A Leather Skirt Plus A Leather Clutch Equals Angelina Jolie

Jan 10 2012 • by Sarah

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt arrived in Manhattan for the New York Film Critics Awards at the Crimson Restaurant yesterday. As usual, the A-list couple looked smashing — Angelina in her plunging white silk top and black leather skirt, Brad in his traditional black tie and navy blue suit. They really look good together despite Brad’s walking cane (he had a mishap while trying to protect daughter Vivienne).

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at the 77th Annual New York Film Critics Awards Gala, January 9, 2012

Why is it that Angelina doesn’t surprise me with her get-up at all? I have been watching the star’s style for months now and the only thing I am certain about her fashion sense is this: she goes for simple, classic cuts in solid neutral colors. Her favorite accessories are her to-die-for emeralds of which she owns several stunning pieces. I absolutely heart Angie’s style! (Not to mention her hunk of a husband).

Let’s do a little inspection on her mostly leather ensemble. The soft silk blouse is the perfect choice for her black leather skirt, pumps and clutch because it gives a much needed feminine touch to the whole outfit. Look at those killer heels! They definitely add an edge, those slim silver stilettos scream unconventional. For color, she chose the emerald pendant necklace and matching stud earrings.

Now the clutch: it is a classic black leather envelope design, nice but rather inconspicuous. A statement clutch would have been far more interesting. But knowing Angie’s style, she would go for the inconspicuous any day. For versatility and use, I give the clutch a thumbs up.

Let’s steal Angelina’s style:

1.Vince Silk V-Neck Tunic, $295. Silk v-neck has dropped shoulders and long bishop sleeves.

2. Dior Miss Dior Leather Platform Pumps, $660. Smooth leather classic with an ultra-high heel and a silvertone “CD” at the heel.

3. Ippolita Clear Quartz, Mother-of-Pearl & Sterling Silver Necklace, $395. From the Wonderland Collection. Romantic teardrop-shaped quartz stone with mother-of-pearl accents on a fine sterling silver chain.

4. Raoul Lamb Nappa Leather Skirt, $395. A sleek style with a front seam detail.

5. Yves Saint Laurent YSL Large Patent Leather Clutch, $475. A simply elegant clutch in textured patent leather, stitched with the Yves Saint Laurent insignia.

1. Lucky Brand ‘Naomi’ Sheer Swiss Dot Blouse, $99. Pleating along the wide V-neckline begins the flowy silhouette of a diaphanous blouse textured with Swiss dots and finished with a high/low hem. From Nordstrom.

2. Kelsi Dagger Linzi, was $119 now $69.99 at Piperlime. Rachel Zoe’s pick!

3. Mary Louise Green Emerald Necklace, $170. Opposite from understated, the Mary Louise Green Emerald Necklace is a knock-out. Hanging from a yellow-gold rolo chain is an oval-shaped emerald stone. From Endless.

4. Marc Jacobs Twilly Wool Knit Skirt, $178. Olivia Palermo’s pick!

5. Jalda Lizard-Embossed Mini Eden Clutch, $230. Featured in rich Italian leather with a distinctive lizard texture, it will add a sense of vintage charm to casual sportswear or a definite edge to dressier ensembles.

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