This Week I Love …

… Halle Berry.

For many years, I was unable to identify a style icon. I loved bits and pieces from various women’s personal styles, but I never did land on a single person who dressed exactly as I wished to. But now? It’s Halle Berry. All the way. I am yet to find someone who does creative badassery any better, and her outfits always look comfortable, chic, and re-create-able.

halle berry outfits 1

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Interesting proportions, asymmetry, amazing boots, mixed prints. Gah, I love it ALL.

halle berry outfits 2

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Variations on a (truly fabulous) theme: Leather jacket, scarf/cowl, tunic, leggings, boots. I’ve had the photo on the left in my inspiration binder for almost five years. Love those Fiorentini + Bakers.

halle berry outfits 3

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Drop-crotch pants, a studded belt, and a boatneck sweater. AMAZING. And neutrals all around, but never boring.

I’ve never cared much for red carpet style, and seldom see celebrity street style that inspires me. Halle doesn’t knock it out of the park every time, but even her oddly proportioned outfits look comfortable and interesting. She’s a stellar actress, supports 20 charities including domestic violence intervention, and at 49 pushes back on Hollywood’s tendency to ignore actresses over 40. Also? I feel like she’d be SO FUN to hang out with. And she loves French fries, so clearly we’d be friends.

Anyone else love Halle’s edgy-cool casual looks? Which one of these is your favorite?

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7 Responses to “This Week I Love …”

  1. Serenity

    She is my casual-wear icon. She always looks comfy yet polished

  2. vlg

    ANY attempts at badassery on my part are met with intense giggling from my family. So, I’ll just appreciate Ms Berry and those of like mind from afar. This year I’m focused on Ines de la Fressange. Classic but not stodgy.

  3. mendotawaves

    I have long admired Haile Berry’s presentation of strength and grace. the” badass” part is not often a part of my style…except when I’m doing a bit of Steampunk:)

  4. lizajane1776

    I have long used her hairstyle as an inspiration. Badassery is not my style, though. Maybe someday-I *did* buy a vegan biker jacket this winter (in burgandy!)

  5. Rebekah Jaunty

    I’d be thrilled to own most of these outfits AND her hairstyle. Great style model.

  6. Cheryl

    My opinion of her style has changed based on this article. I have rarely seen anything but red carpet looks on Halle Berry and she’s never been a favorite in that category. Her casual looks are much different and I agree with you that she is a casual style icon.