Angelina Jolie’s got the perfect sustainable fashion trick

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Angelina Jolie has one of the most covetable wardrobes in the world, and always stands out on the red carpet with her collection of couture gowns including the stunning beaded Ralph & Russo gown she wore to the movie premiere (remember those?) of Maleficent in 2019, pictured above.

But as it turns out, when it comes to her daily outfits, she has a much smaller wardrobe than you might think, opting to buy less and wear more.

In an interview with British Vogue, she said, 'I invest in quality pieces, and then just wear them to death. Boots, a favourite coat, a favourite purse, I don’t change things often, you know? That’s one of my things.'

Angelina added that there was a sustainable element to it, explaining, 'We’re all trying to figure out what the best way is, but I imagine there’ll be more and more regulations, and I think that’s the best thing that can happen. Because even a thoughtful consumer can be conned by a good promotion of something that is not in fact good, right? Enjoying your vintage pieces, if you have them, and rediscovering some vintage shops seems like part of the way forward.'

And looking at her chic wardrobe of camel coats, ballet pumps and impeccable tailoring, she's got everything right.

In the same interview, the mother-of-six opened up about parenting in quarantine, admitting it hasn't been easy.

'I feel like I’m lacking in all the skills to be a traditional stay-at-home mom. I’m managing through it because the children are quite resilient, and they’re helping me, but I’m not good at it at all,' she said.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.