when it comes to fashion. It turns out, however, that Jessica Szohr doesn’t share her character’s eclectic taste. “At heart I’m just a simple jeans and T-shirt kind of girl,” Jessica tells ASOS. “I used to not wear heels at all, but the last four years have changed that. I’m big on comfort now but I will sacrifice it once in a while for a good shoe.” And although her own style is at the opposite end of the spectrum from Vanessa’s love of color, pattern and over-the-top accessories, “since I’ve been playing her I’ve taken more risk in what I wear.” Jessica is even putting her own unique spin on fragrance. “I spray perfume on the back of my neck. I don’t know if it’s when you go in to hug someone but everyone always comments on it no matter what perfume I have on –- whether it’s my favorite Stella McCartney or a $3 bottle from the drug store.” Now there’s a high-low style tip that everyone can use! To read more of Jessica’s cover interview, go to ASOS.com and check out the behind-the-scenes from her shoot below. – Hana Choi

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