As shown in the ever-growing amount of related posts on my blog, I am becoming more and more absorbed with the world of fashion. When I'm not flicking through Alexa Chung's 'IT', I am often found on WeHeart It, Tumblr and Google Images getting style inspiration. When it comes to style, however, there are a few people who really stand out to me- from bloggers and YouTubers alike to 50s Hollywood stars. So... want to know my style icons? Time to read on!
Sometimes simple does the trick, was something Brigitte Bardot taught me. Not only was I instantly drawn to her hair and eyeliner, but also her timeless, sophisticated style. I don't even feel as if I need to justify myself here, just take a look at the collage above!
As you can see (little theme running through), 50's and 60's fashion holds a place in my heart and has for years! Marilyn Monroe's style was no exceptions, but it wasn't just her timeless look that earned her a place here. Marilyn Monroe may not have been a size zero, but to this day... she is seen as beautiful and sexy, if you like- and that was refreshing to see, especially for a pre-teen girl who was madly influenced by the media's message of who a woman should be.
If simple and sophisticated is your call, then I'm sure you'll love Audrey Hepburn's style. The "Breakfast At Tiffany's" star is renowned for her fashion sense, and it's not hard to see why! It was from Audrey that I learnt the importance of basic, staple wardrobe pieces and how to achieve a minimalist style I'd longed for.
Growing up, Amy was my biggest icon- despite her battles with drink and drugs. Not only do I have a few pieces from her collections with Fred Perry (and did she have a voice to die for?!), but I also thought I'd include her because of her attitude. Amy was carefree, went out in her signature beehive and didn't care about others' opinions- which was probably the most important moral I learnt with fashion, and in my life too.
There's just something I love about Sammi's style, as well as her YouTube channel! I'd like to thank her for teaching me how to layer, but also for giving me a lot of outfit inspiration! She also has a blog, which you can check out here ...
Again, I'm just in love with Maddi's style! I discovered Maddi's YouTube channel a few years ago, and fell in love with her lookbook videos-as well as her personality! You can check out her YouTube here, where she has over 1.3 million subscribers.