When it comes to fashion, Gwyneth Paltrow is a pretty elusive chameleon, caught in daring couture one moment, and the next, in classic all-American wear. Whatever she's in, she's always prim, proper, and sleek: All of which describe Gwyneth Paltrow at the Power of Women Luncheon hosted by Variety, where she wore an all-white ensemble that was the epitome of elegant.
This outfit is exactly what I'd want to wear if I were ever invited to a luncheon (anyone out there hear me?) — it's chic, it's minimal, and above all, its classic. Plus, the skirt's slit adds just the right amount of sexy femininity that so many of us are always trying to accomplish. The top and skirt combo is actually made by Lady Gaga's stylist, Brandon Maxwell. Small world, huh?
This particular look was pulled from Maxwell's Spring/Summer 2016 ready-to-wear collection. Maxwell is pretty much a genius at creating elegant separates, and this one look was no exception. While on the runway, the model paired it with black pumps and pulled back hair, Paltrow went with nude Jimmy Choo pumps and center-parted, straight hair. Like Paris, Jimmy Choo is always a good idea. Paltrow kept the sophisticated look simple with a natural lip and a dark manicure.
Whoever said you can't wear white after Labor Day clearly hasn't seen the vision that is Paltrow in this gorgeous ensemble. Once again, Paltrow's sense of style hits it out of the park. Scroll through to see where you can shop these beautiful pieces.
1. The Most Versatile Top, Ever
Tibi Silk Crepe De Chine Turtleneck Top, $395, net-a-porter.com
This is the definition of a perfect top: versatile, clean, and just enough detail to make it interesting with the double-layer.
2. The Upgraded Basic
Eileen Fisher Silk Tee Plus Size, $138, shop.nordstrom.com
Everyone loves a good, reliable basic, but this long-sleeved tee is a jersey-knit and silk combo, making it the most comfortable top you'll ever wear.
3. This Flattering Skirt
Nicholas Bonded Poly Crepe Cross Over Skirt, $425, fwrd.com
Just think of how many brunches, parties, and showers you can wear this skirt to.
4. This Subtle Slit
Wayf Front Slit Pencil Skirt, $59, shop.nordstrom.com
With a slit that's a little more subtle, this skirt is more work/professional appropriate.
5. This Mesh Cut-Out Alternative
Charlotte Russe Plus Sized Mesh Cut-Out Pencil Skirt, $25.99, charlotterusse.com
What's equally as sexy as a slit? Mesh cut-outs.
6. These Suede Beauties
Steve Madden Varcity Pump, $90, nastygal.com
Again: timeless, elegant, and versatile. Can you go wrong with those things?
7. The Patent Version
Neevo Pointed Leather Court Shoes, $185, tedbaker.com
For when the rain hits, and you don't want to ruin your suede! Love the metal tips on these pumps, too.