I'm making an effort to blog more often. I've been getting emails and people contacting me on my personal Facebook page asking where I've been. I don't want to worry you guys. If you're curious what I've been up to, read my post titled "Get In My Business".
Anyway, I wanted to do a quick, fun blog about my personal style icons. To me, a style icon is someone that has a unique personal style. They are a trendsetter, a leader, and fashionable. A style icon is creative, fashionable, and bold. I have quite a few people that my personal look is inspired by. I love looking at celebrity photos and even at everyday people and drawing inspiration from their looks for my own.
Here are some of the celebs that I have a "style crush" on:
Sammi Sweetheart is very fashionable in my eyes. Her confidence is one of the sexiest things about her and she wears it with every outfit she puts on. Sammi's style and my style are actually very similar. I love wearing big jewelry, clothing that flatters my body, and like Sammi, I like to add a hint of sexiness to each outfit I wear without going overboard.
Whether Kim is dressed up or dressed in something more casual, she always looks amazing. Her personal style is absolutely fabulous because she isn't afraid to take risks. She knows what clothing flatters her body type and she plays up her favorite body parts with the clothing that she wears. She pays attention to detail and would rather be slightly overdressed than under dressed. Honestly, all of the Kardashians have amazing personal style. Before Keeping Up with the Kardashians came along, she was a personal stylist. She is probably my #1 style icon.
Even though Selena is young, I still consider her a style icon. Her personal style has definitely evolved in the past year or so and has become much more mature and fashion-forward. Even her casual, everyday style is something to admire. She always looks put together even when she's just wearing jeans and a t-shirt.
Two words I would use to describe Jessica Alba's personal style would be edgy yet glam. She reminds me of the highly fashionable girl-next-door. I really like her street style. Her everyday style mostly consists of jeans or leggings and cute sweaters or jackets. I love pairing cute jackets with dresses, jeans, and leggings. A nice fitted leather jacket can really give your look some edge. I also think my style is similar to Jessica's in some ways.
As far back as her days on "The Hills", Kristin has always had an eye for style. She is definitely fashion forward. Kristin has a very chic personal style but makes it look effortless at the same time. I even think her maternity style was great and that's rare. Overall she is definitely a style icon of mine because her outfits are fresh, fun, and flirty.
Vanessa Minnillo (Lachey)
Vanessa Minnillo (Lachey) is another favorite celeb that I love to pull style inspiration from. Her style is simple and practical but polished and trendy at the same time. I love the way that she layers clothing and accessories. For example a signature fall look for Vanessa is a loose fitting shirt with a big scarf and some arm candy. She never goes overboard with jewelry or accessories. I look to her for inspiration on my day-to-day casual style.
I hope you ladies got a better sense of my personal style through this post. To sum it up, my style is a little bit of everything. I'm not afraid to take risks. Some days my look will be girly and chic, others it will be a little more edgy, and other days it will be glammed up. It all depends on how I feel. I can tell you one thing though-- my style is uniquely mine and it evolves and changes day to day. Keep an eye out for a post specifically about my style and some of my favorite looks from my wardrobe. ;)
How would you describe your personal style? Who are your style icons or people that you would NEVER look to for inspiration? Let me know in the comments below.