With her keen eye for style; the Oscar award-winning actress, producer and mother of three, launched her online store, Dapper James was introduced in May at Draperjames.com, selling out many dress styles almost immediately. In early October, the company announced it had raised $10 million in venture capital for expansion, and later this month, a flagship bricks-and-mortar store is to open in Nashville, where Witherspoon grew up and owns a home.
Draper James is a retail brand focusing on fashion, accessories, and home decor with the main influence on the line being Reese’s heritage of the south. With pieces such as the “Totes Y’all” tote bag the collection definitely has some southern charm to it.
Draper James is about “traditions and things that touch your heart,” says Witherspoon. So how can you achieve Reese’s style without the budget of a successful movie star/ producer/ entrepreneur?
We share three styles of Reese’s which you can easily put together yourself:
Reese has been quoted in saying she isn’t a fan of pants, as she is only 5’2 and they make her look shorter, so she sticks to dresses. Plus she likes the femininity and versatility of a dress. We have pulled together a gorgeous outfit featuring a pretty blue and white floral Review dress and comfortable, practical heels. Of course, you need beautiful underwear underneath to finish off the perfect outfit (even if no one else sees what is underneath, you will still gain the added ‘feel good’ effect of wearing french lingerie).
With running a production company and business meetings for Draper James, Reese knows how to look the part of a successful woman. Pencil skirts are a flattering fit for nearly all body types. Mid-thigh to knee length skirts look great on shorter women, whereas mid length works better for taller women.
We love the gorgeous blue floral pencil skirt teamed with a smart navy top for classic styling. The stunning fuscia heels add a pop of colour, while the gorgeous pink Kate Spade handbag will add style and designer sophistication to any outfit.
Casual StyleFrom running errands to mummy duties, Reese has a smart, classic style when it comes to her casual look and is envied for her casual chic outfits.
Reese loves 7/8 or 3/4 length jeans, especially in white, which lengthens her legs. White jeans provide a smart alternative to regular blue jeans and looks fantastic with everything from heels to flats, tshirt or blouses or even adding a blazer for added style.
Being a southern girl, Reese loves her reds, whites and blues especially nautical style pieces like striped tops.
We have chosen a great quality French connection linen stripe tee with white jeans from Trenery (I have three pairs of these jeans. They are incredibly comfortable and range in size from an 8 through to 18. The jeans also have a flattering mid rise with a bit of stretch for added comfort). The gorgeous flats are by Hush Puppies in a gorgeous coral colour with gold detail. The Oroton handbag in a neutral colour will go with any outfit.
What do you think of Reese’s style or the outfits we put together?