Frugal Fashion: 'Young Adult's' Charlize Theron chic for any occasion
Actress Charlize Theron has been busy promoting her new film "Young Adult," alongside costars Patrick Wilson and Patton Oswalt. While city-hopping on her mediatour she managed to make her way onto just about everyone's weekly best-dressed list.
Recent laudable looks included a nude and black Antonio Berardi dress with Tom Ford heels Theron wore to an appearance on "The Late Show with David Letterman" (it made Vogue's 10 best dressed) and a black and white Gucci dress with plunging neckline worn with a Jennifer Behr headband at the Gotham Independent Film Awards (Instyle best dressed).
Maybe it's her flawless face or her 5-foot-10-inch frame that allows her to add a touch of movie star glamour to everything she wears. Whether the South African native is in a floor-length Oscar gown or a pair of slouchy jeans and a tee, she manages to look elegant.
At a recent appearance for "Young Adult," Theron was photographed in a pair of drop crotch pleated waist pants, a nude lace blouse and simple cardigan. It was far from red-carpet attire, but still chic as ever. She accessorized with a delicate layered necklace and finished the look with lace-up booties.
Each element of Theron's look can be a closet staple to have on hand for any number of occasions. The El Salvador lace tee in Creme El Salvador from AmericanApparel.com will give you a similar look for $38, or for something with a fun collar try the Silk lace blouse from Zara.com for $49.90.
Theron's pants feature a subtle drop crotch and tapered leg, perfect to dress up or down. For a similar pant get the Staring at Stars pleated waistband pant from Urbanoutfitters.com for $44.99, and for a standard black cardigan get the Halogen three-quarter-sleeve crew neck cardigan from Nordstrom.com for $46.
A double-layer necklace like Theron's is a simple way to add a bit of elegance to any outfit. Try the Rachel double-layer scroll link necklace for $16 from Nordstrom.com to wear with anything from a dress to a casual tee.
Theron's lace-up booties are a playful way to finish her look. Get the GB Giani Bini "Tru-Bliss" open-toe ankle boots from Dillards.com for $79.99 or the Chinese Laundry women's incognito open-toe boot from Endless.com for $54.97 for a pair of booties with some edge.
Whether you're on a worldwide press tour or out to dinner with the girls, you'll appear effortlessly stylish in these affordable pieces.
-- Jenn Harris
Photo: Actress Charlize Theron poses while promoting her film "Young Adult" in New York. Credit: Carlo Allegri / AP Photo.
Middle photo: From left, El Salvador lace tee in Creme El Salvador, $38 / Americanapparel.com; Silk lace blouse, $49.90 / Zara.com; Staring at Stars pleated waistband pant, $44.99 / Urbanoutfitters.com; Halogen three-quarter sleeve crew neck cardigan, $46 / Nordstrom.com.
Bottom photo: From left, Rachel double-layer scroll link necklace, $16 / Nordstrom.com; GB Giani Bini "Tru-Bliss" open-toe ankle boots, $79.99 / Dillards.com; Chinese Laundry women's incognito open-toe boot, $54.97 / Endless.com.