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5 Wardrobe Essentials You Should Own By 50, According To Julia Roberts

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Nothing seems off limits when it comes to Julia Roberts' style. The industry veteran, who kicked off her red-carpet reign back in the '90s in an oversized gray suit that, to this day, is one of the most memorable fashion moments of all time, churns out covetable outfit after covetable outfit. Though each look never fails to impress (and undoubtedly falls into the classic territory), she definitely keeps fans on their feet when it comes to her ensembles. Roberts' closet is chock-full of the wardrobe essentials every woman should own by 50.

One day, Roberts could opt for pieces that are supremely feminine and the next, she could take a menswear-inspired approach. There's no telling what she'll wear, because, well, she switches it up all the time, but that's not to say she hasn't turned to a handful of essentials time and again. Ahead, The Zoe Report breaks down some of Roberts' go-to outfit formulas she's worn repeatedly over the years, plus the pieces needed to recreate some of her signature looks for yourself.

Dresses & Trousers

Roberts certainly loves a good gown moment, but there's one particular outfit she's worn most on the red carpet this year: trousers with a dress. At the 2019 Golden Globes, she stepped out in a Stella McCartney pants set that instantly earned her a spot on the best-dressed list.

Though Roberts takes a more formal-leaning approach with the pairing — i.e., elegant trousers paired with flowy gowns — it can just as easily read casual, too. Think: jeans with an asymmetric dress for a day of sightseeing.

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Asymmetric Cotton-Poplin Dress

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Florence Mid Rise Skinny

$179

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Ruched Two-Tone Linen Halterneck Mini Dress

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Marques' Almeida

Linen Wide Leg Trousers

$315

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Matching Suit Sets

Roberts has been slaying the suit game since the early '90s. From the oversized set she wore to the Golden Globes nearly 30 years ago to baby-blue Sandro Paris combo she donned for the Summer TCA press tour back in 2018, the actor knows how to do tailored with a twist.

Here, a vintage band tee added a fun, charming touch to an otherwise refined silhouette. The next time you want to dress down a suit, take a cue from Roberts and add in a graphic shirt.

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The Gladys Double-Breasted Linen-Blend Canvas Blazer

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Bentley Cropped Linen-Blend Canvas Slim-Leg Pants

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Suede Two Strap Sandals

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Leather Pants

Leather pants may seem like an unexpectedly edgy piece in Roberts' classic wardrobe, but alas, she's been photographed rocking the grungy staple on countless occasions. Her signature way of wearing leather pants? With a graphic tee, a refined black blazer, and a pair of strappy heels — easy and versatile enough to wear day and night.

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Blazer With Rolled Up Sleeves

$119

Zara

The Rolling Stones Distressed Printed Cotton-Jersey T-shirt

$160

Madeworn

Zero Cropped Leather Leggings with Zipper

$798

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Polka-Dot Dresses

It's hard to forget that iconic polka dot dress moment Roberts had in the '90s cult classic, Pretty Woman. And it seems she's carried the retro-inspired print into her street-style getups, too.

Black-and-white polka dot frocks are the most common way Roberts rocks spots, but she's switched it up time and again with blouses and tights covered in the classic pattern.

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Polka Dot Pleated Dress

$120

Mango

Bernice Polka Dot Tie Back Top in Black

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$51

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Magenta Hues

Based on Roberts' outfits on and off the red carpet, it's safe to assume the actor loves magenta. She's worn pieces rendered in the cheerful, mood-boosting hue repeatedly over the years, infusing her wardrobe with the perfect pop of color.

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Wool-Blend Cady Mini Dress

$1,490

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Kara Blouse With Long Drape Sleeves

$397

$159

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