Angelina Jolie has revealed advice given to her by a therapist regarding her clothes.
During an interview with Vogue to discuss Atelier Jolie, the actress/filmmaker opened up about still trying to figure out what her style is.
"Sometimes the way you dress says, 'Don't mess with me-I've got my armor on,'" she told the publication. "But I want a woman to feel safe enough that she can be soft. After I went through something where I was hurt, I had a therapist ask if I would try wearing a flowing garment."
Angelina continued, "Sounds silly, but I assumed that pants and boots projected a 'tougher' look, a stronger me. But was I strong enough to be soft? At the time, no. I felt vulnerable."
The Girl, Interrupted star shared that she isn't yet sure what her style is because she is still working out who she is.
"Now I wonder if I don't know what my style is because I'm still understanding who I am at 48. I guess I'm in transition as a person," she said.
Elsewhere in the interview, Angelina described her style when she was young.
"I was quite dark when I was young," she stated. "I was a punk, not the popular kid - going to thrift stores, cutting things up, burning little teeny cigarette holes into things: That was me as a teenager, and I wouldn't trade it for the world. Maybe that part of me wants to push back."
The former UN Refugee Agency Goodwill Ambassador is set to open Atelier Jolie, a creative collective, in November. The company plans to invite creatives to collaborate with a "skilled and diverse family" of tailors, pattern makers, and artisans from around the world.
Angelina has previously stated that she hopes to offer apprenticeships for refugees and other "talented, underappreciated groups".