Celebrity Reese Witherspoon Reese Witherspoon Hasn't Worn a Sweater Vest Since Playing Tracy Flick in 1999 Our December/January cover star shares her go-to jewelry staples, the style icons that keep her inspired, and the characters from her repertoire that had the biggest impact on her personal style. By Elana Zajdman Elana Zajdman Elana Zajdman is a NYC-based writer and editor who began working at InStyle in 2016. She covers primarily jewelry, accessories, celebrities, and fashion. InStyle's editorial guidelines Published on November 26, 2021 @ 09:00AM Pin Share Tweet Email Witherspoon in a Greta Constantine jumpsuit and Harry Winston earrings, watch, and bracelet. Photo: Emma Summerton/Dawes+Co We've certainly wondered how Reese Witherspoon does it all. And today, we have some of the answers. Fresh off the cover of our December/January double fashion issue, Witherspoon's "my likes" page is full of all the secrets to, well, if not her success then at least her glowing skin. Below, the unstoppable multi-hyphenate shares her go-to jewelry staples, the style icons that keep her inspired, and the characters from her repertoire that had the biggest impact on her personal style. We bet you can guess at least one. "After playing Tracy Flick [in Election], I realized I don't look good in sweater-vests, so there are none in my closet," she says. "And whenever I wear pink, I think of Elle Woods [in Legally Blonde]." She loves to wear a lucky charm, from her children's initials on a necklace to her mother's signet ring, and swears by Biossace squalane products for that frozen-in-time face of hers. But the material goods aren't the secret to Witherspoon's success. She shares the most cherished wisdom she's ever received, which came from Ava Duvernay who said, "If your dreams only include yourself you are not dreaming big enough." To see (and shop) the rest of Reese's list, read on. PHOTO: courtesy of Biossance PHOTO: courtesy of Biossance Beauty Essentials? Biossance Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil ($72) and Squalane + Elderberry Jelly Cleanser ($28). PHOTO: AA Film Archive/Alamy Stock Photo PHOTO: AF archive/Alamy Stock Photo Characters Who Influenced Your Style? "After playing Tracy Flick [in Election], I realized I don't look good in sweater-vests, so there are none in my closet. And whenever I wear pink, I think of Elle Woods [in Legally Blonde]." PHOTO: Axelle/Bauer-Griﬃn/FilmMagic PHOTO: Sunset Boulevard/Corbis/Getty PHOTO: courtesy of ABC Style Icons? "Tyler, The Creator; Grace Kelly; and Jane and Judy Jetson." PHOTO: courtesy of Rizzoli PHOTO: courtesy of Phaidon Favorite Artists? "I love Elizabeth Peyton and Agnes Martin." Elizabeth Peyton: Dark Incandescence, by Kirsty Bell, Rizzoli New York, $75. Agnes Martin: Paintings, Writings, Remembrances, by Arne Glimcher, Phaidon, $125. PHOTO: courtesy of Sophie Ratner PHOTO: courtesy of Jennifer Meyer PHOTO: courtesy of Jennifer Fisher Jewelry Staples? "I like Jennifer Fisher hoops, Jennifer Meyer necklaces, and Sophie Ratner rings. I also wear my mother's signet ring with her initials; it reminds me of all the women who cut the path I'm standing in." Sophie Ratner Jewelry ring, $2,000. Jennifer Meyer necklace,$1,150. Jennifer Fisher hoops, $250. Charity You Support? Girls Inc. Tom Ford. Celine. Tom Ford. PHOTO: courtesy of Tom Ford Celine. PHOTO: courtesy of Celine Go-to Designers? "Michael Kors, Stella McCartney, Celine, and Tom Ford. And for everyday, Draper James." Michael Kors Collection. Stella Mccartney. Draper James. Michael Kors Collection. PHOTO: courtesy of Michael Kors Collection Stella Mccartney. PHOTO: courtesy of Stella McCartney Draper James. PHOTO: courtesy of Draper James First Designer Splurge? "A Marc Jacobs sweater. I bought it at his original SoHo store in New York." Badass Woman You Admire? "Any woman who runs for office — we need more female leadership in the world." Hear more from our Reese Witherspoon interview on her episode of the podcast Ladies First with Laura Brown. For more stories like this, pick up the December/January 2022 issue of InStyle, available on newsstands, on Amazon, and for digital download Nov. 19.