Tuesday, May 6, 2008

What's simple is true


She had, of course, the hair; but I think that it was her effortlessness as a comedian that made Rachel Green so lovable. You never noticed Jennifer Aniston being charming or hilarious or deeply touching. She just was. In fact, we didn't realize the depth of our love for her until there she was in ''The One With the Prom Video,'' pressed against us in perhaps the world of sitcom's most perfectly passionate kiss. Well, pressed against Ross, but no matter — we were just as smitten. I can remember being a little copycat at 14 years old, replicating exact outfits that Rachel wore on Friends. A little white v-neck top with a short black skirt and black chunky heeled loafers was one of my favourite looks at that time.

Jennifer Aniston has become a style icon for a lot of women these days because she conveys a minimal, streamlined, casual look. Her strength, I believe, is that she knows what suits her, and she wears it well. From city shorts with teetering espadrilles, to tailored Galliano suits with oversized accessories; from jersey dresses with knee high boots, to streamlined, neutral coloured gowns with super-straight or beachy waved locks, Jennifer exudes a classic, conservative and yet individualistic style that is so superstar and yet so achievable for the average copycat.


She has a fashion sense that is very accessible. The thing that sets Jennifer Aniston apart from most of the other female celebrities is her natural beauty. Jen looks better in a pair of jeans and a tank top than most celebrities in a designer skirt, halter and heels. She downplays her style because she wants to be classic, she wants her natural beauty to overpower her makeup, clothes and hair. The result? Jennifer ends up looking beautiful all the time.



**Photos are not property of Work In Progress. All images in this post have been taken from various websites and stockpiled in the "style" archives over the years. If your photo has not been credited and you would like it to be, please e-mail me.**

7 comments:

Alicia said...

You always pick the best pictures for your posts like this. I think Jennifer Aniston is so beautiful and I love her laid back style.
Sweet post!

J said...

This time I just gotta say... Nope. Rachel dresses better than Jennifer. I think All-American is boring. :/

- J @ Hollow-Star.nt

Jennifer Stoddart said...

I had a feeling that you'd hate this post, J. :P

Keira-Anne said...

You basically stole the words from my mouth. I adore Jennifer Aniston.

Raul said...

What Keira-Anne said. I adore Jennifer Aniston too. I am not exactly sure what was Brad Pitt thinking.

Phaedra said...

I've always though Jennifer A had an innate sense of style. She is defiantely a natural beauty. First brad Pitt, and now I hear she is 'canoodling' with John Mayer. Lucky lady.

Melissa and Chris said...

LOVE her! Ever since Gary would straighten my hair "to look like Jen's"...I've felt a special connection ;-)