Ready, set, trend and follow: My Fashion Icons 2016

So if you look at the way I dress it’s not entirely coherent, I can go from grungey to classic at the drop of a hat and I quite like it that way. Fashion’s a big part of who I am, it’s my way of overt expression. A lot of my style is influenced by big players in the fashion world, so this post is a homage to some of my fashion icons. This post is basically a giant Pinterest piece, so if that’s your bag happily read on. 

First up and it’s a big one, Audrey Hepburn. Before Steve Jobs rocked the turtle neck in his own very erm ‘unique’ way, Audrey made it chic. Her infamous all black ensemble withstands the test of time, proving as fashionable now as it was in the 60s. There are so many of her looks I draw from, but it’s this one in particular which has influenced my wardrobe the most. Since seeing her in Funny face the black turtle neck has become a staple piece for me, from Autumn to Spring no doubt you’ll see me sporting one, it’s kinda my Marge Simpson green dress thing. A turtleneck, a pair of cigarette trousers, some loafers and I’m good to go.

A star some may be surprised who has also served as a somewhat muse to my style is the legendary James Dean. The original bad boy was effortlessly cool, able to switch up from biker and bomber jackets to vintage framed glasses and duster coats. There was almost an androgynous element to his style to make it wearable for men and women alike. A leather Jacket, a white t shirt paired with jeans and boots, and there you have it, one of the man’s most iconic looks, you’re a rebel with a cause… Fashion (see what I did there? Oh yeah).

It’s time to move onto some modern stars of fashion. First and foremost it’s the ‘it’ girl of the moment, Zendaya. Despite her Disney roots Zendaya’s approach to fashion is far from clean cut (don’t worry, not in a hooker chic Miley Cyrus kinda way, that’s not what I base my wardrobe on I promise), she’s not afraid to take risks, and that’s why you just gotta love her. Trends she sports range from that in the high end couture category, to athleisure and high street wear. She’s not afraid to mix and match, drawing inspo from her heritage and other cultures alike. Unlike many starlets her age she keeps it classy, sassy and is never trashy, proving herself not only a major figure in fashion, but a major role model too. 

Another one to watch is hollywood royalty Lily Rose Depp. Following in her mother’s footsteps Lily’s become head Chanel designer Karl Laggerfield’s latest muse, with that she’s taken on the task of representing Chanel while remaining fresh faced and contemporary. Similar to her farther Lily’s tastes are eclectic, from geometric prints to vintage inspired fits and cuts, she’s fluid but not drastic with her style choices. Depp dresses beyond her years (annnndd not in a Kylie Jenner way because no), displaying an elegance in her attire that’s marvelled by those of any age, cementing her firmly on my list of fashion icons. Her standout looks include her Met Ball and Chanel debuts. 

Well fashion-loving-folks I hope you enjoyed that, that’s all from me for now, so until next time, laters lovelies. 

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