Style Education: Why You Need a Fashion Icon


May 21 2014

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Have you ever felt stumped by defining your style as “boho”, “classic”, “edgy”, or “romantic”? Each category has a lot of fun to offer, and I have struggled to pigeon-hole myself into just one.

In fact, most stylish ladies also span several. So here’s the better question: If you could borrow anyone’s wardrobe, fictional or non, whose would it be?

Defining a style icon (or five) is education for putting outfits together.

You can admire one look, but seeing the array that your icon wears is inspiration for the variety one cool lady can put together. While Audrey Hepburn may be remembered as “classic”, she is iconic for her playful spin on the style.

When you’re shopping, ask yourself, “Would ___ wear this?” Picture your style heroine wearing it: sometimes that trick prevents me from buying something that isn’t quite right.

Here are the heroines I chose as my style icons!

1. Carrie Bradshaw, The Carrie Diaries

Why You Need a Fashion IconSparkles, prints, and rabbits are all fair game.

2. Elle Fanning

Why You Need a Fashion IconShe rocks the balance between high fashion sophistication and playful girlishness.

3. Blair Waldorf, Gossip Girl

Why You Need a Fashion IconShe’s always dressed for the occasion with her own classic edge.

4. Emma Woodhouse, Emma ApprovedWhy You Need a Fashion Icon

Emma’s go-getter attitude is channeled through her statement pieces and and strong structures.

5. Audrey Hepburn
Why You Need a Fashion Icon

The original classic/quirky sweetheart.

Homework: Who are your style icons? Let me guess – do they transcend trends?

miss xandra bee

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