Angelina Jolie doesn’t waste time on trends. The actress-director keeps her clothes classic and consistent, sticking to a well-edited list of designers, silhouettes, and stores. So when Jolie adds a new element to her wardrobe, it’s worth noting. After celebrating her 46th birthday in Los Angeles weekend with her six children, the Oscar-winner breezed into New York’s John F. Kennedy airport with the whole family and a chic new look. With her Dior trench coat, Celine horizontal cabas tote bag, and grey face covering, Jolie was (almost) incognito, but no one could ignore her statement denim. Dressed in light blue, wide-leg jeans and a grey sweater, Jolie broke from her tried-and-true black skinny jeans, much to the surprise of anyone who has followed her style evolution.
2021 has brought about a resurgence in wide-leg jeans, with everyone from Marc Jacobs to Gigi Hadid adopting the high-waisted and loose-fitting look. Jolie’s outfit choices tend towards pragmatism, and having just hopped off a five-hour flight, she could have selected her pair for comfort purposes. Still, if Jolie has fallen for a new fit she’s certain to wear it more than once. Even if she doesn’t, the star’s post-birthday vacation is off to a chic start.