If you were to jump into a time machine and search for fashion icons, plenty of familiar faces will appear. Whether they are from the Roaring 20's or the Psychedelic 70's, every decade had someone who set the standard for fashion. Popular names like Marilyn Monroe, Diana Ross, and Audrey Hepburn are some of the iconic figures recognized through all generations. Traveling through time, we are taking a look at some of these style icons, their contribution to fashion, and some pieces we think they would wear today.
If there is one iconic hollywood glam star that many look to for inspiration, Marilyn Monroe will undoubtedly be one of the first choices. The beautiful blonde bombshell, born Norma Jean Mortenson, graced the silver screen for nearly two decades. Her style and acting awarded her the position as a "sex symbol," paving the way for an era of changing attitudes. Although she passed away at the early age of 36, Monroe has been immortalized in her films, famous artworks, and other media throughout the years.
“I knew I belonged to the Public and to the world, not because I was talented or even beautiful, but because I had never belonged to anyone or anything else.” #MarilynMonroe
Red lips and high heels scream Marilyn Monroe and nothing says style like a little Louboutin. These bright coral Christian Louboutin So Kate Pumps are the perfect compliment to a little white dress, adding vibrant color and sexy appeal with a tall heel. Walk with the confidence of a silver screen actress with the iconic red lacquered soles.
A princess in every respect, Grace Kelly is both sophisticated and elegant. In her early 20’s, Grace Patricia Kelly kick-started her film career, gracing the silver screen for almost 6 years. When she was 26, Kelly retired and married Prince Rainier III and therefore became the Princess of Monaco. Some fashion forward inspirations from the princess include business chic pencil skirts, solid colors, and pearls. If you’re looking for a proper and classy style, Kelly’s iconic timeless ensembles created chic and modest looks that were still glamorous and worthy of a princess.
Hermes designed the Kelly bag with the Princess in mind, but by adding a little twist to that design we get a miniature piece we can take anywhere. This vibrant Hermes Kelly Wallet is a vivid piece for adding a touch of color to your accessory collection. Princess Grace Kelly of Monaco would approve of this little accessory in her collection.
A british actress and endlessly working humanitarian, Audrey Kathleen Ruston, best known as Audrey Hepburn, is a style icon to remember. From Givenchy dresses to making her mark with the widely recognized film, "Breakfast at Tiffany's," everyone will recognize her from a mile away. Some inspired outfits range from the quintessential ballet flats to turtlenecks. Effortless comfort yet sophisticated looks are the definition of Hepburn's style and one can imbue this aesthetic both in and out of the office.
Diamonds are a girl's best friend, and so are pearls. Sophisticated and timeless, this beautiful Tiffany & Co. Iridesse Pearl Lariat Necklaceis just what Audrey ordered. Perfect for dressing up a denim and black tee combo or that pretty cocktail dress for evening affairs, always feel like you stepped off of the silver screen when you add pearls to any ensemble.
A rising star from the Motown era, Diana Ross made a name for herself with her powerful vocals, memorable performances, and eye-catching outfits. As the founding lead vocalist of the Supremes, she is a legendary diva in every regard whether she is in a group or in her own solo career. Ross' style is timeless and ever changing, always establishing looks that she made unique and her own. Break out those spider lashes, sequins, and feathers when you channel the diva's ever inspiring personality!
Much like the star herself, this Gucci Sylvie is the idyllic accessory for the glamorous fashionista. Ms. Ross herself is known for always shining on stage, whether it is a full sequin piece from head to toe or eccentric hats and gowns, the embellishments on this bag ring true to her iconic style.
Although many around the world know about Bianca Jagger's signature white suit on her wedding day to Mick Jagger, her style transcended through time. From funky little hats to full sequin adorned ensembles, Jagger's style never failed to make a statement. The Nicaraguan humanitarian and former actress thrives in everything from glamorous red carpet gowns to androgynous ensembles like jumpsuits.
Hats, pantsuits, sequins, and more, Bianca Jagger is the pinnacle of fashion. Fur boas and scarfs have always been considered fashionable statement-making pieces, and Jagger made sure to make them look as stylish as they can be. This classy pair of rabbit fur Max Mara Oliveto sandals are the ideal inspiration for dressing up your favorite denim and tee ensemble or even that pretty cocktail dress and make you feel like a star on your day out.
What is your favorite inspired accessory? Let us know in the comments who is your favorite style icon and what other accessories you would pair them with!