Celebrity Chic on the Cheap: Halle Berry is Sophisticated and Sexy

[Welcome to Celebrity Chic on the Cheap, where our style guru takes a celebrity look and breaks it down for you, our poor college fashionista. What does that mean? It means that while the celebrities (like always fabulous Selena Gomez) are spending $5,000 on an ensemble you don’t have to. All you have to do is click on the goods and – boom – you can buy the entire look. For cheap. Yes, we know – there is a spot for her in heaven.]

Halle Berry is a critically acclaimed, history-making, Academy Award winning actress. A former Bond Girl. A mother. And, obviously, a regulation hottie. She made super-short hair desirable. She’s always on “most beautiful/sexiest” lists. She inspires cheeseball novelty songs. She inspires spontaneous make out seshes at prestigious award ceremonies. At 44 years old, she is as fierce as stars 20 years younger as her.

Alas, while I don’t know how you can achieve killer bone structure or permanently incandescent skin, I can show you how to get one of Halle’s classic, sophisticated, sexy looks without maxing out five credit cards.

Product Information: Jacket – Dillards, $49; Top – Forever 21, $19.80; Jeans – Dillards, $24; Shoes – Unlisted, $26.95; Bag – Target, $39.99; Necklace – Wet Seal, $10.

One of my absolute favorite things about fall, besides the pumpkin spice lattes and the boys in scarves, is the plethora of (faux) leather. The boots. The skirts. The bags. And of course, the jackets. What I love about this particular jacket are the ruffles, which add a glorious burst of femininity. Though this is one of the pricier items I’ve posted in this column, it is a total investment piece. Leather jackets (and ruffles) will never fall out of favor. Ever.

Halle decided to pair her leather jacket with a delicate lace top, which is one of this season’s trends. Lace and leather, when they’re both neutral colored and not too revealing, can easily be sultry and appropriate for daytime. Jeans dress this everything down, while the strappy platforms are simple but still very stylish. The oversized hobo bag adds another casual touch, and the pearl and chain necklace is perfect because it encapsulates the girly-yet-edgy motif of the outfit. Halle Berry’s style is proof that sexy is timeless…now if only I could steal her ability to constantly bag sexy model-actors as easily as I can steal her style…

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