This Means Fashion.

I can name 3 good reasons why you should watch This Means War: Tom Hardy, Chris Pine and fashion. If the men weren’t eye candy enough, Lauren (played by Reeese Witherspoon) has one amazing sense of style and each outfit is as appealing to the eye as are Chris Pine’s baby blues.

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Lauren is a professional woman and she makes sure to dress like it. This brown tie dress and burgundy purse is an interesting combination that I normally wouldn’t have thought of, but it works! Combining colors in the same palette is a great way to match without using complimentary colors.

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You all know how I feel about a good red dress. It pops and is perfect for day time as well as night. This fitted t-shirt style dress is great for a date when you don’t want to seem too overdressed. Zippers always add a casual funky aspect to a piece (but you want to make sure to not overdo them either). 

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My favorite look of the entire movie: this white lace dress, with a navy blazer and nude pumps. Navy and nude is probably my favorite color combination of all time and the white lace adds a feminine, sophisticated touch. This look is appropriate for a date, or even a bigger event like a christening or engagement party.

 

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I love how she can have such different looks in this movie. From cute and sweet to ultra sexy, this look definitely fits in the latter categorie. A short leather black skirt with a sheer black top demonstrates confidence and is a sure fire bet to impress your date. Also, you can never go wrong with the classic black Christian Louboutin shoes (with a slingback twist)!

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Lauren demonstrates here that brown and black do in fact go well together. A simple black tank and black pants with a dark brown biker jacket makes her look like a CIA agent herself. Opting for a brown jacket instead of the typical black breaks down the color scheme without making anything stand out too much.

No doubt about it Lauren covered all bases of fashion from cute and feminine to sexy and sultry. She demonstrated that bold colors and simple cuts with no patterns can still make a strong statement. She clearly had taste when it came to clothes, and men! And I won’t be spoiling as to who she chooses at the end of the movie, that’s something you’ll have to find out for yourself!

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This Means Style­.

Let me just start off by saying that it’s pretty obvious why you should watch This Means War. With no words needed, I will simply state my argument with this one picture:

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How can you say no to watching a movie like this, with 2 leading men who look like that? All jokes aside (although that wasn’t entirely a joke), this movie was surprisingly pleasant. It has a bit of everything: humour, love, suspence and fashion. The very lucky Lauren (played by the adorable Reese Witherspoon) is pursued by two gorgeous CIA operatives, who happen to be best friends. Lauren decides to play the field a bit and date both of them at the same time. While she is having (what I can only imagine to be) the time of her life, she is dressed the part of a wanted woman. From beginning to end her style remains feminine with bold colors and simple cuts.

 

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On her first date with the swoon-worthy Tuck (played by Tom Hardy) she decided to be the southern belle she truly is and  pair a cute mini navy dress with red peep-toe heels. This is great for an early supper because although still appealing to the eye, the ruffles on the dress suggest a more innocent daytime approach.

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For her first date with FDR (played by the very charming Chris Pine), Lauren took a completely different direction and went for the sexy/sultry look. There is just something so mysterious and enticing about wearing black on black. She matched her Hervé Leger dress with a smokey eye and to add the slightest of pop color, she wore my dream shoe:  black Louboutin peep-toe pumps.

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This character is biased towards simple styles and bold colors. This outfit is no exception. This adorable red, slightly over-the-knee wrap dress is perfect for the office at work, but the bubbly sleeves  add femininity to the cut and make it great for a night out for supper.

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If you don’t know how popular denim shirts are nowadays, then you haven’t entered a mall in a while! Denim tops have broken the mold and are now accepted in society. They go great with jeans(different color prefarably), regular pants and skirts (my favorite combination is a denim top with my red pants or skirt).

Stay tuned for Wednesday’s post on the second part of Lauren’s style review from This Means War. Until then enjoy your evening while popping some popcorn and dancing to “This is how we do it” from Montell Jordan (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hiUuL5uTKc) like Lauren did, in a very comfortable looking oversized grey grandfather sweater.

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