If you're wondering where Halle Berry has been hiding over the past several years while making the occasional film appearance, the jig is up: Berry has not only dedicated time to raising her family, she has also been prepping for her next great role as astronaut Molly Woods in the new sci-fi series Extant. No wonder the actress has kept a relatively low profile.
However, now that the series is making its debut, Berry is on the press circuit making sure Hollywood knows she is back and better than ever. This of course includes a killer new wardrobe, which she exhibited during an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Dressed to impress in a fitted, long-sleeve sheath frock with matching black patent pumps, the actress looks like she hasn't aged a day since appearing in her first film. Her classic pixie cut and an ear cuff as a cheeky accessory simply added to the modernity of the ensemble. So instead of reaching for bland pantsuit or beige shift the next time you're gearing up for an important interview, try rocking black and white with an idiosyncratic edge like Berry. Simply add on a beaming smile, and you may be mistaken for one of Hollywood's most archetypal powerhouses.
1. FITTED SHEATH DRESS
Halle Berry's dress achieves maximum elegance with its simple black and white palette, and its formfitting silhouette. To get a similar look on a smaller budget, try Pink Tartan's Colorblock Bodycon Dress.
2. PATENT PUMPS
A polished long-sleeve sheath deserves a pair of equally luxe heels. L.K. Bennett's Sledge Patent Round-Toe Platform Pumps are a favorite of Kate Middleton's, and add extra luster to your look with their patent finish.
3. EAR CUFF
Berry brings a subtle edge to her ladylike look by wearing a statement ear cuff. Get a similarly standout style with Erickson Beamon's Velocity Ear Crawlers.
4. Hair Pomade
Achieve a piecey affect reminiscent of Berry's signature chop with Aveda's Brilliant Anti-Humectant Pomade.
Images: Pink Tartan Colorblock Bodycon Dress, $395, shop.nordstrom.com; L.K. Bennett Sledge Patent Round-Toe Platform Pump, $350, neimanmarcus.com; Erickson Beamon Velocity Ear Crawlers, #315, shopbop.com; Aveda Brilliant Anti-Humectant Pomade, $23.30, amazon.com