Leighton Meester admits she is obsessed with “wearing scarves”.

The Gossip Girl actress explained why the fall and winter months are her favourite time of year for fashion.

Leighton favours comfort when the weather is colder, although she opts for high end luxury brands to keep her warm.

“I love fall because you get the chance to wear layers. And I’m obsessed with wearing scarves – Louis Vuitton makes beautiful ones,” Leighton confessed to the British edition of Company magazine. “I have a few of those… I also really like wearing comfy stuff, like dresses with tights and boots.”

The brunette beauty admitted she is similar to her Gossip Girl character in real life when it comes to shopping. She shared her most recent designer purchases for winter 2012/2013 with the publication.

“[My latest fashion purchases were] A pair of Isabel Marant tan suede boots, with a zipper on the side. I feel like they’re the same one that everyone in the world has, but they’re comfy and go with everything,” she continued. “I’ve been buying a lot from Autumn Cashmere too – they make beautiful hats and sweaters and stuff.”

Leighton has shared her style advice for the colder months no matter what your budget for clothes is. The impeccably groomed actress says a checked print shirt is a style staple that you can’t go wrong with.

“My top winter style tip is button-down denim and plaid shirts – that’s a good way to stay warm and look a little bit more pulled together,” she finished. – COVER MEDIA