7 Times Reese Witherspoon Wore Draper James, Convincing Us All To Shop her Clothing Line
There’s no doubt that one lady has this whole sweet and stylish thing down pat. Reese Witherspoon is on the cover of Southern Living, so I’d say that makes it pretty official that she’s a Southern style star. She’s been a hit in movies (I mean who doesn’t love Elle Woods), but with her Draper James clothing line, she’s given us even more awesome talent to love. In her interview with the magazine, she opens up about the inspirations and values behind her successful clothing line and, as you might have guessed, the reasons Draper James came to be are absolutely adorable.
Even the brand’s name is super significant to Witherspoon, as it's for her grandparents. “My grandmother, Dorothea, was so elegant. She didn’t have a lot of dresses or anything, but she always looked put together. She’d say, ‘If you look good, you feel good,’” Witherspoon told Southern Living.
The idea for the successful brand didn’t just happen overnight, though. This has been in the plans for a while, and even though the busy actress and mom currently has her hands full, the timing was right for this latest business venture.
“There is so much growth in the South. Every time I come back to Nashville, there is a new restaurant or another amazing museum or another music club, and I thought, 'Wouldn’t it be interesting if someone could tap into those traditions that we grew up with?'" Witherspoon explained. "Southern women are very fashionable. They read Elle and Vogue, but I don’t think anyone’s catering to us in the way we love — grandmother’s pearls with modern clothes.”
She’s really mastered the modern Southern belle with this clothing line and given women (not just from the South) something covetable. Don’t believe me? Here are seven times Witherspoon wore the brand herself that are all the convincing you could ever need.
1. When In Rome
When in Rome, dress so well that you distract from the art.
2. Stripes And Florals
Why not make your stripes floral-patterned? It really is the best of both worlds.
3. Summertime Perfection
Sunnies and a sundress from Draper James? Sounds heavenly.
4. Tropical Colors
You can add a little something extra to your wardrobe with bright tropical colors.
5. Gingham Is A Must
Go with Gingham. It's a Southern staple.
6. A Little Lace
Just a dab will do.
7. Polka Dots
You can't claim to be chic without some polka dots in your closet.
Even you Northerners have to admit that this stuff is pretty charming.