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Witherspoon reveals fashion mantra

Published 30/07/2015

Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon is “quintessentially Southern” when it comes to personal style.

The 39-year-old Academy Award-winning actress seems to never make a wrong move on the red carpet or with her streetwear.

And Reese believes one fashion mantra in particular keeps her from making dreadful style mistakes.

“When you look good, you feel good,” she told People magazine. “I know that’s what Elle Woods says, but it’s true! When you look good, you feel good.”

Reese was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and she spent most of her life growing up in Nashville, Tennessee.

The star loves the dress sense pervasive in the American South and she incorporates this distinct attitude toward clothing choices into her wardrobe.

“I’ve always been Southern… so I’ve always been attracted to that J.Crew preppy look with more colour and sense of humour, 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,” she explained. “I wanted to do something that was quintessentially Southern, [for the] girl who has travelled the world but has decided to come home. Whenever I’m in Nashville, that’s how people dress.”

Reese is the mastermind behind the new brand Draper James, which offers clothing, home goods, jewellery and accessories.

She dedicates the brand to her grandmother, who was named Dorothea Draper.

“She was just sort of this quintessential Southern lady,” Reese shared. “She didn’t leave the house without feeling somewhat put together. That doesn’t mean she was dressed to the nines at all moments, but she pulled herself together and her presentation to the world was like, ‘I’ve got my stuff together.’ But it’s a good lesson as a young person: It doesn’t matter what’s going on in your life, but you’ve got to show your best self to the world.”

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