Fashion is fleeting but style is eternal, and to become a true fashion icon, you have to make your style original, spotless and totally you. However, you are not about to get the ‘fashion icon’ title simply by copying other people’s image, but looking up to others who have already earned this name is always a good idea.
What is hot and trendy on the red carpet now and what are some of the trendy pieces that are here for almost a century that will help you define your style?
1. Little White Dress
LBD is certainly something every girl should have in her closet, but to make your image as powerful as Marilyn Monroe’s, exchange it for the little white one this instant. This plain fabric in combination with simple white shoes is extremely hard to pull off without great amount of confidence like the one she had.
So reach for the bold lipstick in red, Bordeaux or even fuchsia, as this timeless makeup trend will help you elevate every look and become a style icon just like she was.
2. Proper Shoes to Walk the City
Generations of women have built their unique style while watching Sarah Jessica Parker walk the cities of New York looking for love. She always surprises us with some eye-catching details even in real life, making us believe that Sex and the City is happening all around us. She dares to combine what seems impossible, while others play it safe. She wears pink with red, along with interesting hair pieces, and of course, stiletto shoes.
Camel topcoat and perfectly tailored cigarette pants go wonderfully with black stiletto shoes, so always go for one quality pair over tons of cheap clothing pieces.
3. Be Happy
Today men have gone crazy, and Pharrell Williams is the new “It Guy”. You either love his style or hate it, but nobody stays indifferent. A cloud of positive energy always surrounds him, and he manages to transfer it to all of us both with his songs and his wacky choice of clothing.
His colorful clothing is a clash of Parisian high fashion and street gangster. According to him, every man should have a custom dress shirt hanging in his closet, a slim fit one to combine it with pants in any color. To elevate this casual look, always wear a belt to match the shoes and a good watch around your wrist.
4. Up. Suit Up
Finally, when they are about to jump into something more elegant, men always look up to James Bond or even Humphrey Bogart, who set the rules of fashion as early as the first half of the 20th century. These two have always been popular with the ladies, and their power dark suits and pair of classic formal black shoes have certainly had a lot to do with it.
Timeless classic or immediate boom, the choice is all yours. Find your inspiration and try taking it to the next level. Be brave, be unique, walk the streets of your city and make everybody’s heads turn.
Sophia Smith is a freelance writer from Brisbane, Australia with huge interest in beauty, makeup, fashion and wedding design. She could be described as fashion addict and life lover. She writes in mostly beauty related topics, mainly through blogs and articles. Sophia specialized in fashion and beauty PR and she is also regular contributor at High Style Life on topics related to fashion, beauty and style.