Hands up if you’ve noticed Jennifer Aniston is morphing into Justin Theroux. Yep, us too. Ever since the pair started dating earlier this year, there's no ignoring that they’ve taken to dressing like identikit twins. As The Cut puts it, Jen’s ‘love life seems to be defining her wardrobe in unexpected and hipster ways’ – and we like.
Of course, Jennifer’s signature fashion formula has never been of the ground-breaking, risk-taking variety. On the streets of sunny California, her typical combo is a simple vest + belted jeans + pashmina scarf (yawn). For smarter events, her go-to outfit is a safe-and-prim shift dress (boresville). And if we see her swathed in one more black floor-sweeper, we just might cry.
Then Jen met Justin. All of a sudden, the actress was cracking out cuter, more playful and (gasp!) BRIGHTER frocks, accessorised with a beaming smile and a flash of ample cleavage or slender thigh. Wayheey! Indeed, it was just yesterday that Grazia Daily was swooning at the sight of her wearing a plunging metallic dress more daring than her usual fare. Are Justin’s hipster ways influencing the American sweetheart, we wondered.
All evidence points to yes – and the transformation isn’t just for the red carpet. The look-a-like lovebirds have been spotted strolling through New York City in slouchy jeans, coordinated aviator sunnies, lace-up boots and matchy-matchy biker jackets. Gone is the glossy and groomed LA girl and in her place is a cooler, more rugged Manhattanite. See the rocker-inspired wrist full of chunky accessories and the new penchant for leather, Kate Moss-esque fedoras and raunchy black lace, par exemple. The 42-year-old even got her FIRST EVER TATTOO this summer to match her heavily-inked beau. Need we say more?
So we want to hear your thoughts on Jennifer’s hipster evolution. Is she getting edgier by morphing into her man or is it just plain creepy? Could His & Hers wardrobes make Justifer (Jestin, Justinnifer?) the new celebrity power couple? Might this mean endless rounds of Who Wore It Best for us fash watchers? Here's hoping! One thing’s for sure, the Beckhams had better watch out…
by Jessica Vince