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Style Icon Inspirations

Posted on July 17 2015

ShopSeptember has compiled a list of our top 10 Style Icon Inspirations with corresponding outfits from ShopSeptember! We love these ladies for their classic yet original take on trends and the way that their individual styles still influence designers today.

1. Grace Kelly- The princess of Monaco was known for her classic style and silhouettes. You know you are a style icon when you have a Hermes bag named after you!                                                                                  

2. Stevie Nicks- Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac has a bohemian rocker look that is all her own. Nicks put black leather and fringe on the map. Popular in the 70’s, Nicks has a very carefree gothic gypsy look.                                                3. Kate Moss- Always one to be controversial, Kate Moss continues to surprise us with her fashion choices and is always a step ahead of the rest! Moss has been on the scene as one of the world’s most influential super models since the early 90’s and continues to wow us today with her bohemian luxe look.                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

4. Audrey Hepburn- She stole our hearts in the opening segment of Breakfast at Tiffany’s in Givenchy. Audrey Hepburn worked closely with the designer through many of her films and red carpet appearances. Hepburn believed in a less is more aesthetic and avoided trends while letting her natural beauty shine through.                                            5. Brigitte Bardot- Brigitte Bardot is quintessential French style. The coquettish actress had very accessible style and let her beauty shine through. Her signature beauty style was big soft waves and a cat-eye liquid liner look. 6. Diane Keaton- Diane Keaton single-handedly brought the menswear inspired trend to the forefront. Her breakout role in the Woody Allen movie Annie Hall had us borrowing trousers from the boys. Her stylistic trademark bowler hats and small tinted sunglasses have made her a quirky heroine for years to come.                                     7. Coco Chanel- What’s not to love about Coco Chanel? Chanel is the original designer of ladylike styling. She started her fashion house in Paris, France and soon became popular the world over with Dallas, Texas being one of her most popular fan base since its inception. 8. Jackie Kennedy Onassis- Easily the most stylish first lady of all time! Always poised and put together while not afraid to make fashion risks all while having the spotlight upon her during JFK’s Presidency and after his passing. She started a trend all her own with the classic “Jackie O” oversize sunglasses. 9. Jane Birkin- Much like Grace Kelly, you are a solidified style icon when the house of Hermes names a bag after you! Jane Birkin has been a style icon since the 60’s. Known for her easy, effortless mix of hippie and classic relaxed styles, Birkin will remain a top style icon for years to come.10. Gwyneth Paltrow- Oscar award winning actress and daughter of fellow stylish actress Blythe Danner, Gwyneth Paltrow rarely makes a fashion misstep. Gwyneth takes fashion risks but keeps it classy with usually a muted color palette and minimal accessories.Whether your style is more classic like Grace Kelly, rocker like Stevie Nicks, or tomboy like Diane Keaton, we can all take notes from these timeless and stylish trendsetters. The key to looking effortlessly chic is to know what works for your body type, and what looks best fit into your personal style profile!

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