Tuesday, 9 May 2017

How To: Dress Like a Style Icon

So, it's currently 1:30am and I'm sat nursing a cold whilst inhaling steam from a mug with "chocolate heaven" written across it. Seriously, the weather has been beautiful in England lately and lets not forget the fact it's May aka spring yet, I still wind up with a cold. I've been planning this post and was going to write it upon waking in the morning but, thanks to this cold, here I am. Hey.

As you've probably guessed by the title, today I'm going to be showing you how to dress like a style icon. In my opinion, personal style is an important thing and it's something that everyone has even nit they're not necessarily seen as "fashionable". I see my personal style as art, it's my creative outlet and a form of expressing who I am. Sure, I get a lot of ideas from stalking instagram and pinterest for outfit ideas and of course, there's certain people whose outfits I never fail to love.

So, it's time for me to show you my style icons and share some tips on how to dress like a style icon.

Vanessa HudgensSinger & Actress  Instagram - @vanessahudgens

My first icon of choice is Vanessa Hudgens and I'm sure I don't really need to explain why. Her looks are effortless and always so well coordinated. She uses simple patterns, as you can see with the polka dot dress which overflows with vintage vibes. As you can see, she's not afraid of vibrant colours; this girl really knows how to work a yellow. She knows her colour pallets and she knows the best way to make a colour pop is to have it against a simple background, here she uses white - Her outfits are put together so well.

Overall, her style is bohemian/hippy chic and everyone in the world knows this (maybe a slight over exaggeration).

TIP #1 Have an established style and own it.

I love all of her outfits here, especially the pretty detailed dress. It's very feminine. The thing that I like about all of these outfits is what she's thrown over them; grandpa style cardigans. They're nothing special, they're very simple in fact but they really do make the outfit.

TIP #2 Throw a cardigan over your outfit and sometimes have it draped over your shoulders instead of wearing it properly.

Actress & Singer  Instagram - @Zendaya
My second icon of choice is Zendaya and seriously, is it any wonder why? I feel like a school girl saying this but, she just looks SO cool. I feel like she goes for very comfy outfits, outfits that are casual and chill but she owns them in her own way. She isn't scared of a little bit of experimentation with clashing patterns as you can see with her cheetah patterned baseball cap and camo trousers. Doesn't she pull off cameo so well? She also has her own clothing line called "Daya by Zendaya" which gives me even more need to make her a style icon.

TIP #3 Don't be afraid to experiment with clashing patterns.

The thing that I love about Zendaya's style is that she's got a very chill and casual look to her and then BAM out of nowhere comes this look. I mean look at her she looks like an earthly goddess in this mustard yellow scarlett trimmed Dolce & Gabbana gown. She looks so iconic. I love the parrots and the flowers, everything about this look is amazing.
Jessica Anne Woodley
Former MIC star  Instagram - @jessicaannewoodley
Jessica's style is very similar to Zendaya's in terms of the casualness and often wearing flats etc... However, I feel that Jess has a bit more edge to her style and even though her outfits are casual they stand out a lot, just from the way she carries them. She uses very simple colours and patterns but definitely isn't afraid to experiment with a more "wild style".
One of the coolest things about Jessica's style is her use of fur coats (check out her insta, they're everywhere). Her fur coats are where she ups her style game, it's where she takes her casual outfits to the next level of glamour. From high street to cat walk. The best thing is that she wears them so often that they've become "her thing".
TIP #4 Find an accessories you like, experiment with it and make it "your thing". Write your name all over it.
That's all from me today, I hope you enjoyed the post and got some ideas from it. I'm going to try and somehow put up with this blocked nose, wish me luck.
Thank you so much for reading, Chloe x


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  2. I love this! Hope your cold goes soon! xxx


    1. Thank you so much! Me too, seriously!! I just wanna feel better


  3. I love Vanessa in that polka dot dress! I'm desperately trying to liven up my wardrobe with some new pieces, but I have no sense of fashion. Lol Hopefully after I move I'll have some more money available to freshen up my style!


    1. Me too, it's so gorgeous!! Well, I'm more than happy to help with ideas if you want my email :) Hahaha, I'm in that exact boat right now x

  4. Ah I love this.. Jessia is literally my muse, I am obsessed with her! haha. You have the loveliest little blog here by the way, well done on all the hard work you put into it.. it really pays off! x


  5. Aw, thank you so much - That's so sweet, it really means a lot to me. She's amazing isn't she!! I will check your blog out :)

    Chloe x

  6. For some reason,Zendaya came to my mind when I started reading this, her style is simply impeccable.
    Personal style is something everyone should have (especially as a blogger), it can be overwhelming.
    Looking forward to more posts from you xo

    Dami | www.bronzedout.com

    1. It is, it's so nice. Definitely, it's so expressive and I feel like blogging is also a way to express yourself. Thank you so much xxx