Get the look: Susan Sarandon

Jenessa Williams

Steal the style of this iconic actress...

At 72 years of age, Susan Sarandon’s style and beauty regime is something we want to be a part of. Known for stellar roles in projects as diverse as The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Thelma and Louise and more recently, The Death and Life of John F. Donovan, she has never looked anything less than flawless. From her red hair to her maximalist jewellery, find out how to get her look on a budget below. 

 

Blue bombshell

To promote her latest project Bombshell: The story of Hedy Lamarr, Sarandon donned a statement suit, remarkably similar to this season’s Next number (£50 jacket, £28 trousers) with a French Connection blouse (£19). 

To take yours from officewear to evening, don a pair of smart-casual brogues (Timberland, £56), jazzed up with the Hickies Lacing System (£13), ideal for those who don’t like the hassle of traditional laces. 

Finish off with delicate silver hoop earrings (£22, Oliver Bonas) and a slick of Clinique’s Dramatically Different Lipstick in ‘Rosette’ (£20)—with a pearlescent centre, it contours the lips to create the appearance of a fuller, glossy pout.

 

An Autumnal Heart 

Burnt orange isn’t just for Halloween—add to your Autumn wardrobe with a flowing blouse (£17.99, New Look), worn loosely over pinstripe trousers (£39.50, Marks & Spencer). If you’re blessed with her beautiful colouring, tame auburn brows with the Anastasia Beverly Hills all-in-one pencil and brow brush (£24).

Susan Sarandon is no stranger to accessories—mimic her "more is more" approach by layering finer jewellery (£35, Goldsmiths) with trend-led bangle stacks (£12, Accessorize) to keep costs down. Finish things off with a quirky necklace—an alternative to the traditional loveheart, this anatomically accurate version makes quite the statement for £355 (Wolf & Badger). 

 

Back to the 80s

Colour has no age limit, and nothing says fun more than Sarandon’s quirky take on 80s style. If a full boilersuit is a step too far, try layering up red dungarees (£160, Alexa Chung) with an old t-shirt, then throw on a simple bomber jacket (£25, Workwear Express). Patches never go out of style—don’t be afraid to express yourself with your own iron-on favourites such as this Simpsons pack from etsy (£4). 

There are a lot of statement pieces in this look, but the pièce de résistance title is taken by the shoes—a surprisingly versatile gold glitter pair of Dr Martens, which will take you right through Christmas party season and beyond (£115). 

 

All White on the Night

Although it's a brave shade for potentially clumsy wearers, white is very much worth the risk this upcoming party season. Our alternative from Closet London (£85) featuring a flattering cinched belt and tapered leg, pairs wonderfully with cream heels (£22, ASOS) and a mock-croc clutch bag (£95, Aspinal). 

Soften the white with an off-cream trench coat (£295, Reiss) to contrast against Sarandon’s signature red locks. For a low maintenance, eco-friendly alternative to the normal box dye, Lush’s Rouge Henna (£11.25) will perk up dullened red or brown hair and add a glossy shine. 

 

Louise Lookalike

Fancy dress season may have passed, but there is still plenty of reason to channel your inner Thelma and Louise with a sartorial take on Sarandon’s iconoclastic character. 

An embroidered blouse (£24.99, H&M) and "mom" jeans (£36, Miss Selfridge) are easy, stylish options for errands or school runs, but take things into the weekend with a silky headscarf (£9.99, Zara), chic slip ons (£69, Clarks) and cat eye sunglasses (£18, Weekday). Let’s not forget the stack of rings either—H&M sell a pack of 25 for just £12.99. With winter approaching, it may also be worth stashing a coat under your bonnet...