Previously on the blog I spoke about the difference between Fashion & Style, and I shared my four top tips for how to start developing your own unique Style. If you didn’t read the post please check it out here!
I spoke about taking the time to find some inspiration and start discovering what are your likes and dislikes style wise. Looking at things like color, print and shapes, materials, accessories and outfit ideas are all great ways to start gathering knowledge and developing new ideas for your style.
Pinterest & Instagram are amazing sources to check because they are chock full of fashion articles, style advise and photography. But fashion magazines, blogs, street style and in-store trends are all also great sources of inspiration too.
Pro Tip: I look for style inspiration in lots of places throughout my daily life but I like to gather it all together on a Pinterest Board so I can easily refer back to it when I am out shopping or buying new pieces. Check out my Pinterest Style Board here.
One great thing to do when you are looking to up-level your style is to look at the outfits of notable women and celebrities whose style you admire. Look at what they are wearing and collect images of your favorite outfits they have worn. Really look at the key pieces they are wearing to see how you can replicate their outfits with pieces from your own wardrobe or from the shops.
I love to use my outfits to empower myself and to make me feel confident and stylish so when I’m looking for style inspiration I always check the wardrobe of successful women who I admire. These women know how to reach the top of their game, lead passion fueled lives and put together an amazing outfit! To get you started here are my 6 favorite Successful Women to Follow for Style Inspiration…
Lawyer, writer and former First Lady, Michele embodies sophisticated, elegant style while also being contemporary and following a hint of the seasonal trends. She mixes high and low brands effortlessly with belted waists, a-line skirts & oversized pearls.
The proclaimed UN Human Rights Lawyer has been Stylish long before her marriage to Hollywood star George Clooney. Amal perfectly mixes professional and playful fashion, knows the value of flawless tailoring and adhering to a wardrobe color palette to mix and match looks effortlessly – she almost always wears black, red, white or nude.
Victoria Beckham can have mixed reviews when it come to her fashion and business accomplishments, and I have to admit, until I attended her Q&A Panel at Graduate Fashion Week a few years back I didn’t realize how much of a determined and ambition business women she was. Plus her Style is always on point. The former Spice Girl turned Fashion Designer wear chic, timeless looks and knows how to wear masculine styles with a feminine twist.
CEO of dating app Bumble, which is known for its feminist approach to online dating by allowing matches to be made between users only when the women initiates the connection, Whitney Wolfe is the queen of mixing and matching high quality basic pieces to create impeccable outfits. If you want inspiration for how to mix high tailoring with casual elements like jeans while still looking effortlessly chic, shes the one for you.
Women of the moment and soon to be royal bride Megan Markle is known for her acting role in hit TV show ‘Suits’ and her activism and charity work. Markle’s signature style is known for it’s classic elegance and femininity, wrap coats, bold accessories and soft tailoring.
All photos from Pinterest.com.
Underwear guru and Founder & CEO of shape-wear brand Spanx, a brand that is committed to the empowering of women the world over through its confidence boosting shape-wear range, is the one to follow for inspiration on wearing bright colors, mixing prints and (surprise surprise) flattering shapes & unusual silhouettes.
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