By Kelsey Glein
Oct 29, 2014 @ 1:01 pm
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In the '60s and '70s, legendary British actress Jacqueline Bisset (fun fact: the star is Angelina Jolie’s godmother) was known for her sex-kitten appeal, but also knew how to turn down the heat in favor of a comfy-cool tomboy look with a charming folkloric spin. Channel her easy style in three easy steps:

1. Start with Cozy Separates

Pair a chunky Fair Isle knit with faded denim for an effortlessly earthy foundation that doesn't veer too far into hippieland.

For today's version, try a knit Gap cardigan ($98; over a gray cotton T-Shirt ($15;, paired with slightly distressed skinny jeans ($210;

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2. Add Boyish Accessories

Play up the gamine factor with super-simple extras that almost look like timeless vintage finds. Classic black brogues and a rich cognac suede bag fill the bill.

Add a menswear twist with John Fluevog leather kicks ($315; and top it off with a chic Coach cross-body ($595;

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3. Polish it off with Nude Lips

Make like an ingénue and keep makeup fresh and fuss-free. A bit of moisturizer and a swipe of complexion-warming tawny lipstick are all you need.

For the perfect kisser, use Giorgio Armani Rouge d'Armani Sheer Lipstick in Incense ($34;

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This feature first appeared in the November issue of InStyle, currently available on newsstands and for digital download. For more stories like this, subscribe now.