One cannot think of fashion without certain people coming to mind. In the midst of the fast fashion and flash trends that are bountiful in the world of style today, there are certain titbits of advice by these immortalised style icons that transcend time, generations and the fleeting nature of fashion as we know it today. These five snippets of advice from five infamous style icons will stick with you through everything!
The leading lady of Breakfast At Tiffany’s definitely knew a thing or two about fashion outside of cinema. In fact, her signature style was rather boyish, proving that menswear can be really sexy when carried off the right way. If there is one tip that you should take from Audrey, it should be that you can never go wrong with a crisp collared shirt, a pair of perfectly tailored trousers and loafers.
Whilst the life of young Edie ended rather tragically, this damsel was the ultimate style icon in her heyday. Her bold winged eyeliner was a hot favourite during the 1960’s; however, it was her eternal love for stripes that stood out the most. Edie loved everything with black and white stripes and a boat neck was the icing on the cake. Today, I firmly believe that a striped, off-shoulder top can save the day.
The mind and talent behind one of the world’s leading luxury fashion brands was a style guru in her own right. Coco Chanel was loved for tossing out the status quo, for her bold statements and for her undeniable strength of character. When it came to fashion, Coco was known for clean cuts, comfort and a minimalistic aesthetic. In fact, she once famously remarked said, “I get rid of every¬thing I can, every thing that is not useful. Until I reach simplicity…” The lesson here is easy: less is more.
Have you ever wondered who inspired the classic Kelly bag by Hermès? Well, wonder no more, ladies! Grace Kelly was a talented actress who was always at her stylish best, both on and off the silver screen. The greatest lesson that she left behind was the importance of carrying a fabulous handbag with you at all times. It mind sound intuitive, but I reckon that you should take stock of your handbag collection from time to time and ensure that every piece you own is perfect.
For someone with a political association, Jackie Kennedy had an unbelievably strong sartorial sense. Heavily influenced by European fashion of the era, Jackie always looked picture perfect and poised. Though she furthered the conversation of style in many ways, she will always be remembered for her infamous sunglasses which quickly came to be known as the “Jackie O Glasses.” Her love for shades was so strong that she was rarely seen without them. Ladies, take a cue from this first lady and remember that a good pair of sunglasses is simply non-negotiable!