Get the look: Sandra Bullock
Star of Miss Congeniality, Crash and the upcoming Ocean’s 8, it’s a wonder that Sandra Bullock has any time to get dressed at all. Favouring simple tailoring and sophisticated easy-to-wear, Bullock’s wardrobe is perfect for a mid-season shake up. Follow our guide to some of her classic looks below
Navy never goes out of style and is the perfect gown to have in your closet ready for weddings, office parties and formal events.
A flattering alternative to Bullock’s show-stopping satin outfit is a soft chiffon dress from House of Fraser with a beaded top, available for just £70.
The blue pairs wonderfully with Opi’s Infinite Shine Polish (£13), and icy silver accessories in the form of a sweetie bracelet (Links of London, £195), diamond cluster earrings (The Diamond Store, £275) and delicate sandals (Topshop, £36).
To finish the look, a sleek hairdo is a dramatic essential—define curls with John Frieda’s Frizz Ease (£7.99) and tame loose ends with L’Oreal’s Sleek Serum (£5.99).
50 Shades of beige
Far from pale and un-interesting, beige or taupe are wonderful summer shades to show off a tan in a way that is more wearable than white. This looks works best with soft, comfortable layers—a smart lace skirt (JD Williams, £65) is the perfect balance to a more low-key jumper (H&M, £24.99).
Touches of gold bring out the warm tones in the skin without being too flashy—a cage bracelet (Karen Millen, £85) and chain handbag (Kate Spade, £140) are just the ticket.
In terms of make-up, Sandra Bullock wouldn’t be without her groomed eyebrows and subtle lipstick, and neither should you; Maybelline’s Mastershape Brow Pencil is just £2.49 and Mac’s crème sheen lipstick’s are £17.50. We love the shade “shy girl”—a nude coral with a semi gloss finish.
Red Letter day
Suiting doesn’t have to be neutral—show off some personality with a bold colour. Red is a great way to make a statement, modernized for this season with a cropped-length trouser and double-breasted jacket.
Our pick is £480 from Sandro Paris, but there’s an array of mix-and-match options on the high street in a variety of hues.
A black deep-cut boot (Debenhams, £95), cami vest (Wallis, £12.80) and box bag (Stradivarius, £17.99) let the red do the talking, and allow feminine accessories to shine—a slender bangle from Tiffany Co. (£135), and a St. Christopher pendant from Chained & Able (£18.50).
When it comes to summer holidays, you simply can’t beat a pair of white jeans. Sandra’s choice are the perfect guide to the shape you should be looking for- straight legged rather than skinny, and paired with a darker top to lessen the concerns over stains or spills.
Our choice of jeans is just £40 from Weekday, and looks great with the Greek-influenced blouse from Fat Face (£40).
Keep out the sun with a classic pair of Aviator glasses (£14) and Gladiator sandals (Jill Sander, £530). If the weather is really intense, and invisible bobble will be your new best friend—just £4 and perfect for putting your hair up without creating any dreaded kinks or tangles.
Kaftan styles are huge for this season, stylized as blouses and dresses for a go-to summer look.
We’ve found the perfect alternative to Bullock’s at Zara for just £29.99, which coordinates well with a pair of leggings and jeans (and our Gold caged heels, £30 from Very) for a more street-appropriate look.
For summer, dewy, low-key make-up should be your muse. Iconic London’s Illuminator (£32) brings out the natural sparkle in your skin, while Tom Ford’s Nail Polish in Toasted Sugar (£29.50) adds just the right amount of flush to your fingers and toes.
For brunettes like Sandra, keep your colour bright with Wella’s Colour Recharge —a gentle conditioner that maintains shine and intensity (£5.99).