Gwyneth Paltrow’s Throwback Snap Proves She’s the Ultimate California Girl

Liam Hess

We’re forever swooning over Gwyneth Paltrow’s impeccable style. From the starched white linen frocks she sported while playing Marge in 1999’s The Talented Mr. Ripley, to the iconic baby-pink Ralph Lauren satin ballgown she wore to pick up her Oscar for Shakespeare in Love, there are few members of Hollywood royalty as style-savvy as our high priestess of all things Goop.

It’s easy to forget, though, that Paltrow’s style game has been an integral part of her identity long before she became America’s sweetheart: as the child of director-producer Jake Paltrow and celebrated actress Blythe Danner, a playful approach to fashion is in her veins.

Looking for proof? Take the snap she shared on her Instagram yesterday: Leaning back under a makeshift beach tent, her trademark blonde waves and cheeky grin are the spitting image of Apple, Paltrow’s daughter with Coldplay frontman Chris Martin. Summer might be coming to a close for us mere mortals, but if there was ever a time to start reading Goop, it’s clearly now. If summer style isn’t about fantasy, then what is it about?

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Originally Appeared on Vogue