What does it take to be a Style Icon?
This week I plan to visit the National Portrait Gallery to see the photography exhibition in honour of the great style icon of all time, Audrey Hepburn. This got me thinking - what makes someone a style icon? How does Audrey Hepburn continue to top the most stylish women polls in 2015? What did she have that set her apart from others? Yes she was beautiful but so were many women of that era. Here are just some of the reasons I came up with that I think we could all learn from today…
- She refused to conform to look like everyone else: (ie. she wore her hair short; kept eyebrows strong etc) despite pressure to change;
- She knew what looked good on her: she worked with what suited her shape and accentuated those areas;
- She had great posture: despite never wearing high-heels she stood tall and remained elegant in flats;
- She avoided following trends: she loved fashion but never let it rule her;
- She wore what she loved and kept her choices simple believing “less is more”;
- She stayed true to her own style all her life – arguing stubbornly with those who asked her to change it;
- She had discipline and was beautifully groomed whatever the occasion, whatever the choice of outfit;
- She was kind, enjoyed life and never took herself too seriously.
Below you’ll see examples of Audrey’s typical wardrobe staples which included items such as: a striped t-shirt; a trench coat; cigarette trousers; a black roll-neck jumper; ballet pumps; a little black dress; a great white shirt; and great accessories.
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