get dressed / draper james

As someone who loves expressing my personality through my clothing, I can wholeheartedly appreciate Reese Witherspoon's approach to her new lifestyle brand, Draper James, that launched back in May.

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Inspired by her Southern roots, Reese named Draper James after her grandparents, Dorothea Draper and William James Witherspoon. The brand offers clothing, accessories and home goods, 70% of which are made in the U.S. and primarily in the South. The brand is meant to remind consumers of Southern charm and traditions, both old and new, and fully embraces - encourages, even - matching head to toe. Think 1950's-1960's polish with the comfort and practicality of today's fashion.

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“One of our tenets is ‘unapologetically pretty.’ Like, what’s wrong with being pretty? That went out the window a long time ago,” the actress says with a laugh. “In the South, there’s a lot of color, prints, tradition, traditional fabrics like gingham, plaids, stripes. There’s also definitely a feeling that what you wear makes you feel better, especially if you’re wearing color, prints or joyful things.” - Reese Witherspoon via WWD

While the line is out of my day-to-day price range, it's not too far out of reach compared to a Tory Burch, Kate Spade, or another high-end, tailored line. I'd love to take a trip down South, donned head to toe in a magnolia print and a "Hey Ya'll" tote, sipping a mint julep... a girl can dream!

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