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Reese Witherspoon: I’m matchy-matchy!

Reese Witherspoon’s grandmother was the “quintessential Southern lady” when it came to clothes.

(Cover) - EN Star Style - Reese Witherspoon’s life feels much easier when her outfit matches.

The Oscar-winning actress has an impeccable sense of style and regularly wows on the red carpet. Her off-duty wardrobe is also the envy of women all over the world even if Reese doesn’t go for outlandish, fashion-forward ensembles.

“I like matchy-matchy,” she told the Los Angeles Times. “I just do. It makes me happy. It makes my life easier when I'm running all over, running a production company, picking up kids from preschool and dropping them off at high school."

Reese’s busy schedule also has to accommodate her fashion line, Draper James. The brand is named after her grandparents, Dorothea Draper and William James Witherspoon, and Reese admits her approach to fashion stems from her stylish grandmother.

“My grandmother was always so impeccably put together," she smiled. "She was the quintessential Southern lady. Her bag always matched her shoes. She got her hair done once a week and her nails done on Thursdays.”

Reese has pulled together a collection of Southern-inspired women's apparel, accessories and home accents to reflect her roots. The 39-year-old launched the label online in May (15) and has now secured enough investment to open her first store in Nashville, Tennessee where she grew up. For her second collection, Reese has introduced footwear and couldn’t be more excited by one particular design.

“The DJ cowboy boot! It goes with dresses or with jeans,” she explained. “It's the perfect height — we made the heel. I've had (a pair of) these boots forever. I called the company and they said, 'We don't make those boots anymore,' so I asked if they would do a special run for us. … Everyone who goes to Nashville asks me where to buy cowboy boots, and I don't ever know, because they're too hunky-dunky country western, and you can't take big old fringy boots back to L.A.!"

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