While the style staples of holiday season do have their own kind of quaint charm—whether that’s eye-catching sequins and metallics for the office party, or chunky fair isle knits and novelty sweaters for Christmas Eve by the fireplace—it can be tricky to navigate them without veering into the realm of cliché. Thankfully, it appears Charlize Theron has an answer for that, and it’s all about keeping things simple.
Currently on the road promoting her latest film, Bombshell—the story of Fox News’s #MeToo scandal, in which she stars alongside Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie—Theron has been pulling out all the stops with both her glamorous gowns on the red carpet, but also in more casual looks while making the rounds of talk shows and press junkets. It helps, of course, that Theron’s long-standing relationship with Dior means she has full access to the house’s designs.
Yesterday, while stepping out in New York City, Theron put a more sophisticated spin on the classic festive tartan print. Rather than go overboard, she opted for a pair of cropped, perfectly cut wool trousers from Dior that she paired with a black sweatshirt featuring embellished shoulders. The overall effect was casual and comfortable, but firmly in the festive spirit, too. She also kept things clean and polished on the accessories front, sporting a pair of square-frame sunglasses, a gold pendant necklace, and a simple pair of black ankle boots. When wearing a bold seasonal print like tartan, Theron knows best: let your statement piece do all the talking.