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Get the Look - Catherine Banning

One of the best examples of effortless elegance in film is the style of Catherine Banning - Rene Russo's character in "The Thomas Crowne Affair". Her looks consist of classic styles, unfussy silhouettes and neutral tones, which are timeless and look as polished today as they did when the film first came out in 1999.

This sophisticated look is not hard to achieve. It's all about embracing the classics, in which everybody looks a little more soignée (such as the little black dress), as well as working with a good tailor (tailoring can elevate any look, you can own the room in H+M if the fit and proportions are right).

I like to invest in high-quality wardrobe staples, so I can wear them often and really live in them, pieces that can take me from the office to dinner with clients to the an evening event. Uncomplicated styles also make the perfect backdrop for statement accessories and fine jewelry, like the multi-strand pearls the Russo wears throughout the film.

Here are some of my current favorite classics:

Sentaler Coat with Fur Collar:

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Price - $2195

Chanel Multi-Strand Pearls:

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Price - $4875 CDN

Gianvito Rossi Shoes

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Price - $1060 CDN

Victoria Beckham Mesh Insert Dress

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Price - $2420 CDN

The Row Cashmere Sweaters

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Price - $920 CDN - $1585 CDN

Altuzarra Serge Flared Trousers

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Price - $730 CDN

Equipment Classic Blouse

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Price - $335 CDN

Dion Lee Bustier

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Price - $1174 CDN

Celine Catherine Sunglasses

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Price - $350 CDN

Tiffany Elsa Peretti Bone Cuff in 18K Gold

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Price - $33,900 CDN

Ms MIN Leather Gloves

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Price - $320 CDN

Rachel Gilbert Hand-Embellished Dress

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Price - $2935 CDN

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