As we worked on our What Would She Wear: Gwyneth Paltrow story, we knew that finding the right mix of fashion-forward pieces and clean classics was of paramount importance. We chose an Anna Sui dress with a striking print for the outfit's main focal point, and then added an impeccably cut black windbreaker and a standout pair of four-inch platform wedges. Paltrow rarely wears extraneous bits (no over-accessorizing for her), so we kept the rest of the look relatively simple and pretty pared down. We also included one of our new favorite beauty products-Posietint-a petal pink cheek and lip stain that will give your skin a gorgeous Paltrow-like glow.
1. Steve Madden Bdoc Bag ($54.99)
Paltrow's a bit of a wild card when it comes to bags, but we think she'd approve of this Pierre Hardy-inspired tote. The black-and-white patent leather looks sharp while the roomy dimensions allow for lots of gear (scripts, sippy cups, whatever).
2. Vena Cava Ferrari Jacket ($375)
In theory, a cropped windbreaker with an elastic waist sounds like a bad eighties fashion choice, but Vena Cava's version is actually divine. The little details, like perfectly cropped sleeves and subtle ruffle across the bodice, turn this lightweight jacket into a must-buy piece.
3. Anna Sui Deco Print Dress ($332)
Paltrow knows how to effectively use a print, so we have a hunch she'd flip for this black-and-white silk Anna Sui dress. The stark palette shows off the gorgeous deco print and the kimono-style sleeves drape gorgeously.
4. Benefit Cosmetics posietint ($28)
The recent debut of posietint-a new, lighter, pinky version of our beloved benetint-was met with cheers at the WhoWhatWearDaily.com office. The soft shade is perfect for fair faces and we think it would beautifully compliment Paltrow's complexion.
5. Eley Kishimoto Sunglasses ($220)
Paltrow knows the power of a good oversized pair of sunglasses, in fact, she's rarely seen outside without them. These large cream frames by the London-based brand will provide ample protection from the paparazzi, sun, or whatever you're hiding from.
6. Calvin Klein Salena Sandals ($130)
As her recent press appearances prove, Paltrow loves statement shoes. Recently she's been spotted in gorgeous patent Loubis, a killer pair of black lace Giuseppe Zanotti pumps with a seven-inch heel, and scads of heavenly gladiators. We think these four-inch strappy wedges are in perfect keeping with her shoe style and the moderate price is in keeping with most budgets.
7. Topshop Square Stone Faceted Ring ($20)
We've noticed that Paltrow is judicious when it comes to jewelry and often limits herself to one significant piece. This chunky ring is a nice blend of gothic and girly and just the sort of bauble she'd pick.