What is a fashion icon?
In my own words, a fashion icon is a person that people are inspired by,
have respect for and admire for their fashion sense.
There have been tons of fashion icons throughout the decades; designers like Coco Chanel, Marc Jacobs and Yves Saint Laurent, public figures like Jacqueline Kennedy, Princess Diana and Michelle Obama, artists like Lady Gaga, Madonna, Taylor Swift and the Beatles, and models and actresses like Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Twiggy, Kate Moss, the Jenner sisters and Cara Delevigne.
Almost anyone can fill people with the creativity to dress a certain way.
But not all of these inspirations are known by name.
In this generation, people look for outfit ideas everywhere, not just as they venture through their daily lives, but online. Street style is loved by many through Tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, and lots of bloggers are looked up to *cough cough cough* but the power of these fashion icons is what they're wearing, not their name or who they are.
So, my fashion icon? I don't believe I have one.
I don't have a fashion icon whose outfits and approach to the latest trends I follow. My style is influenced by lots of things; trends, things I like, and many a famous person. I never love an item I see on the internet or in magazine enough that I must purchase it. The usual case for me is that when I am out and about shopping with nothing in particular to buy, I see clothes that 'I think would work with so and so', and buy it. Does anyone ever picture themselves sporting an item of clothing at a certain event or... just me? Haha. I build my wardrobe from loving items in shops most of the time! I think surveying clothes physically is the easiest way for me to fall for it.
On the whole, I like way too may things to have just one fashion icon.
Even though people are 'inspired by' fashion icons on what to buy and what to wear, everyone dresses differently. Yes, people may wear the same sort of thing, but the way they approach it is still different in minor details. No matter how alike some outfits look, there are always little alternatives. Yes, I'm talking about those celebrity 'Wardrobe Wars'! Another example; I would wear my black classic blazer with jeans, while others would wear it with a pencil skirt. Little changes like that is what I love about fashion. So I think every person in the world dresses uniquely (of course, unless you buy the exact, and I mean exact, same clothes as someone).
I don't really know where I'm going with this post. I think the gist of what I'm saying is that I don't have a one specific fashion icon, I take ideas from anything, I buy things when I see it in the shop and I believe that every human being has distinct fashion sense.
One thing I must say to finish this off is one big tip for those who would love to be a fashion icon:
Don't dress to stand out of the crowd; dress to express who you are and to be remembered.
Who is your fashion icon, if you have any?