I've always had a deep love for fashion, as most women do but now fashion consumes my life (in a healthy way of course). I've always been partial to an expensive price tag, that doesn't necessarily mean you have "style". The quote above is true in every way, "Fashions fade, style is eternal". It's easy to buy the lastest trends and what's selling in every store (remember when Ed Hardy and Christian Audigier were considered popular LOL) yes we all make fashion mistakes, that definitely being one of them I'm guilty of taking part in, but these are factors that all contribute to the quote above. Following the latest fashion and trends are part of our lifestyle, but your individual style is what sets you apart from the rest. My style has changed immensely over the past few years and I now have an appreciation for classy, timeless items. For my birthday last week I wore a Diane Von Furstenberg silk wrap dress. I can't think of anything classier and more stylish than DVF. I would have never worn that a few years ago, not because I didn't like it, but because I didn't care about brands like that then, I probably would have went to Bebe or Marciano. Now with that being said, wearing DFV doesn't automatically labels you a "fashionista" but appreciating such a classic, timeless piece and knowing how to wear it does (in my opinion).
Now, I buy Vogue and In Style every month. In each magazine, you'll come across pages I've added post it notes to (with notes I've written on each post it) folded pages down I love and even highlight certain brands and ideas I have that I need and can incorporate in my life. I don't usually impulse buy in stores. If I do go in a store and there's something I like, I need to LOVE it and can already picture what I can wear it with in my closet. If I can't, I most likely won't wear it and I've wasted my money. Unless I'm in Zara. Then these rules don't apply lol It seems I can justify having every piece of clothing in that store. I have a note in my phone which I'm constantly adding to, titled "Current Needs" If it's not on my list, I don't buy it.
I browse all my favorite websites; revlove, singer22, shopbop, intermix, neimans, saks, along with celebrity fashion websites such as starstyle and celebrity style guide and spend more time than I'd like to admit, researching discovering new brands, what brands are reoccuring and simply just what I love. Brands like Equipment, Parker, Elizabeth & James, Helmut Lang, Vince, DVF, Theory, J Brand, Rag & Bone, these are all reoccuring brands I see on ALL of these websites, so it's safe to assume these brands are in demand for a reason. Then my obsessions start. Once I discover a new brand, I feel it's necessary to purchase as many items as I can LOL some obssesions are healthy, right?
Okay I've probably bored everyone with my fashion speech so on to the purpose of my post, "My Style Icons". This post is dedicated to my style icons, who I idolize in the fashion world and who I look to for inspiration.
The Olsen twins. Specifically Ashley Olsen. I am madly in love with this woman for the obvious reasons, she's beautiful, self made, has a very successful clothing line(which I adore) and is the epitome of a fashionista.
This outfit is perfection. A classic silk blouse, leather pants and YSL Tribtoo pumps.
Miranda Kerr. This Vicoria's secret model is obviously beautiful, but her style is timeless and eludes class and sophistication.
Wearing a sleeveless Equipment Signature silk blouse. I have this blouse with sleeves but I need this sleeveless one in my life for spring/summer.
Loving the top knot hair style
Kate Moss. No explanation necessary. She's iconic.
Let me know your thoughts on this post and if you'd like to see more of my style icon's in future posts. Tomorrow I'll be doing a post on what items i'm lusting for and I intend on purchasing!