By Charlie Bell
If you’re looking to lift your mood and your wardrobe, there’s nothing better than a pop of color and Reese Witherspoon is a pro when it comes to rocking mood-boosting brights on a day-to-day basis.
Reese’s style aesthetic is fun and feminine, just like the actress herself. She’s not afraid of color and pretty prints, wearing every shade in the rainbow from sun-drenched yellow to bold red.
The Big Little Lies star takes a lot of inspiration from her Southern roots, matching her shoes to her bags for a color-coordinated look that looks effortlessly pulled together. She’s also influenced by her famous friends. The actress recently gushed about her Little Fires Everywhere co-star Kerry Washington’s style in an Instagram post to mark her birthday, captioning the photo “I am constantly inspired by your grace. Not to mention your incredible sense of style”.
Reese’s love of color is also reflected in her own fashion brand Draper James, which is full of fun prints, vivid hues, and barely a black item in sight.
Whether you want to experiment with head-to-toe hues or you fancy sprucing up your high-waisted jeans, with spring around the corner and the days getting lighter, now’s the time to take some inspiration from Reese and embrace color-popping pieces.
Scared of embracing a bold wardrobe because you're not sure which colors suit you? There are no hard and fast rules, so don't be afraid to play around with different shades and hues.
5 ways to steal Reese Witherspoon’s style
1. Blue Belle
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Blue is a gorgeous colour on blondes and we are obsessed with this super sweet look. A printed midi dress is an instant outfit maker and a hard-working wardrobe piece. Dress up with heels or add trainers for a sporty twist, they are super versatile and require minimal styling. Reese teams hers with a cute straw tote bag for that Southern vibe – a match made in heaven.
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& Other Stories Voluminous Ruffle Midi Dress
The romantic ruffle detailing and voluminous sleeves gives this beauty extra style kudos. With its elasticated waistline and flowy skirt, it cinches you in at the middle for a flattering silhouette that allows for plenty of movement too. Wear with stompy boots now and swap for sandals in the summer.
2. Sunshine Yellow
Yellow might be one of the more trickier colours to pull off but with all the different shades on the spectrum – from mustard to canary – you can find one to suit you.
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Peony Gingham Organic Cotton Blouse
When in doubt opt for a print, like this yellow and white combo for a more subtle take. Nothing screams summer and sunshine more than gingham, and it’s the perfect print to brighten up your favourite denim.
3. Gorgeous Green
Add a playful touch to tailoring with a colourful blazer. We love how Reese has mixed different shades of green for a fashion-forward tonal look.
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Jigsaw Casual Linen Blazer in Eden Green
You could make like Reese with a fancy skirt, but this blazer would look equally stylish thrown over an LBD or a pair of jeans. A good way to dip your toe in the trend with maximum impact, a bright blazer will be a piece you reach for time and time again.
4. Bold Red
In a move that’s bound to get you noticed, Reese goes for head-to-toe colour with this shirt and trouser ensemble. She even takes the red straight through to her lipstick to pull the whole look together.
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Next/Mix Jersey Shirt
The best thing about investing in separates like this, is that you can get so much more wear out of them on days you don't fancy going head-to-toe. This red blouse is a 9-5 staple that will add more wow to your workwear. Team with a pencil skirt, or dress down with jeans.
Mango Dart High Waist Trousers
Wide-leg trousers are powerful leg-lengtheners, especially if they sit high on the waist. Go neutral with the accessories when rocking colour this bold and pair with simple black sandals.
5. Pretty in Pink
The easiest way to introduce colour to your wardrobe is through your accessories. If your wardrobe is black-heavy, then ease yourself in and team your favourite LBD with a pair of punchy heels. Rocking her Legally Blonde character Elle Woods’ favourite hue, Reese gives everyday denim a boost with her hot pink shoe and bag combo.
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Ted Baker Daysil Scalloped High Heel Court Shoes
It's all in the details with these pretty pink heels. From the scalloped edges to the gold cap for a touch of luxe. The court style will go with everything - just don't forget to add a colour co-ordinating bag, just like our style queen Reese.
Charlie is the Acting Deputy Fashion Editor across multiple women’s magazines and also a freelance fashion, beauty and lifestyle editor.
She bagged her first magazine job in 2009 and has previously written for titles including Woman & Home, Closer and Dare. Over the years Charlie has embraced anything that was thrown at her from styling celebrities to testing out the best jeans on the high street to writing about must-have beauty buys.
With a weakness for a printed midi dress, Charlie is on a mission to shop more sustainably and loves finding new ethical brands and second-hand buys. You can follow her on Instagram @fashionabell_
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