Sofia Coppola makes effortless style look completely sophisticated. The Academy Award winner for Best Original Screenplay (Lost in Translation, 2003) doesn’t need to use her clothes to make headlines for her, and yet her fashion sense is so admired she’s been a muse for Marc Jacobs. She sports pieces you actually want to, and can, wear anywhere, anytime and always. In honor of her birthday on May 14, take a fashion cue from the super-talented, super-stylish director, screenwriter and producer.
Keep it Neutral
Like the iconic Audrey Hepburn, Coppola has stocked her closet with neutrals like ivory, navy and black. Do the same and getting ready to go out will be a breeze. Mix and match a classic black-and-white striped sweater with trendy black wide-legged cropped trousers or an of-the-moment white off-the-shoulder top and black pencil skirt. To add a little extra put-together flare, try black slacks and a gold sequined t-shirt for a dinner-date or a pastel tweed coat for the office.
Attention to Subtle Details
Coppola’s wardrobe is built around basics, but her attention to subtle detail is what often gives fashionistas major #OOTD envy. To effortlessly accent your neutral ensemble, carry a leather-quilted crossbody with a chain strap, put on a pair of white strappy sandals with a fun embellished heel or rock a poppy belt.
Rinse, Wash, Repeat
When it comes to accessories, Coppola’s motto is clearly “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Other red-carpet fixtures may feel the need to constantly wear a different style of shoe or jewelry, but Coppola is perfectly happy to complete her looks with belts, ankle-strap shoes and her personal favorite, big cuff bracelets, time and time again. And it works…time and time again.
Hold Back on the Gloss
Like her outfits, the Coppola beauty look is smart, understated and chic. Coppola, who said wearing too much lip gloss was one of her biggest beauty pet peeves in a recent interview, typically opts for an undone-wavy ‘do and nails for a no-makeup-makeup look. For a no-makeup-no-makeup look, try these tips.