High fashion took center stage recently at the 69th Venice Film Festival, but stars got style nods for what they were wearing off the red carpet as well. Among them was Naomi Watts. From the moment she stepped off the gondola at the Hotel Excelsior, the Australian actress was nothing but chic.
Watts, who stars in the upcoming film “The Impossible,” was photographed arriving in black skinny jeans, a plain white tee, short boots, a beige blazer, straw fedora and bright purple sunglasses. It was perfect summer-to-fall transition wear — light layers and sun-friendly accessories.
Watts’ outfit was full of staples that will work in almost any season, and a similar look can be assembled for anyone on a budget.
For a pair of wear-anywhere jeans, check out Old Navy’s women’s rock-star super skinny jeans for $32.50. The brand Everlane offers a great plain white tee (Ryan pocket tee) for $25 at Everlane.com. The Coconuts cannon boots, $69.50 at Swell.com, can work with pants during the fall and dresses come springtime. And when it starts to get chilly, the American Apparel unisex blazer for $88 can be an easy additional layer.
Watts’ purple glasses are a playful way to add color to an ensemble. For a similar pair, consider the Panama sunglasses from Urbanoutfitters.com for $16 — and stay clear of the sun’s rays in a straw fedora from Wet Seal for $3.
Watts’ outfit could benefit from some simple, elegant accessories. For a necklace you can wear with a plain white tee or for a night out, get the Ashlyn by Whitley Designs necklace for $56.
Each of these finds will keep you stylish throughout the year for less than $100.