Style File: Fashion Icons For the 21st Century

When I first started writing and blogging all those years ago, it was actually as a fashion blogger, and fashion editor of my college newspaper. Something not many people know about me is that I actually buy a ridiculous amount of fashion magazines every month, of which US Vogue and Elle are my staples.
Come red carpet season I shamelessly stay up ’till all hours to find out what the glitterati have stepped out in and  the various fashion weeks are the high points of my year.

I decided to write all this down, because I felt in the midst of all the different things going on in my life right now and all the different things I’m getting the opportunity to write about, it would be nice to go back to basics and write about something that’s an important part of me.

So without further ado, the lovely ladies below are some of my style icons, read on to find out why!

Pheobe Tonkin

The lovely Pheobe Tonkin first caught my eye when I started watching the Vampire Diaries spin-off series, The Originals. The Aussie actress has a super-keen eye for new designers, and her style is always effortlessly modern with a pop of colour in all the right places. Tonkin paired a simple pink shift dress with a metallic court shoe above for an edgy feel on a classic dress. I’m in love. If it were me I would have definitely backcombed my hair and added a pink headband for a 60’s feel.

Olivia Munn

I have loved Olivia Munn since she first graced my flat screen in 2010 as the feisty Newsroom anchor Sloan Sabbith. I love Munn’s versatility, from crisp elegant evening gowns to grunge-inspired outfits, she’s a perfect example of how one can draw style inspiration from many different places. I just love the simple maxi dress she’s sporting above, and how she’s paired it with a cropped denim jacket for a relaxed feel. This is definitely summer chic.

Blake Lively

You’d have to be mad not to love Blake’s style. Ever since capturing my heart as Gossip Girls number one boho chick, I’ve followed Ms.Lively’s fashion evolution closely. What I love about Blake is that she invests in classic shapes (like the scalloped shift dress and printed jumpsuit pictured) and then chooses quirky details like the tropical print to make it unique to her own tastes. Style win me thinks.

Olivia Palermo

Olivia Palermo visited Kildare Village just after her time on The City ended, and I happened to be working there at the time. Ever since that brief meeting I’ve been crazy for her effortless style of pairing classic shapes and cuts with a modern twist. I ADORE this suede offering pictured above, and love the way she added a fringed skirt to really complete the bohemian look.

Who are your style icons? Is there a celeb/blogger you model your style after? Let me know in the comments!