Frugal Fashion: "Bad Teacher" Cameron Diaz rocks a summer romper
It's hard to imagine actress Cameron Diaz in anything but a snow white bikini, gripping a surfboard as a Charlie's Angel on the beach. Sure it was for a film, but Diaz is famous for wearing clothing that accentuates her best assets, both on and off the set. At nearly every major appearance, Diaz is sure to be in a look that gives more than a peek at her killer legs and super-hero toned arms.
The 39-year-old has been busy promoting her new film "Bad Teacher," which hits theaters June 24, starring opposite Jason Segel and Justin Timberlake.
At a photo call for the film in Madrid, Diaz showed off her signature legs, looking summer-ready in a crisp white Equipment romper, fiery red belt and pink tweed blazer by Elizabeth and James. She accessorized with a navy and gold braided necklace by Giles & Brother and strappy heels by Sergio Rossi.
Diaz' romper could actually be the most versatile summer closet staple. Wear it over a bathing suit by the pool or go effortlessly glam like Diaz with the right accessories. With so many colors, patterns and styles available it might be hard to narrow it down to just one, but a plain white version is always a good investment. For a sleeveless style go for the Planet Gold romper from Macys.com for $14.99. For something a little more casual try the Sparkle and Fade Dolphin short romper from Urbanoutfitters.com for $59 or the Roxy Rollick romper from Roxy.com for $39.50. If you're looking for a little more detail the Asos linen bandeau pleated short playsuit features a flirty bow detail for $60.34.
The best part of Diaz's outfit is definitely her belt. The color screams "look at me" and it gets ample attention against the white romper. For a similar effect get the Pieces Lisbeth slim jeans belt for $12.07 from Asos.com or the Unisex solid web belt with leather buckle from American Apparel for $30. To go for Cameron's chunky belt look get the Wide quilted belt from Armani Exchange for $58.
It's always nice to have a light jacket for when those warm summer days turn into heavenly nights. The Asos soft draped suit blazer in fuchsia for $86.20 will keep you warm and add a nice pop of color. For something a little redder, snag the Carmine blazer from Anthropologie.com for $98 or the P.M.E. blazer in houndstooth red and white from Yoox.com for $160.
Wear your new romper with anything from a pair of strappy sandals to your highest heels.
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-- Jenn Harris
Photo: Actress Cameron Diaz attends "Bad Teacher" Madrid photo call at Hotel Villamagna on June 13, 2011. Credit: Carlos Alvarez /Getty Images
Romper photos: From left, Planet Gold romper. Credit: Macys.com; Sparkle and Fade Dolphin short romper. Credit: Urbanoutfitters.com; Roxy Rollick romper. Credit: Roxy.com; Asos linen bandeau pleated short playsuit. Credi: Asos.com.
Belt photos: Pieces Lisbeth slim jeans belt. Credit: Asos.com; Unisex solid web belt. Credit: Americanapparel.com; Armani Exchange wide quilted belt. Credit: Armani Exchange.
Blazer photos: Asos soft draped suit blazer. Credit: Asos.com; Carmine blazer. Credit: Anthropologie.com; P.M.E. blazer. Credit: Yoox.com.