Fashion Tips from 8 Style Icons
December 13th, 2016
When it comes to fashion, who serves as your biggest source of inspiration? Your sister? A friend? Your mum? Colleagues? Your partner? Glossy magazines? Bloggers? For many women across the globe, some of the best fashion advice comes from none other than their celebrity idols. Those who spend so much time in the public eye simply have to be fashionable and creative with their style. Now while lots of female celebrities can certainly get things very wrong in the fashion department, there are many who are consistent trendsetters and have held ‘fashion icon’ status for years,
There has been so much great fashion advice dished out by famous women over the years. Let’s take a look at some of the best fashion quotes the world has been gifted from female celebrities.
“Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and remove one accessory.” —Coco Chanel
We just had to start with arguably THE most famous fashion quote of all time. When it comes to accessories, we can all be guilty of overdoing it. According to one of the best fashion designers of all time, Coco Chanel, we should push ourselves to remove one accessory before we actually leave the house, to simplify the look without thinking too much about it.
“You will never be stylish if you don’t take risks.” – Rihanna
We can get too comfortable with adorning one particular style of clothing. Consistently challenge yourself to take risks when it comes to fashion. Being a little daring can really pay off and helps to add some versatility to your wardrobe selection. Rihanna is known for her fashion risks – she even likes to style up in men’s clothing from time to time!
“When dressing sexy you need balance. If it’s too short, you don’t want to be showing a bunch of cleavage. If it’s long, then you want super tight. You want it to be sexy but classy.” – Jennifer Lopez
J.Lo is certainly someone who knows how to look sexy yet sophisticated at the same time. Finding that balance is key and no matter how tempted you may be, it’s important to stick to that golden rule if you want to really stand out for all the right reasons – a short skirt or dress means you shouldn’t be too daring on top, while a long dress should be tight enough to really accentuate your figure.
“Buy less, choose well.” – Vivienne Westwood
Powerhouse of fashion, Vivienne Westwood says it so well – when it comes to fashion, it’s all about quality, not quantity. Invest in a couple of quality pieces – especially when it comes to dresses and coats. A high quality LBD can be dressed up or down so many different ways so don’t be afraid to splash out. Quality pieces will serve to provide much more value and wear so much better than alternating between a selection of low quality coats or dresses.
‘If you can’t be better than your competition, just dress better.’ – Anna Wintour
When you dress your best, you simply feel like you can conquer the world. If you’re feeling down or overcome by ‘competition’, this presents the perfect opportunity to go the whole 9 yards and dress to impress. You’ll feel a whole lot better!
‘Fashion is what you’re offered 4 times a year by designers, style is what you choose.’ – Lauren Hutton
All too often we can get caught in avidly following the latest fashion trends and replicating the latest looks on the catwalk. However, not every fashion trend will suit you, simple as that, so forget about the catwalks and choose the styles that make you look and feel good. Dress for your specific shape, your age and your personality.
“Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world.” – Marilyn Monroe
You’re right there Marilyn – one really should never underestimate the power of a good pair of shoes. A girl can quickly transition from office wear to evening drinks or dinner with friends simply by slipping on a different pair of shoes. The right pair of shoes can transform an outfit, elongate the body and give you an extra little confidence boost. The right shoes can give you that same feeling as when you just step out of a hair salon – powerful!
“Anything you wear should be proportioned to your body, and a good tailor will make sure everything fits perfectly” – Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian has her stylist take all her outfits to her tailor before she wears them, to ensure they are the perfect fit. Now, while this isn’t feasible for the ordinary women to do for all her clothes, when it comes to important office wear and occasion wear, you really should consider having the items tailored, especially if you want to show off your curves. As Kim says “Shortening a hem line on a dress can make a huge difference!”
Fashion is an expression of self, so you really can follow your own rule book. But with these tips from some of the best-loved fashion icons in the world – both past and present – you’re sure to never go too far wrong.