Celebrity Style Deconstructed: Jennifer Aniston

With her American classic style, it’s no wonder that Jennifer Aniston is America’s sweetheart. No one makes the red carpet look as effortless as she does, and while some criticize her for rarely changing up her look, she knows that if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. That’s why, year after year, Aniston shows up on every best dressed list. Want to capture her signature simple style? Us, too. Here are the tricks we discovered for imitating Jen’s amazing looks.

Jennifer Aniston Style Deconstructed

1. When in Doubt, Wear Black

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Black, nude, black and nude: if you’ve seen a recent photo of Jen, there’s a 90 percent chance she was wearing one of these three. Jen’s looks may be monochromatic, but they’re never dull. The gorgeous actress sticks with these hues because of their elegance, slimming abilities, and because nude looks so fantastic against her tan. Neutrals aren’t boring; they’re chic, not to mention totally unfussy.

black1 Celebrity Style Deconstructed: Jennifer Aniston 1. Diesel Jeans, $55, YOOX
2. Woven Shift Dress, $70, LOFT

2. Slimming Skirts

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The 42-year old has a figure most 22-year-olds envy, so why not show it off? Jen’s slimming sheath dresses and pencil skirts elongate her body and flaunt her thin frame. They’re also uber classy.

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5.  Maggie London Tweed Dress, $50, Nordstrom Celebrity Style Deconstructed: Jennifer Aniston Rack
6. Gazar Doupioni Pencil Skirt, $119, Talbots

3. Strappy Sandals

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We’re going to go out on a limb and make a bold statement here: Angelina Jolie may be one of the most beautiful women in the world, but Jennifer Aniston has better legs. Tan and svelt, her gams are her favorite asset to show off, which she accomplishes through short, slimming skirts and strappy sandals. Jen’s demure nude heels make her legs look endless, because the visual line follows from the bottom of her hem to the tip of her toes.

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7. B.P. Platinum Twirl Sandal, $60, Nordstrom
8. Via Spiga Mystery Sandal, $99, DSW

4. Feminine, not girly garments

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Never one to fall for the frilly, dysfunctional garments most fashionistas gravitate to, Jen keeps her look ultra fem anyway by choosing figure-flattering garments in womanly fabrics. Soft and shiny, Jen’s clothes look touchable and sexy while displaying her figure in a way that’s never over-the-top.

feminine Celebrity Style Deconstructed: Jennifer Aniston9. Tab Sleeve Shirt Dress, $40, The Limited
10. Ultimate White Skinny Jean, $89.50, Banana Republic

5. Elegant Accessories

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A belt (the kind that actually holds up your pants), sunnies, a scarf, maybe a necklace– these are the accessories the California girl is never seen without. Not some gaudy, cinched-at-the-waist belt, Jen likes a simple leather belt at her hips. And forget the giant sunglasses, Jen prefers less trendy aviators. Like everything else she wears, Jen’s accessories are ageless, nearly timeless and elegant, yet casual.

shades belt Celebrity Style Deconstructed: Jennifer Aniston 11. Bedstu Lip Belt, $48, Zappos
12. Gold Aviator Sunglasses, $28, Topshop