9 Reese Witherspoon Style Facts That Made Us Love Her Even More
OTHER MOMS INSPIRE HER STYLE
"There's a mom in my [kids'] school who's incredibly stylish, my friend Marlein Rentmeester," the actress says. "She has a blog called Le Catch. She manages to put an HampM skirt together with a more expensive shoe and a t-shirt and she looks great." PS: Her "Hello Sugar" tote just came out, y'all! Hurry and grab it before it goes the way of her other statement tote and sells out.
SHE DOESN'T SET HER CLOTHES OUT THE NIGHT BEFORE
We can't imagine putting together so many perfect ensembles without prep, but Witherspoon insists she wings it. "I don’t have time!" she says. "I put the kids to bed, and I literally collapse, or I do work. Then I wake up at two in the morning and send a bunch of e-mails and then try to get three more hours of sleep before the baby [2-year-old son Tennessee] wakes up crying."
SHE FAN-GIRLS OVER FASHION BLOGS
For Witherspoon, it's "exciting" to see Draper James clothes out in the world, but it's the web celebs wearing her pieces that really excite her: "I'll see it on bloggers, and I'm like 'Oh my God she's one of my favorite bloggers!'" she says. "I love Gal Meets Glam; her name is Julia Engel [seen here]."
IF SHE HAD TO PICK THREE FAVORITES…
Well, she can't. First, she loves all the totes: "I have a million of them; One in my car, one that's full of gym clothes one that goes grocery shopping, one that goes to the beach. They're really lightweight and easy to carry." Next, she swears by the Cotton Eyelet Circle Dress: "They could go fall, spring or summer. They're really functional and versatile." Finally, the Memphis Skirt is a must have. "They're really great for the office but also go into the weekend. I find myself wearing them to work but [also] wearing them with a T-shirt on the weekend with flip-flops."
SHE'S NOT SURPRISED THIS TOTE SOLD OUT
"Our Totes Y'all bag just flew out the door," she says of the brand's cheeky handbag, which sold out in just two weeks when it came out this May. "That was sort of surprising. But not really because I love it and wear it all the time and so do my girlfriends." (Dying for one of your own? It re-stocked in August and is already sold out again! Le sigh.)
ELLE WOODS INSPIRES HER, TOO
It's been almost 15 years since she played the super-stylish lawyer in Legally Blonde, but she still lives by one of her rules: "When you look good, you feel good,” she says. “I know that’s what Elle Woods says, but it’s true!"
One of the Draper James signatures is a what Witherspoon calls a 'Merry Me,' based on "marrying" two coordinating pieces. "Being a busy mom with three kids, sometimes I just need to take all of the questions out of getting dressed in the morning," she says. "With the tops and the bottoms that match, you can get so many more outfits out of it."
HER DAUGHTER HAS A SICK SECOND CLOSET
HER STYLE CUTOFF? CUTOFFS
"I've always been Southern … so I’ve always been attracted to that J.Crew preppy look with more color and sense of humor," she says. "Even when there are boho vibes going on in California. I don’t feel comfortable in cutoff jean shorts. I think they’re really cute; they’re just not my personal style."
SEE MORE IN THE 2015 STYLE ISSUE
Check out the 9/21 issue of People – on newsstands now – for more on our best-dressed women of the year.