Anne Hathaway in Los Angeles

Posted on January 31, 2014

We’re kinda loving the “soft butch” vibe her style has taken lately. The new stylist clearly came in with a plan.


Anne Hathaway out and about in Los Angeles, California carrying a Marni handbag. 

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Marni Resort 2014 Trunk Bag

Perhaps the idea is that she went a bit far in the princess-y direction for her Les Miz/Oscar poledance, causing a (to our way of thinking, WILDLY overstated) backlash against her.  We’re not entirely sure we can buy that as an explanation for the backlash (because come on: “It came twue!” was cringeworthy and always will be) but we do like the end result here. Anne has always subtly referenced classic film stars in her styling, having cycled through an obvious Audrey Hepburn phase and then really earning our love by briefly touching down in Liza-land during her “theater-geek cred” period, right after she cut off all her hair. For a while now, we’ve been wondering if she wasn’t deliberately channeling Jean Seberg in her style. This one’s so close that we have a hard time believing it’s not deliberate.

Anyway, she looks adorable and the boots are KILLA.




[Photo Credit: Chiva/,]

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  • sagecreek

    I want those boots!

    • scoobynacks

      It’s the 75th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz. Now I’m not saying we drop a house on her to get them, and Anne isn’t the Wicked Witch of the East. I’m just saying that those boots have special powers, and I’m totally up for prying them off her feet.

    • Trent

      Hell, I’m a guy, and even *I* want those boots. In fact, i love this entire look, (cropped) head to toe.

    • kimmeister

      They are the rare boots that some with mega calves like me could actually wear over pants!

      • quiltrx

        I was thinking the same…these might actually accommodate my (not mega, just fat) calves!

  • I will like to know more about those boots.

    I **need** to know more about those boots.


    • theporchlightson

      they look chanel-esque, but don’t take my word for it

      • bellafigura1

        They are in fact Chanel.

  • MilaXX

    LOVE the boots and really love her the short hair has been working for her lately. I can honestly say while I like Anne I did get tired of her during the Oscars pole dance. Wisely she took a little time off and I’m ready to like her again. Love this whole look.

    • mjude

      what ever MilaXX says today I agree. wow why does work have to get in the way of my TLO blog?

      • MilaXX

        Now I really have to check my typos!

  • Aidan B

    Love the boots! This is a great look for her.

  • KinoEye

    Fabulous. This is a great direction for her style and it suits her marvelously. Love it from head to toe.

  • Diego!

    I love this entire look! Especially those boots, which are beyond AMAZING! BUT, I must say, it’s time for her to let her hair grow. It’s already been more than a year with this haircut and it’s getting boring. Anne, dear, let it g(r)o(w).

    • Imasewsure

      I like the hair. Didn’t at first but I think she’s grown in to it

  • jtabz

    Y’all can fight over the boots. It’s the bag I’m after!

    • JulieTy

      I’m pretty sure that is a Marni bag (and a Vince top).

    • ChaquitaPhilly

      LOVE the bag!

    • Random Compliments

      Want the bag. NEED the bag.

  • ashtangajunkie

    Yep, love the boots, love the stripes, love the pixie. Not quite sure I’m ready to love the Hathaway yet though. I don’t hate her, but I wouldn’t mind a little more time away either.

  • Judy_S

    Wow, good call. I looked at those pictures and saw Jean Seberg. Not just the clothes, the meditative pout.

  • ScarlettHarlot

    She looks fantastic. I do love her more recent styling. I much prefer it to the twee princessy looks she was sporting last year.

  • Imasewsure

    Definitely see the Jean Seberg vibe here. Love all of it

  • Anna

    Love Breathless. Love Jean Seberg. All for Annie channeling her style.

  • sugarkane105

    I never knew I dress “soft butch.” This almost completely matches my outfit today (my boots are not nearly as cool!).

    • LP

      I had the same thought. Tim Gunn described it as “gamine,” I believe, but “soft butch” has a nice kick to it, too.

      • CelandineM

        Soft butch isn’t gamine. Switch the boots for a ballet flat and this look would be closer to gamine. Young Audrey Hepburn was the epitome of gamine, as was Jean Seberg whom TLo referenced.

    • leahpapa

      I had the exact same thought! My hair is even the same cut. I – cis, straight, white – asked a friend of mine who is queer, “Would you call me soft butch?” and she laughed in my face. (Though, in fairness, she said she’d go with “hard femme.”)

    • marlie

      Hahahaha, I just typed the same thing. We’re twinsies today!

    • Anathema_Device

      You and me both. I had to stop buying striped shirts and sweaters b/c it was getting kind of ridiculous.

    • I think it’s more her overall look lately, rather than this specific outfit. Her lady pants at a couple of events and so on.

  • LCTerrill

    Yes. I’ve been obsessed with Seberg for a few years; Annie could do worse than her for style inspiration.

    Gah! Can spring get here sooner so that I can bring the pixie back?!? Patience is hard, fellow BKs…

  • decormaven

    Those boots! She’s working this look well.

    • Rhonda Shore

      And the bag! Love the whole look.

  • Missy

    She looks adorable, but why is the boxy, semi-cropped sweater trend back? WHY?!

  • deelup

    I might actually be able to stand the sound of her voice again.

  • VioletFem

    Love this new look! It suits her so well.

  • Tracy_Flick

    Give me the boots and Helen Mirren’s coat, and no one gets hurt.

    • marlie

      Wouldn’t that be awesome, at the end of the day, put together a cohesive outfit from pieces of the celebrities’ outfits that have been posted that day?

      • kimmeister

        Sounds like a fun weekly challenge if there were a stylist competition reality show!

  • JasmineAM

    I still reeeeeeeally hate the hair. I love short hair, but she wasn’t meant to have it.

  • xmixiex

    Like most, hate the bag. Gramma purse.

  • Jacob Bowen

    Thank you Anne for coming back into our lives!!!!!! You have been sorely missed. “Soft Butch” is a GREAT descriptor and is definitely working for her!

  • fursa_saida

    Soft butch is where I live, most days. I am in no way surprised that I want everything here. (Maybe not so much the bag. I’d need to see the front.)

  • AzSportsGirl

    Is the leather cross-hatched or seamed? Either way — wantwantwant

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    Those are the boots I have been looking for. Oh yeah, Anne looks cute here

  • WinterSantiaga

    Is she wearing leather again?

  • marlie

    I’m wearing the same outfit today!! Well, mine is the GAP-level version of whatever designer duds she’s likely wearing. And my boots aren’t nearly as awesome as these.

  • Lilak

    Re new stylist and new stylist’s “plan”: I can’t even curate myself to the tune of a Facebook page … can’t imagine what it’s like to have to (choose to?) work with a team on what to wear every time I leave the house.
    (and I don’t mean ‘poor put-upon celebrities’ – puhleeze!)

  • Yolanda13

    She really did work my very last nerve during her Les Miz/Oscar poledance to the point where I became a Hathahater. I’m trying to move past it and this look helps. It’s a good look for her (and now I’ll add “soft butch” to my lexicon). I LOVE those boots. I’ll also take that bag and I already have the Ray-Bans.

  • crash1212

    Love it all. Want the shirt and boots…and the bone structure.

  • elemspbee

    anybody got info on that bag/purse?

  • Barb Ray

    Seberg. You guys NAILED it. As usual. Sounds like a smarter than average stylist to me.

  • Trickytrisha

    She’s looking tons better than her earlier post-shearing days. (do I detect a few grey hairs? Gasp!) This is really a pulled together look, unlike some of her bag lady outings earlier this month. Go, girl!

  • poorellensmith

    I pretty much love this outfit, top to bottom, no exceptions. And I covet the boots.

    But if this is what constitutes “butch” these days (soft or otherwise), I might have to go back to dating men.

  • vickilu

    Until yesterday, I had no idea how much she looks like a young Liza.

    These clothes look so comfortable.

  • msdamselfly

    She looks so much better. This new style really suits her.

  • Natalie

    This has a very Tegan & Sara feel to it.

  • Inspector_Gidget

    Ooh, Jean Seberg. Nailed it. By way of Pat Benatar?

    She’s a decent enough actress. Definitely her off-screen persona that is off-putting at times. But this look suits her.

  • I put together a very similar outfit yesterday. When I am feeling particularly delusional, I think that I look about 10% as good as Anne does here.

  • random_poster

    Dig the look from head to toe. I’m no where near as skinny as Anne, but this the style is I try to do every day. I just need me some mid-calf boots!

  • Anathema_Device

    Bitch stole my look!! Seriously, the hair, the clothes, boots (not those specific boots, I wish!)…but her clothes are much higher end than mine.

    I guess that means I think she looks great. 😉

  • Myra Amler

    Very cute. I want those boots. Anyone know the designer?

  • Eve Farren Farber

    Know nothing about bag or boots, but the SUV is a Beemer.

  • ‘Becca’lise Deveaux

    She looks so much like me here it’s freaky. I’m pretty sure I own that sweater, or at least the Target version.

  • KT

    Okay, I get what you’re saying, but literally anyone can put this look together. This is something I’d wear to the grocery store because it requires such little thought: striped shirt, jeans, boots… yes it’s cute, but I don’t know if this is calculated to the extent of intentionally channeling a specific ingenue from the 60s (albeit, a very adorable one).

  • elzatelzabelz

    Need…those…boots. Also, she can really pull off that cut.

  • Pudgy Possum

    Sorry, guys. This is a big yawn!

  • Pennymac

    My guess on the foot wear was Givenchy or Chanel, but I couldn’t find them. Sigh. Just one look, and it was true love with those boots!

  • CeeQ

    Will someone take my left kidney for those boots? Because “soft butch” is pretty much what I’m aiming for. Those boots will do very nicely.
    Damn you Anne Hathaway for making me like you all of a sudden.

  • Granny panties

    I also have the mall version of this outfit. Even had the gamine haircut after I got married. I have a simalar build, a bit curvier perhaps, but I would never wear stretch jeans without a longer top to cover the crotch. I know everyone wears these pants but I find them so unflattering and cheap looking. Love the bag and boots though.

  • MarinaCat

    Definitely Chanel. I came across a few pairs for resale.

  • would kill for those boots

  • katiessh

    this might seem naive, but do celebrities have their stylists create outfits for being ‘out and about’? that sounds both awesome and exhausting

  • Fred Vaughn

    Well-played, Miss Hathaway.

  • Columbinia

    I saw Hathaway and thought “Breathless.” Then I read down and saw that TLo did too. I’m shocked, shocked to find I think as they do.

  • boweryboy

    I’m glad she parted ways with Rachel Zoe. Zoe has seemed to steer her wrong more often than not. This new stylist knows exactly what’s she’s doing.

  • maggiemaybe