Steal This Look

Get Eva Mendes' classic look with picks from Jones New York, Piperlime, Pitaya and more

HIGH CLASS:  Ah, Venice…Placid canals, breathtaking architecture and sunsets that last for days.  Eva Mendes captured the spirit of a classic muse on her stop in this romantic Italian city for the 66th Venice Film Festival in September with a timeless, feminine look.

It begins with a simple dress made stunning with the addition of a skinny, waistline-slimming belt.  Get the look with this belted number from Jones New York ($140), which will take you from fall to winter to spring.  We also love Ann Taylor LOFT’s Animal Ikat Print Dress ($49.99), which brings a sophisticated pattern to the party.  Finally, the Storm-of-Shapes Dress ($79.95) by Anthropologie features an embellished sash and shorter skirt for a playful riff on the theme.

STEP TO IT:  Eva’s strappy heels set off her style while keeping things classy, and you can do the same with the vintage-inspired Daria pump ($198) by Via Spiga from Piperlime.  These double buckle Mary Janes with a 4” heel would do double-duty under a pair of wide-leg jeans for a more casual look.  You also can’t go wrong with the Naturalizer Princeton ($69) from Dillard’s.  In brown and bronze, they’re neutral, but certainly not boring.

DAINTY DETAILS:  Complete your Old-Hollywood-Meets-Venice look with a simple daytime clutch.  We love the options at Express (most under $30), many of which feature thoughtful embellishments and unique textures.  In the jewelry department, keep it sleek with a bangle from Bendel’s (prices vary), and maybe add a sparkling rhinestone ring ($12) from Pitaya at cocktail hour.  (Hey, even classy ladies like a bling.)

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