As much as we talk about the latest trends and fads, at the base of every standout look is individual style. Regardless of the season’s colours, lengths, fits and prints, knowing what suits and what doesn’t is the key to putting together a great outfit.
That being said, taking inspiration from what the celebrities are wearing can do no harm and might put you on the right track to finding your own unique fashion style.
Check out these celebrity fashionistas and their individual styles to see if it matches with your own look:
Bold and beautiful like Kerry Washington
Scandal actress Kerry Washington has mesmerised her audience off-camera with her preference for bold colours and innovative silhouettes. The star oozes sophisticated glamour with her daring style, which is probably what earned her a spot on Vanity Fair’s International Best Dressed List this year. Washington knows what works with her body and perfects her look for the red carpet every time.
Her hits have included a stunning strapless Zuhair Murad Couture scarlet gown worn at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards back in 2011 and more recently an elegant, eye-catching Miu Miu gown worn at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party. We also loved her dramatic bangs for her appearance at the Golden Globes in January.
Imitate her look: Be adventurous with colour – team pink with mint or go for a dramatic red with matching lipstick.
Rocker chic like Kate Moss
Since she first entered the scene in the early 1990s, Kate Moss has been at the forefront of tailored elegance and exudes effortless glamour with her trademark furs and knee-high wellingtons.
Moss is not afraid to embrace her inner rock chick, and her love of mixing rock with vintage has women running to stores all across the country in the hope of imitating her perfected style.
Whether draped in animal print, wearing cut off shorts or shining in an elegant gown on the red carpet, Kate Moss is one of the world’s best-loved fashion icons.
Imitate her look: Team a pair of knee-high moccasins with a pair of cut off denim shorts and a blazer. Complete the look with tribal jewellery.
Vintage style like Alexa Chung
The English model and TV presenter knows how to work her boyish good looks and willowy frame. So much so, the young star was granted her own fashion and music series titled Frock Me and Emma Hill named a Mulberry bag after her.
Alexa Chung has mastered the 60s silhouette, and blends masculine and feminine elements effortlessly. Her love of flats shows that glamour can still be comfortable and practical, and her boho vintage approach to fashion has many in the industry talking.
Imitate the look: Team a collared shirt with high waisted shorts and throw on a blazer. Wear a pair of flats, bring a pop of colour with a clutch and you’re ready.
Stylish like Victoria Beckham
Victoria Beckham has come a long way from her early days as a Spice Girl and has cemented herself as one of the world’s biggest fashion icons. However, she hasn’t completely left behind her ‘Posh Spice’ persona, and her love for Prada, Gucci and other high-end labels has led her to create her own incredible range of clothing.
Having ditched the bomber jackets and the long hair extensions, Victoria Beckham now favours structured, figure hugging fashion and oversized sunnies. Whether wearing a tangy orange Donna Karan wrap dress, a Prada skirt and blouse or a Jackie O-inspired coat, the girl can do no wrong these days.
Imitate the look: Wear a sophisticated dress with a structured top and full skirt and finish it off with killer heels and a bit of bling.
Keeping an inspiration folder using magazines or Pinterest will have you well on your way to perfecting your own envious style, but remember that fashion is meant to be fun. Even when you do find your own fashion sense, there is no harm in picking up a piece simply because you like it. It doesn’t always have to work with everything you own.