You know how Blake Lively’s been trying to claim the suit on her recent press tour for A Simple Favour? And all of it seems so…effort-full? 

Here’s Cate Blanchett in a checkered suit that, well, probably only Cate Blanchett could pull off. Because of these pants. These are short bell bottom pants on a full patterned suit that remind me of Madonna during Blonde Ambition. It’s a lot of look for one look. But, of course, she’s making it work. She’s even making it work with those one strap sandals. It’s the kind pants-shoes combination your kooky cougar aunt wears to a summer barbeque with a one-shoulder ruffle tank top and a lot of perfume. If there’s anyone who can rock that look though, it’s Cate B.