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  • Ageless Style: Easy does it classic white separates by way of Monica Bellucci and Carole Bouquet

    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Something that’s probably in your closet right now.

    Some of you are asking for more age-appropriate style tips, along with how to wear it stylist advice from pieces that are already in your wardrobe. Continuing our series of the best of Cannes Do Chic to help you get it together with ease, let’s look at  Monica Bellucci and Carole Bouquet, two of Europe’s loveliest actresses for gorgeous, Ageless Style inspiration.

    > Note: This story is chock full of related style tips. Don’t forget to click on the red highlighted links to dig deeper into any topic.

    Let’s continue with Carole Bouquet’s love of flats from the other day. A well-cut red polo top, easy-breasy white cotton full legged cropped pants, a simple envelope clutch, and those glammed up embellished thong sandals. Voila, instant simple chic that’s timeless and elegant for a woman of a sophisticated age.

    For a moment, let’s look at what this pairing is not: The white crop pants have an elegant line, the flats don’t have a rubber sole, the polo is neither baggy or skin tight.  Adding any of these style disqualifiers, will instantly put you in Dowdy-ville. So, don’t.

    Carole Bouquet and Monica Bellucci

    Carole Bouquet and Monica Bellucci

    Proving that timeless is something that continues to always look right, recently we explored the chic white blouse as the one item every woman should own, along with how to style a white T-shirt. Only at the last Cannes Film Festival did we also show how to pair a crisp white shirt with an evening skirt.

    Now for more classic white separates, we have super-sexy (ask an Italian man and be prepared for the mama mia hand gestures that follow) Italian actress Monica Bellucci looking chic and gorgous in a classic white shirt tied at the waist, and a black lace body hugging fishtail skirt. Even though her jewels are MAJOR, the look is still effortless and elegant. Something to think about the next time you reach for that one extra thing to add to your outfit.

    Tell me,  do these two ageless style looks inspire you to wear what you already own, a new way?

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    Published on May 29, 2014

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