The ever-cool, always fabulous Helen Mirren can never be accused of being boring with her fashion. The starlet will take on any trend her heart desires and never feels limited by her 73 years, nor should she. Ms Mirren knows how to dress for her shape, she keeps her cuts classic and is happy to push the envelope with the edgy looks and statement outerwear. Here, we’ve picked up on some patterns in her style that we think we can all take a cue from.
Never underestimate the power of a great neckline to make your look. These dresses wouldn’t be half as striking if it weren’t for their unusual necklines. Arms remain covered but Helen flaunts her decolletage and simultaneously elongates her neck. Topped off with a red lippy and a great cropped ‘do and we’re looking at a pro who knows how to achieve red carpet elegance.
A smart, casual and classic look is nailed when it has a little twist. These simple monochrome outfits are all beautiful and wearable but that little extra something is always added with Ms Mirren. Her all-white ensemble is topped off with some fun blue plaid ballet flats. A classic white shirt and jeans get a luxury update with a tweed biker jacket. And a very on-trend hair turban takes a power suit out of the boardroom and into the night like the queen of style this star is.
Sometimes, outerwear is all that matters. Confession: our favourite item of clothing is a jacket and we probably own a few too many. There is nothing better than wearing those trusted basics that you know fit you well and teaming it will a killer coat. Think of it as the finishing touch- you wouldn’t bake an amazing cake and put no effort into the icing. Great outwear is the icing, the cream, the cherry on top and sometimes the sprinkles too!
RAINS trench coat @ Farfetch $320 [Expensive but a bargain when compared to Helen’s $3K Burberry coat]
A touch of fur goes a long way. A lush fur stole is the perfect addition to an autumn/winter wardrobe. Team it with a fancy dinner look, or drape one over your shoulder to elevate a casual look. There are now many affordable faux fur options around which feel beautifully luxurious and you should definitely keep this item for life, it never dates.
Don’t “act your age”. Always have fun, never allow yourself to be put into a box based on a simple number. In fact, now more than ever, you’re in your prime to experiment. Curious about a bold colour for a while now? Have a shot! This stunning pink hair that Helen wore for a red carpet appearance was actually a temporary colour. Her light silver hair was the perfect base to add a non-permanent shade to but if you have dark hair we do recommend discussing the colour with your hairdresser first. And just have fun!