Do you plan to make any new year’s resolutions in 2021? [insert sarcastic chuckle] Given what 2020 has in store, it might be better to give up on learning Russian, completing a marathon, or finishing Infinite Jest. Instead, let’s concentrate on something that we can achieve no matter what the year brings, shall we? Like this: [Margot Robbie] up your game.
To be clear, we understand you probably don’t have many red carpet appearances on the horizon (and she presumably doesn’t either). So it’s not so much about emulating Robbie’s A-list appearance as it is about channeling her attitude. The actress, who has appeared in films such as Wolf of Wall Street, I, Tonya, and Mary Queen of Scots, has established herself as one of Hollywood’s most bold and unexpected dressers in recent years. You must now master the fun, energy, and pure delight of dressing up.
Robbie always seems like she’s having fun in whatever she’s wearing, whether it’s a feathered Miu Miu gown, a fluffy Rodarte gown, or a high couture Chanel gown (she is a Chanel ambassador), despite the fact that her affinity for spotless white gowns must come with a certain amount of pressure. Curveball accessories are also part of her repertoire, as seen by the bright pink opera gloves she wore to the 2020 Birds of Prey premiere with a black Dries Van Noten gown. Another frequent motif is corsages. Look at how fearless she is to embrace a theme: on the 2019 press and premiere tour for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Robbie reimagined the ’60s Sharon Tate feel. And brave is the lady who pairs a white vest top with a dramatic Dries Van Noten peplum skirt on the red carpet, which she did earlier this year.
If all of that seems like a lot of work, consider how Robbie was sporting some of 2020’s surprise hero pieces long before lockdown struck and the rest of us received the message. Her wardrobe includes knit dresses, Zoom collars, fancy PJ sets, and cardigans. She wore a fitted jacket with (what appeared to be) nothing on her bottom half during a Calvin Klein presentation in 2018 — the archetypal waist-up outfit.
Robbie’s even proven that leggings (Chanel, obviously) can be upgraded by pairing them with tailoring or wearing them under skirts. You’re too lazy to change out of your exercise clothes? Wear under a bright patterned coat, like Robbie does, for the ultimate distraction. Plus, demonstrating she’s still the down-to-earth gal who loves a night out at Clapham’s Infernos, Robbie isn’t afraid to wear high-street, as seen by the camel Mango coat she wore earlier this year.
Let’s take a brief detour to her no-fuss hair for a bit. Robbie is known for her boho hairstyles, which include disheveled waves, sloppy buns, top knots, and loose plaits (add bows, chandelier earrings and neck scarves like if you want to dial up the drama a bit). That, on second thought, could be a good resolve for next year: less work, greater effect.
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