Angelina Jolie's Paris holiday wardrobe is a masterclass in minimalist dressing

Angelina Jolie stepped out in Paris during a trip with her children, showing an array of chic minimalist outfits

L'actrice américaine Angelina Jolie pose lors d'un photocall pour la première européenne du film 'Maleficent : Mistress of Evil' le 7 octobre 2019 à Rome, Italie.
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Angelina Jolie is proving that less is more when it comes to style at least. During a trip to Paris, France, the actor sported a very minimalist wardrobe looking effortlessly chic with her children. 

Angelina Jolie was in Paris to speak at the Guerlain x UNESCO Women for Bees program. While her accessories—including one of the best tote bags we've seen this season—caught our eye, her clean-cut outfits truly stole the show. For her weekend getaway, the actress was seen alongside her children Pax, 17, Zahara, 16, Shiloh, 15, and Knox, 13. The family spent some time shopping as they were photographed coming out of the Guerlain store. At one point, the group was spotted checking out the "World of Banksy" exhibition at the Espace Lafayette-Drouot before making a stop by Kith's Paris flagship for more shopping.

The minimalist approach is arguably one of the best packing hacks as you can make the most outfits out of the least amount of pieces. The key to achieving this style is to keep things simple by stocking your closet with select tops and bottoms in neutral shades. From there, you can layer and mix and match a variety of outfits without having to constantly shop for more clothing. The actress further proved this during her trip when she stuck to basics. Only her favorite brands made the packing list too, including Dior, The Row, Gabriela Hearst, and Chloé.

Jolie took a stroll in wide-leg pants and a basic white-tee

Angelina Jolie,Pax Thien Jolie,Zahara-Marley Jolie and Knox-Leon Jolie are seen arriving at the "Guerlain" store on the champs Elysees on July 22, 2021 in Paris, France.

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After turning 50, Jolie proved that over time her fashion sense has only gotten better. While strolling around the city visiting the famous Champs-Élysées on her first day there, the actress hopped on the flared pants trend, sporting a pair of tan trousers from Chloé’s 2022 Hearst collection and completed with a basic white tee-shirt.

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D-MOI PUMP $750 (opens in new tab) (£550 (opens in new tab)) | Dior

Refresh your pump collection with a sleek pair of nude heels that are a basic essential to almost any wardrobe.

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Chloé Belted Twill Wide-Leg Pants $1,595 (opens in new tab) (£1,130 (opens in new tab)) | Net-A-Porter

Hop on the wide-leg trend and mix up your pant styles. It even comes with a simple belt to complete the look.


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The Row Stilton Light Jersey Top $350 (opens in new tab) (£263.07 (opens in new tab))| Nordstrom

Ditch the classic high-neck white tee and give this scoop neck a try. The jersey material will bring some added comfort so you'll never want to take it off.

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 Pleat Front Wide Leg Pants $93 (opens in new tab) (£65 (opens in new tab)) | ASOS

Wide-leg pants are having a moment this year, team with a fitted top to avoid being swamped.


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Christian Louboutin Iriza Half-d'Orsay 100mm Red Sole Pumps $695 (opens in new tab) | Bergdorf Goodman

A nude heel is a great option that goes with practically any outfit. The pointed toe will also help add some chicness.

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The ReCotton Tee $25 $10 (opens in new tab) (£10 (opens in new tab)) |Everlane

Every wardrobe needs a basic white tee—and this one's on sale!

Next was a shopping trip wearing a simple off-white collared dress

Angelina Jolie,Pax Thien Jolie,Zahara-Marley Jolie and Knox-Leon Jolie are seen leaving the "Guerlain" store on the champs Elysees on July 22, 2021 in Paris, France.

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Later on, she chose a more delicate look stepping out in a dainty cream cotton midi-dress designed by The Row. Probably one of the best summer dresses, the look featured a preppy collar, cinched belted waist, and nude heels. 

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The Row Tanita Wool Maxi Shirt Dress $1,890 $756 (opens in new tab) (£640 (opens in new tab))| Net-A-Porter

The white version of this may be out-of-stock, but this shade of blue is versatile enough to wear almost every season.

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Organic Poplin Shirtdress $139 $109.99 (opens in new tab) | Banana Republic

Add some stripes to your wardrobe with a simple casual shirtdress.

To conclude her trip, she brought back neutral wide-leg pants and a chic trench coat

Actress Angelina Jolie is seen on July 23, 2021 in Paris, France.

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To finish off the trip, Jolie was seen leaving her hotel wearing a classic trench coat which is a staple for practically every season. She paired it with another pair of neutral-colored trousers and a matching top. While Burberry trench coats are always a classic, for those on a budget there are more affordable options too.

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Burberry The Chelsea Heritage Trench Coat $1,755 (opens in new tab) (£1450 (opens in new tab)) | Selfridges & Co.

Add a trench coat to put some sophistication into your look—and stay dry in style.

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Wrinkle-Free Bayside Pants $44.95 (opens in new tab) | L.L. Bean

A simple pair of trousers are perfect for wearing out to brunch or going to work for a more put-together appearance.

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The Leslie T-Shirt $55 (opens in new tab) | M.M. LaFleur

Combine casual comfort with dressiness by pairing this tee shirt with a classic pair of trousers.

Rylee Johnston
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Rylee is a U.S. news writer who previously worked for woman&home and My Imperfect Life covering lifestyle, celebrity, and fashion news. Before joining woman&home and My Imperfect Life, Rylee studied journalism at Hofstra University where she explored her interests in world politics and magazine writing. From there, she dabbled in freelance writing covering fashion and beauty e-commerce for outlets such as the TODAY show, American Spa Magazine, First for Women, and Woman’s World.