Bold, edgy and fearless: Angelina Jolie’s style statement
Angelina Jolie has always been unabashed about whatever she has done. She has held her head high without flinching or batting an eyelid. A certain amount of fearlessness and a distinctly daring personality are attributes which have made her stand out from a lot of other celebrities. Her style very closely reflects her personality. A tempestuous wild-child at heart, always, the woman has worn her heart on her sleeve, quite literally. Angelina Jolie’s initial couple of red carpet entrances were with her father, Jon Voight. She had accompanied him, swathed in white lace and frills. But even on baby Jolie, one could make out the fact that she was not really very comfortable wearing what she was wearing. As she started to grow up, Jolie’s style started forming more shape and character. The teenager started getting attracted to the colour black, a love which she has still carried on, to this day. Her edgy, turbulent life was echoed in the kinds of clothes she wore. She was always the punk girl with the tattoos and the wild hair, and she coupled this look with clothes which reflected her state of mind. Dark colour T-shirts, leather pants and scruffy shoes, she was very heavily influenced by gothic styles. When she married Jonny Lee Miller in 1996, she wore a white tee, and rubber pants in black, for the wedding. On her t-shirt, she had her husband’s name written with blood. Her style, however, started evolving. While she retained her love for the colour black, and darker shades in general, she grew up gracefully, and with more exposure, she started tweaking her style around a bit. However, what is most laudable is the fact that despite having evolved, she has never really given up her individual sense of style. A signature remains, which is very distinctly, hers. She has always stuck to solid colours, and apart from slight instances, Jolie does not usually go in for patterns and other forms of designs. The single, solid colour is what she loves to carry off. Jolie is also a minimalist when it comes to jewellery. Her clothes are all signature clothes, more often than not, in dark shades, and she does not accessorize unless absolutely necessary. She has also managed to not look boring while sticking to black all the time. This is because, Jolie’s figure is something which can hold up a number of cuts and styles. She experiments a lot with such things, and of late, her style has become much more chic and sophisticated than it used to be. She is also one of the few women who dare to bare, but who do not make it look like meaningless skin-show. Her intense personality and the almost challenging aura about her make her look gutsy and bold instead of crass and tawdry. Her thigh-high slit on the black Versace gown she wore to the 2012 Academy Awards did not lead to raised eyebrows as much as awed adoration. But Jolie’s style is constantly evolving, and she keeps surprising her fans with her clothes. They most definitely reflect her mood, and they always reflect her personality. No matter what she wears, its the way she carries it off which makes all those pieces of clothing so special.