Woman of Style: Cate Blanchett

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Iconic Style

With sleek lines and imaginative style, it’s no surprise women seek to emulate her look. Scroll through for picks to get a similar feeling.
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Look for Classics

Blanchett relies on tailored pieces with a twist, like this trench with oversize lapels. What’s to learn? Classic pieces anchor your wardrobe and will look chic for years to come. Tracy Reese faux lambswool coat with attached belt, $598; First Impressions, 610-828-6775
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Sleek Simplicity

Blanchett relies on a lot of pants. Whether skinny or wide legs, they’re almost always in a solid color, which are more easily mixed and matched than prints. Diane von Furstenberg wool pants, $298; 646-486-4800
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Strap Happy

For the diminutive Blanchett, heels are a must. Jimmy Choo leather heels, $675; jimmychoo.com for stores
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Cover Up at Night

Dressing for evening is tricky, especially when a short and strappy frock isn’t your thing. Skimpy may be de rigueur in Hollywood, but Blanchett bucks the trend and often opts for less skin when dressing up (imagine that). To get the look, control volume by wearing slim, simple silhouettes and always define the waist. To make a big statement, go for a bold color. Isabella Oliver jersey dress, $285; isabellaoliver.com Roberto Coin 18k gold necklace, $2,400; Saks Fifth Avenue, 800-853-5958 for stores
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Amazing Heights

High heel, bold color equals a winning combination. Giuseppe Zanotti design suede pumps, $595; 212-650-0455
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Experiment with Menswear

Blanchett loves clothing inspired by the guys’ closet-pantsuits, pinstripes, strong shoulders-but she keeps the look feminine with plunging necklines and curve-hugging silhouettes. And if all that menswear sometimes adds up to a certain toughness, she offsets it with a style arsenal that also includes lots of heels and delicate jewelry. Galliano wool blend blazer, $1,020; nordstrom.com for stores Ermanno Ermanno Scervino wool blend trousers, $380; Saks Fifth Avenue, 212-753-4000
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Pop of Red

Blanchett’s beauty signature? Bright red lips. Covergirl Continuous Color lipstick in Really Red, $6; drugstore.com
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Dress Up Denim

Blanchett wears denim infrequently on the red carpet, but when she does, she often relies on embellished or ornate toppers to create an evening look. C’N‘C Costume National silk vest with paillettes, $495; zappos.com
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Indigo Rules

Blanchett is slender, so she smartly opts for a cropped length, Banana Republic denim jeans, $90; bananarepublic.com
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Blue Mood

A spectacular shoe never hurts a look. Betsey Johnson silk satin shoes, $140; nordstrom.com for stores
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First Published Mon, 2010-07-26 10:54

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