Charlize Theron’s buzz cut, Capris & chunky turtleneck: awesome or rough?

This is just another “Charlie Theron looks so righteous nowadays” post. Because you guys liked last Sunday’s post so much! These are new pics of Charlie in West Hollywood yesterday. Her hair is obviously still buzzed, and it’s still coming in WAY darker than I would have thought. Not just dark, but partly grey on the sides. Charlize has been doing the buzz thing for the last half of the year – she chopped everything off for Mad Max: Fury Road, and now she’s back in LA after filming for months in Africa. I’m still so happy that Charlize isn’t covering her buzzcut with a wig, wiglet, weave or extensions. Although I think it would be cute if she mixed it up a do-rag.

Can we talk about Charlize’s ensemble? Sigh… I love her sweater. I used to be big into chunky knits and turtleneck sweaters, but at some point I got to a place where I no longer wanted to wear turtlenecks. Partly because I began to feel like I was being strangled, and partly because… I can’t really pull them off. I think Jessica Simpson was right about one thing – big-busted girls can’t wear high-necked stuff, it throws off our proportions. But on Charlize’s willowy body, the t-neck works. And I’m jelly. Now, I still don’t know about Charlize’s Capris. I’m not into them, but they kind of work on her body.

From the whole outfit, though, my favorite part is the PURSE. Damn, I WANT THAT PURSE.

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet and WENN.

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  1. Helvetica says:

    Love the outfit. This woman can dress.

  2. mkyarwood says:

    her purse looks full of stuff!

  3. RocketMerry says:

    She looks awesome. Sigh…

  4. Cinnamon says:

    i wish i could shave my head and start over. my husband would kill me and i dont think i could handle the stares but ugh i would love virgin hair again. i havent dyed it in a year but my natural dark brown 5 inch roots/auburn ends “ombre” is still annoying halfway down my hair.

    • Shaz says:

      you can dye just the ends dark brown – a girlfriend and I both did it blended really well

    • Miffy says:

      No you don’t!! I’ve spent the better part of a year growing out a pixie cut. There is nothing more heartbreaking than the in-between stages of growing out short hair.

      Maybe go for a bob or mid-length cut, it’ll be a change and get rid of any dead ends. Two birds with one stone and all that.

    • Mel says:

      You CAN shave your head and start again. It’s your hair and your life.
      I am pretty sure your husband would not “kill” you, and the “stares” would prove a powerful, edifying experience that would do you a ton of good, and you would never forget it.
      I am pretty sure you would find it exciting, terrifying, exhilarating, and you would come out stronger than ever.

  5. flowerpot says:

    I’m digging that handbag too!

  6. Naye in VA says:

    The shoes have to go. Just because your purse is camel does not mean your shoes should also be. Other than that DAMN i wish i could pull off a buzz like her.

    and yes Kaiser from one busty girl to another turtlenecks are a no no no. they look twice as big somehow. Gotta let the girls breathe.

  7. Apples says:

    Outfit is actually not working for me, the separate parts don’t work together- especially the mom jeans. That turtleneck isn’t flattering on her either.
    I still like those sunglasses, though.

  8. liz_bee says:

    The shoes look interesting…any shots of those?

  9. Jenna says:

    I LOVE the sweater. Eh on pairing it with those capris and shoes though. Especially those shoes. No me gusta.

  10. RN says:

    Beautiful from head to toe. What a stunner.

  11. Mirella says:

    I don’t like the caprice pants, but like everything else.

  12. FirstTimer says:

    I love the hair. It suits her and few women can pull that off. And yes, she rocks the sweater. Goop, take note. This is how to wear a sweater.

  13. LahdidahBaby says:

    I think every element of this look is perfect, including the capris and the ankle boots, and Charlize carries it off beautifully without even trying. I would wear it all, except I’m not sure I could pull off the turtleneck (which I am lusting after, along with the handbag), because it’s so bulky-necked I think it might overwhelm my smallish face. But she looks fiercely chic and admirably offhanded. Charlize is a f’ing fashionplate! Love the hair. Love it!

  14. mommak918 says:

    Normally can’t stand this woman…but wow her buzz cut is hot! How the heck does she pull this off?
    Also the sweater looks good on her too…and thick sweaters never look good on me. I just look frumpy.

    Oy! She really is beautiful.

  15. Ann says:

    Actually, a lot of women look superhot with short hair. Charlize actually looks better with short hair than with long hair.

  16. madpoe says:

    Thought Sinead O’Connor lost weight.
    Wish I had the guts to cut my hair like that too.

  17. Tina says:

    Flawless as usual. Love the Ostrich leather bag, is it Dior? She’s always got the best Dior sunnies too.

  18. Nareeman says:

    i don’t like the matchy-matchy thing with the purse-shoes-belt!!!!! she has (very) wide shoulders, and this thick knit somehow makes them even larger… she is very beautiful, and certainely can afford a stylist but doesn’t want to put the effort in (or maybe she doesn’t like fashion). i remember when young adult came out she has some snarky comments on the hello kitty generation… maybe she is tryin to distance herself from the cutesy crowd

  19. Aria says:

    I luv her hair right now! She reminds me of Carol from THE WALKING DEAD, who happens to be one of my fav characters.

    I like the fact she decided not to cover her grays hairs. It must feel so relief not colouring it every month or so.

  20. fabgrrl says:

    Wow, she manages to look stunning in the outfit I would wear camping, and the haircut I would have only had after a drunken college dare!

  21. the original bellaluna says:

    I like it. She pulls it off. Kind of adore her, and I’ve no reason for it.

  22. Dana says:

    the shoes do not make sense with such a heavy sweater- if it is so cold to wear this sweater, then the open shoes no socks look ridiculous.

  23. consumerofnerds says:

    She looks fantastic. I think the only thing that could make it better is if she rolled the cuffs on the pants.

  24. nikzilla37 says:

    She looks cute. I’d like it if the pants were slimmer but overall, good luck. only some women can pull off that buzz cut.

  25. khaveman says:

    Want those shoes. She looks relaxed and happy. The woman has it all! Love her.

  26. Aiobhan says:

    I usually love everything she wears but I am not a capri person. I love her hair the most, and the sweater looks cozy.

  27. Becks says:

    All I see is wide shoulders and a wide neck…..this haircut is not flattering at all! She’s so pretty, but now she looks like a man!

  28. KellyinSeattle says:

    I shaved my head not too long ago….I think shaved heads bring out the beauty instead of hiding it sometimes. Loved me shaved hair; always wore lipstick and earrings and the loved the ensemble. I’ve grown into a pixie cut now. I think she looks great..takes a lot of courage/self-esteem to cut off all your hair. Some people are of the attitude that women should all have long hair. Remember the women on, Bo Palmer’s, “Addicted to Love”? They weren’t shaved but they were slicked back and talk about gorgeous. My ex husband and I used to dance to that song and I’d play one of the chicks with my hair slicked back and red lipstick. Fun

    • RN says:

      I had super-short hair all the way up to my mid-thirties. In high school, I copied Annie Lennox’s cut and color. Now I’ve grown it long, kind of as a last “hurrah” to my forties. As soon as it’s almost all grey, I’m taking clippers to my head and buzzing it all off.

      I always wondered why some women feel that all men prefer long hair. I’ve never lacked for male companionship my whole life, ha ha.

  29. TheOriginalKitten says:

    She looks so hot. It almost makes me mad that she looks this good nearly-bald.

    The outfit is awesome. I think she’s rocking the capris and I love the navy with the tan accessories.

  30. Fue McCormick says:

    Awesome ostrich handbag! Love it!

  31. Kat says:

    She always looks amazing. The ostrich skin purse, though … nay. Just because I love birds.

  32. Melissa says:

    Okay, I am officially old – I don’t understand how people dress nowadays! Is it cold (turtleneck sweater) or warm (cropped pants and open-toed shoes)? Whatever happened to dressing for the weather?

    • cr says:

      She may be dressing for her reaction to the weather. My top half gets colder than my lower half, so I could see myself dressing like that.

      • Hakura says:

        @Cr – I’m the exact same way, my upper half for some reason… but I’m constantly cold on my extremities (hands, feet, ears.. Even the tip of my nose can be freezing.)

        I always have to take a sweatshirt type jacket wherever I go. >.< Frustrating.

      • cr says:

        @Hakura, when I was younger, I’d go out in the snow to take pics of a sunset (so just a brief time) and I’d be in bare feet and shorts, but have a sweater on, because my legs weren’t cold but my upper body was freezing.
        Now that I’m older my feet can get cold but not the rest of the legs.
        It’s sort of odd.

      • Hakura says:

        @cr – It is odd… I have on 3 pairs of thick socks at the moment, & can still barely feel my feet, they’re so cold.

        xD You have to practically *drag* me out in the snow, for any reason. We had our first snow of the year today, & I had to help bring in groceries… Took more than an hour before I could stop shivering (in 2 sweatshirts & a jacket). I’ve accepted that, in a past life, I was an animal that hibernated during winter.

        Otherwise I’d have to just accept that I’m a wuss. Think I’d rather be a bear.

  33. grrrl_75 says:

    In case there was any doubt that she can wear ANYTHING. Can you imagine anyone else pulling off a buzz cut with a chunky turtleneck, capris and ankle boots? Nope. In awe.

  34. carlino altoviti says:

    She is beautiful in every way.

  35. Sandy says:

    So se’s not a natural blonde? Interesting….woudnt have guessed.

  36. Mew says:

    Out of many actresses who have done buzz cut, she’s not the best looks but she manages with it ok.

    It’s the best hair ever, so easy. Sad thing is that it’s not really “trendy”.

  37. Cookie says:

    I find her more interesting with short hair for some reason lol. She’s hotter and more chic with the buzz cut.

  38. Hakura says:

    Personally, I think the sweater is okay, pretty basic. But I don’t like the length of her pants, & have always hated those ‘pseudo-boots with toes sticking out’ look. (Make up your mind, damnit. xD)

    Definitely not hating on Charlize, she’s gorgeous regardless. But this look just doesn’t ‘work’ for me, & I don’t think it flatters her, either.

    The hair.. I know I’m way in the minority, but I hate it. I had a very short haircut as a kid. I thought I wanted it, ugh. Definitely does NOT work for everyone.

    But Thank God I still had just long enough hair left for my mom to style my head to look like a big mushroom. Needless to say, I had a traumatic childhood.

  39. Luxe says:

    1. I love her low-key approach to Hollywood. It’s so refreshing! I love her style as well. It’s probably a calculated approach, but it never comes off gimicky.

    That said, love the sweater. I can’t wear t-necks myself (too busty), but I love a good chunky sweater. I also love the slits at the bottom. Just added personality.

    Generally don’t care for capris (b/c my 5 ft body looks even shorter in them haha). I think if these were more ankle length, they’d look better. They kinda just look too short for her.

    Lastly, she and Scary Berry are the only two actresses I can think of that can rock the short hair and make longer hair look like too much….if that makes any sense.