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Hollywood Inspo: Charlize Theron

From the shores of South Africa to the streets of Los Angeles, Charlize Theron’s style is worth emulating

Mother, actress and philanthropist Charlize Theron is known for her multifaceted career in the entertainment industry, and when she’s not starring in award-winning films,
the South African-born star is out on the streets of Los Angeles rocking chic ensembles coveted by many. While her fashion choices have remained consistent throughout the years, a subtle change in the way she styles her outfits has become noticeable. Still, there are a few items that remain a staple in the star’s wardrobe. Whether she’s on Hollywood Boulevard or elegantly sashaying down the red carpet at the premiere of one of her Oscar-nominated films, Charlize won’t be caught dead in an outfit that does not accentuate her silhouette. One of her go-to high-end fashion pieces is a figure-fitting dress paired with statement earrings.
Where to buy it: Foschini offers a wide selection of evening dresses suitable for every occasion. Go for statement jewellery to finish off your look. American Swiss and Sterns have the best range available at affordable prices.
Tip: For a flattering look, dress according to the shape of your body. But if you are opting for a statement outfit, take care not to over-accessorise. Remember, less is more.

Over the years, Charlize has starred in many award-winning films that required her to transform into character both psychologically and physically. Whether it be a full face of make-up or prosthetics, these transformations take a toll on your skin, but Charlize shows no signs of breakouts or damage. Her secret? A good skincare regimen. As a busy mom of two, Charlize has admitted to focusing most of her skincare efforts on a good night-time routine, which includes using a serum, eye cream and really good moisturiser. When she’s dashing out for the school drop-off, she keeps it simple with a quick wash followed by SPF 30 sunscreen.
Where to buy it: Head on over to for a selection of products from a wide range of beauty and skincare brands. With so much variety, you are sure to find something that suits the needs of your skin as well as your budget.

Charlize’s signature minimalistic make-up look accentuates her natural beauty without looking cakey. While the starlet may have a glam team on call to help her achieve her red-carpet beauty looks, it’s simple enough for you to try at home.
Get the look: For the best results when applying make-up, ensure that you moisturise and prime beforehand. This will prevent the make-up from flaking and cracking.

Throughout the decade, we’ve seen Charlize’s hairstyles range from platinum blonde and jet black, to shoulder-length and her more recent pixie cut – all of which form a cohesive, well put-together look for each season. She has a clear sense of what works for her!
Tip: If you’re considering a home-dye job, test the colour on a few hidden hairs first. If you’re happy with the result, you’re good to go.

Charlize loves a good pair of sandal-style heels, which she usually sports in black. The styles she opts for usually accentuate and elongate her legs, adding to her elegant looks.
Tip: Black shoes provide the illusion of a slimmer foot.
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