My Personal Style Icons

If someone asked me who my most favoured fashion icon was, I would be lost because there is no particular person who influences my style. Despite this, there is several whom of which I receive outfit ideas from on a regular basis. As you read on, it becomes definitively clear that most of these are extremely cliché but that’s the reality and I am not going to fake a point just to seem original, I’ll just give the absolute truth. So here are the five humans who take the greatest superiority over my wardrobe and outfit configuration:

Alexa Chung

Most certainly, she is one of the biggest names in the industry of mode. Model turned TV presenter turned Vogue fashion journalist, Alexa possesses the uttermost desirable life for myself and she dated Alex Turner (it is unknown whether they are together at present day), another stupendous life achievement. Regarding style, hers is so effortless yet so effective, a goal I wish I had the capability of achieving. In addition, it is very masculine which she states by describing it as ‘boyish’ and adding to the idea of her living in my dream life, her wardrobe seems infinite. Literally, she wears different clothing every single day because she must have the majority given to her for free by companies but no matter what garment, Alexa can produce a striking combination. Overall, I believe that Alexa is the first British member to successfully pull off that chic Parisian look.

One of my favourite Alexa Chung outfits was the one she wore to the Chanel Ready to Wear Show in 2011. Sporting a special edition Chanel tote bag looking to be made from straw, she brought quite a childish feeling. The bag in particular was no surprise since she is seen regularly with cube/cuboid shaped bags which I rarely see in high street shops. Furthermore, the add-on of the biker shorts and spotted tights underneath a white blouse and grey tweed blazer (probably Chanel) really make the outfit quite preppy yet still keeping with her ‘boyish’ style, the plain and simple colours result in a lack of vibrancy conveying formality.

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Twiggy is such a vast contributor to the fashion industry. Many articles have referenced her as being ‘the first supermodel’ with her long twig legs of which she received the name from. Regarding Twiggy’s style, many of the looks is ones used today that come as a reoccurring trend. Shift dresses and polo necks are the fundamental attire of the British icon. And here we are with shifts and polo necks lying on the shelves of almost every store. Another Twiggy trend I absolutely desire to master however has not yet completed is her definitive use of eye make-up. Sharp, thick black lashes as well as bold and audacious eye-liner with a precise line of black eye-shadow outlining her eye lids above that of quite a nude colour of base. To finish off her appearance, there was the classic Twiggy pixie-cut that many try to replicate: Emma Watson, Jennifer Lawrence and Shailene Woodley to name a few. Besides my fascination for the do, I would never get one myself after having a bob during primary years of which I thoroughly despised.

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Tavi Gevinson

Now I discovered Tavi Gevinson after reading an article in Teen Vogue where she was interviewed by Alexa Chung. If you haven’t noted Tavi before than basically, she created a fashion blog called ‘Style Rookie’ (Google it) at 12 years old and became remarkably acknowledged in fashion. After having such a high status, Tavi got invited to shows and therefore, continued to be publicised even more. Meeting idols such as Karl Largerfeld and Anna Wintour, Tavi is a massive inspiration for me not only through her style but her success. Moving on to her fashion sense, it started as appearing very erratic however the looks worked. She’d combine a variety of textures she’d combine, one for instance was a wool rose brooch, tweed blazer and satin shirt. Yet, by the age of 18 (at present) Tavi tends to be more matching in her clothing, slightly having a greater use of common attire (denim shorts, converse) largely opposing the purple kimonos worn when she first came onto the scene.

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Jenn Im 

I admit to being a YouTube addict likewise to many people my age. Subscribed to mostly the American teenagers channels, the ones who post morning routine videos when literally every single one of them has a house the size of a palace, views yoga as a religion and drinks kale, lettuce and whatever-other-green-vegetable-to-make-it-look-gross-as-hell smoothies. In conjunction with these perfect-lived teens, I also watch fashion channels such as fashionista804 and British Vogue, but above all I love Jenn Im’s (clothesencounters) content. Jenn has an alternative style to other ‘fashiony YouTube channels’. I mean this by the fact that she isn’t cliché. Rather than the teenagers on YouTube and those who go to my school of which they all practically wear the exact garments and the exact outfits, whereas Jenn Im dresses like someone from a street-style gallery- imaginative and à la mode. Plus Jenn always recommends amazing stores that I never knew existed.

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Franca Sozzani

Franca is the editor-in-chief of Vogue Italia. Basically she’s the Italian version of Anna Wintour. A constant wearer of maxi coats and dresses, the outfits she creates lack quantity demonstrating the capability of producing a great look without using so many elements. Besides this, the most dominant feature of Franca is her georgous blonde locks that are always shaped into those perfect intertwining waves, a look that myself as well as many others strive for. In my opinion, maxi coats wouldn’t have rose as such as big a trend without Franca whose been wearing them since what seems like birth.

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