Sofia Coppola’s fashion style is everything we want in 2021 Timeless and chic.

The second woman to ever win the Best Director Award at Cannes, and Academy Award winner for Best Original Screenplay, Sofia Coppola is also a fashion icon. However, she doesn’t follow trends. In other words, she’s found her personal style and stuck to it since. The Italo-American mother of two is incredibly multi-talented. To clarify, not only is she a film director but also a screenwriter, producer, actress, photographer and, occasionally, fashion designer. So, keep scrolling to see her best fashion moments; you’ll understand why Sofia Coppola’s timeless and chic style is all we want in 2021.

Sofia Coppola and fashion

Sofia Coppola’s interest in fashion and style is not a new thing. That is, as a 15-year old, the daughter of filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola interned at Chanel and said she learned a lot by watching Karl Lagerfeld work. Then, in the ‘90s, Copolla co-founded the fashion label Milk Fed that sold mostly in Japan. And she’s also designed a bag and shoe collection for Louis Vuitton. To sum up, the capsule collection includes the wearable SC bag, clutches, and retro wedge sandals, which all mirror Sofia Coppola’s fashion style and understated elegance. Additionally, she’s been the face of Marc Jacobs perfumes and a close friend of the fashion designer.  

Firstly, having lived several years between Paris and New York and married to French musician Thomas Mars, Sofia Coppola’s minimalist fashion choices have a very French-girl-style vibe. For example, she elevates a navy sweater and jeans with chic accessories; a classic bracelet, necklace, and Chanel ballerinas.


Certainly, the chic filmmaker has a vast collection of T-shirts, which she pairs with fantastic shoes and bags. Although her style may look simple, she invests in good quality clothes. Additionally, Copolla always wears luxurious watch and jewellery like slave bracelets or a pearl necklace.

Above all, Sofia Coppola loves stripes and is often in Breton t-shirts. For instance, here she elevates the tee and white denim outfit with the effortlessly chic Louis Vuitton bag.

Even when walking the dog, Sofia Coppola manages the perfect high-low balance. As a result, her printed t-shirt and jeans look chic with the timeless Cartier watch and cool sandals, which we’ll wear in spring 2021.

Similarly, the elegant Chanel bag brings a dash of colour and makes the relaxed outfit more polished.

Animal print

Although Sofia Coppola’s style is usually monochromatic or a combination of basic colours, she shows here that leopard print has already become as neutral as black in fashion.

Masculine shirts

Crisp white shirts and Oxford shirts, a chic trend in 2021, are also a fashion must in Sofia Coppola’s style. Here, for example, she wears timeless shirts with her chic Cartier watch.

She adds cufflinks to her classic shirts in a masculine yet very feminine style in the same vein. The look is simple; however, her easy-to-wear shirts are custom-made. In fact, they come from the luxurious Parisian shirt-maker, Charvet, on Place Vendôme.


Besides perfectly-cut shirts, French-girl-style cardigans are also a staple and a classic fashion statement in Sofia Coppola’s wardrobe.

Consequently, Coppola wears the cardigan over her shoulders to complete her navy and black look. The beauty lies in the details, as for example, the buttons embellishing her sailor-style trousers.

Red carpet

Certainly, Sofia Coppola’s red-carpet style is classic with a twist. For instance, she wears again one of her favourite colour combinations; black and blue. Although with simple lines, her outfit looks pure luxury thanks to the material and modern silhouette.

In the same vein, a shimmering Chanel jacket is all she needs for a sophisticated look. As a result, even at gala events, Sofia Coppola stays true to her timeless fashion style, and her hair and makeup are subtly done.

Not so basic white shirt

Certainly, the film director wears often crisp white shirts, from classic models to more contemporary ones like this one with puffy sleeves.

Being timeless and elegant, the style icon likes to wear black and white looks like, for example, this tuxedo paired with a white shirt.

Elevated shorts

Meanwhile, Sofia Coppola elevates her shorts by pairing them with white shirts and heels. Additionally, accessories like a clutch or cufflinks add chicness to her looks.

Chic pyjamas

The luxurious silk pyjamas with matching loafers and a cardigan over the shoulders make this a timeless and chic outfit we certainly want to wear in 2021.

Get Sofia’s lifestyle

You can have a little taste of the chic lifestyle of Sofia Coppola by enjoying the wine her father, Francis Ford Coppola, makes in his Napa Valley winery. He named the wine after Sofia, as a tribute to his only daughter. You can find Sofia wines here.

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